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Dodge Nitro Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The remote start or keyless entry system may not function at times. A service repair kit is available which should correct this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The courtesy lights and liftgate ajar light may illuminate intermittently. Our technicians tell us that switching the wires at the liftgate ajar switch connector will correct this condition.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The overhead video screen may not power on, updating the video entertainment system software may be necessary to correct this concern.

Dodge Nitro Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 28, 2010

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In some cases, high usage of the "delay" wiper mode may affect the primary wiper function, rendering the wipers inoperable. Dealers will inspect and update the wiper system and the totally integrated power module software to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during February of 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J28.

 

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Brakes, October 27, 2008

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The parking brake lever clutch drum may not secure the vehicle when the parking brake is thought to be engaged. This may allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Dealers will replace the park brake lever assembly. The Chrysler recall number is H28. This recall began on October 27, 2008.

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Brakes, February 1, 2010

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Some vehicles may have been assembled with a deformed brake booster input rod retainer or no retainer at all. As a result, the brakes may fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new brake booster input rod retainer to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin during February 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J37.

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Brakes, August 16, 2010

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Chrysler has recalled certain 2010 Dodge Nitro, Dodge Ram, Jeep Liberty, and Jeep Wrangler models because they may have been built with an improperly formed master cylinder to hydraulic control unit (HCU) brake tube assembly end flare. This can lead to a loss of brake fluid and reduced braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the brake tubes free of charge.

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Electrical & Lights, July 5, 2007

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The totally integrated power module (TIPM) was programed with software that may allow the engine to stall under certain conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the TIPM. This recall is scheduled to begin on July 5, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G25.

 

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Dodge Nitro Questions and Answers

isaneg, 2007 Dodge Nitro, Hatillo, PR

My dad has this car and the air seems to not be working, he took it to see if there was a gas problem but the meters for gas was just fine.... could you let me know if you have herd any problem wit...

Visitor, 2007 Dodge Nitro, Loganville, GA

Bottom break lights are not working. Gate light is OK. I have checked for broken wires, blown fuses and bad bulbs, but can't find the problem

Visitor, 2007 Dodge Nitro, Estero, FL

The back window drivers side wont stay up, also the driver door handle inside is broken.

teacher7658, 2007 Dodge Nitro, Batesville, IN

when I take off slow from a stop, the trany seems to kick when going into second gear. If I go a little faster from a stop,,,it doesn't do it near as bad..sometimes not at all.

bishoprcw3, 2007 Dodge Nitro, Saint Louis, MO

How do I fix the windshield washer spray nozzle that sit on top of the hood that sprays the fluid on the windshield?

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Dodge Nitro Reviews

we have a 2008 dodge nitro. in the summer with the airconditioning running and we come to a sudden stop from say 40mph the trany goes to neutral and dont go back into gear until we out itn park then back into drive. recently we have another problem. when we use the key fob to remotely open the car, the horn beebs irregularly (without any rythem like the panic does) the windshield wipers and fluid sprays and again with no rythem and short bursts, and the lights will flash sperradically. I read this also happens in the dodge caravan. some times the transmision will drive in the tow mode and not change to high gear turning around 3500rpm just to go 50mph.

I have had my Nitro since 2007 and absolutely hate it. The engine light has a mind of its own. Goes on and off and can't seem to find the problem. Luggage racks started coming off after warranty was up and of course they are over $250 for new ones. Make horrible noise when going down road. Driver's door handle broke. Wipers are horrible and have to replace blades constantly. Dealer told me seats would not stain. That is a laugh. They look horrible and you cannot get it out. Paid for and will keep and run into ground as I do not want to give these problems to someone else. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!

This is really been a great cardio only issue that I have noticed is the one report that I have put on here recently about the fan belt when the car is idleing will turn on and it will make this horrible noise.. It makes me wonder what is grinding against and if it is going to cause further damage aside from that I find that the car is very roomy very unique style.. It is very comfortable and the four wheel drive great. I have never had any issues with mine I travel for my job consistentlyand have to take passengers with me.We can comfortably fit five people and all of our luggage in the back with no prob. I have a 2010 dodge nitro and would give it a four point fivestars unless I have to put alot of funds out on a serpentine belt.noise Only happened recently while ideling one day?

I have had my Nitro 2007 for a year in feb.The drivers seat is manual but the adjustment piece to raise or lower the seat has broken into many pieces. Also when i put the 4 wheel driver on and try to disingauge back to 2 wheel i have a grinding sound for days. My engine light stays on for weeks then just goes off. My seats are stained with blue and orange marker that i can not remove. Thank you for your time.Yours ,May Lookadoo p.s.low head lights dont seem to be bright enough. Again thanks for your time.

This is THE worse vehicle I hace ever owned! I have had nothing but problems since the day I drove it off the lot!! It seems that if it wasn't the brakes it was the wipers (the blades need to be replaced ever 2 - 3 months because they skip so badly) or the check engine light stays on. It's always something. Now that it's paid for I'll keep it but I'll definitelt discourage anyone from buying a Nitro. BUT, if you do decide to buy a Nitro, beware, the dealership will tell you that the seats have some sort of stainproofing that covers the seats and allows you to just wipe stains away. That's not true, your seats will stain even worse, and nothing will get the stains out.

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