Dodge Nitro Repair and Maintenance
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Dodge Nitro ProblemsEngine 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.
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.
The overhead video screen may not power on, updating the video entertainment system software may be necessary to correct this concern.
Dodge Nitro QuestionsEngine turns, shifts to R,N, & D, but doesn't move. (2 answers)
Car drove fine last time it was driven. And then it didn't move the first time we turned it on. It is hard to move the shifter back to park, but the car never actually "shifts" out of park. What may be wrong with it?
My car had sat for about a year. We replaced the battery, got it to the mechanic to be checked. All is good except the sensors are not showing a ready code. The shop has driven the car for 130 miles. Is there any specific drive cycle for the nitro?
doors will not lock and the back gate a stays open/unlocked all the time
Dodge Nitro RecallsActive Head Restraints May Not Function As Expected
Active head restraints are designed to move forward and upward as necessary in the event of a rear end collision. These vehicles are being recalled because an internal fault in the occupant restraint control module could cause the active head restraints not to function as expected, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will reprogram the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) or replace the occupant restraint control module as necessary to correct this concern.
The 4 wheel drive transfer case is protected from the hot exhaust system by a heat shield. This shield can come loose and rub on the drive shaft. Over time, this rubbing could weaken and potentially cause the drive shaft to break, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will add a support bracket to the heat shield to correct this concern.
Some vehicles may have been assembled with a missing or incorrectly installed steering column pivot rivet. This could result in a loss of steering capability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rivet and repair the steering column as required. This recall is expected to begin during June 2011. The Chrysler recall number is L23.