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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C13126



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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.


  • 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • 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. 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 III - 2"

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Curt
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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:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Marc12/22/2013

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Awesome thanks 110874

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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: 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: 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: 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: Witold P.04/13/2013

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great product A+ 75852

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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

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 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 to where
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  • 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 Nissan
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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 attaching
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Nissan Pathfinder Accessories

Complete Towing Package

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" $154.22 Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches - 7,500 lbs $63.00

Retail: $295.73

Package Price:$217.22

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):

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

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 19287

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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

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