I bought a hidden trailer hitch from eTrailer for my 2017 eGolf. I got it installed, and it didn't fit. Part of the back of the receiver protruded too much as the bumper could not be put back on properly: the eGolf has a pretty seamless plastic flashing that runs under the main bumper... and that is what was having an issue fitting overtop of the hidden receiver. I sent it back to eTrailer and worked with their Engineer who then ended up confirming that it didn't fit, even though at the time on eTrailer it said it did.
Here is the quote from eTrailer to me:
"We have checked into the VIN and it does check out, while the hitch will work with your frame it will require additional fascia trimming to allow use of the hitch as intended. As there is no other fitment available if you wish to keep and do the additional trimming you are welcome to do so. As it was an error on our behalf, I can also offer you a Pre-paid UPS label for a full credit upon return of the application if you wish to have it returned. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused."
You can now see on eTrailer.com that the 2017 eGolf no longer lists any hidden hitch as working. So now... what can I do? Has anyone successfully installed a hidden hitch in their eGolf? I can't find anything out there, and now I'm thinking I'll need to try to do a custom hitch. I only need it for a bike rack.