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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,936 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.

2010 Dodge Nitro drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112015


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that an abnormal noise emitted from under the vehicle and burning fumes entered the cabin. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the heat shield fractured without warning and rubbed against the driveshaft causing damages. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V121000 (air bags, power train, structure). The VIN was not available. The dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was to schedule an appointment to inspect and diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 312014


  • 88,276 miles
Moment before my drive shaft broke, I was driving 70 mph on the highway. If my driveshaft would have broke like the way it did, I could have seriously been injured or caused a death. I excited the highway, and got off was stopped at a redlight and pressed the gas with no results. My vehicle started to back up, and I had to press the emergency brake. Thank you

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012013


  • 51,000 miles
Getting 12 miles to the gallon transmission was slipping, took to the Dodge shop and they said there was nothing wrong, notice slipping getting worse took to another Dodge shop and they said the transmission was low on fluid and part was broke inside, took three weeks to get vehicle back, good mileage after that for a week, and now transmission is leaking again, took back to the Dodge shop, asked why there is no transmission dip stick to check my self so we don't burn out the transmission, they said Dodge does not make one for that vehicle? transmission is a big issue with this vehicle.

- Breckenridge, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 052010


  • 48,470 miles
Outside temp was approx 30-35 F, engine was running aprox 10 mins, while accelerating from 30mph to 50 mph on the highway, the gas pedal stayed to the floor after I took my foot off, causing vehicle to continue accelerating to a higher mph. I put transmission selector into neutral, engine raced to a higher RPM, used brakes to slow vehicle down and exited highway. When I stopped the vehicle, I shut off ignition and heard the gas pedal pop back into position. After approx 2 mins, I restarted engine and everything seemed normal. Has not recurred as of yet. Called major Chrysler Jeep Dodge service department to inquire if they've had this type of incident, they said no. They checked if vehicle was still under warranty, no it was not. They offered diagnostic check but I scanned the aldl for computer codes, none.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

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