VW Passat 2008 wagon 4 motion trailer hitch

Asked by Jul 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM about the 2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 4Motion

Question type: Car Customization

Does anybody know why in the US trailer hitches for the 2008 Passat 3.6L 4 motion wagon are not sold? What is different between the European and the American version? Can I build my own hitch with out interfering with the cars controls etc?

2 Answers

3,795

probably due to differences to meet U.S. crash standards. building your own hitch is not a good idea. there is a lot going into a hitch to make sure that it will not only mount properly to the vehicle, but also that it will keep the trailer attached to the vehicle under many different conditions. there is a lot of engineering that goes into it, not just grabbing a welder and some steel.

Madmopar, I understand the structural implications and my intention would be to modify an available unit to adapt it to the 4 motion wagon, BUT I am concerned that the the ECU or other control units in this specific car need to be reprogrammed to accommodate the car pulling and braking the additional load.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Passat Questions

Volkswagen Passat Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,200
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,140
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
362 Great Deals out of 32,899 listings starting at $700
Used Volkswagen CC
82 Great Deals out of 3,112 listings starting at $4,500
Used Honda Accord
684 Great Deals out of 81,554 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
875 Great Deals out of 91,060 listings starting at $1,300
Used Audi A4
206 Great Deals out of 10,906 listings starting at $1,333
Used Nissan Altima
759 Great Deals out of 77,507 listings starting at $470
Used BMW 3 Series
1,130 Great Deals out of 35,653 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen GTI
89 Great Deals out of 5,702 listings starting at $2,508
Used Honda Civic
511 Great Deals out of 80,664 listings starting at $558
Used Volkswagen Golf
26 Great Deals out of 2,243 listings starting at $1,900
Used Volkswagen Touareg
39 Great Deals out of 2,296 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford Fusion
979 Great Deals out of 78,008 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
497 Great Deals out of 49,704 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
273 Great Deals out of 25,882 listings starting at $2,589
Used Chevrolet Malibu
799 Great Deals out of 88,549 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 12,722 listings starting at $15,330
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 1,393 listings starting at $11,987
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 2,473 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 801 listings starting at $6,950
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 973 listings starting at $6,500