Dodge Nitro Problem Report

Dodge Nitro PCM Software Update Available to Correct Various Engine & Transmission Issues

(4 reports)

Vehicle owners my experience one or more of the following conditions: Rough idle or idle drop upon gear engagement after cold start, vehicle surge, grumble/drone during torque converter apply, and shift quality issues from first to second gear.  Our technicians tell us that updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software may correct these issues.

"Lightning bolt in )( " comes on intermittently , often when accelerating, or applying brakes. Once the light comes on acceleration bogs down in first then surges into 3rd gear, drivability is limited. On open highway at 60 mph vehicle bucks and surges and bogs down until vehicle is under 55mph. Gently touching accelerator causes vehicle to buck repeatedly and only applying more pedal helps but feels completely bogged down. The only code comes up is 0456 Evap Intake small leak detected. sometimes CEL check engine light may come up. cleared with scan tool. There is no predicting when it happens, weather, etc... I have been reading, and expect to perform Transmission Shift ReLearn Procedure. otherwise it is recommended to replace a greatly complained about Torque converter that Eludes RECALL> -
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