Will Installing a Trailer Hitch Still Allow Hands Free Liftgate to Work on a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

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If I install a hitch on my 2019 Pacifica will I lose the no hands liftgate feature?

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A trailer hitch won't keep the hands free liftgate on your 2019 Chrysler Pacifica from working but it may be a little more difficult for the sensors to pick up the movement from your foot due to the extra material that is blocking it. If you check out the picture that I attached you can see the places that we have found work best with a trailer hitch installed if you use a forward and back kicking motion as opposed to swiping left to right.

If you haven't already decided on a trailer hitch then I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76046 because it is the only 2" trailer hitch that features a hidden crosstube which gives you a really clean look (see attached picture). Since it is a Class III trailer hitch it also allows you to carry many more accessories than a trailer hitch with a lower class rating.

I have attached an installation video of this trailer hitch on a 2018 Pacifica for you to reference. If you let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.

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