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2007 Dodge Nitro repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2007 Dodge Nitro repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Dodge Nitro 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Nitro in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Jul 2010
Jul 2007

7000 mi
A/C relay replaced. A/C relay replaced a second time. 
Jan 2008

16000 mi
Rear seat repair, would not lock down. Rear passenger headrest housing replaced - was not seated it would come out with the headrest. 
Jun 2010

40000 mi
I had a problem with the Nitro hard starting intermittently. Dodge could no find the problem. 

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2007 Dodge Nitro 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time

Dodge Nitro in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Aug 2008

16000 mi
One of the 'runners' on top of the roof was coming loose; attached to molding; causing leak. Replaced all. 
Oct 2009

28000 mi
When filling gas tank to full, pump would not stop so gas would splash out. (tried several different gas pumps/stations). Dealer cleaned out ("blew out") tubes. Seat belt cuts into side panel of car when wearing it (driver side). Damages side panel and frays seat belt. Has happened before and had panel replaced. Now also I could not adjust seat belt higher or lower- that part broken as well. 
Jan 2010

29000 mi
Replaced seat belt and interior panel, etc Gas tank replaced as when filling tank gas would spray out. On previous repair trip they cleaned out but problem was not resolved. 
Aug 2010

31000 mi
Was speeding up, car 'kicked' forward, lost speed, check engine light on. Pulled over, restarted car, drove fine. Took to repair shop as per warranty company - cannot replicate. Come back when it happens again to build a history. 

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2007 Dodge Nitro 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Nitro in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

2800 mi
Transmission shifting hard and shuddering. TSB performed, reprogrammed pcm. 
Jan 2008

8000 mi
Transmission still shuddering and shifting hard, flash update performed. Also radio turns on by itself while vehicle is unattended and keys are in hand. No repair found 
Mar 2008

10000 mi
Trans shudder still exists with hard shifting, torque converter replaced. Trans still shudders shifting is smoother while still not acceptable. 
Apr 2008

10000 mi
trans shudder and roof rack rails lifting off car, they have never been used. Replaced roof rack under warranty. re flashed trans with "new" software. 
Dec 2008

19000 mi
Transmission shudder. 
Dodge Nitro in Hyogo-Kobe, Japan
Oct 2008 - Jul 2009
Nov 2008

3100 mi
I have had several problems with this car it is brand new, dealer said something was wrong with brake calibration and rain corroded it. It has been to the dealer 3 times previously for broken power window and lock cluster area, I regret buying this car. 
Mar 2009

4960 mi
Yet again in the shop, no one should buy this car. Now they are claiming nothing can be done. I have already contact Chrysler HQ with no luck. The transmission downshift when going uphill and I loose my power band and will not downshift until I floor it. 
Jun 2009

4960 mi
Car's rpms kicked up while my foot was on the brake causing my car to nearly hit the vehicle in front of me. A few days later at another red light while my foot was on the brake the engine stalled. Please if anyone reads this do nor buy this car. 
Jul 2009 In shop all month for engine problems. Chrysler agreed to buy it back. 
Dodge Nitro in New York, United States
Sep 2006 - Oct 2007
Nov 2006

1000 mi
Screws missing from 3rd. brakelight were replaced. 
Jan 2007

4500 mi
Panel that is above drivers feet of console came down on foot. Returned to dealer, was told this is a ongoing problem and is caused by shifter use, causing the panel to fall. Was reattached and said it may come down again. To me,it is a saftey issue. 
May 2007

10000 mi
roof rack molding on drive side came loose. had to be replaced. on going problem. may or maynot stay glued down. was told by dealer to watch for a few weeks. 
Dodge Nitro in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

455 mi
Seatbelt replaced-Warranty 
Dodge Nitro in Michigan, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

1000 mi
The lever to open the hood is located by the driver's left foot. Slightly bumping that lever with the side of the left foot opens the first latch on the hood on my Nitro. This happened 12 times. Has not happened again since the dealer visit. 
May 2007

5600 mi
Wiring Harness got hot by engine manifold. The coating on the wires melted and shorted out. The Nitro would not start and was towed to the dealership for a one week repair. 
Jun 2007

7000 mi
An electrical part failed in the ignition. The warning sound and light stating that the "key was in the ignition" would come on whenever the door was opened even w/o the key in the ignition. The doors could not be locked or unlocked with the key fob. 
Dodge Nitro in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

1000 mi
Transmission slips, vehicle periodically loses power, keyless entry only works intermittantly, gas pedal stuck while driving vehicle. Dealer claimed they "didn't manufacture the vehicle" so it wasn't their "problem". Told me I needed to take it up with Chrysler. Transmission slippage, keyless entry not reliable, gas pedal stuck while driving. 
Apr 2007

3000 mi
Computer reflashed according to TSB to correct transmission, acceleration and keyless entry problems. Keyless entry still not working. 
Dodge Nitro in Alabama, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

25000 mi
Both brake lights out, fuses and bulbs okay. Repair made to wiring. 

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2007 Dodge Nitro 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Nitro in Florida, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

5000 mi
erratic shift outside temp guage reading innacurate poor fuel mileage 

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2007 Dodge Nitro Repair Histories

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