Ford Fusion: Detachable tow ball - Towing - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Detachable tow ball

WARNINGS:

Never leave the detached tow ballarm unsecured inside the vehicle.

This would increase the risk of injuryin an accident.

Take special care when fitting thetow ball arm as the safety of thevehicle and the trailer depends onthis.

A 13-pin trailer socket and the tow ball armseat are provided underneath the rearbumper. Turn the trailer socket downthrough 90 degrees until it engages in theend position.

A 13-pin trailer socket and the tow ball armseat are provided underneath the rearbumper. Turn the trailer socket downthrough 90 degrees until it engages in theend position.

When not in use, always transport the towball arm securely fastened in the luggagecompartment. Insert the plug into its seat.

Unlocking the tow ball armmechanism

WARNING:

Do not use any tools for mountingor dismounting the tow ball arm. Donot modify the trailer coupling. Donot disassemble or repair the tow ball arm.

1. Remove the protecting cap. Insert thekey and turn clockwise to unlock.

1. Remove the protecting cap. Insert thekey and turn clockwise to unlock.

2. Hold the tow ball arm. Pull thehandwheel out and turn it clockwiseuntil it clicks.

3. The red mark on the handwheel mustalign with the green mark on the towball.

4. Release the handwheel. The tow ballarm is unlocked.

Inserting the tow ball arm

WARNING:

WARNING:

The tow ball arm may only beinserted when completely unlocked.

1. Pull out the plug.

2. Insert the tow ball arm vertically andpress it upwards until it engages (1).

Do not hold your hand near thehandwheel.

3. The green mark on the handwheelmust align with the green mark on thetow ball.

4. To lock, turn the key anticlockwise andremove the key (2).

5. Pull the protecting cap from the keybow and press it onto the lock.

Driving with a trailer

WARNING:

WARNING:

If any of the below conditionscannot be met, do not use the towbar and have it inspected by anexpert.

Before starting your journey, ensure thetow ball arm is properly locked. Checkthat:

• the green marks are aligned• the handwheel (A) is correctly fittedto the tow ball arm.

• you have removed the key (B).

• the tow ball arm is securely positioned.

It must not move when jerked.

Removing the tow ball arm

Note: Unhitch the trailer.

Note: Unhitch the trailer.

1. Remove the protecting cap. Press thecap into the key bow. Insert the keyand unlock.

2. Hold the tow ball arm. Pull thehandwheel out and turn it clockwiseagainst the stop.

3. Remove the tow ball arm.

4. Release the handwheel.

When unlocked in this way, the tow ballarm can be reinserted at any time.

Driving without a trailer

WARNING:

To avoid risk of injury, never unlockthe tow ball arm with the trailerattached.

1. Remove the tow ball arm.

2. Insert the plug into its seat.

Maintenance

WARNING:

Remove the tow ball arm andprotect the seat with the plug beforesteam cleaning your vehicle.

Keep the system clean. Periodicallylubricate bearings, sliding surfaces, andlocking balls with resin-free grease or oiland the lock with graphite.

Keep a note of the key number. In caseof loss, replacement keys are availablefrom the manufacturer by stating the4-digit key number.

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