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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Small Cover on Rear Bumper---What Does It do?

Got a 2014 Sport a few months ago. I just noticed a small rectangular cover on the left side of my rear bumper. What's it covering?

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Hi Harold,

If I'm thinking about the same thing, the cover comes off to install a screw-in eye bolt that was used as a tie down point for transport, or in some cases as a recovery point.
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Yup, if you don't have factory tow hooks, that is where a rear eye screws in for towing.

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Can it actually be used as a recovery point?
I thought it was only meant as a tie down point.
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Can it actually be used as a recovery point?
Several people have used it that way, but it's not as sturdy as a tow hook that's bolted to the chassis like the FDII has.
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