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Will Installing a Trailer Hitch and Wiring Void the Warranty on a 2010 Kia Forte

Question:

Would having this hitch on my car affect the warranty?

asked by: Ted P


Expert Reply:

Installing a trailer hitch will not void the warranty on your 2010 Kia Forte. There is a federal law that states in part that unless the installed item is directly responsible for a failure then the warranty cannot be voided.

With that said, the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 11019, is specifically designed for the Koup model Kia Forte. I have included a link to the installation instructions below. This hitch comes with a ball mount, hitch pin and clip. All you would need for towing is a ball, like # 19258, and trailer wiring Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness, # 119179KIT. i have included a link to the installation details below.

If you have a sedan, you would need a different hitch, like Draw-Tite # 24846.

All of the available hitches for the Kia Forte are Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitches. This means they have a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds and a gross trailer weight capacity of 2,000 pounds. Check your owners manual for the towing capacities of your Forte.

expert reply by: Michael H


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Products Referenced in This Question

Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit - Includes Testers


Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness and Hardwire Kit - Includes Testers


61 reviews

119179KIT

Retail:$69.90

Price:$62.91

Product Summary:

Trailer Connectors

Vehicle End Connector

Product Specs:

Plug and Lead

4 Flat


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Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank, 3,500 lbs GTW - Chrome


Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Short Shank, 3,500 lbs GTW - Chrome


177 reviews

19258

Retail:$8.58

Price:$6.99

Product Summary:

Hitch Ball

Standard Ball

3500 lbs GTW
Class II

Chrome

Product Specs:

1-9/16 Inch Shank Length

2 Inch Diameter Ball

3/4 Inch Diameter Shank


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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


3164 reviews

24846

Retail:$221.41

Price:$137.95

Product Summary:

Custom Fit Hitch

Class I

Visible Cross Tube

200 lbs TW

2000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

1-1/4 Inch Hitch


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Product Page this Question was Asked From

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


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

C11019

Retail:$286.26

Price:$165.95

Product Summary:

Custom Fit Hitch

Class I

Visible Cross Tube

200 lbs TW

2000 lbs GTW

Product Specs:

1-1/4 Inch Hitch


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