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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 4 of 4)

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problem #19

Oct 092010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


I own a 2007 Dodge Nitro 3.7 V6. I have been experiencing for over the last year when I fill up the gas tank it will click off at the nozzle but then I get gas spewing back out! very scary and a safety hazard. 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 Dodge should do this at their expense since they know it is a common problem!

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #18

Oct 292010


  • 60,500 miles
After fueling up the vehicle, the gas tank "burps" out about a gallon and a half of gas all over the person pumping gas, the truck and the ground around the vehicle.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #17

Oct 262010


  • 50,000 miles
Gas filler pipes spit out gas when fueling resulting in spillage on vehicle, ground and person pumping gas.

- Hampton Bays, NY, USA

problem #16

Oct 212010

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 33,045 miles


When filling tank on our 2007 Dodge Nitro, fuel will pour out of fuel fill down the side of car and all over the floor. Pump will shut off and fuel will burp out of filler.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #15

Jun 222010


  • 19,950 miles
When filling with gas the truck will not signal the gas pump to "click' and shut off when the tank is full thus causing gas to overflow down the side of the truck.

- Bayville, NY, USA

problem #14

Jun 012010


  • 30,220 miles
Gasoline overflows onto side of truck and ground when filling tank.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #13

May 152010


  • 29,000 miles


Gas overflow on the 2007 Dodge Nitro. Purchased Nitro two weeks ago and the last two times out of three when I put gas in it overflowed when taking the gas pump out of tank. First time the pumped stopped on it's own and second time I stopped the pump manually because I thought too much gas was going in.

- Woonscoket, RI, USA

problem #12

May 052010


  • 41,800 miles
While fueling my 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T as the fuel reaches full and the gas pump clicks off, some fuel burps up and spills to ground/on to side of vehicle. This occurs each time I fill up the fuel.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #11

Apr 282010


  • 25,000 miles
2007 Dodge Nitro overfills gas tank. Valve in gas tank is not working. Potential fire hazard. Happens at every fill up.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 072010


  • miles
When filling the SUV with gas. When the gas auto-shutoff clicks, gas comes erupting out of the gas tank filler neck.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #9

Feb 262010


  • 5,000 miles


Gas overflow from tank, upon automatic shutoff. Happens on all fillups. Will return to dealer for inspection.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 162010


  • 43,691 miles
Splash back of gasoline when filling up fuel tank. Incident occurs just about every time tank is filled and the consequences are that a large amount of gasoline shoots back out of the filling nozzle all over the painted surface of the vehicle and on to the surface of the area in which parked. In addition to aggravation, environmental damage, paint damage, there are extremely dangerous consequences that could occur if some sort of an ignition source occurred at the time it happened. Controlling the flow/speed of gasoline from the gas pump through the nozzle into the tank filler tube does not lessen the problem. I am going to discuss this matter with my Dodge service department on 18 Feb, 2010 to find out what they have to say about the matter.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #7

Feb 022010


  • 28,000 miles
Gas overflows from the tank when filling with gasoline.

- Hazel Green, AL, USA

problem #6

Jan 122010


  • 40,000 miles
Gas overflows when filling the gas tank on the Dodge Nitro.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #5

Jan 132010


  • 46,346 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro and after filling up my gas tank the nozzle clicked and there comes fuel gushing out all over the place. It happens every single time I fill my tank with gas.

- Thermal, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 122010


  • 52,000 miles
While refueling gas will overflow onto the truck and ground. This happens every time I refuel now. It does not matter how much gas is in the tank, what gas station, time of day, winter or summer, the result is the same fuel overflow. This started about 52,000 miles and I have 60,086 miles now.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 112010


  • 78,500 miles
Gas spilling out of gas tank when filling from gas pump. I took my Nitro in this morning and they had done and ready to go by noon. Invoice reads as follows: 78240 confirm gas overflow when filling, test vent hoses, good. Found rollover valve in tank not sealing. Replaced fuel tank and seal. 1-68034783aa tank replace charcoal canister & O-ring. 1 4891757ac canister 1 55366298aa O-ring-fuel pump and level cost to me was $425.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 152007


  • 50 miles
As you are putting gas into the fuel tank it will overflow from filler spout and spill out causing a hazardous condition and environmental problem. This will happen not matter the amount of fuel in tank. I was told by dealer that the hole into the gas tank is smaller than the fill line and causes back up. If you try to fill very slow the sensor in the pump does not detect and it overflows. Dealer has replaced gas tank but did not help the problem.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 222008


  • 17,000 miles
Uncontrolled accelleration of 2007 Dodge Nitro, w/3.7 litre, has happened 5 times in six months of owning. Cant be fixed by dealer cause doesn't show code or able to duplicate when they have it, only way to stop it is to put in neutral and kill engine. Have had other problems like idle rough and surging, and like someone turning key off and on for split second while driving at highway speeds. There has not been any pattern to when sudden acel happens, it has been random and can seemingly happen w/out notice. The dealer keeps telling me to keep driving it till it does it again so they can try to get codes or something to trouble shoot it. But this is very dangerous as you would think. Im at a loss to what to do, I have contacted Dodge complaint line and they don't seem to worried about my safety as it would seem, do to them wanting me to keep bringing it back to dealer. Also no parts have been changed in order to try to correct, only hook up scanner and drive around block and flash programs at it which has seemingly had ill affect on it as in my fuel mileage has went 23-24 highway to about 15-18 now, and they cant get it back where it was, now it is parked in driveway and family wont drive because scared of it, and I M still paying on vehicle that is unsafe and no idea how to fix, or Dodge I should say, cant fix.

- Woodville , TX, USA

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