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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,366 miles

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2007 Dodge Nitro seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 052015

Nitro

  • 125,000 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 there was an explosion that occurred under the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle elevated with the driver and passenger in the vehicle. The driver side air bag failed to deploy. In addition, smoke emitted into the vehicle and flames appeared underneath. The driver's seat belt failed to release. The driver sustained bruises to the left arm, back, and neck injuries that required medical attention. The rear passengers also sustained bruises and neck injuries that did not require medical attention. The driver and passenger were able to exit the vehicle. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's resident. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V121000 (air bags, power train, structure). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #17

Apr 012016

Nitro

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While driving 40 mph, the accelerator pedal failed to release after it was depressed. As a result, the vehicle would not decelerate and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 082016

Nitro

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While driving at 55 mph, the contact crashed into another vehicle head on and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Williamsburg, OH, USA

problem #15

Feb 142016

Nitro

  • 111,567 miles

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

Vehicle rolled over and air bags did not deploy and ignition system was not woring took into dealership multiple times for ignition problems they replaced the ignition switch little less then a.year ago

- Lynn Center, IL, USA

problem #14

Aug 012015

Nitro

  • 125,000 miles
Airbag light come on and off as not been in wreck comes on while driving and just seating at a stop does not stay on for more than a min are so this is dangerous for me and my kids for it may not work if we are in an accident and it may just go off and cause an accident a lot of people having this issue this needs to be recalled and taken care of by Dodge before someone gets killed

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #13

Sep 032015

Nitro

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, a chime was heard and the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 142014

Nitro

  • 140,000 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 that while driving at 35 mph, the front driver's side seat belt un-buckled independently and failed to buckle intermittently. The air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #11

Apr 012014

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
I had slowed down to look for an address on a dead end street which abutted up to a chain link fence and an embankment just off of I-5 in lakewood, Washington. My 83 year old mother was riding in the passenger seat. My Nitro rapidly accelerating to approximately 70-80 mph. I crashed through a chain link fence and struck a tree. If it wasn't for the tree I would have ended up on I-5 and possibly collided with northbound traffic. The airbags did not deploy. However I believe this was due to primarily striking the right front side of the car. My mother sustained bruising due to the seat back tightening up and generalized soft tissue injury. I sustained neck, back, left shoulder and leg soreness. My car had 51,000 miles on it. Usaa totaled my car. I look on the internet and noticed several other complaints regarding this same issue. In addition to this, I never received a recall regarding this issue.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #10

Oct 142014

Nitro

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While driving approximately 55 mph, an 18-wheeler truck crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle, causing the vehicle to flip. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a shoulder separation and the passenger sustained a minor concussion that both required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Jun 292013

Nitro

  • 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 a notification for NHTSA campaign number 13V21000 (air bags, power train, structure) but was informed that the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Jackson, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 302014

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 222,012 miles
The air bag light keeps coming on and going off sporadically with out provocation, upon contacting Dodge they tell me my vehicle isn't part of the recall on air bags for the 2007 Nitro - really - so if this air bag explodes without reason who is going to assist me then? obviously after doing some research most Nitro's had this problem and they should all be included in this recall.

- Tabor City, NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 092013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
We ended up headed towards the sky and took a hard head nose into the earth. We then came up turned in the other directions rocking and rolling in a dry shallow creek bed in Nevada. We went up again and landed with two flat tires, in gear, going no where. My air bag did not deploy! my hubby had a huge laceration on the inside of his forearm. Found out later in emergency that the Dodge emblem propelled into his arm. The emblem is very concerning. It could have knocked out his eye, entered his heart or even slashed his throat. It should be removed from all Dodge.

- Sonora, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Dodge Nitro. Consumer writes in regards to driveline tunnel shield recall notice. The consumer stated he made an appointment to have the recall performed, after receiving a recall. However, when he arrived at the dealership, he was informed the parts were not available, and they would available in two days. The consumer stated two days, has since turned into three months.

- Quail Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 252013

Nitro

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that while traveling at unknown speeds, the driver and passenger's side curtain air bags erroneously deployed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was determined that the drive shaft had failed and caused the air bags to deploy. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000.

- Bainbridge, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 032013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
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 #2

May 022013

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Air bags went off when the driveshaft just blew because apparently it was made out of aluminum which is magnetic and causes it to wear quickly and draws other parts to it causing it to rub and rupture; also the A/C always goes out. I had it repaired 3 times all for freon leaks. Nothing gets covered because not all of the vehicles were made with this terrible aluminum. This is a huge safety hazard!!! I was only going 40 mph on a side road when this blew with my girlfriend in the car. The driveshaft blew, side airbags deployed. She injured her neck and back from the jolt. There is no reason corners should be cut to make a cheaper vehicle that is unsafe!

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 272010

Nitro

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While driving approximately 55 mph, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated the light was on permanently. The dealer was contacted and an appointment was set for a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Prince George, VA, USA

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