Adding Hitch to Lease

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suv

#1

Hi,

Just leased a Murano and would like to add an aftermarket hitch for a bike rack (the OEM version won’t fit my rack without an adapter and costs a lot more). It bolts right to the frame so I don’t see how there would be any problems, but it’s also my first lease so I’m not sure how picky they might be about add-ons. Thanks!

And thanks to this forum, I think I got a pretty good deal and felt pretty prepared going in.


#2

They probably won’t mind, but if anything, just take it off and resell it before you turn the car back in.


#3

Thanks. Yeah, I kind of figured that’s what I might do. Technically, the lease has a clause about not adding anything to the vehicle but I’m thinking that’s more for tuning/modification type stuff, not a bolt-on hitch. Would just hate to show up for my free oil change and have someone whine about it. But I guess it’s unlikely the service folks will even know that it’s a lease.


#4

I don’t think the service department cares.
like @Jon said, take it off before you do the lease-end inspection.
Make sure that it can be installed without damaging other parts of the vehicle.