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.
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Most reported 2008 Dodge Nitro problems
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 remote start or keyless entry system may not function at times. A service repair kit is available which should 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 overhead video screen may not power on, updating the video entertainment system software may 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 inside and outside rear door handles may stop functioning. Our technicians tell us the repair involves adjusting the door latch adjustment screw.
A rattle sound may be heard from the engine with the AC on. This can be caused by not enough clearance between the serpentine belt and the belt tensioner arm stop. Replacing the serpentine belt will commonly correct this problem.
The camshaft position sensor may fail causing intermittent stalling or a no start condition. Our technicians recommend replacing the cam sensor to correct this issue.
The radio sound may mute intermittently and/or the temperature display may display a metric (Celsius) reading when the display indicates English (Fahrenheit). Both of these conditions can be corrected by updating the radio software.
Vehicle owners may experience one or more of the following conditions: Rough idle or idle drop upon gear engagement, torque converter shudder on apply, high cabin temperatures upon start-up due to delayed AC compressor engagement, and illumination of the Check Engine Light due to fault code P1607. Our technicians tell us that updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software may correct these issues.