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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,173 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #16

Nov 052016

Nitro

  • 61,524 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On Saturday 11/5/16 when trying to exit the vehicle the driver's interior door handle snapped off making it very difficult to exit the vehicle, more so in an emergency.

- Gibraltar, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 012015

Nitro

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that after locking the doors to the vehicle, it was later discovered that the doors became unlocked. The contact also indicated that while operating the vehicle, the doors would erroneously unlock. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was not available.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #14

Nov 082013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
My child and I were in an accident that resulted in the complete loss of our vehicle. The bottom of car was leaking and it according to bystanders caught fire. The complaint that I have is the fact that I received the recall notice for my vehicle back in the month of may and called the local dealership for 3 months to schedule the safety recall repair of the underbody transmission tunnel shield, but every time I called I was told the parts were not available for the 3 months I tried to follow up only to learn that the transmission was leaking during the accident. I was and am really disappointed at the continuous recall notices after the fact of my attempts. Please correct this problem with the dealerships immediately. Thank you

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #13

Jun 202012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 57,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drivers side front door handle snapped while trying to exit the vehicle. I had just purchased the vehicle (used) and asked about it being replaced and was told that it was not covered. I was told it would cost about $300 to replace (the handle was only about $70, the rest was labor). I did not feel that I should have had to pay for this expense and I did not have the "extra cash" at this time so I opted out for repair. A year later, the front passenger door handle snapped while trying to exit the vehicle. I refuse to pay for this unacceptable defect. This is a life threatening hazard and needs to be recalled.

- Cape May Court House, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jul 252012

Nitro

  • 75,000 miles
Driver side door handle broke when opening door. That was the first one. Since then three of the four handles have broken.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #11

Jul 032008

Nitro

  • miles
Back brake lights go out continuously. I have had them replaced several times while under warranty. Lights are still going out but now my extended warranty is over. Dealership said they would have to run a diagnostic test before they could find out what is wrong. This is very concerning because it is a documented problem since the first year I purchased the car in 2007 and the problem still exists. My rear windows stopped working, had to have them replaced which I found odd because I hardly used the back windows. Driver's side handle has snapped in half. This makes for a safety issue because I cannot get out of the car without rolling down the window and then unlocking myself then roll up the window before turning off my car. Also, the power window control has snapped off as well for controlling the front passenger window. I'm concerned I will be trapped in my vehicle if I continue to lose power functions to the car. Heating unit works sporadically. Took it to local mechanic he fixed it. It worked temporarily and then stopped. Called dealership and once again was told that they would have to perform a diagnostic test; which is understandable if this was the only problem, but unfortunately this is not.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #10

Sep 112013

Nitro

  • 67,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Interior door handles keep breaking easily. Would result in fatality in case of fire. Brake lights keep going out with new bulbs. It's electrical problem. Very dangerous to other drivers on road as well as passengers.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 152014

Nitro

  • 101,422 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side front door handles became detached from the vehicle. The contact also mentioned that the driver's side front window failed to operate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 101,422.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #8

Dec 022013

Nitro

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger's side interior door handles were fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #7

Nov 042013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 79,428 miles
Cheap handle broke I opened the door normal with no force and it snap....

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 032013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact received an interim letter for NHTSA campaign id number 13V121000 (air bags, power train, structure), which informed the contact that the remedy part was not currently available. The contact had concern of the potential safety defect involved with not being able to have the recall service performed within a reasonable time. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/22/13

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #5

Jan 042013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 69,895 miles
I stopped my car and went to open the driver door from the interior handle and the plastic piece inside the door panel snapped and the handle was no longer functioning. I am now unable to open my car from the interior.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 152008

Nitro

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that the passenger and both rear door handles broke. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 112,000.

- Winnemucca, NV, USA

problem #3

Oct 012011

Nitro

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that the interior door handle fractured and detached from the vehicle without force. The dealer did not offer any assistance since there were no recalls. The manufacturer was aware of the failure, but failed to offer any assistance to the contact. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 90,000 and the failure mileage was 80,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 122011

Nitro

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that the driver side interior door handle broke in half and separated from the door. The driver side door could only be opened from the outside. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 92,000.

- Newholstein , WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 022011

Nitro

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro rt. The contact stated that after exiting the vehicle, the driver side door handle detached. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 58,000.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

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