definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,438 miles

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2007 Dodge Nitro windows / windshield problems

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2007 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 032008


  • miles


Back brake lights go out continuously. I have had them replaced several times while under warranty. Lights are still going out but now my extended warranty is over. Dealership said they would have to run a diagnostic test before they could find out what is wrong. This is very concerning because it is a documented problem since the first year I purchased the car in 2007 and the problem still exists. My rear windows stopped working, had to have them replaced which I found odd because I hardly used the back windows. Driver's side handle has snapped in half. This makes for a safety issue because I cannot get out of the car without rolling down the window and then unlocking myself then roll up the window before turning off my car. Also, the power window control has snapped off as well for controlling the front passenger window. I'm concerned I will be trapped in my vehicle if I continue to lose power functions to the car. Heating unit works sporadically. Took it to local mechanic he fixed it. It worked temporarily and then stopped. Called dealership and once again was told that they would have to perform a diagnostic test; which is understandable if this was the only problem, but unfortunately this is not.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Jul 252011


  • 84,188 miles
Without warning or vehicle hesitation, the motor stalled and I lost all power steering and brakes. Fortunately I was in a residential area and I pulled into a driveway and attempted to re-start my vehicle without success. Vehicle was towed to the local Dodge dealer where they determined the tipm (totally integrated power module) had failed and would have to be replaced at a cost of approximately $625 +$85 to the towing company. I have also had issues with the wiper relays twice (which are part of safety recall J28) once before the recall under warranty and now had it replaced with the tipm. Since the wiper relay is part of the tipm, I wonder if the complete failure of the tipm is related or maybe faulty tipm's are causing the wiper relay problem.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 012008


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. The contact stated when driving various speeds, all of the warning lights would illuminate sporadically. The vehicle would then become hesitant, stall and restart independently. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and an independent mechanic, and both advised her that they were unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, all of the exterior door handles were fractured. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised her that she needed to replace all of the door handles. All of the door handles except for the drivers side were replaced. In addition, all of the windows would only operate partially when attempting to open and close them. The vehicle was not repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Springbrook Township, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 082011


  • miles
The wiper blades stopped working during a rain storm and the turn signals wouldn't work, couldn't turn the head lamps off or on.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132008

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Nitro. With the heater settings on the high and low selections, the air that came from the floor vents produced a lot of cold air. The contact stated that there was warm air coming from the vents above. He took the vehicle to the dealer twice. The first time, the vehicle was with the dealer for three days and they were unable to find any failure. The second time, the vehicle was in the shop for approximately three weeks. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not 100% repaired, and the foam placed under the console on the driver side cut down on some of the cold air coming from the vents. A Chrysler representative was notified to inspect the vehicle. The contact had an appointment scheduled for April 2, 2008, but it was rescheduled for April 3, 2008. The current mileage was 10,852 and failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 04/29/08. The consumer was informed there was a design flaw with the heating system. The consumer stated the vehicle overheated. Updated

- Detroit, MI, USA

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