Dodge Nitro Problem Report
Dodge Nitro Engine May Not Start at Times
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.
My Nitro will not start, the owner before me had a viper auto start put in and we were thinking my car was going into anti theft mode because of this. I had some one come and take the viper out and my car still will not start it is stuck in anti theft mode. my husband has un hooked the battery to reset it and that does not work. my key fob will not work as well so we tried replacing the battery it still does not work. how can i get my car to start or get out of anti theft mode? - hmillsak
I went to start my nitro and would not start. Had to have my nitro towed to a dealer. They told me it was my anti theft module and it needs to be replaced, problem is they are on back order, I haven't had my nitro for 4 days now and when I called this morning I was told hopefully the part would in early next week. How Do I Reset This Thing Myself????? - aealbright
My car wouldn't start, we thought it was My auto start among numerous other things Long story short it was the "auto kill switch " "Anti theft device" when I purchased my vehicle From the dealership they didn't tell me I had one We found it under my steering wheel. I got mine removed but When I had this problem I pushed it back in and my car started. - Visitor
Keyless entry doesn't work, when key is turned in ignition the vehicle won't start but all the lights, fans and gauges come on. - Visitor
My 2007 Nitro starts than shut off, After several try s it will than start. Sometime when I turn the key nothing happen. This could be a safety defect a defect. - Visitor
Just this morning went to my car and it would not start, I check the battery and it was charged. I drove the car all day on yesterday without any problems. I have the car now at the dealer, doing special test???? now to see what is wrong. I told them that ESD light was coming on but they are still checking.... they did say they needed to check the pins in the car, this is the electicial system for the car.....butI will check the WCM and I will ask about the "anti theft device"......I pray its free or not much money...... - Visitor
2011 Nitro would not start thought it was a dead battery tried to jump it with my vehicle almost blew them both up will not start at all now. Light flashed in dash and outside then died. - Visitor
When I was driving the other day a red light under the speedometer came on. It would blink a few times then it would wait a few more mins and do it again. So my hubby pulled the cables off of the battery and waited for 10 mins are so and it started. Now this morning went out to start my car and its doing it again wouldnt start. What is it doing and how do we fix this? - Visitor
won't start. lights, guages, radio,fan all work but it won't turn over. just had it towed to dealer - Visitor
Will not start at times and all the lights come on and I have a new battery. I had everything checked and they have NO IDEA!! WTF!! They even put it on that machine to read the problem and it said "Communication problem"?? WHAT THE HELL?? - Tryem1996
I won't start and hasn't been fixed!!! - Visitor
Nitro starts as long as it's cool or cold weather as soon as the weather warms up there's a problem with it starting. Having 5 to 10 minutes for it to start, it doesn't always happen. But we never know when. - Visitor
light came on under the speed odometer truck shut down wouldn't start back up got yow the dodge dealership they change ignition and didn't work now they are telling me all three od modules on this truck is dead an d no one wants to help me fix it I just purchase this truck in February didn't even this truck three months yet and my warranty people want even me with ride to get back and fourth to work. but still yet they want me to continual to make payments. - Visitor
sAME PROBLEM OF NOT STARTING AT TIMES AND JUST RECENTLY I WAS DRIVING AT LIKE 60MPH AND ALL OF MY DUMMY LIGHTS CAME ON AND MY RADIATOR GAGE DROPPED DOWN LIKE THE VEHICLE TURNED OFF!! SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE NITROS??? - Visitor
When I start my car at times it will stall. I would have to retry two or three more times. I paid to have the corrected and the problem still ocurrs. - Visitor
I am dealing with this issue now and trying to find a solution. The module has been fixed but the key does not work. - Visitor
my 07 nitro has the same problem so you know what i did i created a switch that runs from the box to under my dash and when my car doesnt turn i press the button and it starts its actually a good anti theft idea i went to the dealer he said its a module problem and it would cost 600 heck no - Visitor
Car turns over and then shuts off..then after trying a few times it locks me out and doesnt turn over at all..took it to dealer they said I need a new steering column because of some kind of bar in the steering column was broken. - Visitor
Engine won't start or turn completely over. No solution to this problem; dealer stated it is the starter. - Visitor
nitro will not start because of anti theft electrical problems - Visitor
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