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Dodge Nitro Recalls

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08/16/10 Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 left hand drive jeep liberty, dodge nitro and ram 1500 truck; right and left hand drive jeep wrangler vehicles. these vehicles may have been built with an improperly formed master cylinder to hydraulic control unit (hcu) brake tube assembly end flare.

This could lead to loss of brake fluid and reduced braking performance increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the brake tubes free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during august 2010. owners may contact chrysler toll-free at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler safety recall no. k15.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/22/07 On certain sport utility vehicles, the software programmed into the abs electronic control module may allow a momentary delay in braking when coasting up a hill during certain conditions.

This could cause a crash without warning.

Dealers will reprogram the abs electronic control module with new software that prevents this condition free of charge. the recall began on october 22, 2007. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler recall no. g40.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/19/07 On certain vehicles, the antilock brake system (abs) control module software may cause the rear brakes to lock up during certain braking conditions.

This could result in a loss of vehicle control and cause a crash without warning.

Dealers will reprogram the abs electronic control unit. the recall began on february 19, 2007. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. f50.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/27/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 dodge nitro 4x2 vehicles manufactured march 21, 2006, through march 1, 2008; and 2008 jeep liberty 4x2 vehicles manufactured february 15, 2007, through march 1, 2008. the transfer case heat shield may drop down and rub on the drive shaft, weakening it and potentially causing the drive shaft to break.

If the drive shaft breaks, a section of it can strike the transfer case tunnel with enough force that the airbag computer will believe the vehicle is in a crash and thus deploy the airbags. additionally, the drive shaft failure will result in a loss of motive power. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a bracket to support the rear of the heat shield, free of charge. an interim letter was mailed to owners on may 29, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/02/06 Transmission and Drivetrain On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks equipped with automatic transmissions, the software programmed into the powertrain control module can cause a momentary lock up of the drive wheels if the vehicle is traveling over 40 mph and the operator shifts from drive to neutral and back to drive.

If the drive wheels locked up, loss of vehicle control could occur increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module free of charge. the recall began on october 2, 2006. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. f43. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/01/10 Brakes and Traction Control Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2010 chrysler sebring; dodge avenger and nitro; jeep liberty, commander and grand cherokee; and model year 2009-2010 dodge ram truck. these vehicles may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining clip.

This could result in brake failure without warning which could cause a crash.

Chrysler will replace the brake booster input rod retaining clip free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during february 2010. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler's safety campaign number is j37.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/27/08 Brakes and Traction Control Chrysler is recalling 3,663 my 2007-2008 dodge nitro and my 2008 jeep liberty vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. the park brake lever clutch drum may distort and reduce the effectiveness of the park brake system.

This could allow the vehicle to move inadvertently and cause a crash without warning.

Dealers will replace the park brake lever assembly free of charge. the recall began on october 27, 2008. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler recall no. h28.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/04/11 Suspension and Steering Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011dodge journey, jeep wrangler, chrysler 200, chrysler 200 convertible, dodge avenger, dodge nitro, jeep liberty, dodge caliber, jeep compass, jeep patriot, dodge grand caravan and chrysler town & country vehicles. some of these vehicles may have been built with a missing or incorrectly installed steering column pivot rivet.

A missing or incorrectly installed rivet could compromise the ability of the steering column to support the occupant loads in the event of a frontal crash, decreasing the effectiveness of the frontal impact safety system. as a result, the condition may increase the potential for injury in a frontal crash.

Dealers will inspect for rivet presence and alignment and repair the steering column pivot as required, free of charge. the safety recall began on july 4, 2011. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Chrysler's safety recall no. l23.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/19/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 sebring and 200 vehicles manufactured june 28, 2011, through december 13, 2012; model year 2011-2013 dodge avenger vehicles manufactured june 25, 2011, through january 14, 2013; model year 2011-2012 dodge nitro vehicles manufactured june 17, 2011, through december 15, 2011; and model year 2011-2012 jeep liberty vehicles manufactured june 17, 2011, through august 15, 2012. electrical over-stress of a resistor in the occupant restraint control module may lead to the non-deployment of the active head restraints during a rear impact collision.

In the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the active head restraints , their non-deployment could increase the risk of injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will flash the totally integrated power module (tipm) or replace the occupant restraint control module, as needed, free of charge. the recall began on november 19, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n38.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/27/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 dodge nitro 4x2 vehicles manufactured march 21, 2006, through march 1, 2008; and 2008 jeep liberty 4x2 vehicles manufactured february 15, 2007, through march 1, 2008. the transfer case heat shield may drop down and rub on the drive shaft, weakening it and potentially causing the drive shaft to break.

If the drive shaft breaks, a section of it can strike the transfer case tunnel with enough force that the airbag computer will believe the vehicle is in a crash and thus deploy the airbags. additionally, the drive shaft failure will result in a loss of motive power. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a bracket to support the rear of the heat shield, free of charge. an interim letter was mailed to owners on may 29, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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07/05/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles, the totally integrated power module (tipm) was programmed with software that may allow the engine to stall under certain operating conditions.

This could cause a crash without warning.

Dealers will reprogram the tipm. the recall began on july 5, 2007. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. g25.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/27/13 Other Chrysler group llc (chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 dodge nitro 4x2 vehicles manufactured march 21, 2006, through march 1, 2008; and 2008 jeep liberty 4x2 vehicles manufactured february 15, 2007, through march 1, 2008. the transfer case heat shield may drop down and rub on the drive shaft, weakening it and potentially causing the drive shaft to break.

If the drive shaft breaks, a section of it can strike the transfer case tunnel with enough force that the airbag computer will believe the vehicle is in a crash and thus deploy the airbags. additionally, the drive shaft failure will result in a loss of motive power. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will add a bracket to support the rear of the heat shield, free of charge. an interim letter was mailed to owners on may 29, 2013. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. chrysler's recall campaign number is n10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/28/10 Other Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2007 dodge nitro passenger vehicles. the windshield wiper system may experience a condition over time where high usage of the variable pause wiper function ("delay" mode) may eventually affect primary wiper function, rendering the wiper system inoperable.

Inoperative wipers under inclement weather conditions could cause impaired visibility increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and add external relays and update the totally integrated power module software to control the wiper functions. the safety recall is expected to begin during february 2010. owners may contact chrysler at 1-800-835-1403.

Chrysler's campaign number is j28.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

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Dodge Nitro Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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