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2007 Dodge Nitro Problems and Repair Histories

53 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Dodge Nitro. 17 of these members (32.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 53 repairs to 2007 Dodge Nitros--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Dodge Nitro problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Dodge Nitro problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Dodge Nitro problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Dodge Nitro repairs by problem area

32% of the 2007 Dodge Nitro repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 15% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 53 repairs.

2007 Dodge Nitro repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Dodge Nitro repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, and 80% between $100 and $499.

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Dodge Nitro problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Dodge Nitro 4dr SUV

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

Dodge Nitro in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
7000 0 A/C relay replaced. A/C relay replaced a second time. 
16000 0 Rear seat repair, would not lock down. Rear passenger headrest housing replaced - was not seated it would come out with the headrest. 
40000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 5000    
16000 0 One of the 'runners' on top of the roof was coming loose; attached to molding; causing leak. Replaced all. 
28000 0 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. 
29000 0 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. 
31000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Transmission shifting hard and shuddering. TSB performed, reprogrammed pcm. 
0 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 
0 Trans shudder still exists with hard shifting, torque converter replaced. Trans still shudders shifting is smoother while still not acceptable. 
0 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. 
19000 0 Transmission shudder. 
 
Dodge Nitro in Hyogo-Kobe, Japan
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 3100    
3100 0 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. 
4960 0 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. 
4960 0 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. 
0 In shop all month for engine problems. Chrysler agreed to buy it back. 
Dodge Nitro in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 0    
1000 0 Screws missing from 3rd. brakelight were replaced. 
5300 0 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. 
10000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 0    
0 Seatbelt replaced-Warranty 
 
Dodge Nitro in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 0    
1000 0 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. 
4000 0 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. 
4000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 1000    
1000 0 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. 
2000 0 Computer reflashed according to TSB to correct transmission, acceleration and keyless entry problems. Keyless entry still not working. 
 
Dodge Nitro in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 3000    
25000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 0    
5000 0 erratic shift outside temp guage reading innacurate poor fuel mileage 
 

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