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Newest reported 2008 Dodge Nitro problems

 

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

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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.


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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.

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Owners may encounter a shudder condition on torque converter apply and/or delayed engagement of the AC compressor after start-up. Our technicians tell us that both of these conditions may be corrected by updating the powertrain control module (PCM)software.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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.

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A weak or dead battery may be caused by the radio not powering down correctly. If the backlight is flickering every 20 seconds that would confirm the fault and the radio would need to be replaced.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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