Foldable towbar hitch


Op. No.: 89208 89204

A towing bracket especially introduced for the North American market. With the electrically folding towbar, you do not have to stretch beneath the car to detach or remove the towbar. Pressing a button in the luggage compartment folds the towbar out. A simple hand movement positions the towbar in a locked position.

For increased safety there is a light indicator on the button that indicates that the towbar is locked. If the towbar is unlocked a warning message is shown in the car's combined instrument panel.

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

With the help of the light control function in the car's display, the lamps on the trailer illuminate in a sequence which makes it easier to check the lighting.

If, when driving, there is a fault or problem with the trailer's direction indicators or brake lights, the trailer module immediately sends the driver information.

Volvo's Trailer Stability Assist technology (TSA) interacts with your Volvo's DSTC system1. If the trailer starts to sway back and forth at speeds in excess of 50 km/h, TSA can brake one or more wheels to regain stability and maintain control.

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.

Towbar, retractable 2" square profile, Class III

Part. No.Description
32296954 Including electrical cable kit with 7-pin connection
+ 2" ball kit
Part. No.
+ Storage bag
Part. No.
+ Trailer module
Part. No.
+ Actuator button
Part. No.Description
31399328For cars without air suspension
31412054For cars with air suspension
+ 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 chains are integrated in the towbar's ball neck, and thus easily accessible.

  • The towbar is supplied complete and is ready to install.

  • Instructions for cutting out the bumper cover are included.

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

  • The electrical socket is integrated in the towbar's ball neck.

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

Technical data

Accessory weight:

Member kit

70.8 lbs (32.1 kg)

Max. towing capacity:

5000 lbs (2250 kg)

Towball diameter:

2" Class III

Max. ball pressure:

500 lbs (225 kg)




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

Cannot be combined with hitch mounted accessories designed for 50 mm ball diameter.


The depth of the receiver is limited. The distance is 2,6 inches, measured from the centre of the hole for the locking pin to the bottom of the receiver.

The distance between the outer edge (mouth) of the hitch tube to the centre of the locking pin is 1,5 inches.

With Volvo’s bicycle holder for towbar hitch direct-mounted in the connection (rectangular profile), the total load capacity is limited to 200 lbs/4 bicycles.

Depending on trailer type, a 7/4-pin plug adapter is required. (Not included.)


It is not permitted to use the towbar together with a hitch weight distribution system. For more information, see Owner's Manual.

  1. Dynamic Stability and Traction Control.
  2. Ordered according to separate procedures and downloaded using VIDA.
Last updated: 2/2/2021