ElectricEddy
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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:27 pm

soldcake wrote:
I could not find the tow hook


just got a phone call from nissan: There is no tow hook (nor jack) comes with 2016 Leaf SV. "You have to buy it from auto parts shop, preferably Nissan dealer." he told me.

best regards

Throw that on the list of "keep it's when trading in.
Also include the jack if you have one (80's altima) and EVSE pre 15 with the 12AWG cord ( up gradable to 20A)
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DarthPuppy
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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:51 pm

Tow hook sizing seems to be a real pain. I just recently researched that on one of my cars. Apparently, tow hooks use a unique threading (rounded threads, different pitch) than other types of bolts so you don't use substitutes that might not be engineered for that specific load application. IIRC, the spec will likely be Mxx DIN405 (8) where the xx is the metric gauge, DIN405 is the detail specs for the threading and 8 is the number of threads per inch. Not likely to find at Home Depot - need auto parts focus and expect to overpay unless you pull from scrap yard. Should have come with car. Guess they may be cutting more corners these days.

I'd definitely consider retaining on trade in if you are getting a new one if it will fit the new one.

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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:09 pm

Just traded in our leased '14 S for a '17 S with 30kwh pack. The new Leaf did not come with a tow hook. At the salesman's polite insistence, I snagged the tow hook and safety kit from the '14 while I was removing all our personal junk. The safety kit was a dealer incentive for the '14.
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DarthPuppy
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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:05 pm

JohnBike wrote:Just traded in our leased '14 S for a '17 S with 30kwh pack. The new Leaf did not come with a tow hook. At the salesman's polite insistence, I snagged the tow hook and safety kit from the '14 while I was removing all our personal junk. The safety kit was a dealer incentive for the '14.

Cool. Let us know if the '14 hook fits the '17. Earlier in the thread it was theorized that the ones with the 30kwh packs might have a larger diameter for the bolt which would make sense if the car is heavier than the prior versions.

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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Tue May 30, 2017 11:57 pm

Based on my best guess, and attempts to measure the thread by screwing a piece of wood into the socket, I ordered an M24 eyebolt from AcklandsGrainger.com It's a Fabory D444B ST4.6 M24-3X200. Finally, after months on back-order, it has arrived. Amazingly, it fits.

That cost about $26. I need a shackle to adapt to my tow strap hook, but I can find that in any hardware or marine store. :D

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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks! That is good to know a place and part spec that works.

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:16 pm

I have a 2016 30kwh S. I think they replaced the tow hook with a tow-plate (sp?).

When I installed my tow-hitch, I had to remove this:
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It was attached to the body frame, ~8 inches from the right-rear wheel. And it sticks out past the plastic diffuser/underbody-guard.

Looks like it's for pulling the leaf out, after diving into a ditch. Aside from that, no tow hook, nor jack!
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Scaramanga
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Re: Tow hook for 2016 30kWH Leaf

Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 pm

soldcake wrote:
I could not find the tow hook


just got a phone call from nissan: There is no tow hook (nor jack) comes with 2016 Leaf SV. "You have to buy it from auto parts shop, preferably Nissan dealer." he told me.

best regards


I had the same issue in my '14 and my '16, bought two of these Renault tow hooks on eBay and they are a perfect fit, cross matches with the Nissan p/n. Just ignore the manual, for some reason they quit equipping them on 2013 cars and onwards.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/281063380944
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