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Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with Automatic Lift Gates Sensor on a 2018 Nissan Murano

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I am looking at either the Draw-Tite 75952 or Curt C13205 for a 2018 Nissan Murano. Would either of these better than the other when used on a car equipped with an Automatic Lift Gate?

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I have talked to my technical contacts over at Draw-Tite and Curt about trailer hitch # 75952, # C13205, and the automatic lift gate before. Basically, they have not had any complaints about the hitch interfering with the hands-free rear hatch on the 2018 Nissan Murano.

On other vehicles with this feature it is rare that a hitch installation would render that feature inoperable. Usually if there is a problem it is just a reduced area that the sensors can detect so you may have to kick your foot out in a different location than you are used to.

If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

For a trailer wiring harness I recommend # 118660 to add a 4-Way flat to the rear of the vehicle. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of the wiring for you.

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