definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,192 miles

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2007 Dodge Nitro fuel system problems

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #79

Jan 012010


  • 48,000 miles


Whin filling tank gas boils out just after the auto shutoff clicks.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #78

Jan 202014

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 34,100 miles
This vehicle as bought used at a Chevrolet dealership in arlington, tx with about 33,800 miles on it. When refueling this vehicle for the first time the gas pump did not shut off when the tank was full, resulting in gas overflowing onto the side of the vehicle and spilling on the ground. This same kind of malfunction continues to occur every time it is refueled unless the person refueling it manually stops the pump before the tank is completely full. Sometimes the pump shuts off as gas begins to overflow, and other times the pump does not shut off at all. This condition is very hazardous, harmful to the vehicle's paint, and wasteful.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #77

Oct 012011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When I am filling gas tank, the automatic shut off does not work, and fuel pours out everywhere. I have been covered in gas several times as it suddenly overflows and almost seems to shoot out. It does not happen every time, started about two years ago but seems to be happening more frequently.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #76

Jan 232013

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel sprayed out of the filler neck onto the ground. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. Updated 3/14/13 the mechanic at the dealer informed the consumer it was the same problem Jeep had with the roll over valve in the gas tank being defective and it needed to be replaced.

- Alden, NY, USA

problem #75

Dec 102012


  • 62,450 miles
While attempting to fill fuel tank, the nozzle shut off as normal when tank was full, however gasoline shot out of the filler neck all over my pants and shoes. There was probably a pint to a half gallon of fuel that shot out of the tank. I have checked on line and determined this is a common defect with the 2007 Dodge Nitro. This now occurs each and every time I fill the fuel tank. Someone is bound to be seriously injured or killed over this situation, why has there not been a recall on this issue.

- Bear Creek Twp., PA, USA

problem #74

Apr 122012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
While filling fuel into the truck the auto stop did not work, the first time it happened my 5 yr old son was washing the windows with my wife and it sprayed fuel on my sons legs and shoes. We figured the pump had a problem. Now it seems to do it every time we fuel the truck. After searching I found its a vent problem with the 2007 Nitro that the dealer knows about, im not happy right now the dealer claims only some vehicles are recalled on this. Should I be looking for legal action next?

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #73

Apr 062012


  • 32,000 miles


Gas spills out when filling tank. By the time the auto shut off on pump stops, gas spills out and on the ground. Has happened at several different gas stations.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #72

Jan 312012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles
When filling up with fuel the tank will overflow spilling out approx. A gallon of fuel. This is a safety hazard. It also indicates that the shut off valve isn't working properly and that the safety feature of shutting off the fuel line when in a serious accident will also not work therefore being a huge safety concern.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #71

Jan 152009

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
While filling gas tank, when tank becomes full it will spew out gas all over the side of the Nitro and on to the ground. Not just a small amount of gas. Close to a pint of gas, if not more. At each fillup. Tried different pumps at different stations, in different states. All do the same thing. Very hazardous to spill that much gas on the ground each time the Nitro is fueled up.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #70

Feb 202012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 75,031 miles
When the gas tank is being filled up and the nozzle at the pump shuts off indicating the gas tank is full, about a quarter gallon of gas spills out of the tank.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #69

Feb 232012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


When filling the vehicle with gas, fuel will spew from the filler pipe and spill all over the side of the vehicle and on the person fueling. It has come to our attention that the cause is a faulty overflow flap that is designed to keep fuel from flowing out of the tank upon fill up, but more importantly it is to prevent fuel from exiting the tank in the case of a rollover accident. This faulty flap could mean life or death in a rollover if fuel is allowed to leak from the tank and ignite.

- Pace, FL, USA

problem #68

Sep 052011


  • miles
Upon refueling the vehicle, the gas hose is not triggered to shut off immediately and allows about a half of a gallon of 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.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #67

Feb 062012


  • miles
There is a valve in the gas tank that's prevents gas spillage in the event of an accident and the car rolls over. This valve is defective and now my vehicle spills gas whenever I gas up automatically. This means that the safety valve is inop and if I rollover during an accident the gas will spill out. This has been happening for a while now and I just googled the problem and everyone that has this vehicle is experiencing this problem. There should be a recall cause E en the dealer told me it is a common problem and Chrysler is aware of it. How can we eel safe driving a vehicle with a potential life threatening malfunction.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #66

Feb 072012

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 28,650 miles
When fueling, the filler nozzle never shuts off. Fuel spews out of the fill neck all over the side of the truck, the ground, and you (if you're standing too close). This has happens every time I've fill the truck. I've tried different gas stations and it happens at every one. This is an environmental problem as well as a safety issue. Based on the research I've conducted, this problem is related to a "rollover" valve. This valve is designed to prevent fuel from flowing out of the fill neck in the event of a rollover accident. This is a huge safety concern, and based on my internet search, this is not an isolated problem. I believe a recall should be issued before someone gets killed.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #65

Jan 012010

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Approximately two years ago while filling up my gas tank the pump shut off to indicate a full tank and gas was gushing all over the side of the vehicle and the ground. At the time I thought it may have just been the gas station pump and didn't think to much of it. The next time I went to fill up it did the same thing. The pump shut off and gas spilled out of the vehicle. This has been an ongoing problem ever since and I am never able to fill up the gas tank. After looking into some Dodge Nitro forums I realized that this is a vehicle problem related to a fuel tank roll over valve stuck open which could be a safety hazard.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #64

Jan 022012


  • miles
2007 Dodge Nitro. Consumer states problem with vehicle gas tank the dealer informed the consumer the gas tank was most likely installed already broken or improperly. Thus, when filling the tank, the air differential inside the tank that forced the pump to shut off automatically did not register due to the defect. The consumer stated on several occasions, the tank has overflowed. The consumer was informed, the entire tank would have to be replaced.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #63

Jun 152011

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The gas tank valve inside the tank for safety is broken. With out this valve gas will be released in any accident. It also causes the gas tank to over fill when filling up.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #62

Sep 162011

Nitro 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Every time I fill the gas tank of my 2007 Dodge Nitro there is a large amount of gasoline that "burps" back out of the tank onto the car, the ground and anyone (unsuspecting that this would happen) standing near by. It may be as much as a gallon of gasoline. Chrysler has admitted this is due to a manufacturing defect of a valve in the gas tank. This valve is there to prevent the possibility of an explosion in the event of a rollover accident. If this valve is defective it would seem it will not prevent an explosion in a rollover accident. Recently my daughter borrowed the car. I neglected to tell her about this problem. She filled the car and stood there as gasoline covered her shoes and the bottom of a good pair of slacks. You can imagine her horror as she stood there covered in fresh gasoline. Chryslers solution at this time is for me to pay a dealership to replace the gas tank. To avoid having to pay for this repair (with money I don't have) as the tank fills I slow the fuel flow into the tank to the slowest flow rate on the pump handle. There is still a "burp" back at full. Just not very much fuel. This defective valve is going to cause horrible deaths or disfiguring burns to someone. A gasoline fire would be an awful thing, the fact that it is preventable would make it unimaginable. Knowing this problem exists with my vehicle I cannot even sell it in good conscience.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #61

Dec 032011


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle, gas spewed back out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the roll over valve within the fuel tank was defective and as a result, the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 72,000.

- Hatfield, MO, USA

problem #60

Dec 132010


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated that gasoline would spill out of the fuel tank when the contact was refueling. The contact spoke with the dealer but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Topeka, KS, USA

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