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Factory hitch compatibility

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Does anyone know if the factory hitch used on the 2015 Outback is compatible with the 2018 (or even 2017)? My vehicle was just totaled due to flooding. I was told I could take the factory hitch off the vehicle by the insurance company (just not the wiring harness due to saltwater intrusion). I hate to see it go to waste as it is in excellent condition and costs a bit of money for the factory hitch. Thanks...
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I noticed that on most aftermarket hitches. I called the Subaru dealership and they said it would not work. The tech bulletin shows different part numbers, but the directions are almost identical. Might just take it off anyway and see what happens.
I uninstalled the old wiring harness and kept that. I went to uninstall the old hitch and realized that it is not compatible with the 2018. Different mounting set up. I had both cars side by side and could see the differences. Glad I did not do all that work for nothing. Instead I just ordered a 1 1/4 curt hitch.
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