Car problem reports
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Most reported 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 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.
The inside and outside rear door handles may stop functioning. Our technicians tell us the repair involves adjusting the door latch adjustment screw.
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.
The overhead video screen may not power on, updating the video entertainment system software may be necessary to correct this concern.
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.
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.
Vehicles may exhibit steering and/or suspension issues, mostly noticed at freeway speeds while changing lanes. Our technicians tell us that suspension neutralization can correct these issues. Suspension neutralization consists of loosing all suspension components, bouncing the vehicle numerous time to let the components settle, and then re-torquing all fasteners to specifications.
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.
A ringing sound may be noted when shifting from drive to reverse or reverse to drive. Our technicians tell us that replacing the transmission output flange and applying a special substance to the transmission output shaft splines should correct this issue.
Vehicle owners my experience one or more of the following conditions: Momentary sag or shift bump when the transmission downshifts, and rough idle or idle drop upon gear engagement after cold start. Our technicians tell us that updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software may correct these issues.