The best technical support and full Trailer Hitch installation instructions. Lowest price Altima Trailer Hitch guarantee and expert service. Nissan Altima, 2012 Trailer Hitch by Curt are available from For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11352, or order online at
Select Your Vehicle

View Cart

Trailer Hitch > 2012 > Nissan > Altima

Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Altima by Nissan

Curt Trailer Hitch

(4 reviews)

Code:   C11352



Shipping Special

Shipping Weight: 32.91 pounds


Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Altima by Nissan

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Nissan Altima
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are 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 I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.

11352 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Nissan Altima - Curt

Today on our 2014 Nissan Altima we're going to be installing the CURT trailer hitch receiver, part number C11352. Now here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6-1/2". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 10-3/4". Now before we begin our installation of our hitch let's go over the tools that we're going to use to do that. Now to speed things up you may see us an impact driver but you can get away with just using a standard ratchet wrench.

You're going to need a drill. You'll need a torque wrench. You'll need some drill bits as well. Either a hand file or a round file to go on your drill; it will speed things up with the round file. Now the sockets we're going to be using, we'll need a 15mm, a 3/4", a 10mm, 12mm.

Couple extensions will make things a little easier, but not necessary. Flathead screwdriver or a trim panel removal tool. That's all the tools you'll need to install your hitch. Now we're going to go ahead and begin our installation here underneath the vehicle. We're going to temporarily need to remove both of the mufflers as well as the tail pipe assembly area. Now we'll start over here on the passenger side.

We're going to need to take off this clamp right here. There's also a rubber hanger that's up on top of the muffler. Once we loosen up the clamp we'll be able to slide the muffler free from the rubber hanger. Go ahead and loosen up the nut here on the clamp. We'll then take the muffler, rocking it gently back and forth.

We'll need to release it from the exhaust pipe here and slide it out of the rubber hanger like this. Go ahead and set it aside for now. Now with our exhaust removed, next we're going to need to drill out these two rivets here on the heat shield: one here and one here. Now the heat shield will not be reinstalled. There's two attachment points for the passenger side. We'll be using this hole here, and this hole here. We'll be using a 1/2" carriage bolt, square hole spacer block, and a 1/2" flange nut. Now in order to get the carriage bolt and square hole spacer block into the vehicle's frame we'll be using the supplied bolt leader or pull wire to do that. This hole here we're going to need to enlarge using a drill bit or a file to make it large enough that the square hole spacer block as well as the carriage bolt can fit through it. We're going to go ahead and just use a drill bit and drill a hole right next to the existing hole. Next we're going to go ahead and use the file to finish opening up the hole. You can either just use a hand file like this or to speed things up a little bit we're going to use a round file attached to our drill. Now that we have our access hole opened up to allow the square hole spacer block and the carriage bolt to fit we're going to need to take the coiled end of the fish wire or bolt leader, go through the rearmost mounting location. We'll then pull it out the forward mounting location and access hole, put the square hole spacer block in place, and thread the carriage bolt on. We'll then push both back up into the frame of the vehicle, pulling them down into place. Now for the forward mounting location we'll be using the reverse pull method, so we'll go ahead and slide the spacer block onto the pull wire. We'll then put the carriage bolt in place. This time we'll fish the carriage bolt in first and then slide the square hole spacer block in, again pulling them back down into position. We'll then go and repeat all the same steps we performed here on the passenger side over on the driver side. To make removing the other side exhaust a little bit easier we're going to remove the two bolts right here and here. Next we're going to need to remove this underbody panel here, and it will not be reinstalled. We will however be reinstalling this fastener here as well as here. Now there's a total of seven fasteners that will need to be removed. There's these two push fasteners as well as five nuts, using a 10mm socket. We'll need to remove those as well. Now for the push fasteners we'll just simply take a flat head screwdriver, slide it in underneath the center section of the fastener. You can also use a trim panel removal tool if you want. Slide it down like that. Now with all the fasteners removed we can go ahead and pull the panel down. Again, this one will not be reinstalled. Now with our panel removed we'll need to put the two fasteners here at the rear, the two push fasteners, back through the lower bumper cover and into the metal tab. Now it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position. Be careful when putting the hitch up that you don't push the carriage bolts back up into the vehicle's frame. Once you have the hitch up into position we'll go ahead and loosely install all four flange nuts, and then we'll tighten down the hardware and torque it to the manufacturer's specification. Now with the hardware on our hitch torqued down we can go ahead and reinstall our exhaust. That will do it for the installation of the CURT trail hitch receiver, part number C11352, on our 2014 Nissan Altima. .

2012 Altima by Nissan Owners Who Purchased this Trailer Hitch Also Bought...

Nissan Altima Accessories

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11352

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

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

- C11352

by: Scott C.10/11/2014

The hitch went on just fine. If I have anything negative to say about the components is that the 4 bolts that were supplied with the kit could have been 1/8-1/4" longer. When fully torqued there was still 1-1/2 threads left unused in the mounting nuts. Why not go for full thread engagement? It is only stronger & there was nothing that would've been interfered with by a slightly longer bolt protruding from the nut. 155589

- C11352

by: irvwoo03/23/2014

Arrived on time and installed per instructions works great. 121832

- C11352

by: Brian A08/12/2011

quick delivery, quality hitch receiver, very impressed! 21691

- C11352

by: SCOTT G06/17/2014



Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Removing Exhaust Heat Shield When Installing Curt Class I Hitch on 2013 Nissan Altima
  • As you can see in the photo I assembled from captured images from the install video, the mounting flange of the hitch provides almost as much heat protection as the heat shield that is removed and discarded. The steel of the hitch mounting flange is much thicker than that of the heat shield. I checked with my contact in the engineering department at Curt Manufacturing, who assured me that the mounting flange will offer enough heat protection that a fire hazard will not exist.
    view full answer...

  • Comparing Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • As far as quality, all of the hitches for the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan are on par with each other. The Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite hitches (# 60873 and # 24796) undergo additional voluntary testing procedures that other hitches do not. But all of the hitches including Curt hitch # 11352 are built to meet or exceed required industry strength standards. The main difference is that the Curt hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such as a bike...
    view full answer...

  • Do I Need To Remove Exhaust Heat Shields To Install CURT Trailer Hitch # 11352 On 2010 Nissan Altima
  • I do have some hitch options available for your 2010 Nissan Altima that do not require the removal of the heat shields, but the CURT trailer hitch # 11352, does require the heat shields to be removed. Both the Hidden Hitch # 60873 and the Draw-Tite hitch # 24796 will allow you to retain the heat shields on your 2010 Nissan Altima. Both hitches are Class I 1-1/4 models, and they both have the same tongue weight and towing capacity of the CURT hitch # 11352 that you selected. The difference...
    view full answer...

  • Suggestions for the Best Hitch To Carry 2 Bikes on a 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Sedan
  • I recommend using the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, item # 11352, over the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch, item # 24796, on the 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid, because the Curt hitch uses existing holes in the vehicles frame rail to install the hitch and does not require drilling into the bottom of the vehicles trunk pan. With the Curt hitch, drilling is required but you do not have to drill into the inside of the vehicle trunk which would leave the potential for water to enter into...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • Basically, the designs of each of the hitches for the 2011 Nissan Altima are dependent upon the mounting locations for a hitch. Because of this, the hitch options are all very similar and no one is more hidden than the others. On all of the hitch options, the cross tubing will be visible below the rear fascia. For the sedan, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24796. This is the most popular hitch for your 2011 Nissan Altima. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
    view full answer...

  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2014 Nissan Altima
  • I checked an online copy of the owners manual for your 2014 Nissan Altima and in section 9-17 it states not to tow a trailer with the vehicle. Trailer hitches should only be used for accessories such as bike racks or cargo carriers on this vehicle and not for towing a trailer. The Curt trailer hitch # C11352 itself has a capacity of 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 200 pounds tongue weight.
    view full answer...

  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2014 Nissan Rogue
  • I checked the owners manual online for the 2014 Nissan Rogue and found that it has an 1,100 pound towing capacity. However, it also says to check the capacity sticker in the driver side door jamb. I recommend checking both the manual and that sticker to determine the capacities of your specific model. If it does indeed top out at 1,100 pound you will not be able to tow the 2500 pound boat.
    view full answer...

  • Available Hitches and Towing Capacity for 2009 Nissan Maxima
  • The Hidden Hitch # 60873 and the Draw-Tite # 24796 are identical. They are both manufactured by the same parent company, Cequent Performance Products. Their weight bearing capabilities and installation procedure are identical. The only difference between the two is that the Hidden Hitch model includes the draw bar as well as the pin and clip, which you will need for towing. You would also need a trailer connector, part # 118470 and a 1-7/8 inch ( # 19256) or 2 inch ( # 19258) trailer ball. According...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Nissan Altima to Carry a Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • Some Class I hitches like the Curt hitch part # C11352 do not have the weld stop in the hitch opening that would prevent a Class II bike rack from being installed in it like the Yakima RidgeBack 2 bike rack part # Y02457 that you are interested in. You would need to be sure not to exceed the capacity of the hitch. The Curt Hitch part # C11352 would work well for you, but it will require the use of a stabilizer strap like the part # 18050 with the bike rack as Yakima states that all non-trailer...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Altima
  • It is not uncommon for a hitch to fit multiple vehicles. This is the case with Curt trailer hitch # C11352. It does indeed fit the Nissan Maxima and Altima. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing with the hitch I recommend going with # C113523 because it is the same hitch but it comes with a ball mount, pin, and clip. Then you would just need a ball like # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter or # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter.
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch for 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan that Does Not Require Drilling to Install
  • The Curt # C11352, Draw-Tite # 24796 and Hidden Hitch # 60873 all require drilling in order to install on a 2013 Altima sedan. If you're needing the hitch as an attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 24796. If your owner's manual or Nissan says it's okay to tow with your Altima, and you also want to use the hitch for some light duty towing, use the Hidden Hitch # 60873. If you'll be towing, you might also need the following: Trailer...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Weight of a Trailer Hitch Cause Rear Tire Wear on a 2010 Nissan Maxima
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C11352 for your 2010 Nissan Maxima weighs all of 35 pounds. No worries about the hitch affecting tire wear or ride height or really anything. If you plan on doing some towing then you will also need ball mount # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball you can use # A-80 and for a 2 inch ball use # A-82. And for trailer wiring you can use # 56022. If you plan on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier the accessory must be compatible with a Class I trailer...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Comparison and Recommendation for a 2015 Nissan Altima
  • According to Draw Tite the hitch part # 24796 should only take a professional about an hour to complete. For more info check out the install video and instructions I attached. Both this hitch and the Curt hitch part # C11352 have the same weight capacities so I can assure that either would be just as strong as the other when installed on your vehicle. The trade does seem to be that the Curt hitch requires removal of heat shields and gas tank cover whereas the Draw Tite requires that...
    view full answer...

  • Curt T-Connector and Tow Ready T-One Comparison for a 2014 Nissan Altima
  • For your 2014 Nissan Altima, the wiring harness I would choose is the Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness, # 56022, because it is rated to handle a higher amperage draw than the Tow Ready harness. For the brake lights and turn signal circuit the Curt T-Connector can handle 3 amps per circuit and for the tail lights it can handle 6 amps per circuit. The Tow Ready T-One can only handle 2.1 amps for the brake lights and turn signal circuits and 5.6 amps for the tail light circuit. The higher...
    view full answer...

  • Derale 8000 Series Transmission Cooler Part # D13501 for 2008 Nissan Altima
  • The hitch itself will provide no problems. It will pull up to 2000 lbs all day long with no issue. Since you are going to be traveling in a hilly area, I would strongly suggest installing a transmission cooler to protect your transmission. The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13501 would be a great choice. The cooler is cheap insurance for your transmission. The installation is fairly straightforward, we have an installation video showing a similar cooler...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch and Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier for Use on 2012 Nissan Altima Sedan
  • Thank you for giving us the chance to help you with your cargo needs. We offer several 1-1/4-inch Class I trailer hitches for your 2012 Nissan Altima Sedan and all can be seen on the link at right. All three options share the same 200-lb tongue weight capacity. The Curt hitch # C11352 that you referenced does require you to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 with any non-trailer load, such as a cargo or bike carrier, to maintain your warranty. This particular hitch also requires a bit more...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Cargo Carrier with Ground Clearance Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Altima
  • Since all of the hitches available for the 2013 Nissan Altima are Class I hitches like the part # C11352 you will want a carrier that is Class I compatible with as much rise as possible so that you get the best ground clearance. Hitch adapters aren't recommended normally for Class I hitches because they cut the already low capacity of the hitch in half so that wouldn't be a route I would recommend. The cargo carrier that has the most rise in the shank that we offer that would work on...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2016 Nissan Maxima Sedan
  • For your 2016 Nissan Maxima the Curt hitch part # C11352 has been confirmed as a fit so it would work well for you. Both the Swagman G10 part # S64681 and the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64685 would work well for you. The main difference between the two is that the Semi only touches the bikes at the tire whereas the G10 grabs the frame of the bike. Because of this I would recommend the Semi. A bike rack that doesn't contact the finish of a frame is especially great if you have a carbon framed...
    view full answer...

  • 2013 Nissan Altima 4 Door Sedan Hitch Recommendation
  • The Draw Tite Hitch part # 24796 would be an excellent choice as a hitch for your 2013 Nissan Altima. There will be a little bit of drilling required, but the heat shield will not need to be removed. Check out the install video I attached for this hitch. To complete your towing setup you may also be interested in the following: Ball mount # 3594 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256 2 inch ball # 19258 Trailer Wiring Harness part # 118470
    view full answer...

  • Hitch for 2009 Nissan Altima Sedan That Provides Most Clearance for Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike Rack
  • Of the hitches available for your 2009 Altima Sedan, the Curt # C11352 would be recessed under the vehicle by less than the Draw-Tite or the Hidden Hitch models. When installed, the Curt # C11352 hitch pin hole would be recessed 5 inches under the vehicle (distance from hitch pin hole to furthest rearward point of back bumper). The Draw-Tite # 24796 or the Hidden Hitch # 60873 are recessed by about 6-1/2 inch inches. Using the Curt hitch might allow you to fold the rack up, but as you...
    view full answer...

  • Replacement Hardware Needed to Install Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11352 on 2014 Nissan Maxima
  • We have exactly what you need! Replacement Hardware Kit for Trailer Hitches, # RHK, includes all of the mounting hardware needed to reinstall the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11352, on your 2014 Nissan Maxima. Just go to the # RHK product page, enter the hitch number (C11352) and manufacturer (Curt) and you'll be set. Pricing is listed on the product page.
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C11352 Installation instructions C11352 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Drilling required for installation , Requires temporary removal of muffler during installation , Heat shield must be permanently removed for hitch installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 56022

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

Info for this part was:

Test Fit:
Joe V

Expert Research:
Michael L

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
Reno H

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Video by:
Andrew L

Video Edited:
Dustin K

Test Fit:
Shane T

Photos by:
Sam P

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.

Stay Connected

Subscribe to email newsletter


privacy - we don't send unsolicited email reviews

All images, layout and content copyright