2008 Dodge Nitro Repair and Maintenance
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2008 Dodge Nitro ProblemsEngine May Not Start at Times
The anti-theft system may cause a no start condition due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) affecting the wireless control module (WCM). There is an updated WCM to correct this issue.
One or more of the power door locks may become inoperative. Our technicians tell us that modifications to the door hardware and door panel may be necessary to correct this issue.
The engine may stall at times due to a software issue with the totally integrated power module (TIPM). Updating the TIPM software should correct this issue.
2008 Dodge Nitro QuestionsWhy do my truck sqeek when its moving or when we get in or out of it? (1 answer)
Unable to locate fuse for cruise control
2008 Dodge Nitro RecallsThe Drive Shaft May Break While Driving
The 4 wheel drive transfer case is protected from the hot exhaust system by a heat shield. This shield can come loose and rub on the drive shaft. Over time, this rubbing could weaken and potentially cause the drive shaft to break, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will add a support bracket to the heat shield to correct this concern.
The parking brake lever clutch drum may not secure the vehicle when the parking brake is thought to be engaged. This may allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will replace the park brake lever assembly. The Chrysler recall number is H28. This recall began on October 27, 2008.