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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,228 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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2008 Dodge Nitro fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Oct 112012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


When filling the vehicle with gas, when the pump clicks off gas spews from the filler tube. It runs down the side of the vehicle and also gets all over whosoever is filling the vehicle. You cannot safely fill this vehicle with gas, no matter how slow you try. You must stop before the vehicle is full.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 072011


  • 54,600 miles
When putting gas into the vehicle it leaks gas out of the place where you pump it. I thought maybe it was the pump but it has happened at several other pumps and locations.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #8

Nov 012010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
During fuel filling, fuel intake valve does not work, causing significant amounts of gasoline to spill (gush) out onto pavement. This is sufficient to pose environmental hazard as well as fire hazard. Discussed with dealership where purchased. Will not cover repair.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 182012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


When I fill up the vehicle with gas it overflows. It doesn't shut off automatically. Gas then pours out of the car and down the side. Many times the person pumping the gas gets it all over themselves. It is not the gas pump, I've tried several different stations.

- Lansing, IL, USA

problem #6

Nov 102012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
While fueling my 2008 Dodge Nitro R/T as the fuel reaches full and the gas pump clicks off, fuel burps up and spills to ground/on to side of vehicle. This occurs each time I fill up the gas tank.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 222012


  • 60,000 miles
Every time I fill my fuel tank in my 08 Dodge Nitro rt it spills out all over the ground. This occurs when im setting the pump to stop automatically and the pump stops then the tank starts to spill. It seems to a check valve issue with the tank an can be a safety hazard at the fuel stations for myself and others around. A simple spark due to a faulty ground in the area could cause this to ignite and be potentially fatal. I feel Chrysler should be held responsible for this and a safety recall be issued. Many people have had this problem and it appears that the powers that be are not enforcing Chrysler to make this a recall issue. I guess it will take someone to become severely injured or killed before anything is done about it. Chrysler has a tsb (14-001-09) in regards to this issue so they know it is a problem and they continue to want to charge customers to fix the issue. Someone needs to do something about this asap!

- Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 012011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


When filling up the gas tank the gas overflows out onto the car and the floor. I have read that there is a valve that should stop the gas from spilling out of the tank in case of a rollover and that is the part that is not working properly. I have stopped trying to fill up my gas tank because of this problem.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012


  • 50,000 miles
Gas tank overflows when filling. It does not turn off pump automatically. Internet message forums show many others with the same problem. It is often reported to be a safety valve related to roll over wrecks.

- Bluefield, VA, USA

problem #2

May 102012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
This problem has not caused an accident but it has caused the gasoline to shoot out of my gas tank and drench me in gas several times. I believe if there is a sensor in my gas tank that it is not working properly enough to indicate that the tank is full or close to full when I'm pumping gas. When I pull out the nozzle the gas shoots out all over the place ( this is after the gas has shut off at the pump). Don't know if there have been similar incidents reported but it is important enough for me to complain about it. The Dodge dealer that sold us the vehicle when new does not seem to want to take the time to investigate my complaint so I'm looking to other sources to see if this is just a random problem or one that is worth investigating further for everyone's benefit.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 162012


  • 60,000 miles
Started driving a 2008 Nitro the first of the year. Upon refueling the vehicle, everytime the some part of the fuel tank causes gas to overflow onto the vehicle and the ground. Whether the hose is being pumped manually or triggered to stay on does not change this outcome. This is an evironmental as well as a safety concern. Upon some research this problem has occured on previous models. Why hasnt a recall been issued? the customer should not incur a cost due to faulty design the company should have fixed.

- West Columbia , SC, USA

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