Engine May Not Start at Times on Dodge Nitro

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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Average mileage: 87,341 (34,000–195,000)
5 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, more2011
73 people reported this problem
38 people shared problem details
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?
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?????
2008 Dodge Nitro170,000
won't start. lights, guages, radio,fan all work but it won't turn over. just had it towed to dealer
2008 Dodge Nitro107,232
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?
2008 Dodge Nitro65,000
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.
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.
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.
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??
2007 Dodge Nitro60,000
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......
2010 Dodge Nitro45,000
When driven, If the vehicle is turned off (say, to go into a store), it will crank for an extended period before it starts, then runs normal.
2007 Dodge Nitro123,567
My nitem will not turn over. The battery is good all the lights come on. What could be the problem?
2007 Dodge Nitro57,000
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.
2010 Dodge Nitro52,000
Wife drove car home fine. Hour later I leave to take car and it wont do anything. No power with the key lock, stereo, nothing1
2011 Dodge Nitro68,000
2007 Dodge Nitro100,000
Car not starting. Battery, starter, and alternated tested and all good
2011 Dodge Nitro67,000
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.
2007 Dodge Nitro120,000
Horn kept honking while driving and lights flickering wind shield wipers turned on keys locked in car
2007 Dodge Nitro90,152
horn just going off nonstop and continues to run without the keys and battery terminal connected. now will not start after I turned it off
my 2009 nitro have the problem that all the lights come on but don't star I check all possible options but all fiuses are ok seem like is the key or the transmitter my nitro have 6600 milles
2007 Dodge Nitro164,000
Driven to driveway, would not start over night, Battery did not seem to be problem, but removed, cleaned terminals. Would not start. Removed power cables, let sit for several hours. Would not start-sat overnight-started the next afternoon. Have put about 400 miles on vehicle since. Would not start once, removing battery cables, and then reinstalling, letting sit for an hour-the car started. This morning the Nitro started, I turned the ignition off, tried to restart-nothing... Never any hint of power actually getting to the starter when in the "won't start mode". Called Dodge service-next appointment not available until over two weeks out. Asked tech about possibility of bad WCM - "That's never the problem with the Nitro"....
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