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


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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