Dodge Nitro R/T Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Nitro R/T

Dodge Nitro R/T Problems

Rear door may not open

The inside and outside rear door handles may stop functioning. Our technicians tell us the repair involves adjusting the door latch adjustment screw.

Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

PCM Software Update Available

Owners may experience one or more of the following conditions: Transmission shifting issues, torque converter clutch apply issues, fault code P0741 (torque converter clutch performance), and a vehicle surge condition. Our technicians tell us that in most cases these issues may be corrected by updating the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software.

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Dodge Nitro R/T Questions

how to replace fuel pump wiring harness (1 answer)

Fuel pump wiring harness install instruction or diagram

Are there different windshield replacement options for my car? (1 answer)

I was told that if you special order or other you can get a uvb treated windshield with a darker tint then the one it came with.All the companies like Safelite, etc, don't specifiy whether it has a "3rd visor" like the one that I need to replace. I don't want to buy someting I d...

Water is leaking on passenger side floor and out rear wheel panel same side. (1 answer)

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Dodge Nitro R/T Reviews

The brakes in a nitro it not strong especific the hand brake
I purchased in dec, 2007. Serviced every 3k includes every step of maintenance by the book. I've had so many problems It's difficult to put it all into words. Electrical,Parking Brake,Intake Manifold,Transmission,Misc.sensors,poor quality diagnostics and customer service from every single Dodge Dealership as well as Chrysler Customer Care. The Nitro was serviced well the first year, but, an...
I enjoy my Nitro but after being spoiled by my PT cruiser (with all of its electrical outlets); I definitely miss this feature with the Nitro plus it could be better on gas mileage.

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