Will Installing and Using a Trailer Hitch Affect the Tire Sensors on a 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback

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mazda 3 hatch 2014 hitch curt 11377 or other sugestions does it interfere with the tire sensors?

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Installing a trailer hitch such as Curt trailer hitch # C11377 will not affect the tire sensors. However, depending on what you use the hitch for the extra weight in the hitch could cause an inaccurate reading of the tire sensors but should go back to normal (if it happens at all) once the load is removed from the hitch.

If you want to use the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier and not towing then I recommend going with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24914. The reason is that with the Curt hitch they (Curt) requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for all non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers, per the Curt warranty requirements. Draw-Tite does not have that requirement.

Also, make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. And with a bike rack you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. The BikeWing, # LGA54FR, is a great option. I have linked the Class I compatible 2-bike racks and cargo carriers for you.

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