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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Hyundai Santa Fe trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
✔ Confirmed to fit your 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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Hitch will not fit models with dual exhaust. No drilling required for installation
Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"
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Today on our 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, we're going to install the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36511. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.
Now, let's go ahead with the installation. Before we install our hitch, we'll first go ahead and point out our attachment points here on the frame rails. Our attachment points will be these weld nuts here and here. Keep in mind, each process we do here on the driver's side is going to get repeated identically on the passenger's side. Before we attempt to install our hitch, we'll go ahead and clean out the weld nuts because over time they'll build up with dust, dirt and debris.
Taking some spray lubricant and 1/2-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092, we can thoroughly clean out the threads of the weld nut then we'll go ahead and take one of our new fasteners and just hand thread it into the weld nut to make sure it's going to go nice and easily. Now, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process for the other three attachment points. Now with all the weld nuts cleaned out, we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your fasteners, which will be the new 10-mm bolt and 7/16 conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Install each fastener finger tight.
With each fastener installed, we can go back and run them down. Next, we'll go ahead and torque each fastener to specifications as indicated in the instructions. This will complete the install of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36511 on our 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (38 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
by: Jim F08/19/2013
I ordered my hitch on Monday and it was on my doorstep Thurs morning with free standard shipping! The hitch installed easily, I recommend starting with the muffler side first so you can easily manuver the hitch around the muffler. I used a car jack and milk crate to hold up the hitch while working on it. I was concerned about the looks of the hitches that drop down under the muffler, but it is barely noticible with the Draw-TIte on my Kia. I don't write reviews often but I just had to in this case because Etrailer is just so great to buy from. They have a great website with great product descriptions and reviews, and fast reliable shipping!! 95721
by: Max W.02/27/2012
I installed the hitch today - perfect fit. Since I didn't have an assistant to help hold the hitch up, I used a jack stand on one end and a floor jack on the other end. I did not release the exhaust hangers, so had a little trouble getting the front bolt on passenger side in, but managed to complete the job in less than an hour. Product gets a 5-STAR rating. Also, super fast shipping from Missouri to Virginia. 32617
by: Dennis M12/28/2013
Items arrived in 4 days. Hitch fit perfectly on my 2012 Sorento. Installed it by myself using a cardboard box and small hydraulic jack to position hitch in place. Did not even bother to jack up my Sorento. Had to shift exhaust slightly to allow tightening of bolts on passenger side. This wasn't any problem. Installation took roughly 1 hour. I watched the installation video before I started and installation was just as easy as the video showed it would be. Hitch looks great. See attached photo. Will buy from etrailer again when I am in the market for more accessories. 111350
by: John Eskay12/13/2012
Jusit finished putting the hitch on the 2011 Kia Sorento and and it is just great. I had to use a bottle brush and WD40, to clean the threads of the frame, but once done it was great. I put the bolts in the nuts before I put the frame on and they went in so well when I put the hitch in place. Did the job myself and coould have used an extra set of hands, but had the hitch on 5 gallon plastic buckets put together and shims and went on really well. Great product and can't wait to use it for the bike rack. Thanks for shipping it so FAST, I was surprised and happy it arrived when it did. Thanks again and very happy with the hitch and the hitch lock. 61394
by: John R01/28/2015
I was extremely pleased to first find delivery so prompt on my order (less than 36 hours to Michigan)and then that installation was so simple. I did find however that if you are installing on an older vehicle, ( in this case, a 2011 Sante Fe) you may have to spend some time cleaning out the threaded holes in your vehicle frame. A small dremel wire brush attachment did the trick. Installation is simple by installing the passenger side first. I removed the rubber hanger bracket and pulled the muffler to the side to expose the threaded holes. I will certainly be using eTrailer in the future. 171542
This was just about as simple as you can get on a new Kia Sorento! Four bolts into existing tapped holes in the frame. They lined up perfectly to the holes in the hitch. The only thing you need is a helper to hold that heavy beast up on one side while you bolt in the other side. As mentioned by others, you also need to push the muffler toward the center of the car a little to gain better access to the bolts but it's no big deal. Two people, one wrench, and 1/2 hour and you're done with tools put away. 74682
by: David P.07/15/2013
Very simple to install. It definitely takes two people as the hitch is very heavy. We installed it with all four tires on the ground. Made it kind of tough to torque the bolts but we did it. The muffler is in the way so one person has to move it slightly and hold it while the other tightens the bolts. Very sturdy product. We'll be using this hitch primarily for our bike rack although a small trailer might be in our future. Looking forward to many years of service. 89635
by: Alfredo catani08/20/2012
My girlfriend and I installed the hitch on our 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe in just under 45 minutes. the hardest part was lining up the holes above the muffler.By just pushing the muffler towards the drivers side,the bolts are easy to insert and tighten as long as you use a ratchet with a swivel and a long extension! we have a full lift in our garage so it was a simple installation! I'm not so sure it would be so simple lying on your back with the car on the ground. 52444
by: Meg J.03/12/2012
First let me say the customer service at etrailer.com was excellent. The item shipped the next day after the order was placed and it was delivered within just a couple of business days. I received email notifications at every point during the process so I was always well informed. This is a great product--it's well made and was easy to install. It was an awesome experience overall! 33656
by: Paul Frey02/27/2012
This installation was a piece of cake . I set the hitch on my motorcycle jack. Had my wife pump it while I guided it into place. The muffler did cover one of the holes where the bolt went in. It is mounted in rubber , so I had my wife hold it over with a short pipe .Used my air impact, then torqued it. Wish the wiring would have been this easy! 32644
A good product but much more difficult to install than I thought. You will need a long extender on your socket wrench to get the fwd right side bolt in AND you will need to have help from someone else to push the muffler to the side while getting the rigth front bolt started into the threads. It took much longer than 30 min to install. 65613
by: Joel D05/30/2015
Heavy duty compared to my car hitch but still looks good. Easy to install on a new car but on my 3 year old vehicle the hardest part was cleaning out the bolt holes on the frame. Make sure you don't try to skip that step. Will be nice to have the higher tongue weight rating since I plan to use it with a 4 bike carrier. 198963
by: Jerry K04/08/2013
Hooked this up by myself along with the correct wiring harness and used it to haul a 6' x 12' U-Haul trailer with no issues. Saved hundreds of dollars and got top notch equipment shipped and received within a couple of days. Would highly recommend etrailer to anyone needing a trailer hitch. 74895
by: Gus N.10/06/2012
Hitch for my 2012 Santa Fe was shipped promptly (next day), received quicker than quoted, well packed (boxed in double wall corrugated) no scratches, fit perfectly, installed easily in 10 min. (2 guys using a lift). Could not have been a better experience! Thank you. G.N. St. Louis MO 56557
by: Greg J04/30/2012
2012 KIA Sorento - Product got to me quickly. Installation of hitch took about 15 minutes. Wiring harness took about 60 minutes but could be done faster. Both pieces were as described. This is my second order from E Trailer and was extremely pleased with the service. 38798
by: Paul T.06/27/2012
I installed this hitch in about 20-30 min. It fit perfect, no problems whatsoever. Looks great. They even sent a hitch pin with the bolts & washers (grade 8) mounting kit (included with the hitch). The delivery time was VERY fast, 2-3 days. 45827
by: Joseph B09/20/2013
Arrived within days of order with no missing parts. It was easy to install with the use of a rust killer (to make bolts screw in) and a second pair of hands. I needed minimal tools and will use tomorrow for the first time. 100707
by: richard landry01/09/2014
received item ordered, in a short amount of time. good product, fair price. good company too deal with. this is the third item i have ordered, and always pleased, thank you 112358
by: Kading Family12/26/2012
Great product! Took about 20 minutes to install on our 2013 Kia Sorento. Certainly beats the $300 we paid to have a receiver put on a different SUV. Worth the money 61926
by: Nick G.07/14/2016
Receiver not long enough to clear rear bumper when fold up Kuat bike rack. Had to get receiver extender. Not sure what to expect from a trailer hitch, it works. 271713
by: Nick V.05/14/2014
Great quality, great price. The instructions were very clear and helpful, looking forward to getting some great use out of this product 130605
Went right in. 45 minutes and done. HEAVY duty. Weight of steel components is heavy duty. Great service as well. Thank you etrailer. 77592
Came in good time. Already installed, fit perfect. Box was damaged in shipping but not much to damage. A few small paint chips 73999
Excellent quality product. Installation could not have been simpler -- I didn't even need a helper to install the hitch receiver! 55744
by: Ed B01/14/2012
The product came in less time than I thought possible. I installed it without very little problem and it looks great. 29700
by: Jeff Knisley05/14/2012
right one this time...arrived in a timely manner and in good condition....installed on my Kia Sorento with no problems 40380
by: Bill E08/29/2015
Customer service rep Bill was great. Product was great as well. Very strong trailer hitch and easy to install. 222710
by: Rick F08/06/2014
Used a Motorcycle jack ,car on the ground and it was on in 15 min,,,,,,this was too easy.......... 144636
by: Jeremy B10/08/2012
The product was exactly as described, and it only took 15 minutes to install by myself!! 56735
by: Jeff Shoemaker12/15/2012
The hitch was as described and easy to install. There was no question about quality. 61545
by: Rich K05/29/2013
Excellent product, fast shipping, great communication! Would definitely recommend. 82267
Hitch and wiring as described. Fast shipping. Quality material - A+ vendor! 63448
Installed smoothly. Customer service prompt and knowledgeable! 265207
by: patti mcdaniel09/16/2014
Product was delivered on time and no damage to product 151383
by: Wesley C06/04/2014
Quick shipment, easy installation. Would recommend 134356
by: Amy O09/20/2013
Very easy to use and put on to the vehi cle. 100735
by: rich bruno07/26/2013
installed in 10 mins great product 91714
by: Socorro R05/15/2013
Great hitch fits like a glove. 80425
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