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Will Adding a Trailer Hitch to a 2007 to 2011 Nissan Versa Void the Vehicle Warranty

Question:

How come you sell a hitch for the Nissan Versa when Nissan says Do not tow anything with the Versa. If I put this hitch on my Versa, for use only with a bike rack, will it void the Nissan warranty?

asked by: Dan


Expert Reply:

The Nissan Versa is what is considered an economy car. As such it is smaller, gets better fuel economy, and weighs less than other vehicles. But, it was not designed to tow. This could be for any number of reasons such as, the engine was not designed for the strains of towing, or the frame such as it is cannot handle the stress of towing. But if you are carrying a bike rack in the trailer hitch the vehicle is capable of supporting a correct fit rack.

With that being said you will have to consult Nissan or a dealer regarding the specifics of the warranty. There is a sort of gray area where using the hitch for towing probably would void the warranty but using it for a bike rack is not towing so you would have to ask the dealer to make that distinction.

A better solution would be to avoid that whole mess and use a trunk mounted bike rack. We have several options that will fit a 2007 to 2011 Nissan Versa, 4 or 5 door model. First is the KingJoe 2 or KingJoe 3, # Y02619 and # Y02620. I have included installation details for these racks below and a video review.

Next, we have the QuickBack 2 and QuickBack 3, # Y02621, and # Y02622. I have included a link to the installation details for these racks below, along with a video review.

expert reply by: Michael H




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Products Referenced in This Question

Yakima KingJoe 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack


Yakima KingJoe 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

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12 reviews

Y02619

Price:  $139.00

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
2 Bikes
Hanging Rack
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding


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Yakima KingJoe 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack


Yakima KingJoe 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

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12 reviews

Y02620

Price:  $159.00

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
3 Bikes
Hanging Rack
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding


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Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack


Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

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27 reviews

Y02621

Price:  $199.00

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
2 Bikes
Hanging Rack
Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding


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Yakima QuickBack 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack


Yakima QuickBack 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

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27 reviews

Y02622

Price:  $209.00

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
3 Bikes
Hanging Rack
Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding


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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"

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8 reviews

24798

Retail: $259.21

Price:  $169.95

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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