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Angry Tow Bar for Gen 3 Availability

Would anyone have an update on Gen 3 Tow Bar availability?

My dealer hasn't got an update for me except to say this morning "a few months, maybe September or October" which seems like a long few months to me. Would be good to know who to call or email to get an update but I am getting nowhere fast on this.
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Tow bar availability

I have a 'Launch Edition' on order. I emailed VW Australia yesterday expressing concern that the tow bar appears to be unavailable and dealers are vague about when it would be in stock. I received a response indicating that my concern was being investigated and I would receive an update as soon as information was available.

Over to VW. I will keep asking on a regular basis. I will update the forum if I learn anything new.
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Gday i had a genuine vw towbar put on my treg in May was done by Southern VW Adelaide with vw wiring. First trip away and now in Darwin towing a 2.9tonne van no problemd
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I note someone on a caravan forum just picked up a "Launch Edition"
and have been advised the towbar will be installed before the end of this month.

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Many thanks for the replies.
I have been advised by a guy who just bought a v3 Touareg that he has been advised the tow bars will be distributed from 26 June.
My dealer advises that the tow bars do not have ADR approval, delayed by “a few months” until September or October, so a long few months!
I am hoping the former is correct not the latter!!!!
Fred - could you advise who you wrote to at VW, I will do the same to add some pressure?
Stevesandyjackson - thanks, I will give them a call on Monday.
Steve L - yes, was that Ray? May the same guy who I spoke with.
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Many thanks for the replies.
I have been advised by a guy who just bought a v3 Touareg that he has been advised the tow bars will be distributed from 26 June.
My dealer advises that the tow bars do not have ADR approval, delayed by “a few months” until September or October, so a long few months!
I am hoping the former is correct not the latter!!!!
Fred - could you advise who you wrote to at VW, I will do the same to add some pressure?
Stevesandyjackson - thanks, I will give them a call on Monday.
Steve L - yes, was that Ray? May the same guy who I spoke with.
Yes...it's Ray W

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I have sent VW a message on FB Messenger, will advise if they respond with anything meaningful.
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VW Contact info

twoturnspin,

My email to VW was replied to from this address:
hello (you know what goes here) myvw.com.au

Contact details are:
Mehran Anwar
Customer Experience Ambassador
VOLKSWAGEN Group Australia
SKODA Australia
24 Muir Road
Chullora NSW 2190
Main: +61 1800 607 822

More customers raising concerns may prompt a more timely release of information.

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that's the way Fred.... "Squeaky wheel gets oiled first"
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Gen 3 tow bar availability

I have received an email advising me that an initial stock of tow bars has been received. I have been advised to order within the next two days as "this (initial stock) can be wiped out at anytime if the order is not processed within the next two days."

There is no indication of what the supply rate is, so I suggest if you have a car on order, or have been lucky enough to have one already, that follow up with your dealer asap.
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