definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,939 miles

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2011 Dodge Nitro steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 292016


  • miles


For several days it turns on the dash light airbag and intermittently the alert sounds indicating the problem with the airbag, when the car is in motion, across the street or in the road.

- Mayaguez, PR, USA

problem #3

Dec 282015


  • 39,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Nitro. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel as it became very loose. The contact had to steer the vehicle in excess to keep the vehicle in position. The traction control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering rack fractured and the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. After the vehicle was repaired, the traction control warning light illuminated intermittently and the brakes independently engaged. In addition, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the brake pedal and it failed to depress. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but it could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 11V315000 (steering), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 39,500.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #2

Jul 302014

Nitro 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving down interstate with 3 passengers including a toddler the keys fell out of the ignition. The truck lost power and steering abilities. When the truck reached 20 mph I noticed the keys were not in the ignition. I grabbed them, handed them to my husband. He put truck in neutral, started truck. This happened again at an intersection about a month later. I usually only have truck key and or a house key on a single ring. Please consider testing vehicles for this possibility and the deadly probability. Update 9/15/15 the consumer has since sold the vehicle. Updated 10/01/15

- Janesville , WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 082014


  • 50,255 miles
The car start, windsheild wipers come on by themself and vehicle will not go in gear. Have to remove the battery cable for car to go into gear.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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