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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,080 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 012016

Nitro

  • 123,648 miles

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

Throttle sticking. Have to pull over and restart. Will not restart all the time. Dash door icon indicates rear door is open when it is not. Safety issues may not have a place to pull car over when throttle is sticking.from 2006-2012 Dodge was had these electrical and engine problems plus others. From day one why no recalls on these problems

- Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 282015

Nitro

  • 107,635 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic for diagnostic testing where it was observed that an unknown component in the steering wheel was causing the air bag warning indicator to illuminate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,635.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #9

Aug 152015

Nitro

  • 75,900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Nitro. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,900.

- El Paso, IL, USA

problem #8

May 162014

Nitro

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2008 Dodge Nitro. While driving 40 mph, the contact suddenly heard a loud pop and the air bag inadvertently deployed. The deployment caused the contact to instantly lose consciousness. The vehicle ricocheted over a tree, ditch, and then bounced until it came to a complete stop. The contact received medical attention and was treated for a concussion, head injury, chest wall pain, back pain and contusions to the knee, chest, and abdomen. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not associated with NHTSA campaign number: 13V121000 (air bags, power train, structure). The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Leadville , CO, USA

problem #7

May 112015

Nitro

  • 151,000 miles
What driving in my neighborhood and all of a sudden the airbag light came on and has not went off ever since. I have did the reset with turning the key in the ignition but it will not reset or turn off.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

May 082014

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 63,700 miles
The airbags failed to deploy when I was in an accident. I T-boned another vehicle at approximately 35 mph, when they turned into my path. I hit the car squarely in the rear passenger door. Both vehicles came to rest 90+ degrees clockwise from the direction we were traveling. The plastic front bumper, grill, fenders, and inner fenders were destroyed. The right side front tire of my Nitro was pushed back about 3" from its normal position. The center support of the bumper was broken and pushed about 12" into the radiator. I am sure there is a defect that prevented the air bags from working.

- London , KY, USA

problem #5

Oct 262010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles

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

I was driving on a street where I had no stop signs or stop lights and at the cross street, I was hit (T-bone) by someone. The person had just been at the stop sign but did not see that I was passing by as I had no stop sign. Their car collided with mine on the driver / left passenger side. The airbags never deployed. The car shut off and I was unable to turn in on to move it. The driver side door was jammed shut. The car was in the shop for over 30 days due to the damage.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 272013

Nitro

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Nitro. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V121000M (air bags, power train, structure) in the mail several months ago and stated that the dealer informed her that the parts needed to complete the service were not available. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #3

May 082013

Nitro

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, an unusual noise emitted from underneath the vehicle. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V121000 (air bags, power train, structure) and the part was unavailable. The dealer was unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 142012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
Crashed the vehicle into pole. The car is totaled. Passenger airbags went off. Drivers airbag did not go off. With the amount of impact the car took on, the drivers airbag should have deployed. Significant injuries, head hit windshield, four broken ribs, 2 broken toes, one dislocated. Has been hospitalized now for 6 days. And now getting transferred to a rehabilation hospital.

- Lemon Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062009

Nitro

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Nitro. While driving 40 mph another vehicle crashed into the front end of her vehicle. The seat belts did not secure the occupants and the airbags did not deploy. One of the occupants spine was knocked out of the alignment. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility, and the vehicle was being repaired. The dealer was contacted and they stated that the air bags were not defective. Two engineers were sent to diagnose the vehicle. They concluded that all components were functioning normally. The failure and current mileages were 31000.

- Knight Dale, NC, USA

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