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#131 of 151 2009 Nitro
Mar 25, 2009 (3:06 pm)
I have a 2009 Nitro when you leave the front windows up and put a back window down and go over 40 mph the Nitro shakes so bad you can hardly hold it on the road. It sounds like you have a flat tire. My dealer said Dodge knew this was a problem but let it go. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if they have what they did about it.
#132 of 151 Re: 2009 Nitro [mary58]
May 04, 2009 (4:35 pm)
This is not an unusual phenomenon for boxy tall vehicles. I have a crew cab full size Silverado pickup and if you do the same thing, the wind noise and buffetting will be almost unbearable. Just do not open the rear windows without opening the front ones. The best combination as I found is opening the driver's door window all the way and then opening the left rear door window partially.
#133 of 151 Re: problems with my 2007 dodge nitro [barbara22]
Jul 26, 2009 (6:13 pm)
i have had exactly the same problems to a t i reently volutarally repoed mine i am going to sue them my car had 22000 miles on it when i returned it it sat in my yard for 2 months and then i had enough i am going to take your letter to the attorney with me i have also contacted diamlyer chrysler this is rediculous and i bought mine in july of 07..... my 4 wheel drive always said it was on also and the front seats plastic piece broke multiple times now they dont want to give me my records thanks for posting
#134 of 151 Re: problems with my 2007 dodge nitro [gobuffs00]
Jul 26, 2009 (6:17 pm)
why do dodge tech always rely on a computer to tell them if something is wrong and they will not give me my service records they are being dirty basically calling me a liar thanks
#135 of 151 Re: problems with my 2007 dodge nitro [malissa1313]
Jul 28, 2009 (12:17 pm)
Good luck, I spoke with an attorney in the spring, and since the dodge dealership said they could find nothing showing on the computer print out, the attorney said I wouldn't have any chance in a lawsuit. As I said earlier, I will drive this thing until the wheels fall off, which could be any day now. Oh yeah, my 4-wheel drive indicator light comes on sometime and stays on, without the car in 4-wheel drive. I have only used the 4-wheel drive one time and had to have the car towed in because it would just shake and vibrate so bad that I had to put it back in 2 wheel drive to get the car to not shake!! Of course they didn't find anything on the computer to show what the problem was!! GOOD LUCK!!!
#136 of 151 love my nitro
Aug 21, 2009 (1:08 am)
hi all , i am from kuwait , i jout bought brand new nitro , i was going to buy charger but wsaw the nitro i changer my mind and i bought it .. this is my 1 week with this car and it is make me happy and i dont complain for anything ...
sorry if my english is not good becouse it is not my first lung
#137 of 151 Re: love my nitro [younes]
Aug 21, 2009 (6:33 am)
Hi, Younes! It's good to hear from you.
I am curious. How much are you paying for gasoline in Kuwait?
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#139 of 151 Re: love my nitro [younes]
Aug 27, 2009 (9:18 pm)
Thank you. That is very informative. You are paying a lot less over there than I am here.
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#140 of 151 Disappointed Nitro Owner
Feb 02, 2010 (5:52 pm)
I can sympathize with all of you regarding your Dodge Nitro. I too have had nothing but problems. I purchased my Nitro in May of 2007. The first problem I had was with the seats. Originally I wanted leather but the salesperson told me they had this great interior that was stain, odor and water proof. The first time it rained I noticed big water stains just from the rain drops. I tried to wipe the seats with a clean cloth but the stains would not go away. Next, the anti-lock break light would stay on. The dealership repaired this because it was under warrantee. Within a few months the back windshield wiper just fell off after the second use. Soon after, the main windshield wipers would stop for no reason. I was almost in a car accident because they stopped in a complete downpour. I had to roll my window down while on the highway to find a place to pull off. In addition to the windshield wipers I've had problems with the dash lights coming on, the bells would ring and the car will stall. This usually occurs twice a month. Then two of the windows quit working, the drivers side and rear passenger side door handles snapped in half (so now I have to roll my window down to open the door from the outside) and just recently I noticed the breaks squeek when backing out of the driveway or breaking on a turn, however, they do not squeek when I break traveling forward. I have to use this vehicle to transport clients and children. I was concerned about these issues so my husband called Chrysler directly. My husand mentioned his concerns and asked to have all the recall issues fixed. Chrysler claims our vehicle vin number does not match the recall list, however, our vehicle has all the recall issues. We are so frustrated and concerned for our safety and the safety of others riding in our Nitro.