Scaramanga
Posts: 111
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Dec 2016
Leaf Number: 308884
Location: Tacoma, WA

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?
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

GerryAZ
Gold Member
Posts: 1463
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

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
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

Scaramanga
Posts: 111
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 6:04 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: 111
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: 111
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

CWO4Mann
Gold Member
Posts: 429
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:12 am
Delivery Date: 11 Dec 2011
Leaf Number: 1567
Location: Brentwood, TN
Contact: Facebook

Re: Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:38 pm

Scaramanga wrote: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


Yep mine is missing also. 2012 Leaf purchased 12/2011.
I was planning to pull out some shrubs today using the towing eye and chain. I ordered one from the eBay guy.

I called the local stealer and the parts bubba said "huh? Not seeing that on my screen and never heard of it"
Okey Dokey Artichokie or as they say in Persia, "Fahi ma Fahí"
Ira est potens et pertinax.
Study History - Know the Future
N4CVX; ex-VP2EHF; ex-DA1BB; ex-KR6DEM
2012 SL Glacier Pearl VIN: 1567 Delivered 12-11-2011
Cool Springs Nissan, Franklin, TN

Scaramanga
Posts: 111
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

Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:37 am

Exactly! The part was there prior to 2013 but was deleted. I didn't want to be without it, so I bought them for my 2016 and 2014 (kids car), the one I linked to on eBay fits perfectly and was like 1/2 the price of the dealer part. I got myself a spare too, and a jack... :D
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

powersurge
Posts: 753
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Missing Towing Eye / Found Towing Eye

Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:08 am

CWO4Mann wrote:
Scaramanga wrote:
I called the local stealer and the parts bubba said "huh? Not seeing that on my screen and never heard of it"
"


Somehow I don't think you would get too far pulling anything more than daisies out of the ground with a Leaf...

Return to “New Members & Newbie Questions”