2020 Audi Q3 — Owner's Manual – Page #104

Posted on 29 Nov, 2019
Model: 2020 Audi Q3
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Trailer
towing
Trailer
towing
Driving
with
a
trailer
ere
eleurl
lela)
Your
vehicle
is
primarily
intended
for
transport-
ing
people
and
luggage.
However,
if
you
drive
with
a
trailer,
follow
the
technical
requirements,
the
operation
and
driving
tips,
and
the
legal
reg-
ulations.
Driving
with
a
trailer
affects
the
vehicle's
energy
usage,
performance,
and
wear.
It
also
requires
higher
concentration
from
the
driver.
ZA
WARNING
Do
not
transport
any
people
in
a
trailer
due
to
the
risk
of
fatal
injury.
Technical
requirements
Trailer
hitch
Only
use
a
trailer
hitch
with
a
removable
ball
hitch
mount
and
ball
hitch.
The
trailer
hitch
must
be
permitted
for
the
vehicle,
the
trailer
and
the
permitted
total
weight
of
the
trailer
being
pulled.
Above
all,
it
must
be
securely
and
safely
attached
to
the
vehicle
trailer.
Never
mount
a
trailer
hitch
on
the
bumper.
The
trailer
hitch
must
be
mounted
in
a
way
that
does
not
impair
the
function
of
the
bumper.
Do
not
make
any
changes
to
the
exhaust
system
and
the
brake
system.
Check
regularly
if
the
trailer
hitch
is
securely
mounted.
Always
follow
the
instructions
given
by
the
trailer
hitch
manufacturer.
Trailer
brakes
If
the
trailer
has
its
own
brake
system,
then
fol-
low
the
manufacturer
specifications.
However,
the
brake
system
on
the
trailer
must
never
be
connected
to
the
vehicle
brake
system.
Engine
cooling
system
Driving
with
a
trailer
means
a
higher
load
on
the
engine
and
the
cooling
system.
The
cooling
sys-
tem
must
be
designed
for
additional
load
and
contain
enough
coolant
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102
Z\
WARNING
Never
mount
a
"weight-distributing"
or
"load-balancing"
trailer
coupler
as
the
trailer
hitch.
The
vehicle
was
not
designed
for
these
types
of
trailer
hitches.
The
trailer
hitch
can
malfunction
and
the
trailer
can
break
off
from
the
vehicle.
If
the
trailer
is
equipped
with
electronic
brakes,
these
brakes
cannot
be
activated
by
a
factory-installed
control
system,
which
in-
creases
the
risk
of
an
accident.
—To
reduce
the
risk
of
injury,
always
remove
the
ball
hitch
mount
if
no
trailer
is
mount-
ed
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Note
Longer
inclines
cannot
be
driven
without
a
suitable
cooling
system,
especially
if
the
out-
side
temperatures
are
high.
Otherwise,
this
increases
the
risk
of
engine
damage.
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met
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Towing
capacity
Never
exceed
the
maximum
permitted
weights
=>
page
262.
In
some
scenarios,
the
load
in
trailer
mode
can
be
reduced
due
to
the
permitted
towing
weight.
You
can
drive
up
larger
inclines
if
you
are
not
us-
ing
the
maximum
towing
capacity.
The specified
towing
weights
only
apply
at
eleva-
tions
up
to
3,200
ft
(1,000
m)
above
sea
level.
As
the
elevation
increases,
the
motor power
de-
creases due
to
the
decreasing
air
pressure.
This
reduces
the
hill
climbing
ability
and
towing
ca-
pacity.
For
every
additional
3,200
ft
(1,000
m),
the
maximum
permitted
towing
weight
must
be
reduced
by
approximately
10%.
The
permitted
towing
weight
is
the
combined
weight
of
the
(loaded)
vehicle
and
the
(loaded)
trailer.
Tongue
weight
The
maximum
permitted
tongue
weight
of
the
trailer
drawbar
on
the
trailer
hitch
ball
head
must
not
be
exceeded.

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