Power Door Lock May Stop Working on Dodge Nitro

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.


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Average mileage: 94,343 (6,200–200,000)
4 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
64 people reported this problem
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Hey people call this number 888-327-4236 tell them your problem. I did cause I think it should be a recall. I'm having the same issue.. It's a integrated control module for door locks... This part is on a national back order. So that means there's a hell of a lot of people with this problem... It's a big safety issue if you really think about it...
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2007 Dodge Nitro196,775
Doors will not open automatically with key. Have to put key in lock to unlock door, key will only unlock the drive side. Other doors do not have a lock on doors can not get into trunk no lock.
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2007 Dodge Nitro150,000
Power locks won't unlock. I have no problems locking but when I want to unlock only drivers door works and sometimes not even that will work
2008 Dodge Nitro150,000
Same thing with my Nitro power unlock only works on the drivers side "most" of the time and the rear wont open which DOES not help as it is hockey season so my son has practice/games 3-4 times a week and his huge bag is back there. Anyone know where I would go to get this fixed?
same problem with my driver side lock. I have to lock it manually.
2007 Dodge Nitro96,536
just today 06/07/2015 my fob or the door lock switch wont lock/ unlock doors the horn will beep when i hit the lock button on the fob but u cant hear the actuators working at all this is intermittent the bad part when unlocked i cant lock the rear hatch manually!!!
doorlocks wont unlock with key or lock have to lock it manually and powerlock door fuse keeps blowing out as soon as i change it this should be a recall becuase it may cause other electrical issues and cause an extream accident
2008 Dodge Nitro81,000
Door lock and unlock inoperate from remote as well as console door panel. Cannot unlocat passenger doors or rear tail gate lid with either the key fob or the console open/close switch
The unlock on the key fob or the auto locks on the door handles doesn't work. The auto lock when the car reaches 15 miles a hour only works when it wants to. It has been like this since a few years after I bought the vehicle. I wish there was a recall to fix that problem.
My doors won't unlock with my key fob or with the door switch
2007 Dodge Nitro67,000
Experienced the issue with both windows and door locks.
2007 Dodge Nitro64,000
Stupid freaking DODGE Nitro only has like 65000 miles on it and dam thing is starting to fall apart.. My wife takes really great care of her vehicle and everything still looks like new, except it seems like every time we turn around something else is going bad and I am finding that there are a ton of others that have the same problems... Basically the door locks all stopped unlocking except the driver door, the only way to unlock them is to do it manually.. At least the driver door will lock and unlock with the remote.. When you click Unlock on remote or even on the switched on the door panel in the vehicle only driver door unlocks the rest of the locks don't respond.. .. However When you click to lock both on the remote or on the door switches the doors will lock!!! Now this darn 2007 dodge nitro thinks a door is open all the time so the dome lights wont shut off - the sensors in one of the doors went bad, the only thing is the dash screen doesn't say what door is (open) so I don't know what sensor to replace.. From what I can tell with the door locks problem I am finding that there is a set of relays under the fuse box under the hood and the only way to replace the bad relay is to replace the entire relay panel under the fuse box..Well everyone that owns a dodge nitro that has this problem.. I feel for you because I cant afford to pay to fix it so we have to live with the problem.. I just wish I could get this fixed so I don't have to hear my wife say how much she loves her nitro but hates all the problems it's having.... Also the AC pretty much stopped working last year too and the Tire Pressure sensors pretty much rotted out and they were like 100 each to replace so there is another light on the dash that has to stay on all the time... This really sucks... The list is quite long for a vehicle with only 65,000 miles that's all I'M saying
2007 Dodge Nitro17,200
I'm having the same problem can't get the locks to work at all
2011 Dodge Nitro35,000
Driver side door does not lock or unlock with the remote.
2008 Dodge Nitro133,933
Passenger side rear door lock inoperable. Will act like it wants to lock sometime, but usually does not. When you begin driving, door does not lock. This presents a concern for my son that rides in the back seat. Talked to Dealership, they say it sounds like the Door Latch has gone bad. After research, the Door Latch has the Power Door Lock Acuator integrated into it. Dealership wants $400 to replace, and they are not sure that this will fix it.
2007 Dodge Nitro195,000
Locks work intermittently. Can not unlock with key fob must manually unlock driver side with key. My safety issue is mainly the hatch because doors will either not lock or unlock at times. My truck is at dealer now and I was told it would cost $800 to replace the fuse box system because the computer is starting to go bad. I also was told that eventually the system will stop and possibly cause my vehicle not to start.
2010 Dodge Nitro124,455
Car will not lock from either key or by either of the 4 door panels. Can not manually lock my rear gate which makes my car accessible and vulnerable at all times. Removed battery and it started to work again, battery died today and I jumped it and now they are not working again.
2007 Dodge Nitro158,600
door locks not working with remote are the automatic lock are switch dodge need to recall 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 nitro
2011 Dodge Nitro40,000
Power door locks work intermittently
2007 Dodge Nitro88,000
I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro. I am experiencing a problem that many owners of this make and model are having, my automatic locking for the doors will not work. I can only unlock with my key on the drivers side. The door to open up the back to allow me to use the bigger space and for me to access my spare tire will not open either. I'm going to call the 888-237-4236 # to tell them the problem. Hoping that they will do a recall on this. It's a major inconvenience!
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