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The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

cbo100

Member
Feb 24, 2020
27
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Sydney
Australia-specific caveat "For trailer towing only"

Meaning not for bike racks etc? (Edit: obviously, no idea how I didn't see all the rest of the comments saying the same thing)

5 weeks away? I wonder if it will be post-delivery option, or factory only?
 

Leeroy

2021 SR+
May 26, 2021
93
41
Victoria
Baysidetowbars.com.au
Stocking tesla 3 in stock now
Made in Australia. Powder coated wired with vertical mount $2250 fitted or we supply complete kit with ECU
Without being rude, can I ask what makes this so expensive?
It is significantly dearer than most other (non Tesla) aftermarket bars.
 

TSELA

New Member
Aug 5, 2021
4
0
Australia
Word on the street is that they are about 5 weeks away from doing so. You're right, the one they're going to be supplying here is the "MODEL 3 EU HITCH" - I've seen the label, complete with Australia-specific caveat "For trailer towing only".
Do you think by end of august, you will be able to order a model 3, with a towbar factory fitted?
 

Priit

Member
Mar 25, 2019
517
502
Carrara, QLD, Australia
When I ordered mine over 2 years ago they mentioned that the AU availability for tow bar was a few months out and they would let me know when it came available and that it could be fitted after the delivery. Now I have had my Model 3 for almost 2 years and I have been calling them up 2-3 times a year to ask how the tow bar is coming, ad so far the answer has always been, not available yet in Australia.
So will be interesting to see if that word on the street is any wiser.
 
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Leeroy

2021 SR+
May 26, 2021
93
41
Victoria
Out of interest, who are you asking at Tesla? Ive sent a couple of emails recently about the towbar and stereo upgrades over the last month and never got any responses except for invitations to survey their customer service!
 

Priit

Member
Mar 25, 2019
517
502
Carrara, QLD, Australia
Out of interest, who are you asking at Tesla? Ive sent a couple of emails recently about the towbar and stereo upgrades over the last month and never got any responses except for invitations to survey their customer service!
I picked up my car from Brisbane service center, so I have been calling them directly, however now there is a Gold Coast service center, so might have to try make friends with them.
The Brisbane one has always been very friendly and helpful, so far my experience with the Gold Coast one has been less than pleasant. I have contacted them twice and both times they brushed me off instead of trying to help me. (first time I enquired about the paint repair kits and they said just get a list of tesla approved workshops from website and get a quote for paint things, I ended up ordering paint kit from USA. Second time I called when I got the email from Tesla that my car will need a EV sticker from later this year as legislation changes require one and I asked if they would have any available I could purchase through them, the guy said they dont deal with stickers and I need to find my own EV stickers.)
 
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C4mf

New Member
Aug 31, 2021
2
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Brisbane
How would it void the warranty? Plenty of other cars end up with non-factory tow bars.
Thanks for the quick response. The wording in the AU owner’s manual is vague, it says “Using Model 3 for towing before Tesla-approved towing components and accessories are available may void the warranty”. However, that’s under a section titled Towing a Trailer, which is a lot different to using it for things like bike racks.

Keen to know if there is any other information that clarifies it.
 

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