definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,833 miles

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2008 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012015

Nitro 6-cyl

  • miles


2008 Dodge Nitro. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle electrical system and mechanical repair problems. The consumer stated the ac and went out, along with the low and high switch melting some of the under panel where the switch was mounted. Smoke was coming from out the dash while driving. The horn was blared out of control, draining the battery, the radio would not come on, the doors locked and unlocked uncontrollably, the wheel and hub failed on the front of the vehicle, the water pump was replaced, the brakes were replaced three times, in one year. When the consumer clicked the unlock button on the key pad, the door locks went haywire, it would lock and the consumer was unable to enter the vehicle. Also, the catalytic converter was replaced. The tipm was replaced. However, a week later, the problems returned with the headlights staying on, the horn blaring out of control and the doors locking and unlocking and not being able to enter the vehicle. The head lights and tail lights were replaced several times.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 162012


  • 73,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Nitro. The contact was driving 50 mph when all of the instrument panel lights started to flicker abnormally. The steering wheel then seized to the point where it was impossible for the contact to steer the vehicle. The brakes also engaged independently and threw the contact forward. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 73,500.

- Ashlyn, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 052010


  • 43,000 miles
While driving the 2008 Dodge Nitro at about 68 mph on a san jose 101 freeway during rush hour traffic out of no where my emergency brake was deployed even though I did not even hit any brakes, I saw the light on the engine almost got into horrible accident all the warning lights came on, the radio and engine stopped. About 5 seconds later the radio and A/C came back on, and the lights on the dashboard went back to normal. O called Chrysler they said they cant really do anything till this happen at service shop. This happened to me before to. This is crazy I could get into a horrible accident. Can you please look into this.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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