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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,240 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Dodge Nitro fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Sep 022011

Nitro

  • 40,000 miles

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

When filling up with fuel, when the auto shut off engages fuel overflows out. I had this issue previously, took it to the dealership and indicated that it is most likely caused by a valve in the gas tank that is there to prevent an explosion in the event of a roll over accident. The valve is defective and thus gas spills out. They replaced the fuel tank and it fixed the problem. Less than one year later the same problem comes back, but they will no longer take car of it because now it is out of warranty.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #12

Dec 142012

Nitro

  • 99,000 miles
When I am filling my gas tank and it gets to the top and the gas pump shuts off the gas spills out of the tank. I have started to stop pumping when it sounds like it is close to the top and some gas still spills out of the gas funnel.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #11

Dec 052012

Nitro

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spewed out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the fuel tank would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #10

Mar 092012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 92,787 miles

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

Gasoline fill pipe overflows after nozzle automatic shutoff. Gasoline runs down side of vehicle onto ground causing a hazard and release of excessive gasoline vapors.

- Millersville, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 192012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I bought my 2007 Nitro in October with about 68,000 miles. Ever since the first time I filled up my tank gas spits back up out the fuel hose when the pump shuts off. After researching quite a bit I discovered this isn't a new problem, Chrysler knows all about it and even had an investigation into it. The inlet valve is faulty and doesn't close correctly, leading to gas spills at the pump and gas spills if the vehicle rolls over, causing the vehicle to ignite. I have been in contact with Chrysler the past week or so and they are absolutely refusing to help repair their own manufactures defect. They won't give me an explanation no matter how much I ask and I am getting very frustrated with them. I feel this is a serious safety issue and they are responsible for taking care of it. They don't think so. They said, "after further research into this problem, unfortunately we are unable to help with the costs of any repairs." To fix this you must replace the entire fuel tank - upwards of $1000 that I don't have because I just freakin' bought their vehicle! irresponsible, wow.

- Orrville, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 012012

Nitro

  • 46,000 miles
Fuel tank burps fuel out over the side of the vehicle after fuel pump turns off on a fill up.

- N. Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 312011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

Fuel tank spills fuel when filling up.

- Huntsville, Al, AL, USA

problem #6

Oct 132010

Nitro

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that gasoline fuel spewed out from the filler neck while the contact was refueling the vehicle. The issue occurred whenever the contact would refuel the vehicle. The contact stated that weeks prior to the failure, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Monroe , MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 212012

Nitro

  • 48,300 miles
Tank overflows everytime I put gas in it. The pump clicks, I pull it out and about a half a tank of gas spews all over me and the car. At times it happens before the pump even shuts off. It happens everytime no matter what gas station I go to.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 012011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Fuel tank does not ventilate, when pumping fuel pump will not automatically shut off, causing fuel to spill over the side of the vehicle, person attending fuel pump, and the ground.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 272010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 81,223 miles

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

Every time the car is refueled on auto it clicks the pump off and spews gas all down the side of the car. Dodge complaint dept says they have no recall information on this, yet every 2007 owner I talk to has this problem. We all thought it was just our car that did this. Some one is going to pull up to the spot where a Nitro was refilled/spilled with a lit cigarette and there will be a sizable fire, if it has not already happened.

- Mccomb, MS, USA

problem #2

May 012012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Several times, at several gas stations, the gas pump does not automatically shutoff causing gas to overflow. This problem occurs everytime I try to fill up and fill the tank full.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 162012

Nitro

  • miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank, it overflows and spills all over the vehicle and ground. This is a huge environmental and safety risk, as well as a waste of gasoline. I've read online that this is a defect of a rollover detection system. Dodge/Chrysler needs to do something about this.

- Oakwood, VA, USA

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