Originally Posted by kysunseekermbs
Update. I just got a message from my friend who bought an identical one to ours built around first of year.
He was pulled over for no rear lights last night while 1000 miles from home - Curt controller strikes again.
I see 3-4 items that can potentially cause problems. The Curt, the 4-pin and 6-pin plugs, and whatever that pair of gold and black things are bolted to the plate. I have not taken mine off yet to figure out what they are.
This is a problem that can potentially affect any of us. Why in the world FR would put it where they did is beyond me. It had to be a result of convenience. It will
get wet, it could
fail. I don't really think Curt is responsible for this one. I installed a CURT controller into my Nissan Murano for trailer lights/brakes, and I would not ever consider putting it UNDERNEATH the vehicle - I found a location inside, in a protected area.
It looks like another project. Lets hope FR moves this thing for future owners.
Deal with it now, or troubleshoot it on the side of the freeway...