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2007 Dodge Nitro Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2007 Dodge Nitro based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.


A coolant leak may be noted from the coolant reservoir. There is a service bulletin to relocate the coolant bottle vent hole to correct this condition.

The courtesy lights and liftgate ajar light may illuminate intermittently. Our technicians tell us that switching the wires at the liftgate ajar switch connector will correct this condition.

The remote start or keyless entry system may not function at times. A service repair kit is available which should correct this condition.

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

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.

The front of the roof rack may begin lifting from the roof. Replacing the adhesive tape at the front of the side rails should correct this concern.

Owners may experience one or more of the following conditions: Transmission shifting issues, torque converter clutch apply issues, fault code P0741 (torque converter clutch performance), and a vehicle surge condition. Our technicians tell us that in most cases these issues may be corrected by updating the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software.

The overhead video screen may not power on, updating the video entertainment system software may be necessary to correct this concern.

The inside and outside rear door handles may stop functioning. Our technicians tell us the repair involves adjusting the door latch adjustment screw.

A chirp noise may be noted from the serpentine belt when the steering wheel is at full lock and the engine is at idle. Our technicians tell us a revised belt tensioner is available to correct this concern.

The automatic transmission my remain in the "default" mode after the engine is running with no fault codes stored. Our technicians tell us the updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will be necessary to correct this concern.

The manual transmission may jump out of first gear. Our technicians tell us that replacing the first gear and 1-2 synchronizer should correct this concern.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0123 and/or P0222 when the vehicle is operated in below freeing temperatures. Our technicians tell us replacing the electronic throttle body and clean air duct should correct this concern.