Vauxhall Vivaro Towbars

Vauxhall Vivaro Towing Specifications

The Vauxhall Vivaro is a five-door medium to large van range. It was launched in 2001 with both Nissan and Renault vans, as they joined together to build their separate lines. The second generation was launched in 2014 with a range of varied shapes and sizes.

The range comes with a choice of a 2.0 litre or 2.5-litre diesel engine, along with an impressive towing capacity of 2000 kgs. In all, the Vauxhall Vivaro has a reputation for reliability as it established Vauxhall as a credible LCV manufacturer, so ultimately you can’t go wrong with this range.
Below we will cover the towing specifications of the three generations of Vauxhall Vivaro's.

Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards Towbar electric kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated.

We offer both 7 pin and 13 pin dedicated electrics kits for the Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 onwards.

A quick look at Vauxhall's warranty page confirms that Vivaro's produced from 2014 onwards, only vans produced in the last three years will have a manufacturers warranty active.
"Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defects for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration).

This applies to all cars and vans except Vivaro and New Movano, the additional warranty for which carries a limit of 100,000 miles from first registration." Vauxhall Warranty information
We do of course offer, Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards universal electrics kits, however as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards will require a bypass relay when universal electrics are fitted. Bypass relays are used to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”. A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. All Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards will not require coding.

Bumper cuts

The only option on Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards towbars are None Visible, and No Cut, a bumper cut is not always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards the maximum capacity nose weight is 85kg, minimum capacity nose weight is 80kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Vivaro 2014 Onwards towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum towing weight capacity is 2000kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Vivaro as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.  

Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014

Vauxhall Vivaro's manufactured in 2006 or 2014 it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Vauxhall Vivaro that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated.

We offer both 7 pin and 13 pin dedicated electrics kits for the Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014.

A quick look at Vauxhall's warranty page confirms that Vivaro's, produced in the last three years will have a manufacturers warranty active.
"Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defects for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration).

This applies to all cars and vans except Vivaro and New Movano, the additional warranty for which carries a limit of 100,000 miles from first registration." Vauxhall Warranty information
We do of course offer, Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 universal electrics kits, however as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will NOT require a require a bypass relay. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”. A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 will not require coding.

Bumper cuts

A bumper cut is not required, we only offer bars with No Cut.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014, the maximum capacity nose weight is 85kg, the minimum capacity nose weight is 80kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 2000kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Vivaro 2006-2014 as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.

 

Vauxhall Vivaro 2001-2006

Vauxhall Vivaro 2001-2006 Towbar Electric Kits

For this year range, there are no dedicated electrics kits.

Bypass Relays

All Vauxhall Vivaro A towbars 2001-2006 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will not require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it does not present faults on the dashboard. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”. A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Vauxhall Vivaro 2001-2006 will not require coding.

Bumper cuts

We currently only offer No cut, for the Vauxhall Vivaro towbars 2001-2006 for this year range a bumper cut is not required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Vauxhall Vivaro manufactured between 2001-2006, the minimum capacity is 80KG the maximum capacity is 85kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Vauxhall Vivaro's 2001-2006 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum towing capacity is 1600kg, the minimum towing capacity is 1300kg for all the tow bars that fit Vauxhall Vivaro 2001-2006.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Vauxhall Vivaro as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.