really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,409 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Dodge Nitro brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122011


  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated the brakes failed on the vehicle while driving at 35 mph. He depressed the brakes to stop, but even after the pedal went down to the floor board, there was no response. The failure caused the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The contact was sure of two injuries and suspects that there were injuries in the other vehicle. The ABS light did not illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop, but the vehicle had not been inspected to determine what caused the brake failure. The failure mileage and current was 81,000.

- Milwalkee, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 252010


  • 49,226 miles
NHTSA complain report. Done on 08082810 at 754am Dodge Nitro 2007, engine stalling when wet or just after raining - it happen already more than 10 times, went to dealer and they reprogrammed some electronic component, problem went away for a while. But now, not only car stalls, meaning engine shuts off but also the esp/bas, ABS, and the skidding car icon lights all are on, suddenly brakes started pulsating when driving probably at about 30/25 mph, decided go back home before getting into the freeway which speed limit is 60/65, so after reading recalls at NHTSA official web page I am going today to the dealer for those two problems, and other one I found in same web page, thanks to the people that works for NHTSA for giving us all this information.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 012007


  • miles
In purchasing a 2007 Dodge Nitro it has been in the repair shop for almost 30 days with in a 5 month period. First, defective brakes and now for the 5th time stalling while driving along with instrument lights flashing on and erratic jerking around. I don't know how else to explain it. The car decides to turn off while driving through an intersection nearly causing a major accident. This is not a single incident and I fear for my life and my 5 year old daughters life driving in this car.

- Napa, CA, USA

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