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Peugeot 2008: Practical information / Towing device

Load distribution

  • Distribute the load in the trailer so that the heaviest items are as close as possible to the axle, and the nose weight approaches the maximum permitted without exceeding it.

Air density decreases with altitude, thus reducing engine performance. The maximum towable load must be reduced by 10% per 1,000  metres of altitude.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device Use genuine towing devices and their wiring harnesses approved by PEUGEOT. We recommend having them fitted by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

If not fitted by a PEUGEOT dealer, they must still be fitted in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer's instructions.

Certain driving or manoeuvring aid functions are automatically deactivated while an approved towing system is in use.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device Comply with the maximum authorised towable weight, as indicated on your vehicle's registration certificate, on the manufacturer's label and in the Technical data section of this guide.

Complying with the maximum authorised nose weight (towball weight) also includes the use of accessories (bicycle carriers, tow boxes, etc.).

Peugeot 2008. Towing device Observe the legislation in force in the country where you are driving.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device Electric motor

Electric vehicles must never be equipped with towing devices.

It is therefore not possible to tow a trailer or caravan.

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    Presentation This genuine towing device can be fitted and removed with no need for tools. Carrier Protective plug Connection socket Safety eye Detachable towball Locking/unlocking wheel Security key lock Label to note the key references Locked position (the green marks are opposite each other); the wheel is in contact with the towball (no gap)...

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