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Dodge Nitro Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 8 Dodge Nitro recalls between 2007 and 2011. Learn if your Dodge Nitro is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 2, 2013

The active head restraints may not deploy as expected during a rear impact collision.

Chrysler will notify owners of affected models beginning in August of 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N38.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 3, 2013

The drive shaft may break while driving. If this were to occur, the vehicle could no longer move under its own power. Additionally, the impact at the transfer case if the drive shaft were to break could cause the airbags to deploy.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles during May 2013. If you notice any abnormal noise from or vibration from under the vehicle, or if you don't receive recall notification after the notification date, please contact your dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N10.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 7, 2011

Steering capability may be lost due to a missing or incorrectly installed steering column pivot rivet. Loss of steering capability increases the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall. Steering ability could be lost without warning. Please contact your Chrysler dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 16, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on February 28, 2010

The windshield wipers may fail, resulting in impaired visibility during inclement weather conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Consider this a high priority recall; the windshield wipers could fail without warning. Please contact your Dodge dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 1, 2010

The brakes could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this as a high priority recall; the brakes could fail without warning. Please contact your Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 27, 2008

The parking brake mechanism is made up of a series of brake components that secure the rear wheels when the parking brake is engaged. A portion of the parking brake lever, called the clutch drum, may not allow the vehicle to remain secured. This means the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, which is a safety issue.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the parking brake system. Please contact your Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 5, 2007

The engine may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Consider this a high priority recall; the engine could stall without warning. Please contact your Dodge or Jeep dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.