Towbar hitch

Towbar hitch

CA, CL, MX, PE, PR, US, Excl. Pure electric

Op. No.: 89208 89204

A towing device especially developed for the North American market. It is easy to remove the ball section by removing a pin. This makes room for Volvo's tow hitch mounted accessories.

Each Volvo towbar has been designed for your Volvo. They are an integral part of the car's body and have been tested to ensure that they meet the most stringent safety and function demands.

For complete towbar installation, the Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) function is activated. The task of Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) is to stabilise a car with a connected trailer in situations where the car/trailer combination starts to snake. The function is part of the ESC stability system1.

Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) constantly monitors the car's movements, especially laterally. If snaking is detected, individual wheel braking occurs, which provides a stabilising effect on the car/trailer combination. This is usually enough for the driver to regain control of the car. If snaking is not suppressed despite the first engagement of Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), the car/trailer combination is braked by all wheels, combined with a reduction in the engine's driving force. When snaking is gradually suppressed and the car/trailer combination is stable again, the system cancels the regulation and the driver regains full control of the car.

The towbar consists of three main parts: crossmember, ball holder and a 2" diameter ball. The car is prepared for installation in the bodywork. The towbar comes complete and ready to be installed.

The towbar is treated in several stages to provide the best protection for corrosion resistance.

The trailer module manages the electronic communication between the vehicle and trailer.

Member kit

Part. No.
+ Ball holder 2"
Part. No.
+ Ball 2"
Part. No.
+ 4/7-pin towbar wiring
Part. No.
+ Foam block
Part. No.
+ Trailer module
Part. No.
+ Application2
Part. No.

Facts and advantages

  • Thoroughly tested both in the laboratory and on the test track to fulfil Volvo's strict requirements for quality and safety

  • Approved according to standard SAE J684.

  • Multi-layer treatment for corrosion protection.

  • The mountings for the safety chain are clearly located and easy to access.

  • Supplied with necessary nuts and bolts, electrical bracket, decals and installation instructions.

  • Clear markings for cutting the bumper.

  • The ball holder is easy to remove when the towbar is not in use.

  • The trailer module is compatible with trailers with LED lighting.

  • Control function of trailer lighting, which makes it possible to control the trailer lighting in a controlled sequence.

Technical data

Accessory weight:

Member kit

25.75 kg (57 lbs)

Ball holder

2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)


1.4 kg (3.1 lbs)

Max. towing capacity:

1587.6 kg (3500 lbs)

Towball diameter:


Max. ball pressure:

158.7 kg (350 lbs)




Not suitable for pure electric.


The car must be equipped with option prep 1091 from the factory in order for it to be possible to fit the towing bracket. In certain markets, this option prep is removed as standard. Markets affected may vary over time.


Not suitable for cars with Illuminated tailgate scuff plate.


The stability function disengages if the driver selects sport mode by activating ESC sport mode via the menu system in the centre display.


The towbar is tested for the maximum towing weight and towball load, but depending on the car version, it may be lower. For precise information, see the car's owner's manual or contact your local Volvo dealer.

  1. The function is included with towbar installation, contact your local Volvo dealer for more information. When retrofitting the towbar an update of the car's software is required, contact your local Volvo dealer for more information.
  2. Ordered according to separate procedures and downloaded using VIDA.
Last updated: 2/16/2021