Any experiences of getting/trying to get a tow bar fitted to a 1st Edition?

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MrCrispi
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Post by MrCrispi » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:57 pm

I have just taken delivery of an ex-demonstrator ID4 1st edition and very much want to take up the advertised optional extra of a VW tow bar…however my supplying VW dealer said it couldn’t be done as there was no tow bar that would fit any ID4 1st edition produced after wk. 47, 2020 (which all UK spec ones are)…anyone succeeded in getting one fitted or had one refused? I’ve found a VW dealer who say they can and will fit one, but the part is on “back order”….

AlB59
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Post by AlB59 » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:43 pm

I came across this issue when I ordered my ID.4 via a lease company. It's a 1st Edition and the lease company asked around UK VW dealers for one in the colour I wanted, fitted with a towbar. As none were available, I had to wait for a new build ID.4 1st Edition with a factory-fitted towbar. Back in March, lead time for a new build was 16 weeks, may have changed since then. Happy to say that it is a neat arrangement that works well. There is a release/stowage switch in the boot and the Infotainment system recognises when a trailer is attached. I use a small, 1.5m x 1.0 m trailer to move garden rubbish and transport a lawnmower+accessories and I have not noticed any reduction in range when towing (typically 5 to 25 mile round trips).

MrCrispi
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Post by MrCrispi » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:32 pm

Good info, thanks; a trailer is exactly want I want it for…I have a 750kg unbraked trailer and I’m trying not to mess up my nice new car! I have a nasty feeling this “back order” on parts on going to stretch out indefinitely…will update this forum when/if anything happens…

MrCrispi
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Post by MrCrispi » Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:05 pm

MrCrispi wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:32 pm
Good info, thanks; a trailer is exactly want I want it for…I have a 750kg unbraked trailer and I’m trying not to mess up my nice new car! I have a nasty feeling this “back order” on parts on going to stretch out indefinitely…will update this forum when/if anything happens…

Update: Was able to get the tow bar fitted in the end by my local VW dealer (Lowestoft) with no dramas and works perfectly…

Mtbrider
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Post by Mtbrider » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:21 pm

Can you give details of towbar you had fitted please. Is it the drop down one?how much did it cost. My id4 should arrive in March and I wasn’t able to get one fitted as an extra. Any help would be appreciated.

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