really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,185 miles

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2007 Dodge Nitro brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192007

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,470 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While driving 20 mph uphill, the contact depressed the brake pedal. The vehicle began to shimmy and would not stop until it crashed into another vehicle. There were no warning indicator lights and the road conditions were normal. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that there was no failure. A week before the incident, the vehicle was serviced for NHTSA campaign id number 06V493000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti-lock:control unit/module). The current and failure mileages were 6,470. Updated 03/10/08. The consumer received a recall notice in the mail. He took the vehicle to the dealer and 10 minutes later, the cosumer was told a computer software program was downloaded and the vehicle was ready. The consumer believed the accident was a result of the recall.

- Sterling Heights , MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 172007

Nitro 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. While driving 55 mph she lost control of the vehicle and crashed head on into a ditch. She stated that her head hit the windshield and her chest hit the steering wheel. The side airbags deployed however, the front airbags did not. The police onsite stated that the brakes were not applied. The contact felt that the antilock brakes caused the crash. She sustained bruises to her chest, forehead and legs and suffered a swollen head, shoulder and neck. There is a recall for the antilock brakes (NHTSA campaign# 06V493000). As of August 10, 2007, the dealer has not determined the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 19,900.

- Haughton, LA, USA

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