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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ

Curt Trailer Hitch

(49 reviews)

Code:   C12091



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2013 Lincoln MKZ

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Lincoln MKZ trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Lincoln MKZ
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Lincoln MKZ - Curt

Today on this 2013 Lincoln MKZ we're going to install part number C12091 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the car. Next we'll give you some measurements that'll help you out in selecting some accessories such as a cargo carrier or a bicycle rack. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the very edge of the bumper is about 6 3/8". From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10 1/2". Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and remove the lower body fascia.

There'll be 6 screws in the bottom edge of the bumper cover, and there'll be 4 on the inside we have to remove. We're also going to remove 4 plastic clips. Sometimes it helps to take these clips off to have the plastic loosen up a little bit more. It makes it easier to remove the fascia. This fascia piece will not be reinstalled since the hitch takes up too much room.

Once the fascia is removed, we'll go ahead and reinstall the plastic fasteners. Next we'll go ahead and show where the hitch mounts up. There's 2 holes on each side of the frame that the hitch hardware will go into. Before we install our hardware, we'll go ahead and show you how it works with the hitch while the hitch is off. One of the carriage bolts and the blocks will be fish wired from the outside to the inside. Then when the hitch is in place, there'll be a flange nut on the very bottom.

This hardware will be the same going all the way around the hitch. Now we'll go ahead and install our hardware first. We'll take our bolt leader, which comes with the kit, and run it through the hole we're going to use and then out our access hole which will be located off to the side. We'll thread in our block, and then we'll go ahead and push it into the frame. Next we'll thread on our bolt and push it in as well. Then slowly pull it out the hole we're going to use.

Repeat the same process for our next hole. We're done with our passenger side. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process over on our driver side. Our hardware is installed. Now we can go ahead and put the hitch in position. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help pull up the hitch while you install the flange nuts in the bottom. We'll slowly push the hitch up and make sure we don't push the bolts into your frame. Then loosen these ball flange nuts. Now we'll go ahead and snug down the bolts. At this point you may want to take a step back and make sure that the hitch is centered before you tighten it down for good. Once you're satisfied with the placement, we'll go ahead and torque down the bolts as specified in the instructions. With that, that'll finish it for our install of part number C12091 from Curt on our 2013 Lincoln MKZ. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12091

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (49 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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by: Brian M.10/16/2014

This hitch arrived quickly and communication with e-trailer has been great. Compared with installations that involve drilling holes, I'm sure this was an easy install. But I did have a lot more trouble than the experts in the videos did largely because I did not have the proper tools and I had to make 3 different trips to the hardware over three days and buy several things to get the install done. The Install: ========= The removal of the under-body panel was quick and easy. I stored it away and if I need it in the future, I am confident I could re-install it (if the hitch was ever removed). Getting the carriage nut, block, and fish hook on the frame was also pretty straightforward. I kept all 4 of the fish hooks in place because I did not have any help for the install and I was afraid I would knock the carriage bolts back into the chassis (which I did so I was glad the fish hooks were all still attached). What was not clear from the video (and took a few minutes to figure out due to very limited visibility when laying down under the car) was that the bottom few wraps of the fish hook need to be unwound to get the nut onto the carriage bolt. To be clear, the fish hook sort of screws onto the carriage bolt so with the the fish hook taking space on the screw part of the carriage bolt, I could not get the nut started. When I unwrapped the bottom couple of winds of the fish hook from the bolt, I could then start the nut while still using the fish hook to 'grab' the carriage bolt and pull it down to give me some tension to get the nut on the bolt. Then once the nut was attached and prevented the carriage bolt from going back into the frame, I could unwind the rest of the fish hook and hand-tighten the nuts onto all four carriage bolts. At this point, the hitch is attached to the car, but is not tightened down. The nut on the carriage bolt is 3/4 of an inch and I found that I did not have a 3/4 inch socket. I also found that the instructions said to torque the nuts to the carriage bolts to 110 foot pounds. I did not own a torque wrench. The ones I saw on-line that would fit my 3/8 inch sockets could not torque to 80 foot pounds. Only the 1/2 inch torque wrenches seemed to allow 110 foot pounds. Also in my local Home Depot and Harbor Freight, I only saw torque wrenches that were 1/2 inch. So I bought a half-inch torque wrench and also a half-inch socket set to be able to tighten the carriage bolts to the nuts. I suggest not buying a 1/2 inch torque wrench less than 18 inches long. When I tried a smaller one I could not pull hard enough to get to 110 foot pounds. With an 18 inch torque wrench this worked fine (not easy but doable). I expect a 24 inch torque wrench would have been much easier (but also more expensive). My last problem was the right front carriage bolt and nut are obscured by the muffler exhaust port. When I went back and watched the install video again, I noticed that the electric drill used in the video to tighten the sockets was using an extension for this last bolt to get around the muffler when no extension was present for tightening down the other three nuts. I was not using an electric drill and I did not have the correct piece to extend the socket with my torque wrench so I went back to the hardware store and picked up a universal adapter (that would let me get to the nut at an angle) and a socket extension. Even with this, it took me a while to figure out how to get everything in place and be able to pull with enough force to reach 110 foot pounds or torque. Etrailer is great and (after a few days of use) the Curt hitch seems very strong and secure. But I do wish the detail of the fishhook getting in the way of screwing the nut onto the carriage bolt had been mentioned in the video and I do wish the video had been a little more clear on the difficulty of torquing the carriage bolt above muffler exhaust. The Etrailer install videos are the best around that I have seen. I just think that when you are professionals with the ability to lift the car up for easy access, and you already have the right tools and know what you are doing, it does make the install look simpler than it is. If you already have the tools and generally know what you are doing, this may require no new tools. But in my case, a super-cheap 1/2 inch torque wrench was still $30 plus another $20 or so for sockets, socket extensions, and adapters. And I think you could easily spend twice this or more to buy quality tools instead of what I purchased. I will buy from Etrailer next time I need a hitch. But if you don't already have the tools, you may want to ask a local shop (that has already purchased the right tools) to give you a quote on installing your Etrailer hitch since you will likely need a minimum of $50 in tools to do the work yourself. Thanks Etrailer. I appreciate your site and service. 156075

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by: JOHN03/18/2013

I can't work on cars as much as I used to, (getting old) but this hitch was in and completed in about 45 minutes. The only help I needed was the wife helped me lift it up into place holding one end up for a couple minutes with the guide wires through the holes in the hitch while I put one nut on my side. Then she left as I grabbed the side she lifted and stuck another loose nut on. It is best to leave the pull/guide wires on the bolts when lifting it up to prevent losing a bolt into the frame channel. They give you 4 pull guide wires just so you can do that. The help isn't for the weight but more so to make it easier to put the guide wires through the hitch holes as you raise it up into place. For one person it would be awkward. One thing is the directions. If not looked at carefully one might place the rectangular thick steel washers on the outside of the channel. Note that those washers are actually backing and strengthening plates for the frame channel and also keep the bolt from turning while tightening the nut and go """inside the channel""". Using the pull wires feed them through the access hole first before the bolt and they go in fairly easy. The bolt will pull back into them and through the frame fastening holes without a hitch. (not to use a pun here) That said installation was a breeze 71314


How was it removing the underbody panel? Im apprehensive about permanently removing something from a brand new vehicle. Is it noticeable visually? Any road noiseother issue? Just looking for some reassurance that removing this panel has no effect aesthetically or otherwise. Thanks!

comment by: Kevin - 04/11/2013


I have written an email to John about his review. Keep an eye out here in case he comes back to answer your questions.

Patrick B - 4/24/2013

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by: Dave H.05/02/2015

The Curt hitch receiver for my 2014 Ford Fusion was delivered without any problems and installation was a breeze.I back the car up on some ramps to give myself more room to work,the hardest part of the whole project was altering the backside bumper facia to fit over the installed hitch.But,as the video suggested you really don't have to reinstall it,but I decided to anyway.Another small delema was,I didn't have a tork wrench to tork nuts at 110 lbs,so I used heavy duty loctite and some elbow grease to secure all four 3/4" nuts. 189460


Hi Dave- I am interested in a hitch on our new Fusion. My question is can you post a photo of your modified lower facia and how you cut it? Thank you

comment by: Nate - 06/18/2015



Nate,I dont have a pic to send you and my wife has the car at work,all I used to cut the material away was a Sharp utility knife and parts of it I used a jig can hold the facia in place after the hitch installation and mark the areas that need cut away.If you really need a picture of it let me know and Ill see if I can take one this weekend.Hope this helps ya? Dave

comment by: Dave - 06/25/2015


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by: Josh S.06/24/2014

I recently installed the Curt hitch receiver #C12091 on my 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium. As Curt's instructions noted, the installation was very simple. The removal of the rear air deflector was very easy and the receiver aligns perfectly with the existing holes in the frame rail. The fishwire is an ingenious method of threading the bolt through the spacer, all within the frame rail. As noted by another reviewer, it's easy to misunderstand the instruction's drawing as they somewhat depict the spacer being sandwiched between the hitch receiver and frame rail -- rather, you must fish the spacer inside of the frame rail, with the bolt. Be sure to read the dialogue entitled "FISHWIRE TECHNIQUE" on instruction page four. Other than the product itself, my experience was great. Their price was very compeittive, communication through the sales and shipping process were excellent, they were quick to ship, and I received the hitch receiver without issue. 137434

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by: Bob C04/30/2014

Excellent service. Had a question about installation prior to ordering. Got a quick and accurate answer. Order shipped promptly, arrived undamaged. Installation on my 2014 Ford Fusion was simple, did not even need to raise car to install. Perfect fit, took less than an hour. Looks good too, well constructed. Overall, extremely satisfied. 128228


Great. Used a lot for a bike rack. Love it.

Bob C - 04/30/2015


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by: Don S.04/22/2014

As advertised it took me less than 30 minutes to install and I did not need to jack the car up. I was also able to lift it into place with the assistance of a floor jack. Very good design and construction. 126347



Don S - 04/22/2015


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by: Jeff Majtyka06/16/2015

So easy to assemble!! No drilling or additional work required. THIS WILL FIT A STANDARD SE FUSION. The enclosed instructions were spot on and it literally took me about 20 minutes to take off my lower body fascia, fishwire the bolts through the frame & install the hitch. This was my first time ever installing a hitch on my own. I recommend having another person to get the nuts started on the screws while you are holding up the hitch, but my 11 year old was there and it was simple. It fits perfect and look professional. I highly recommend this product!! 203710

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by: Mark S10/21/2014

I put everything together in less then an hour, without anybody help. I was afraid to do that by myself but it was really a piece of cake. Thanks etrailer 157152

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by: Jim D.01/24/2015

Delivered as expected. I ordered it late Friday night and it arrived in Arizona the next Wednesday. It might have arrived Tuesday but there was a holiday that Monday. The install was just as the website video explained. Very easy with two people. My vehicle is a 2014 Ford Fusion SE and the bike rack is a Thule Vertex 2 (9028.) 171121

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by: Cindy B.03/30/2015

Very happy with the etrailer website, the products (trailer hitch and bike rack) for my 2014 Fusion! I could not get any help at any Ford Dealership and was very frustrated. My son (with the instructions) installed everything in an hour or so. Thanks to you, I have exactly what I need to safely transport my bike to the local Carrollton Greenbelt. I enjoyed a bike ride today! Thanks again for your prompt service and expedition of product. 181616

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by: Mikeh03/25/2015

I have a 2014 Ford Fusion Energy Titanium and received the Curt Trailer Hitch and installed it yesterday, took about 30 min to do super easy did it by myself. I Installed the wiring in about an hour. the T-One Wiring Harness 118574 fits the fusion only problem is you have to cut the wires leading to the harness (make sure you leave it long) and fish thru the center hole of where the lights go. E-trailer has very good customer service also. Mike 180887

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by: Steve H09/05/2014

Great purchase experience. The ordering website was easy, the item arrived timely, it was packaged properly and quality made. Installation was as described and the instructions and videos were a big help and accurate. It took me about 40 mins to install without any issues, drilling or surprises. Could have been less if I had more room in the garage to work - nothing to do with the hitch. Highly recommend! 150210

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by: Ross S.05/13/2015

This Curt hitch set up was a breeze. I have been looking for a long time at many options with car bike racks, this was is the best to go if there is one to fit the car. Very cost effective and useful, also fits well under the '14 Ford Fusion bumper and doesn't stick out too much. Keeps a good clean look, to go along with the clean and concise instructions. Would recommend to others. 192702

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by: Chris H.05/17/2015

Hitch receiver fit without a problem. No drilling needed. Only needs a plastic piece removed. I didn't install it myself though. My father works at a Ford Dealer and I just had him take it in one day. Don't worry, It won't void your warranty on you're car as long as you don't try to actually pull something. Its only good for bike rakes and other small things. 193789

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by: Scott W.05/07/2013

The fit couldn't have been any better. The installation was simple and straight forward. It took me about 15 minutes but I am an aircraft mechanic. If I had any complaint it would be that you have to remove the lower bumper aero shield. Not a big deal but I didn't know that I was going to have to remove it for the install. Overall a very nice receiver. 79270

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by: Aaron M.06/23/2013

Very easy install. Did it myself in about 20 minutes in the driveway without lifting the car. The only dislike is having to remove a part from the car. I do not think it will hurt the car but the lower bumper does feel floppier now. The hitch appears to be good quality and looks as good on the car as a hitch can. I would buy again. 85654

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by: Timothy P01/22/2013

I am still waiting for my new car to arrive so I have not installed the hitch yet. I did open the box and inspect the hitch which looks to be in excellent shape and the wiring I ordered was taped to the hitch bar. Everything arrived quickly and in good shape. I was impressed on how quickly I received the hitch since it was not in stock. 63820

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by: Steve E.05/11/2015

Trailer hitch was pretty easy to install only had an issue with one of the bolts threads were a little chewed up so the nut had a hard time going on without spinning the bolt. Was able to get it on eventually but other than that everything else fit on the car very nicely. Instructions were simple and pretty well described. 191730

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by: Tom03/12/2015

Installed hitch on 2014 Fusion, this is the 3rd hitch I've put on vehicles, this was by far the easiest installation one could ask for. Truly, installation can be performed in less than 15 minutes after familiarizing self with the directions. Install looks great, the bar is not visible. 178054

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by: SAB04/04/2015

Very simple to install. I was able to install on a 2015 Ford Fusion SE in my driveway with hand tools in 40 minutes solo. Another helper would make the install much easier. Also with the car being less than 2 months old no bolts were stuck making the install that much easier 183139

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by: Barbara k.04/19/2014

I purchased receiver hitch for my 13 ford fusion so that I could transport our four bikes on our bike rack. The ford dealer installed it in under an hour and commented how well thought out the design was. No drilling was required. Very happy. Would highly recommend. 125996

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by: Vic06/02/2015

A great hitch for my 2013 Ford Fusion. Easy, and I mean really easy, install. Job completed in 40 minutes. But the actual install was done in 20 minutes. Thanks etrailer for providing such a great product! Use a 4-bike rack with the hitch and worked perfectly. 199839

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by: Todd V11/05/2014

Good fit up. Thick metal and good paint. The videos are really helpful. Fishing the bolts into the frame was easy. Removal of the lower body trim piece was easy. Total time to install for typical handy guy was 1 hour. Thanks for the helpful video. 159401

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by: Craig A.12/20/2014

Fast Shipping! Got product in 2 Days! Friendly Customer Service. Easy Installation. Went on easy and Looks Great. Nice Product and A Great Price! Would recommend for anybody looking to buy a hitch for their car. 166356

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by: Ted05/07/2014

18 Minute Install!! When I saw the wire bolt holder things I thought only a ship-in-the-bottle builder could pull this off! It turned out to be extremely simple and actually work. Very Happy with this purchase. 129441

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by: Barry O09/17/2015

my experience with etrailer was excellent -I ordered a trailer hitch and received it a few days later -put it on the car the same day -it was very easy Very Satisfied Barry O. 226103

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by: MIchael12/07/2014

Easy to install. Perfect fit. It tucks nice and tight under the bumper cover. Very stealth on my black car. Build quality is top notch, which is exactly what I expected from Curt. 163528

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by: Randy F.04/07/2014

The hitch arrived sooner than expected, A+ The kit included everything necessary to install, A+ I installed it in under an hour, A+ gets a solid A++ from me! 124054

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by: Chris S05/30/2013

Fit the 2013 Fusion perfect. Easy installation and great instruction booklet, I did it myself in about half hour but with an extra set of hands would have been even faster. 82514

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by: Ron10/28/2014

Went on easy with someone holding it up. My biggest concern was removing the piece underneath, but it's not an issue at all to have it removed. Don't even know it's gone. 158210

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by: Jim b08/20/2014

I received hitches much earlier than expected. They were extremely easy to install with easy to understand directions. Would recommend these guys to everyone. 147725

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by: Brian B.09/25/2015

Shipment came in a timely manner. Installation was definitely easier than expected after reading instructions. Product is strong and durable. 227734

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by: Daniel W.04/20/2015

Couldn't be any easier to install this hitch. This is why I only order from etrailer when I get a new car that doesn't have a hitch on it. 186682

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by: Carl08/21/2014

Product arrived early. Didn't even have to read installation instructions. just watched the video. Installation went smooth. 147902

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by: Sal L02/12/2015

Phenomenal hitch for my 2013 Fusion! Fit perfectly as stated! The step by step video was flawless! No issues what so ever! 173410

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by: Mike H08/25/2015

Twenty minutes tops, four bolts, quality product. Fit's tight to the car. Plenty of room to get to the pin, Perfect. 221555

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by: Ulf M08/28/2014

Easy, fast install. Matching documentation and instructions. Great fit to vehicle - unobtrusive look. Very satisfied. 149083

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by: Earl C.05/23/2014

Probably the most helpful company I have ever dealt with. Products are just what they show on web site. 132163

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by: Patrick Y07/09/2014

Awesome product a perfect fit will definitely order again. Great value. Thank you. 140373

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by: Randy G.04/20/2015

Arrived promptly and fit perfectly. Great installation instructions and videos. 186802

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by: LaDon L.05/20/2013

Installing went swift especially when you have done it many times before. 81242

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by: ryan05/27/2015

great product, great service, great purchase. what's not to like? 198277

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by: LT Beasley05/02/2014

Product is what I expected. Service was amazing!! 128635

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by: Ben Stuart05/28/2015

Relatively easy to install and quick sh ipping. 198355

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by: Marc G.08/11/2014

Product was very easy to install. 146020

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by: Steve B06/02/2015

Perfect fit and easy to install. 199882

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by: Theresa06/09/2015

Easy installation. Works great! 201944

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by: Milton P.01/17/2015

Hitch went on easy. 170289

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by: William Slumka06/13/2015

Quick shipping 203068


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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Curt does not exclude the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid from the fits of trailer hitch # C12091. If you want to go the hitch route then you will also need to use a stabilization strap # 18050 per Curts warranty requirements. For a bike rack, I like the Swagman Titan, # S63400. This is a 2 bike rack that can tilt down. It features an integrated cable lock, and has a rise in the shank for added ground clearance.
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2014 Ford Fusion
  • There is a way to carry bikes on your 2014 Ford Fusion but a trunk mount carrier cannot be used because the vehicle is unable to support the weight at the point where a trunk mount carrier would attach. The safest way to carry bikes on a vehicle is with a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. It is also lest costly then going with a roof rack and it is easier to load and unload bikes compared to a roof rack. If you need to carry more than 2 bikes I recommend Curt Class II trailer...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 12091 Fit a 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium
  • We have had customers install Curt trailer hitch # C12091 on Ford Fusion Titanium models before so it would also fit yours. This is the only Class II trailer hitch available for your Fusion which means it is the only hitch that can handle 4 bikes. The other hitches are Class I hitches and are limited to 2 bikes. Curt requires the stabilization strap, # 18050, for their warranty. The strap reduces some of the stress on the hitch. I have linked a video showing installation of this hitch...
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  • Will the Swagman XTC-4 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a Class II Hitch on a 2013 Ford Fusion
  • You can use the Swagman XTC4, # S64665, with an adapter but doing so reduces the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. That would mean that the 350 pound tongue weight capacity of the hitch would be reduced to 175 pounds and the adapter would be putting a lot of extra torque on the receiver. Based on all of this I strongly advise against this particular set up. You also have to consider the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle. If it is lower than 350 pounds then you have...
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  • Where Do the Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches Install on a 2013 Ford Fusion
  • After looking over the installation instructions for Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24897 and Curt hitch # C12091 it looks to me like they install in the same place. On the frame of the 2013 Ford Fusion the very last hole at the rear of the vehicle is left alone and there is a more elongated hole forward of it that is the rear most attachment point for both hitches. You can see it in the installation instructions which I have linked to the right for both hitches. If you are looking to do...
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  • Fit of Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12091 on 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • The Curt Class II receiver you referred to, part # C12091 is indeed compatible with the Hybrid model of the 2014 Ford Fusion. The # C12091 would be an excellent choice. The hitch would make a fine attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory, but keep in mind that Ford does not recommend towing with the Fusion Hybrid.
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  • Can the Lower Body Fascia be Reinstalled with Curt Trailer Hitch # C12091 on 2013 Ford Fusion
  • It is not recommended to reinstall the lower body fascia with the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch, # C12091, on your 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium because of the final position of the hitch once it is installed. It may be possible to mount the fascia with the hitch installed, but you will have to do extensive trimming to make it fit with the hitch. The side mounting brackets, crosstube and receiver sit in the same location as the lower body fascia, so you would basically have to cut around the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Ball Mount for 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • I spoke with my contacts at our suppliers about your 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid and a trailer hitch. They told me there is no difference when installing a trailer hitch and the fit should be just fine. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12091. This is a Class ll hitch and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video you can check out. For a ball mount I recommend part # C45016. This ball mount has a 2-5/8 inch rise or 3-1/4 inch drop and...
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  • Ground Clearance After Installing a Hitch on a 2014 Ford Fusion
  • When we installed the Curt Hitch # C12091 on a 2015 Ford Fusion we found that from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground it measured 11-1/2 inches. From the bottom of the hitch to the ground would be about 10 inches. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Is there Any Removal or Trimming of Any Parts on a 2013 Ford Fusion to Install Trailer Hitch C12091
  • To install Curt trailer hitch # C12091 on a 2013 Ford Fusion you will need to remove underbody panels and they will not be reinstalled. No other parts need to be permanently removed and there is no drilling required. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This hitch comes with the appropriate ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 56146KIT. I have included a link...
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  • Do Rear Body Panels Need to Get Removed to Install a Hitch on a 2015 Ford Fusion
  • The lower rear body fascia of your 2015 Ford Fusion will need to be removed to install the Curt hitch part # C12091 that you referenced. I attached a picture that shows the rear of a vehicle with the fascia removed. I also attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well that shows this panel getting removed.
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  • 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid Hitch and 2 Bike Rack Recommendation
  • Your best solution would be the Hidden Hitch part # 60322 that you also referenced. This hitch will only require trimming of the rear panel and would not require you to use a stabilizer strap like the Curt hitch part # C12091 would. This hitch would work great with the Swagman XTC2 bike rack part # S64670. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out.
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Express 3 Bike Rack # HRE3 Fit on a 2013 Ford Fusion with Factory Spoiler
  • Vehicles with a rear spoiler can make proper fit of a trunk-mount bike rack a challenge. The Hollywood Racks # HRF2-3 is one rack designed to work with some hatchbacks with spoilers but their Express 3 Rack # HRE3 is not. The real issue for your car is that the weight burden of a 3-bike trunk carrier is likely to be too much for the car's sheet metal. The trunk lid and its hinge were not designed to carry weight. Most bike rack manufacturers do not recommend any of their trunk-mount carriers...
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  • Trunk-Mount Bike Rack Options for a 2014 Ford Fusion
  • I checked with several of our prominent bike rack makers - Thule, Yakima and Hollywood Racks - and none offers any trunk-mount bike racks for the 2014 Ford Fusion. When this occurs with a vehicle it generally means that the trunk's sheet metal is too delicate to handle the weight of a loaded bike rack and/or that there is a feature, such as a rear spoiler, that prevents a proper fit. We can offer you an option, however. A Class II trailer hitch such as the Curt # C12091 which bolts on...
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  • Will Curt Hitch Receiver # C12091 and SportRack Platform Bike Rack # SR2901 Fit 2014 Ford Fusion
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C12091, has been confirmed to fit the 2014 Ford Fusion and the SportRack Platform Bike Rack, # SR2901, can be mounted in the Curt hitch so this would work for you. In order to maintain your warranty on the Curt hitch you will also need Trailer Hitch Support Strap, # 18050. Although the trailer hitch itself will support non-trailer load, this type of weight does put added strain on the hitch. In order to alleviate the leveraging affect that a non-trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier for 2013 Ford Fusion Energi and Curt Class II Trailer Hitch
  • The Curt trailer hitch for your 2014 Ford Fusion Energi, # C12091, is a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The MaxxTow cargo carrier is designed to fit 2 inch hitches so it will not work. I recommend Pro Series carrier # 6500. It will fit the hitch and your Fusion. Please note that Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using their hitch with a non-trailer load such as a cargo carrier or bike rack.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 12091 Fit a 2014 Ford Fusion Sport SE
  • I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # C12091 fits all models of the 2014 Ford Fusion including your SE Sport model. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. There are some underbody panels that do need to be permanently removed for hitch installation. If you plan on doing any towing be sure to first check the vehicle owners manual for the capacities of the vehicle and if lower than the hitch capacities go by the lower rating. For a ball mount use # C45016...
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  • What is the Best Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Lincoln MKZ
  • Trailer hitch # 36477 fits 2009 to 2013 Lincoln MKS models but not the 2014 MKZ. For a 2014 MKZ you can use trailer hitch # C12091. The lower air deflector will have to be removed to install the hitch but there is no trimming of the fascia required. I have included a link to the installation instructions to the right for you. I have also included a link to a video showing an installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # C45016. For a 1-7/8 inch ball...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Fusion Titanium Hybrid for Bike Rack
  • 2 inch hitches are reserved for higher capacity vehicles like trucks and large SUVs. I do not foresee a 2 inch hitch being available for your 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium. The only option I can recommend for you would be to go with a 1-1/4 inch hitch like the part # 60322 and then going with a compatible bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Balls, and Wiring for a 2013 Ford Fusion.
  • We do have a trailer hitch for the 2013 Ford Fusion but the Draw-Tite trailer hitch you referenced, # 24865, is not a confirmed fit. What you can use is Curt trailer hitch # C12091. Nothing has to be trimmed to install this hitch but you will need to permanently remove an underbody panel to complete installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing the hitch does come with a ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. For a 1-7/8...
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  • Hitch and Wheelchair Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • At this time there are only 1-1/4 inch hitch options available for your 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid. The hitch with the highest capacity would be the Curt Hitch part # C12091 that you referenced. We do have a wheel chair carrier that would work with this hitch. The Oldenkamp Wheel Chair Carrier part # RHWC1114 would work well for you as long as the weight of your wheelchair and this carrier do not exceed the capacity of the hitch. This carrier weighs 90 lbs. The hitch has tongue weight capacity...
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  • Stabilization Strap and Vehicle Warranty for Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Ford Fusion
  • The warning about the stabilization strap for non-trailer loads is from Curt, the manufacturer of trailer hitch # C12091. The strap, # 18050, is designed to reduce some of the stress on the hitch when using accessories such as your bike rack. No other hitch manufacturers have this requirement. But if you want a Class II hitch, Curt hitch # C12091 is the only option for the 2014 Ford Fusion. Installation of an aftermarket part, such as a trailer hitch, will not void the vehicle warranty....
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  • Recommendation for Way to Carry Two Bikes with 2014 Ford Fusion
  • According to the information that I was able to obtain from Yakima, the KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack, # Y02624, is not recommended for use on the 2014 Ford Fusion because it is unable to support the weight on the trunk lid and bumper where the carrier must be placed. In order to carry two bikes on your Fusion, I recommend going with a hitch mounted bike rack like the Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack, # Y02457. This bike rack works with 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" Class II and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C12091 Fit a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid to Carry a Bike Rack
  • The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is not excluded as a fit for trailer hitch # C12091. However, you might want to consider a trunk mount bike rack, see the helpful link. Trunk mount racks have a lower cost than trailer hitches and hitch mount bike racks. You will be able to carry up to 3 bikes on some models and trunk mount bike racks can fit multiple vehicles. When using a trunk mount rack you will want to make sure that the rack and vehicle are clean where they contact each other. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid to Carry an Italian Ice Cart
  • For a trailer hitch for your Fusion you can use # C12091. This is a Class II trailer hitch and it has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. You will need to check your owners manual to determine if a trailer hitch can be installed and if so what the tongue weight capacity is. I have linked the hitch instructions for you. The only 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch carrier we have that also has a ramp is # RHWC1114 like you have found. However, you may be able to use a carrier without a ramp...
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  • Availability of a 2-Inch Hitch for 2014 Ford Fusion S Hybrid for Transporting a Wheelchair
  • You are correct that all of the hitches we have available for the 2014 Ford Fusion have a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening, although we do have both Class I and Class II options. Class II hitch # C12091 from Curt offers a 350-lb tongue weight; this is the highest capacity hitch we offer for your car. A hitch with a 350-lb tongue weight may not be up to the task of handling the weight of a wheel chair and the weight of the carrier that holds it. (You should also check the vehicle's tongue...
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  • Friction Sway Control Setup Recommendation for Use with a Class II Hitch
  • The best option you have would be to get the Reese Sway-Control Bracket # RP26005 and install it on a Class II ball mount for use with a friction sway control system like the part # 83660. I attached a link to a page that has all of the Class II ball mounts we offer. Using the above mentioned parts would work well with your Curt Hitch part # C12091.
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  • Thule Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid
  • As strange as it may seem, the Thule Apex Swing # TH9027 should not be used in 1-1/4 inch hitches even though it would seem that you could remove the 2 inch adapter and use it in one. The leverage of the weight of the bikes with them swung out and away from the rear of the vehicle would be too much for a Class II hitch like the part # C12091 that you referenced. This hitch has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. The best option I could make would be to go with the non-swinging...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Hitch Rack for 2014 Ford Fusion SE
  • Some vehicles are not recommended for use with trunk-mount bike racks like the SportRack 2 Bike Carrier # SR3161 because of the weight load it will place on the trunk and trunk hinge when loaded with bikes. The 2014 Ford Fusion SE is among those vehicles that are best able to transport bikes by installing a trailer hitch on them and using a hitch-mount rack instead. The hitch I suggest is the highest capacity one we offer for your Fusion SE, Curt Class II hitch # C12091. I have linked...
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  • Availability of Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2014 Ford Fusion
  • Your 2014 Fusion is one of the rare vehicles that isn't compatible with trunk mounted bike racks. According to Yakima, Hollywood Racks and Thule, when they conducted fit tests on your vehicle, they found that the trunk lid and bumper cover weren't strong enough to carry the combined weight of the bikes and the bike rack without being damaged. The best alternative method for carrying bikes would be to install a trailer hitch and a hitch mounted bike rack. For a hitch, I'd recommend going...
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Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C12091 Installation instructions C12091 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Ball Mount:
Curt recommends:
Curt C45016

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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