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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,192 miles

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2007 Dodge Nitro fuel system problems

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #39

May 032011

Nitro

  • miles

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

2007 Dodge Nitro, slt, 3.7 litre. Fuel tank overflows every time I fill my gas tank, does not matter if I use gas pump nozzle full open or barely open.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #38

Jun 102010

Nitro

  • 15,000 miles
After filling the fuel tank to capacity, about a quart of fuel spews out. This happens every time the vehicle is refueled at any gas station. The problem started around 15,000 miles.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #37

Feb 202011

Nitro

  • 35,000 miles
www.nitroforumz.com/showthread.php?T=700 go to that web address and you will see well over 30 plus people effected by this. I drive a Dodge Nitro slt 07', the gas tank valve was messed up and everytime I filled my tank the gas would gush out. Every time. The dealership said it was not a known problem and would be 100% out of pocket.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #36

Dec 062010

Nitro

  • 36,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that after dispensing fuel to the full capacity level, the fuel would spew out onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and they informed the contact that the fuel tank would need to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 36,000.

- St. Joseph , MO, USA

problem #35

Mar 012011

Nitro

  • 40,900 miles
When pumping fuel into our family's 2007 Dodge Nitro, a large amount of gasoline spills all over the person, the car, and the ground at the gas station. This happens no matter what gas station is used. It is a safety defect fully known to Chrysler-Dodge, and may be caused by a part supplier defect. The allegedly defective part is a "fuel check valve" that is built into the fuel tank. The fuel tank has to be replaced in order to fix the defective part so it is a major repair. This defective part is apparently involved in preventing tank explosions should the vehicle roll over. Since this defective part is likely installed in many thousands of vehicles, there is concern this defect could lead to fuel tank detonations in Nitros and Jeep liberties involved in accidents. In addition, this defect will likely lead to future explosions at fueling stations since gasoline pours uncontrollably and profusely out of the gas tank. Chrysler Dodge informed me directly they have issued extended warranties to certain Chrysler vehicles (in lieu of a recall) because, as a Dodge recall representative told me by telephone on 3/28/11, they had issues with the same fuel tank "inlet check valve" for other Chrysler vehicles. But, despite having the exact same safety defect with my 2007 Dodge Nitro, Chrysler-Dodge has not yet issued a recall or an extended warranty for this vehicle. Does a family have to die tragically before Chrysler Dodge issues a genuine recall for a serious safety defect that is full known to their company?

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #34

Jan 052011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
My 2007 Dodge Nitro spills gasoline every time I pump gas. The pump fails to shut off and gasoline spewes out of the fill tube onto the side of the vehicle, the pavement and on a couple of occasions my legs and shoes. This has occurred at many different gas stations and pumps and only started recently after the warranty expired. Internet research indicates that this problem is caused by a faulty vent valve inside the tank that must be replaced. In addition the faulty valve is designed to prevent explosions in case the vehicle rolls over. If this valve is faulty this is a serious safety issue for Nitro owners.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #33

Feb 092011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

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

Fuel spills out when gas tank becomes close to full. Half a gallon or so very strongly is sprayed all over the side of the vehicle and anything within a 1-2ft distance from the vehicle. This happens regardless of the gas station used.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #32

Jan 072011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas spilling out of filler neck on my 2007 Dodge Nitro when it has finished filling. I placed the nozzle fully into the tank and click the automatic filler in place and once the nozzle clicks indicating it is full 1-2 cups of gas spills out and sprays everywhere on me, the ground, and the car creating a huge safety hazard. This has happened several times at numerous gas stations. I have found out recently that the Nitro, along with Jeep's Liberty, is prone to this. There needs to be a recall on this issue and Dodge needs to take care of this immediately.

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #31

Dec 012010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While adding fuel to the vehicle when it was also most full gasoline spilled back out of the fuel tank. The contact stated that previously when the failure occurred she had to go back home and change clothes. The failure also occurred to another driver of the vehicle. The failure had been on going for four to six weeks. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The dealer was replaced the fuel tank. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 16,500 and the current mileage was 16,900. Updated 03/21/11

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #30

Jan 072011

Nitro

  • 47,758 miles
Gas hazard!!!! my 2007 Dodge Nitro spits gas back at you once it has finished filling. I placed the nozzle fully into the tank and click the automatic filler in place and once the nozzle clicks indicating it is full 1-2 cups of gas "burps" back up spraying everywhere on me, the ground, the car making a giant mess and huge safety hazard. This has happened numerous times at more than a couple different locations and I have found out recently that the Nitro is prone to this. There needs to be a recall on this issue and Dodge needs to take care of this immediately.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #29

Jan 012011

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,136 miles

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

Fuel tank burps back after pump clicks off spilling approx. A quart of gas on the side of vehicle and the ground. 2007 Dodge Nitro 4X4.

- Barton, NY, USA

problem #28

Dec 202010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
First repair: Vehicle would jerk (as if it was shifting too hard) when going over bumps in the road and would stop (RPM gauge drops to 0, lose power steering, would have to coast to shoulder and re-start vehicle). Fuel injector was replaced. Second repair: Vehicle would not start without several attempts, once it started it would stop driving (RPM gauge drops to 0, lose power steering, would have to coast to shoulder and re-start vehicle). Relay was replaced. Third repair (about to go back to shop tomorrow)- car started normally and then stopped while driving (RPM gauge drops to 0, lose power steering, would have to coast to shoulder and re-start vehicle). This is the third time in 2 weeks that the car has been in for servicing for the same problem, and the manufacturer's dealership cannot figure out what is wrong with the vehicle. This has become a major safety concern, as I do not know when the vehicle will stop unexpectedly while driving. I have rented a car until I can have my car repaired again, because I am afraid to drive my car.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #27

Dec 112010

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas comes shooting out of fuel filler neck when filling up at numerous gas stations.

- Manchester, MI, USA

problem #26

Dec 072010

Nitro

  • 50,000 miles
My 2007 Dodge Nitro spits gas back at you once it has finished filling. I place the nozzle fully into the tank and click the automatic filler in place (as I have done when filling any other car in my life) and once the nozzle clicks indicating it is full 1-2 cups of gas "burps" back up spraying everywhere on me, the ground, the car making a giant mess and huge safety hazard. This has happened numerous times at more than a couple different locations and I have found out recently that the Nitro is prone to this. There needs to be a recall on this issue and Dodge needs to take care of this immediately.

- Stowe, VT, USA

problem #25

Nov 022010

Nitro

  • 40,000 miles
I own a 2007 Dodge Nitro 3.7 V6. I have been experiencing for over the last month when I fill up the gas tank it will click off at the nozzle but then I get gas spewing back out! scary and a safety hazard. I am told this is a problem with the rollover valve. The valve is defective, and thus the gas spills out, and the car could possibly explode in a rollover accident. I have read that this is a manufacturing defect, and Chrysler/Dodge knows about it. I am out of warranty for my vehicle but I know I am not alone in this. The only fix I know of is replacing the gas tank at my expense. I feel Chrysler/Dodge should do this at their expense since they know it is a common problem!

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #24

Dec 012009

Nitro

  • 64,200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that when adding gasoline to the fuel tank it would spew back out from the filler tank. The failure would occur on an intermittent basis for a period of one year. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 64,200.

- Dowsonville, GA, USA

problem #23

Nov 292010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
I have an 07 Dodge Nitro R/T. every time I fill up the gas tank, it overflows and pours out. It is a common occurrence with these vehicles and clearly needs to be recalled. Apparently this is due to a broken gauge in the gas tank filler neck.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #22

Nov 282010

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 23,952 miles
When fueling, as soon as the fuel nozzle automatically turns off, a significant amount of gasoline "burps" out of the filler neck spilling out with enough pressure to cover the entire side of the vehicle and fuel nozzle handle.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #21

Nov 162010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 62,913 miles
Every time I fill the gas tank of my 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T, the gas back flows out of the filler neck opening once the gas nozzle clicks as the tank becomes full. This back flow pours gas out of the filler neck, onto the side of the vehicle, onto the ground and, most times, on me. I have not approached Dodge about fixing this issue. Of course my warranty is gone. NHTSA: Force Dodge to do a recall on this issue. What is it going to take, someone catching on fire from gas pouring on them?

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #20

Feb 062010

Nitro

  • 30,000 miles
Fuel overflows almost every time I fill up. I have noticed that the little flap is now missing from the top of the filler tube.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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