Will Installing a Trailer Hitch Void the Warranty on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500


Hi, I have a 2011 dodge 1500 pickup, and Im just wondering if your hitch will void my warranty, and if it has to be Installed by a dodge dealer


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Installing a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite hitch, # 75662, will not void your warranty on your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson - Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the probĀ­lem in question.

You do not have to take the truck and hitch to a dealer to have it installed. You can install the hitch at home with the proper tools. If you are uncomfortable installing the hitch yourself and would rather have a mechanic do it, you can take it to just about any automotive repair shop for installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation.

If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit, # EBMK4, which comes with a ball mount, interchangeable ball system, a hitch pin and clip. For trailer wiring, use # 119178KIT. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation.

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