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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,195 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Dodge Nitro miscellaneous problems

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 212016

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 179,000 miles


While driving on the highway at speeds of 70mph my vehicle threw itself into 2nd gear and has been stuck in this position for over the last couple days. I did not touch anything to throw it into this gear. I drive a standard. When I took it into the shop. I was informed that it was locked in 2nd gear due to the tipm. I am having to order the part and get it replaced. I was driving with my 2 year old son in my vehicle I thank god that nothing worse happened.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 062016


  • 99,000 miles
Takata recall car is having issue with horn honking at random times, windshield wipers going off at random times, windows rolling down without reason, doors locking and unlocking, and headlights turning off while driving. Poses a serious threat while driving especially at night.

- Richwoods, MO, USA

problem #11

May 262016


  • 145,000 miles
Electronic window switch keeps going out, and the tipm light keeps comiing on. When I driving down the street the tipm light stays on didn't know what that was, I thouhgt it meant my tires, so I purchased new tires, still comes on and now my window want roll up because of this module

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 012012


  • 32,000 miles


No air conditioining paying $400 each year for the last three years, only to get air for ten minutes. Secondly I heard on tv that Nitro 2007 had a recall. I never received any information in the mail. How many times do I pay all of this money getting no results.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 042013


  • 0 miles
Once fuel tank reaches it's capacity, gas spits back out overflowing the tank. Issue has been going on for awhile.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #8

Jan 252016


  • miles
My truck honks randomly been dealing wih it for 1-2 years.. it honks when its off or when im driving its very scary as a female having to drive it like this. I had tipm replaced and still having issued I removed the fuse for horn but afte a year my battery started to die and I hear a sound coming from fuse box(tipm) not sure whats the problem but I have read many people have been having issues... recall for safety, .

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 192016


  • miles


Battery dies overnight when car is idle. It starts with a jump start and is fine during the day. I found the problem is that the dash board lights are coming on at night draining the battery. I also hear ticking & weird noises from the fuel box under the hood. A/C does not work, horn does not work & I am washer fluid does not come out when trying to clean windows! hazard lights flash & the alarm goes off for no apparent reason. Took it to a dealer who said he received about 15 different codes when running diagnostics & that the dealer needs to flash the PCM.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 052015


  • miles
The passenger door handle breaks off. I have replace this door handle 3 time out of my own pocket. I feel as if this now has become a recall due to it continuing to break.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #5

Sep 012014


  • miles
The plastic inside door handles continue to break. It is not wear and tear as it has happened on doors that never get used. The handle makes it impossible for the passengers to exit the vehicle through their door. The driver handle has also broke making it unsafe. If there were ever a need to exit the vehicle for an emergency and the window could not be rolled down the driver and passenger would be unable to exit. The windows have to be rolled down and the person has to open the door from the outside only. The part gets replaced and fixed and breaks again. The handles are made of plastic that wear out with heat very easily. I feel the manufacturer should replace these handles with a more sturdy material. It is a very unsafe piece that continues to break.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 022015


  • 140,000 miles
Engine shut off while driving 35 mph. Was able to restart it. Second incident horn and wipers go off and can not be shut off. Has happened while driving and while car is sitting.

- Little River, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 212013


  • 46,655 miles


Drivers side door handle inside broke. The bottom plastic part of the hinge broke. Can not open now from inside! ridiculous!

- Selma, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 292013


  • 123,882 miles
I was driving on a side street when my car suddenly dies. If I would have been going down the road with my child in the car at a fast speed we would've wrecked. I've also had problems with my radio not turning off when I power my car off.

- Alton, MO, 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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