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Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Sat May 06, 2017 11:59 pm

Did Nissan stop supplying these at some point? I found one in the used 2014 I bought yesterday but there wasn't one in the jack compartment in my 2016 that I bought back in December.

What gives?
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2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
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GerryAZ
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Re: Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Sun May 07, 2017 4:47 am

Yes, it seems that Nissan stopped including them during the 2015 production run. A friend has an early 2015 that came with one while my later production 2015 (manufactured 01/2015) did not include one from the factory.
Gerry
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Scaramanga
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Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
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Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Sun May 07, 2017 6:04 am

Lame. This is likely a liability thing. The 2014 Roadside Assistance manual shows them, how to use them, the 2016 version of the manual disavows their use entirely. Morons. Off to eBay.
2016 SL Premium - Gunmetal Grey, built 2/2016
2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
EVSE: ChargePoint 25 32A Plug-In w/ 18' Cord
ELM 327 / LeafSpy Pro
'06 Sentra Compact Spare / Jack
Renault Tow Hook

2016 Murano SL AWD
VW / Audi / Volvo ex-aficionado

Scaramanga
Posts: 95
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 308884
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Sun May 07, 2017 6:31 am

Here's the p/n, btw, they're available from a UK seller on eBay, even with shipping its half what you'd pay at the dealer.

https://www.nissanpartsdiscounted.com/o ... VsZWN0cmlj
2016 SL Premium - Gunmetal Grey, built 2/2016
2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
EVSE: ChargePoint 25 32A Plug-In w/ 18' Cord
ELM 327 / LeafSpy Pro
'06 Sentra Compact Spare / Jack
Renault Tow Hook

2016 Murano SL AWD
VW / Audi / Volvo ex-aficionado

Scaramanga
Posts: 95
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 308884
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Thu May 18, 2017 9:38 pm

I received this today from an eBay seller in Latvia, the part is a perfect fit on my son's 2014.

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

Tow hook towing eye ring Nissan Infinity Peugeot Citroen Mitsubishi Teana Sentra
2016 SL Premium - Gunmetal Grey, built 2/2016
2014 S w/ QC - Cayenne Red, built 1/2014
EVSE: ChargePoint 25 32A Plug-In w/ 18' Cord
ELM 327 / LeafSpy Pro
'06 Sentra Compact Spare / Jack
Renault Tow Hook

2016 Murano SL AWD
VW / Audi / Volvo ex-aficionado

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