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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"

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  • Curt
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11234

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


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • 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



etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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



C11234 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11234 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L Turbo models

2012 - 2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI and 3.6L models

2012 - 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L models

2016 - 2018 Volkswagen Passat R-Line models

2016 - 2018 Volkswagen Passat S models

2016 - 2018 Volkswagen Passat SE models - excluding Technology Pkg

2019 - 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg




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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Volkswagen Passat - Curt

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt Class One Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11234. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed. As you can see, the cross tube is completely hidden behind the bumper. It's nice and tucked in. Back behind the edge of the bumper, you're not going to have to worry about hitting your legs on it.It's going to be a class one. It's going to be an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter.

The hitch pin hole's going to be a half inch in diameter. It has nice loop style safety chain rings. Gives you plenty of room for different sized hooks. Collar is going to be reinforced. Gives you extra stability.

You're going to have a 200 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube. You're going to have a 2,000 pound max trailer weight, which is going to be your trailer plus your load included. Now, I do recommend checking your owner's manual to make sure that your vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're going to want to pick the lowest number between your hitch and your vehicle.Now, Curt does recommend the use of stabilization straps for any non-trailer loads. Now, we will give you a couple measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper will be about 3 inches. From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube will be about 12 inches. Now, it's a good idea to get a raised shank for better ground clearance.Now, let's show you how to get this installed. First thing we need to do to start our installation is we're going to remove these three torques head screws along the bottom of the fascia. We're going to be using a T815 torque bit.

Now you're going to want to take out this little plate and this is what secures the bottom of your fascia to the bracket. Now with this center one, we're just going to take a screwdriver and just give a little pressure on it.Next, we're going to remove our cargo mat. Next, we're going to remove our spare tire and our jack. Now what we want to do is we want to remove these two rear most plugs. So we're going to take a screwdriver, flathead screwdriver. You can just get one side loose, grab a pair of pliers and just go around and gently pry up so we get the plug out. We're going to do that with this one also.Next, I'm going to take some Lock Tite R2V gasket sealer. I'm going to put it right around this top edge here. What this is going to do is it's going to keep water and moisture from getting inside our trunk area. Next, we're going to take our two plates that come in our hardware kit and we're going to place them over top of the holes.Next thing, we're going to take our two carriage bolts that come in our kit and we're going to drop them down through the holes like that. The next thing we need to do is find the center of the vehicle so we can trim a little bit off the bottom of the fascia. What I did is I found an old nut laying around the shop and some string. What I did is I tied it to our trunk latch right here in the center. So we'll go ahead and drop that down per the instructions and we're going to mark out our spot that we're going to be needing to trim.Next thing we're going to do is we're going to take a retool and we're going to cut this out. Now we're going to be cutting all the way down to this edge. Next thing we're going to do is we're going to take this large bracket here. You want to make sure the flat end is facing down and if you look right up here, we're going to take it, we're going to put it up on top of the frame. It's going to sit like this. All we're going to do is we're just going to leave it sitting right there for right now.So now with an extra set of hands, we're just going to pull back our fascia and slide our hitch. Next thing we're going to do is we're going to take our phalange nuts, we're going to put it on the bottom bolts that are coming through our truck pan. Next we're going to take our long bolt mechanical tooth washer and we want to make sure the teeth of the washer are facing up and we're going to run this through the bottom of our hitch, up to the bracket that we had set on top the frame, tighten everything up. We're going to be using a 3/4 inch socket. So now what I'm going to do is you can see that I removed these two once I got my other hardware in place. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take a little bit of silicone sealant. I'm going to put it around the nut here to help keep the elements out and possibly getting inside the trunk and tighten everything down. I'll be using a 3/4 inch socket. We'll torque everything down to the specifications and the instructions, and we're going to repeat that process in all remaining hardware.Once we have everything torqued down, we can put our fasteners back into place on the bottom of our fascia. Next we can replace everything in our trunk starting with our spare tire.That'll do it for the Curt Class One Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11234, on our 2015 Volkswagen Passat.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (66 Customer Reviews)

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

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no problem, excellent product 577672



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Easy installation! Works great! 201943


Comments

Still loving.

Theresa - 06/18/2016

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2018 Volkswagen Passat

Shipping container was dented and part of jack sticking outside of box. No damage to hitch or parts, but I was worried. Two washer and bolts that go in spare tire well are an issue. Only one I could bolt down to torque. The driver side bolt, washer just spun as you tried to tighten. Your time estimate to install is way too short. The only way you can hit those times is with power tools, pre-set up and laid out. I would double the amount of time you quote to install. Cutting the bumper fascia is scary on a new car. I wish you could provide a template for each model year? Once hitch was installed it's a great look on my 2018 VW passat. I'm very pleased with Curt products and fit on this sedan is nice. 542137



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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 391103


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Works great after one year, everything looks good!

Jim C - 06/09/2018

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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. 334401



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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. 666477



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great after market product. easy to ins tall. 651508



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2012 Volkswagen Passat

Took me 30 min to install, piece of cake really... 649978



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Works great, installed easily! 635049



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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. 607385



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Exact same hitch I bought for my last car. I found the performance of the hitch on my old car to be excellent. Only issue I had with the hitch itself was that the finish didn't hold up. the receiver tube and flange were quit rusty when I sold the car which was 3 years after it was installed. 576095



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

Fit great thanks 540333



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2017 Volkswagen Passat

Product worked and was installed as shown in the installation Videos. I am very pleased. 516294



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

super easy to install on my 2015 TDI passat, the video was very helpful, was done in 45mins or about 2 beers drank : ) 512301



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2012 Volkswagen Passat

Easy installation. Instructions were e xcellent. 499412



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

Awesome product. Built great and sturdy....but the best part is it being so easy to install. Keep up the great work Etrailer! 492512



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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. 484371



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Installed as described and functions pe rfectly. 465965


Comments

Still great.

Creighton - 01/09/2019

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I would have preferred a larger hitch mount. Like a 2” 464588



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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. 461359



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great product, great fitment 448389



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Great quality from Curt. But etrailer pricing is amazing! Awesome customer service staff. 446607



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

Hitch was as easy to install as dropping a catfish into a muddy bucket. When I hootched it up to my boat trailer, it pulled it real good. 439408



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2017 Volkswagen Passat

Robust construction, difficult to bolt to R-Line model, but can be done. Had to have an extra hand to get one side bolted over vehicle frame. Good instructions. 414059



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This is a very good product ,easy to install and works great. 405423



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A little more time to install, than sta ted. 394158



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So far it's been great! My shop has sent numerous customers to your site to purchase hitches. Keep it up. And thanks!!! 389803



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

I have had this product for about 1 year and overall have been very pleased. Installation was easy (the video really helped), and all the comments feel really solid and well built. I have had no issues towing my trailer with my Passat. 386749



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

Great instruction, fit, and finish. 385799



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

Installation was a little tricky, getting the bolts to line up with the plates, but the trimming of the fascia was easier than I expected. All in all took me about an hour to do by myself in my garage. Feels really solid, and seems to be really secure with my Kuat rack attached. Would recommend! 384347



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Best price, fast free delivery. Good looking hitch. 381854



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

RECEIVED HITCH IN PERFECT CONDITION, ITEM WAS PACKAGED QUITE WELL. INSTALLED HITCH ON MY WIFES 2014 VW PASSAT. INSTALLATION WAS QUICK AND EASY. FROM START TO FINISH INSTALLATION TIME TOOK ABOUT 45 MINUTES. POINT OF INFO, INTALLATION WAS DONE BY MYSELF WITH CAR SITTING ON THE PAVEMENT, WAS NOT JACKED UP. INSTALL WAS A BREEZE, I DIDN'T RUSH MYSELF EITHER. THIS WAS A WELL MADE AND THOUGHT PRODUCT. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG IF YOU NEED A RECEIVER FOR A SECOND VEHICLE FOR WEIGHT OF 2000 LBS. GREAT PRODUCT 371243



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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. 367670



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

I love my trailer hitch. It is on a Passat sedan and I use it for my Thule bike rack. Works great! 363125



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

This is my 2d trailer hitch from e-trailer. Lots of information on the website with pictures and videos of bike racks and hitches for specific cars. Shipping was fast with tracking #, installation was very easy , car looks good with hitch installed. 358069



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The hitch conceals well and is under the bumper enough that it won't be accidentally kick when walking by unless the ball mount is left in place. The finish seems to be holding up well and is not rusting, but it's only been through two MI winters thus far. The install was fairly simple with only minor cutting needed. 358049



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

Great service, price and products. 347604



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

Product install went ok, instructions were good. It is definitely a two-person job, especially on a sedan. 343636



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

This is the second trailer hitch and tail light converter / wiring system I have ordered from etrailer.com and I am happy to say that everything arrived in perfect condition having been packaged very well. This is a very well constructed hitch with a high quality finish coating. Quality products and installation resources make the this an easy self installation project. I appreciate great products and service with no surprises, Thanks again. 344388



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

perfect fit, very pleased 335625



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2012 Volkswagen Passat

This hitch has been a great addition to my Passat. It allows me to set my bike rack quickly and easily. 311652



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2012 Volkswagen Passat

Good hitch. OK install. Unfortunately car was totalled in June. Hardly got to use it? 310553



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Volkswagen Passat

E Trailer supplied a complete hitch kit for my VW Passat. It was so easy to install I did it myself in about an hour. Highest rating review for this product and this company. 297947



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Great hitch. Installation went well. Having a lift really helps 286422



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works great - little difficult to insta ll. 284353



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2014 Volkswagen Passat

So far so good. Easy install , towed 14 foot boat 3000 miles round trip to Florida keys no problems 282265



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Easy to install after reviewing video. Spacer does not fit flat to floor of tire well but seemed to bend into place nicely after tightening down. 281371



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2012 Volkswagen Passat

Installed in 2 hours in my driveway. I have a good set of tools and that made the difference because you need a torque wrench. Overall, it was exactly what I wanted, made in the USA and good quality. 279993



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

Good product...easy to install thanks to the video supplied on your website! 269420



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2015 Volkswagen Passat

Bought the hitch for my 2015 VW Passat. The hitch works, but there is one Major problem with it. It hangs way to far below my bumper, robbing it of precious ground clearance. Can't even pull straight in to my driveway without scraping it. Currently looking for something better to replace it with. 265408


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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8L and Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack
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  • Recommendations to Carry 2 Bikes with a 2017 Volkswagen Passat
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt to see why their trailer hitch # C11234, or any other hitch for that matter, is not compatible with the Technology Package on your 2017 Volkswagen Passat and he said that there is a big pad of sensors in the bumper that are in the way. It isn't the sensors for opening the rear hatch with your foot though. Because of this there are no trailer hitch options for the Technology Package. Although there are no trailer hitch fits for your Passat with the Tech...
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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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  • Class I trailer hitches like # 24880 can only support 2 bikes even if the rack can hold more. The issue is not the weight of the bikes but how far the weight is from the receiver. A third or more bikes on a Class I hitch puts too much stress on the hitch and can result in loss of hitch and damage to the vehicle. It is like using a long bar to loosen a lug nut when changing a tire. The Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02458, can fit a Class I trailer hitch but it would be limited to carrying 2 bikes...
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  • Recommendation for a Receiver Hitch to Fit a 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch 11234 on a 2013 Volkswagen Passat Diesel
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2013 VW Passat TDI SE
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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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  • 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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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver to Carry Bike Rack on 2012 VW Jetta
  • Although none of our hitch manufacturers offer a 2 inch receiver that would work with a VW Passat, I do have an option for you. I would agree with wanting to avoid using an adapter. Using an adapter would lower the 200 lb tongue weight cacpcity of the hitch by half to 100 lbs. THis would mean that the weight of the racks and the bikes paced upon it could not exceed 100 lbs. Also, Yakima states in the instructions for most of their bike racks that they do not recommend using a hitch adapter. Rather...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L Diesel
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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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  • Options for Carrying Three Bikes with 2013 VW Passat
  • All the hitches offered for your Passat are Class I hitches. As you were told, the hitch and the bike rack manufacturers agree that vehicles carrying bikes using a rack mounted in a Class I hitch should NOT carry more than two bikes. However, all is not lost. You still have some options. You could install a hitch like the Draw-Tite Class I, part # 24880 and a Class I compatible bike rack like the Swagman # S63360. You could carry the remaining bike on the roof using a roof rack and a...
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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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  • 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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