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post #1 of 11 Old 10-21-2015, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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dealerships installing hitch for free?

I thought I read somewhere because of the gas tank being in the rear, dealerships will install a hitch for added protection? Maybe I read wrong... Lol

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-21-2015, 03:19 PM
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This has been discussed many times over the past month or so. Check out this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...-card-3371402/


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post #4 of 11 Old 10-21-2015, 04:09 PM
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I got a recall notification to set up an appointment to have one installed. I also had a notification that my ZJ needed the same thing.
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-21-2015, 07:30 PM
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I got a recall notice also, dealer inspected and my aftermarket hitch was not within mopar specs. Got appointment to replace in on Friday here in AZ
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-21-2015, 07:43 PM
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Does the one you have hang below the bumper or through it? I heard that it it has sharp edges or is contoured in a position that it will cause the tank to rupture during an impact, it needs to be replaced with the one they supply.
I also have read that these hitches can not be used for towing but I'm not certain if that is only because it is not supplied with the lighting system. ????
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-21-2015, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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So then this is true? I need one on my wj
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-22-2015, 08:16 AM
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Yes its true. I had a mopar hitch originally either way but it was ugly and rusted so they replaced it with a brand new one and added those skid plate braces.

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-22-2015, 09:17 AM
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Does the one you have hang below the bumper or through it? I heard that it it has sharp edges or is contoured in a position that it will cause the tank to rupture during an impact, it needs to be replaced with the one they supply.
I also have read that these hitches can not be used for towing but I'm not certain if that is only because it is not supplied with the lighting system. ????
Yes it hangs below the bumper it's a Curt. There is plenty of space between the hitch and gas tank all the way around but still not acceptable for Mopar.
Not sure if the wiring will be redone, will check back and as far as towing i have had no issues with the Curt, it's a fine hitch.
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-22-2015, 01:00 PM
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I just had them install my new factory hitch today. Darm shame it doesn't include the wiring.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-04-2016, 09:37 AM
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I got denied pretty much by two dealers. Because I don't have an aftermarket tow hitch.
I'll just buy one offline and install it myself.

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