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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Altima by Nissan

Curt Trailer Hitch

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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
    • 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 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"

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Video install trailer hitch 2011 nissan maxima 11352
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Nissan Maxima - Curt

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Nissan Maxima - Curt

.of 2011 Nissan Maxima. We're going to install part number 11352 from CURT. All right. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the car. Next, we're going to give you some measurements that'll help you out in selecting some accesories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper is five inches.

And from the top or receiver opening down to the ground will be nine and three quarter inches. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and remove the mufflers from the car. We'll unbolt these fasteners here and here, then we can slide the mufflers off the exhaust. Spray them down with a lubricant.

Okay, and we'll slide it backwards and off the hanger. The passenger side is done, go ahead and repeat the same thing on the driver's side. The next thing is we let this hitch shield to get completely removed and get replaced by the hitch, so what we're going to do is drill off these rivets. Just repeat for the driver's side. Now, I got to go ahead and drill and access hole for our hardware because we have to run a hardware inside the frame.

Existing holes are two small to install the hardware. We're going to use an inch drill bit to drill and access hole. Now, the instructions say to enlarge this hole here however way you can install a hardware, but I'd rather leave it alone and just make a new hole on the end. That way so the hitch has lots of chance of moving around. All right, before installing the hardware, we're going to make sure you have attachment points.

The here and here. We use a fishwire tool that comes with the kit, and right inside the frame and off the access hole we drilled. Okay, we'll take our block. There I carry the bolt, push it to the side, and pull it through. Okay, repeat the same process through this point. Okay. Now, we'll finish up this side by spraying down our access hole with some undercoat. Then we'll go back over your driver's side and do it all over one more time. Okay. At this point, we can go ahead and install the hitch unto our hardware. Now, you definitely want to have extra hands to help you hold up the hitch while you install the hardware. Just to make sure you don't push the hardware back into the frame. Okay, and we have all our hardware installed. We can go ahead and tighten them down and then torque the bolts down as that's right in the instructions. All right. Now, we can go ahead and put the exhaust back into place. Okay. And with that, we've got it surely installed for part number 11352 on our 2011 Nissan Maxima.

Customer Reviews

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

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Arrived on time and installed per instructions works great.121832

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quick delivery, quality hitch receiver, very impressed!21691

Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
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  • 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 being in
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  • 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
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  • 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 for
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  • 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 rack or
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. Ac
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Nissan Altima Accessories

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:
Curt Manufacturing 56022

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