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

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

Item # C11234
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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11234 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11234

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • 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
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty 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.

11234 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C11234 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11234

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

2013 Volkswagen Passat

Nice clean installation with clear easy to follow instructions. This hitch installation is unusual because there isn't any need to fish bolts into obscure locations in the subframe. The crossframe of the hitch is totally hidden from sight and from aerodynamic drag. The only part that shows is the receiver tube and safety chain rings. Installation on the newer Passats requires trimming an added aero panel. My 2017 R-Line has this panel and my wife's 2016 SE has it. My daughter's 2013 TDI does not have it. See enclosed pictures for trim locations. Sorry I did not measure exact dimensions. Mock installing the panel and a sharpie helps to get the trim necessary. All in all this is a great hitch. It installs easily and tows very well indeed.


Product fits to vehicle as described. Video demonstration was superb. I'd recommend fine sanding surface prep before applying the RTV seal. The torque specs of [see installation instructions] ft/lbs and [see installation instructions] ft/lbs seems excessive. Maybe because I also used blue thread locker. But it did torqued and looks great (see photo).


The Hitch and Bones Bike rack work well in supporting a Pedego EBike Securely. Also te rack keeps the bike away from the trunk. Have to be careful when backing up do to the extended rear length. The rack with bike partially blocks the backup video. I am very pleased with the product.

2015 Volkswagen Passat

Easy install. Takes two people and was able to do it without even lifting car. i used a 5" rise and pull a 5x8 trailer with a dirtbike , i feel like i will be able to haul 2 bikes on my new custom trailer. Overall Great product and great Value.


Little bit of work needed to mount to my 13' VW Passat, but thats not the product's fault. Looks great after its installed!


Perfect fit! Took me about 30 minutes to install, very easy installation.


Easy to install. Watch the video carefully. All the needed tricks are in the video. Was definitely one of the easiest install I have done. Very well made product, sturdy, reinforced and out of eye sight.


Product was great, It installed just as the video's I watched said it would. Packaging: The box was beat to death due to the weight of the hitch. The hardware was loose in the box. It was all there, how I don't know because there were large holes in the box. It would have been much better if the hardware bag was taped to the hitch itself. I have used it to pull my kayak trailer and a bicycle rack. Good product.

2015 Volkswagen Passat

The Curt hitch arrived on the date promised. I opened the box took a moment to identify the parts, and laid everything out for the install. The video showed exactly what I needed to do. The only thing I purchased was silicone sealant for the trunk. I wanted a hitch to use my bicycle rack. The local trailer store wanted 400.00. I saved almost 300 dollars and it was a fairly simple job

Jim C.


Works great after one year, everything looks good!


No hassle and very quick delivery.

2019 Volkswagen Passat

First of all if you buy this product, be sure to reinforce the welds on the bumper brackets supplied, the nuts are barely tack welded on and snap off easily. Secondly this kit does not come with the pin. Lastly the bolts that go up to the brackets above the bumper beam should be at least a half inch longer, they are not the right size.

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Tyler M.


I reached out to my contact at Curt, and they said it sounds like the brackets with the weld nuts may need to be flipped over in order for the bolt to install properly. I also asked them about the weld nuts snapping, and they confirmed this is not an issue they have seen before. My contact suggested to make sure to tighten the bolts proportionally in order to minimize the tension placed on the first weld nut.

2013 Volkswagen Passat

I installed this hitch with the help of one other person on my 2013 VW Passat. Instructions were crystal clear and there were zero issues during the install. The hitch has been used for the better part of a year now and has been an excellent addition to our vehicle. We use the hitch for a bike carrier and for towing a light weight trailer carrying camping equipment. Very satisfied.


I own a 2012 VW Passat. The hitch works great but it sits too low to the ground. Once I have 2 fat tire bikes on my Thule rack, or two heavier people in the back seats without bikes, the hitch will drag on the ground if there is ANY incline. Now when I load the bikes on I have to pull the car onto the street so that I dont drag and dig into my asphalt. Wish they would have come up with a better design. The hitch itself works great and I have no complaints.

2015 Volkswagen Passat

Both the trailer hitch and wiring harness have worked flawlessly for the past year. I have towed a loaded trailer along the East Coast through extreme environmental conditions ranging from; high heat, heavy rain and snow, dust and sand without any resulting problems. It is comforting to know that the rear trailer lights are working while towing a high-end motor vehicle through a heavy storm when visibility is poor.

Volkswagen Passat

Hitch has worked well, the only concern was the washers supplied would not fit in the contours of the wheel well in the trunk. I had to cut them AND slide the hitch as far to the rear as possible. The extra weight that far in the rear diminishes the ability of the Passat to track. However, I would still use the same hitch again soley because of the welded backing nuts which make the installation go smooth.


Hitch ball and hitch for my 2018 Passat GT works great and etrailer customer service was awesome asI had selected the incorrect ball but they made it right by shipping me a replacement right away and with no additional shipping costs. you can see the hitch installation video

Volkswagen Passat

The Curt Trailer hitch is an excellent product. It is very simple to use, requiring only one screw, washer, and special key set to assemble. It supports my Thule Vertex Bike carrier very well, even at speeds of 80 mph. I have not heard any creaking in my usage. Overall, I would recommend this to any customer with a B7 VW Passat, as it has a perfect snug fit, easy installation, and solid carrying capacity.


With all the craziness these days I originally had delayed issues with shipping but then I picked up the phone and called etrailer and had the privilege of speaking with Molly. She was EXTREMELY helpful and explained the situation and made some suggestions on how to remedy the delayed shipping. My trailer hitch receiver arrived today, a day earlier than what was discussed. Molly's professionalism and understanding will bring me back to etrailer for future purchases. Thank you MollY!!!

2017 Volkswagen Passat

Product is HIGH quality. Installed on a 2017 VW Passat SE. Two comments regarding install, apart from instructions that came with hitch. My SE has the light package. I do not know if what we discovered under the fascia trim just to the right of the exhaust is exclusive to the SE or not. There was an electrical junction box with a number of plugs attached. This was screwed into the fascia. This box had to be unscrewed from the fascia and relocated without screw attachment once the hitch was installed. There simply was not room to reattach the junction box after hitch install. (See photo)

Also, the underbody trim cover that runs from the fascia to just north of the spare tire well had to be trimmed differently than what previous installers have suggested. Note attached photo.

I fall into the novice installer group. 60 mins. is a pipe dream. The etrailer folks provide directions from Curt. If you are like me, you do not have a torque wrench, a dremel or rotary tool to attach a cut-off wheel, or T-15 & T-25 torxbit sockets. Things to know: You can rent (free of charge) a torque wrench from [local Auto Parts store]. For the dremel, I used a hacksaw blade in a simple handle that can be purchased at Home Depot. The torxbit sockets puzzled me. Don't spend the money on them if you don't already have them. Use a star bit inserted into compatible screwdriver handle.


I use this hitch for my Yakima bike rack. It’s great carrying what I need without having to buy a bigger car!


This hitch has worked out very well. I only towed a small trailer once but I use it regularly with my bike rack. I like thats its mostly hidden, so it looks good. My only suggestion for this sight would be to include some instructions on cutting the lower bumper trim. I cut my fairly rough but its 99% hidden so not a huge deal.

2015 Volkswagen Passat

Easy to install, their video showing how to install it was great!

T. P.


Excellent no issues whatsoever!

2014 Volkswagen Passat

Quick and easy install for two people. Sturdy and quality material. Only took about 35 minutes to install.

2015 Volkswagen Passat

Fast Delivery. The directions were easy to follow. Everything went together beautifully. The vehicle itself is a little low for a hitch but other than rubbing the ground as I leave my driveway I don't have any problems with the hitch or the wiring harness.

Volkswagen Passat

I purchased two (2) 1-1/4" Curt hitches for both my wife's car (Chevy Cruze) and mine (VW Passat). They were both easy to install and the instructions were on the mark. Both took a bit longer to install than the video stated it would, but that was expected.

Both Curt hitch assemblies were in stock and shipped promptly.

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  • Install Video for Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat Gas Model
    The install video that I attached shows the Curt hitch part # C11234 being installed on a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. This hitch will install in the exact same manner on your 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The two vehicle chassis are the exact same.
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 VW Passat Diesel
    As long as your 2013 Volkswagen Passat diesel is a sedan the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11234 will work well for you. Check out the installation instructions I attached. If you plan on carrying any non-supported loads like a bike rack or a cargo carrier I would recommend you also get a Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050 to help prevent undue strain on the hitch. Check out the installation video I attached for this product to get an idea on how this product works.
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11234 Fit 2012 Volkswagen Passat
    Yes, the Curt hitch part # C11234 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Volkswagen Passat with a 3.5 liter. The install video you mentioned is attached to this page and shows the same process for your Passat.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Block Trunk Release Sensor on 2018 VW Passat SE with Technology Package
    All trailer hitch options that are a fit for your 2018 VW Passat SE with the Technology Package will interfere with the Hands-free Easy Open Trunk option and functionality may be very limited or possibly lost. We had a customer come back and tell us that the Curt hitch you referenced, part # C11234, is going to block the trunk release sensor on your vehicle. If that's something you are okay with this hitch will work for your car.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Definitely Fit 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT
    I checked with the manufacturer and can confirm for you that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11234 definitely fits a 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT. So it will fit your Passat GT, though our returns policy is that if we make an error, you will not be charged any type of fee. I have added a link to a video install for you to check out as well of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11234.
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  • Recommendation for a Receiver Hitch to Fit a 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    I found a hitch that will work for your 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI. The Draw-Tite Class I Receiver Hitch, # 24880, is the hitch that I recommend for you vehicle. The Draw-Tite hitch is custom-fit for your 2014 Volkswagen and will install to the frame of your Passat with using existing holes. No frame drilling will be required with this Draw-Tite hitch. The Draw-Tite hitch has a 200 lbs tongue rating and has the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you are looking for a hitch accessory, like...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Harness Availability for 2013 Volkswagen Passat
    All hitches offered for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat are light-duty Class I types with a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening. A Class I hitch can be used with a 2-bike carrier or for light towing provided that your particular Passat is rated by the manufacturer for towing a trailer. I was not able to verify a tow rating for the 2013 Passat Sedan so I suggest you refer to your owner's manual or your local dealership to confirm the vehicle's capabilities before attempting to tow. The link provided...
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  • My Accessory Is Hard To Insert Into A 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver Solution
    Any 1-1/4 inch hitch accessory will fit in a 1-1/4 hitch receiver # C11234. The difference in measurements may have something to do with the powder coated finish. Some manufactures have thicker coatings than others. If the accessory will not fit in your hitch, do not modify the accessory. I would just take some of the powder coating off the inside of the receiver.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch # C11234 Mount Fit a 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    Curt trailer hitch # C11234 is listed as a fit for the 2014 Passat TDI with the 2.0 liter motor. I have linked a video showing installation and a link to the instructions. It is possible that the extra tank on the diesel may make installation a little more difficult if it is in the way. Take a look at the instructions and video then compare them to the underside of your car to determine if there will be any issues.
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  • Recommended Curt Trailer Hitch for 2014 VW Passat 1.8 Turbo
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and while the two hitches certainly differ in their design, both the Curt # C11234 and the # C11232 are confirmed to fit your 2014 VW Passat 1.8 Turbo model. He did say that the # C11234 will be the better option for your particular vehicle as it will allow for a bit of an easier install. It also provides a nice hidden design on your vehicle where only the receiver will be visible. I have attached the written installation instructions that you can also...
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  • 2015 VW Passat 1.8T Limited Trailer Hitch Recommendation
    I checked with Curt and when I put in your vehicle info of 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Limited they recommended the hitch part # C11234 that you referenced so that would be the hitch I would recommend for you as well.
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch for 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI 2.0L I4 is actually part # C11234, not part # C11232 which is for the 1.8L I4
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    The Curt hitch part # C11234 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for the TDI models of the 2013 Volkswagen Passat and does not have any exclusions for manual transmission models so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Removing Clips to Take Fascia Off of 2017 Volkswagen Passat to Install Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Removing the clips can be pretty difficult. The easiest way to remove the clips is to use a trim pad remover # ALL648544. You also may be able to use a flat head screw driver but this would create a higher rise for damaging the clips.
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  • Picture Request for a Hitch Installed on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
    We have not had the chance to install a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24880 on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI so we do not have any pictures yet of this hitch installed. However, Curt has a hitch for this vehicle that is very similar and there are pictures of this hitch installed in the installation instructions that I attached for you to check out.
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  • Available Trailer Hitch to Fit a 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line
    We have a hitch that is confirmed to fit for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line, but the Draw-Tite Hitch # 24880 is not confirmed to fit this model Passat. Curt shows the Curt Trailer Hitch Class I, # C11234, as a conformed fit for the VW Passat R-Line. This hitch is a Class I hitch with the 1-1/4 receiver opening. The hitch has a maximum tongue weight rating of 200 lbs. Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps,...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch 11234 on a 2013 Volkswagen Passat Diesel
    For a 2013 VW Passat sedan diesel, there is no drilling required to install Curt trailer hitch # C11234. I have included a link to the installation instructions so you can see what installation entails. There is some trimming required on an underbody panel and this is covered in the instructions as well. This hitch comes with the appropriate ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. For a 1-7/8 inch ball, use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. For trailer wiring you can use # C56201KIT. I have...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L and Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack
    First, since you want to use a hitch for a bike rack I recommend avoiding the Curt hitch because it has a special requirement when using the hitch with a bike rack. Per the Curt warranty requirements you would have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using a bike rack or cargo carrier. On the Sherpa there is no good place to attach the strap. I recommend the Draw-Tite hitch # 24880 which is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8. This hitch does not have a strap requirement. Regarding...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 VW Passat GT
    I do have a great option for you, however the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7317 that you referenced is not confirmed to fit the GT model of your 2018 VW Passat. We have reached out to Curt though in the past and were able to verify that their Class I Trailer Hitch # C11234 will fit this vehicle perfectly. Like the EcoHitch model you were looking at, this hitch features a nice hidden-crosstube design that allows only the receiver to be visible behind the VW (see attached images). The...
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  • Hitch Recommendation For 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Model
    I do have a great option for the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT but the Eco-Hitch part # 306-X7317 is not a fit at this time. I contacted Curt and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11234 is a fit for the GT model. It is also a concealed cross tube design much like the Eco-Hitch design. The only difference is the Curt hitch is a 1-1/4" and the Eco-Hitch is 2" so the weight capacity is lower. The Curt hitch can handle 200 lb tongue weight but that is enough to carry a bike rack or cargo...
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  • Is Stabilizer Strap Really Required when Using Trailer Hitch on 2014 Volkswagen Passat
    The stabilizer strap like part # 18050 is required by Curt on their lighter duty trailer hitches like the # C11234 you referenced when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a video that shows exactly how it is used typically. Since I personally wouldn't want to mess with using the strap I would recommend you go with the Draw Tite hitch part # 24880 instead as it does not have this requirement. These hitches are pretty simple to install. A DIYer like yourself would...
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  • Recommended Hitch With Minimal Fascia Trimming for 2012 VW Passat
    There are two available Class I hitches for a VW Passat, the Curt # C11234 and the Draw-Tite # 24880. Both hitches will require that the underbody panel be trimmed to about the same degree, but the good news is that the trimmed portion is not visible from the rear of the vehicle. If you look at the diagrams I edited for you, you can see the amount of trimming required for each hitch, plus a photo showing the Curt hitch installed on a vehicle. The Draw-Tite would look almost identical once...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Volkswagen Passat with Hands-Free Trunk Release Feature
    Unfortunately, the trunk release feature uses a control box that would interfere with the Curt # C11234 and Draw-Tite # 24880 hitches being installed so there is a physical difference in the vehicle that prevents the hitches from fitting vehicles equipped with the hands-free trunk release feature. This being said, because of the different way the hitch fits, the EcoHitch # 306-X7317 WILL fit, and in many cases will not interfere with the hands-free trunk release feature according to EcoHitch....
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  • Choosing Trailer Hitch for 2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg
    The three trailer hitches that fit your 2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg are the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11234, Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24880 and EcoHitch Trailer Hitch # 306-X7317. Both the Draw-Tite and the Curt install on your Passat's frame rail underneath the car, while the EcoHitch installs behind the bumper fascia. There is no structural difference between the hitches or how they install, but there are a couple of advantages to the EcoHitch, which is the hitch I recommend for you. The...
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