Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Attaching and removing the towing eyelet

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Attaching and removing the towing eyelet

Use the towing eyelet when towing. Screw the towing eyelet securely into place in the threaded outlet behind the cover on the righthand side of the front and rear bumpers.

NOTE

If the vehicle is equipped with a towbar, there is no rear attachment for the towing eye.

Attaching the towing eyelet

Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet

Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet Take out the towing eyelet, which is stored in a foam block under the floor in the cargo compartment.

Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet

Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet Front: Remove the cover – use the vehicle key or a small screwdriver in the notch to carefully pry off the cover.

  • The cover turns along its center line and can then be removed.

Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet

Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet Rear: Remove the cover by pressing on the mark with a finger while folding out the opposite side/corner.

  • The cover turns along its center line and can then be removed.
  1. Screw the towing eyelet in as far as possible.

    Volvo XC90. Attaching and removing the towing eyelet

    Fasten the eyelet securing by, for example, inserting a lug wrench* through it and using this as a lever.

CAUTION

It is important that the towing eye is screwed in securely as far as possible.

To consider before using the towing eyelet

  • In certain conditions, the towing eyelet may be used to pull the vehicle onto a flatbed tow truck. The vehicle's position and ground clearance determines if this is possible.
  • If the incline of the tow truck is too steep or if the ground clearance under the vehicle is insufficient, attempting to pull it up using the towing eyelet may result in damage.
  • If necessary, lift the vehicle using the tow truck's lifting device instead of using the towing eyelet.

WARNING

No person or object should be behind the tow truck when the vehicle is lifted onto the bed of the truck.

CAUTION

The towing eyelet is only intended for towing on roads – not for pulling vehicles from ditches or any similar purpose involving severe strain. Call a tow truck for professional assistance.

Removing the towing eyelet

  • Unscrew the towing eyelet after use and return it to the foam block. Replace the cover on the bumper.

* Option/accessory.

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