Recently I got my Passat towed by a Flat Bed tow truck. The guy had hooks attached to the winch to get the car up on the flat bed.
So he hooked both hooks (can't use one) to the lower control arms ( I believe, it's the lower part of the arms). So I'm thinking: The arms are designed to take load up an down, but not pulling... right? Perhaps this is not good lugging a 3500 lb car up pulling on these arms.
I took it to my mechanic afterwards, he said control arms fine.
So where are the correct contact points on a Passat for flat bed towing hooks?