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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C13126

Retail:$257.03

Price:$148.25


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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Nissan Pathfinder's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Nissan Pathfinder
  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 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.


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13126 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver





Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


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

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Curt
Video install trailer hitch 2014 nissan pathfinder c13126
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Nissan Pathfinder - Curt

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Curt

Today on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, well be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C13126. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch.From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 2 and three-quarter inches. From the top of the inside of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14 inches. This will assist you selecting accessory such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.Now lets go ahead with installation. Note, before we begin the install, weve already gone ahead and lowered and removed the spare tire for the ease in installation of the hitch.

Before we begin our installation, well go ahead and point out the attachment points. Therell be a total of six attachment points for this hitch, three on each side. These attachment points will be well nuts built into the frame by the manufacturer.We can go ahead and remove the manufacturers tow hook. Our next step will be to remove the fascia L bracket. Theres a pushpin fastener and 10 mm bolt for each.

Hang on to both the hardware and the L bracket as we will be reinstalling them. As we raise our hitch into position, put the passenger side up over the exhaust and then bring the drivers side up into position.As we put the hitch into position, youll see where it makes contact with the rear fascia. Well hold it in position and then take a paint marker and mark the area that will need to be trimmed.With the width marked out, well need to go ahead and mark out the length which is provided in the instructions. Go ahead make a mark, draw our lines and then using a rotary zip tool, we'll cut out this section. Now with the fascia cut out, were ready to go ahead and install the hitch.

The fasteners we'll be using for this hitch will be the new 12 mm bolts along with the half inch conical tooth washer, the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Once again, we'll use an extra set of hands to help us hold the hitch while we install the fasteners. We'll install all six fasteners finger tight to secure the hitch to the vehicle.Next we'll go ahead and tighten down our fasteners and then torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with the hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we can go ahead and reinstall the fascia L bracket. Now with the L brackets re-secured, thatll complete the install of Curt hitch part number C13126 on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder..


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13126

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Moose L.10/31/2013

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I really love this hitch that I bought for my nissan pathfinder 2013 and it fits perfect . The only thing that I did not like about it was that it had a little scratch on it but since I paid about 150 for it I would expect some good looking in it . But it's not like its not gonna get scratched under my car with all of the rocks and dust hitting it . But other then that I'm realy happy with it pulling my 3 ATVs on it . Other then the scratch I'm really happy with it . Thank you etrailer. 105906






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert J04/02/2014

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You know that that was the fastest order I have ever received in. Next day was the best and the only problem was the carrier doesn't care what a package looks like when they deliver anything. The box was all busted open and looked real nasty but everything was in there so I was so happy. I got it installed and everything went just the why everything should. The quality of the hitch is top notch and the price was ever better. 123407






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shawn L.05/06/2014

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The product was perfect. The shipping and correspondence couldn't have been any better. Picture shows it mounted up on a 2013 Pathfinder with a Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack. 129253






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Geo05/23/2013

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Great quality product. Easy to install. Have an issue with the plastic push pins that secure the rear fascia to the L brackets hitting the bottom of the hitch tube not allowing the push pins to fully seat properly. This can be seen at 2:19 in the install video. Price was fantastic and it shipped same day, received it just two days later (in Ohio). Thank you! 81758






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank D.05/08/2014

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Excellent hitch, the install is pretty simple although the tow hook bolts required a 2ft breaker bar! For wiring just order the harness and relay kit from the dealer and you are good to go. Great customer service from etrailer as usual. 129545






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry B08/29/2013

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We ordered this product on Sunday and it arrived at our door on Wednesday afternoon. We were pleased with the price also. We have not installed it yet but it looks to be very good quality. Very impressed with the service. Thank you. 97448






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve C05/28/2014

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Hitch arrived when promised. Took me about an hour and a half to put in on my car because I was working alone. It would have been faster if I had someone to help me align and lift it. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. 133120






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray L.01/21/2014

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Took better part of an hour to install, very simple, however, you will likely need an impact drill to remove the existing tow point. Otherwise a very simple install- 114387






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob07/04/2014

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This arrived quickly in great shape. Installation was fairly easy and tok just over an hour to complete. I've used Curt products before and they are high quality. 139155






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob M09/16/2013

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Great product. Etrailer could not get my original order in right away so they offered another one at a lower price that shipped the same day. Easily installed. 100151






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Curtis03/29/2013

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Excellent product , went right on to my 2013 Pathfinder, ETrailer's directions for in stallion were perfect. Shipping was perfect and on time. 73188






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny V.03/31/2013

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Added this hitch to my 2013 Nissa Pathfinder. Installation video and instructions where clear and detailed. Took me about an hour to install. 73561






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Danny V.03/31/2013

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Added this hitch to my 2013 Nissa Pathfinder. Installation video and instructions where clear and detailed. Took me about an hour to install. 73560






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe04/18/2013

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This is the second hitch I have bought from etrailer. Prices are great and installation instructions make it an easy DIY project. 76833






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lynne s01/23/2014

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My order came so quickly I couldn't believe it. I just took the box to the local garage and he charged me $45 to install it. 114570






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael T.06/29/2013

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The hitch was a very easy bolt on job... no sharp edges and well built. The instructions were very easy to follow. 86723






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kamran,Y10/09/2012

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Great product, easy to install. This is my second hitch with this company. I am very satisfied. Thank you. 56836






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John R.07/08/2014

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Product came fast and was the quality that I expected. I would definitly shop here again. 140031






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Eric C07/07/2014

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I haven't installed it yet, but it came quickly and the seller was easy to deal with. 139836






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Yacoob06/21/2013

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The hitch fits the 2013 nissan pathfinder without cutting the fascia. 85460






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Travis J03/11/2014

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Product was a direct fit, no problems at all with installation. 120267






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Garrett03/03/2014

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Hitch arrived fast and was easy to inst all. 118346






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Witold P.04/13/2013

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great product A+ 75852






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marc12/22/2013

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Awesome thanks 110874




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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13126                                            Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?


  • Does the Rear Fascia of a 2013 Infiniti JX35 Need to be Trimmed to Install a Curt Hitch # C13126
  • Yes, you will need to modify the rear bumper of your 2013 Infiniti JX35 to install the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13126. If you check out the installation instructions that I attached for this hitch you will see that the vehicle they use in the instructions is a JX35 like yours and will require the bumper to be modified. The hitch opening will hang right below the bumper, but the majority of the hitch will be out of plain sight.
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  • Is there a Wiring Mounting Bracket on the Curt # C13126 Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
  • Due to the profile of the Curt Class III trailer hitch # C13126, most of the hitch crossbar is recessed under the rear fascia of a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. Therefore this hitch does not include a mounting location for trailer wiring. Since there is limited space on the hitch crossbar, a mounting bracket is not included on the hitch. Additionally, the rear fascia has to be trimmed to complete the installation of this hitch. I have included a photos showing this hitch installed on a 2013...
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  • Options to Install a Brake Controller and Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Infiniti JX35
  • We can provide you with all of the parts that you will need to install a trailer hitch, 7-way trailer connector and a brake controller on your 2013 Infiniti JX35, however none of the items will work with pre-wired circuits or plug-in ports on your vehicle. I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and they have not guarantee that the Plug-In Wiring Adapter, # 3050-P will work on your vehicle. I also spoke with my local Infiniti dealer and they told me that the JX35 does not come with a port under...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Hardware Have to be Torqued to the Specifications in the Instructions
  • The hitch is rated for its given capacity when installed according to the installation instructions and that includes the torque ratings specified in the instructions. If they are too tight you can damage the hitch and vehicle frame. Not tight enough and the hitch could come loose. If you do not have a torque wrench many auto parts stores will loan out tools. I recommend calling around to a few places to see if they have a tool loan program so you can torque down the hitch hardware...
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  • Installing Trailer Connector on 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
  • According to my research, the 2013 Pathfinder should already have a 7-way trailer connector at the rear. If not, look under the vehicle for the trailer wiring. There should be a wire harness with a US car connector on the end, like what's shown in the provided photo. The connector will probably have a protective cap on the end. The harness you found would plug into the trailer connector, part # HM40975. The connector is not a vehicle-specific item, so you'll need to devise a way of...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2014 Infiniti QX60
  • We do have a trailer hitch that is a fit for your 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid. I recommend the CURT Trailer Hitch, part # C13126. This is a Class lll hitch that features a 2 inch receiver opening. If you are planning on towing I recommend our etrailer Ball Mount Kit, part # 989900. This kit includes 2 ball mounts, a 1-7/8 inch ball, a 2 inch ball and the pin and clip as well as a nice bag to carry everything. I have attached a couple of links to some of the products that will work...
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  • What is the Most Hidden Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Infiniti JX35
  • The trailer hitch that will be most hidden on your 2013 Infiniti JX35 is going to be Curt hitch # C13126. The only part of it that will be visible is the receiver and safety chain loops. This hitch also fits the Nissan Pathfinder so I have included a link to a video showing installation and what it will look like when installed. If you will be doing some towing I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2014 Infiniti QX60
  • The Curt hitch # C13126 that you referenced is currently the only option for your 2014 QX60. This is a Class III hitch with a 2-inch receiver opening. We do not at this time have any trailer wiring harness confirmed for your vehicle, though this might occur within the coming months. For you you'll need to go to your dealership for a wiring solution.
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  • Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87625 Dimensions Compared to Curt # C13126
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch to obtain the measurements for the Receiver Hitch, # 87625. The top of the receiver tube sits 13.858 inches lower than the mounting wings. The distance from center to center on the mounting holes closest to the receiver opening is 48.964 inches and 46.965 inches for the holes furthest from the receiver opening. According to my contact at Curt, the Receiver Hitch, # C13126, measures 1.7 inches from the mounting wing to the cross tube and the distance...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack, Trailer Hitch, and Hitch Bike Rack for 2014 Nissan Pathfinder with Spoiler
  • Since your 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has that rear spoiler I do not recommend using the Thule Raceway, # TH9001XT because it would put stress on that spoiler which it is not meant to support. There is only one trunk mount rack I recommend on a vehicle with a spoiler and that is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2. This rack has an additional upper arm piece that moves the top straps up and over that spoiler so no weight is put on it (since the spoiler is not meant to support...
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  • Solution for Carrying Cargo with a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder with a Naked Roof
  • I checked with all of our roof rack manufacturers and they do not list any thing for your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder with a naked roof. I suspect maybe it's because you have a large sunroof or something else that is preventing the roof from being able to carry any weight or install a rack. The best solution for carrying cargo I could recommend would be to install a hitch like the Curt Hitch part # C13126 and then use an enclosed cargo carrier like the Thule Transporter part # TH665C.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Infiniti QX60
  • The 2014 Infiniti QX60 used to be called the JX35 from 2012 to 2013. Now it is the QX60. We do have a trailer hitch that fits the 2014 QX60. It is Curt trailer hitch # C13126. This hitch does also fit the 2013 JX35 and the Nissan Pathfinder. The other hitches for the JX35 are not confirmed to fit the 2014 QX60 so you cannot use # 87625. I have linked a video showing a typical isntallation of this hitch on a Pathfinder. I have also linked the installation instructions for you. If you...
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  • Will the Softride Dura Parallelogram 4 Bike Rack # SR26247 Fit Hitch on 2014 Infiniti QX60
  • The hitch we offer for your 2014 Infiniti QX60 is a high-capacity 2-inch Class III type from Curt, part # C13126, and this is fine for your application with the Softride Dura Parallelogram 4 Bike Rack # SR26247. There is one aspect to its fit that you will want to check ahead of time. That check is a measurement of the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle (typically the bumper cover). This bike carrier provides a minimum of 6-1/2-inches of clearance...
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Nissan Pathfinder Accessories


Complete Towing Package

2013 Nissan Pathfinder


Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" $148.25

etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches - 7,500 lbs $63.96

Retail: $295.74

Package Price:$212.21





Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600 lbs.


Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
5,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
600lbs.


Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C13126 Installation instructions C13126 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Driver side tow hook will need to be removed for hitch installation.No drilling required for installation,Spare tire will need to be lowered or removed temporarily for hitch installation,Minor fascia trimming required for hitch installation,Use only an approved T-One connector or see dealer for trailer towing wiring harness installation information

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2923
2923


1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260


2" hitch ball - 63845


2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847


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

Info for this part was:


Test Fit:
Joe V

Photos by:
Theodore B

Expert Research:
Michael L

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Video Edited:
Joshua S

Test Fit:
Nicholas E

Updated by:
Adele M

Video Edited:
Andrew L

Video by:
Dustin K

Expert Research:
Rachael H

Expert Research:
Jeffrey L

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