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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.
#141 of 151 nitro 2010
Mar 26, 2010 (4:52 pm)
does anyone have complaints about 2010 nitros want to buy one but I am checking this sight to see if anyone unhappy. realize 2007 first year had some issues but hope all have been resolved by now. would be nice to see a 6 speed transmission in the nitro like the 2010 chevy equinox to get better gas mileage
#142 of 151 2007 Dodge Nitro
Mar 27, 2010 (9:27 am)
I bought my Nitro new in 07 and now that it is out of warranty EVERYTHING seems to be breaking in it!! First it was the cable to my driver window, DODGE had the smarts to screw people by only selling the complete assembly vs. just the part you need.. $300.00. Next my interior PLASTIC door handle, $42.00. Now my back passenger window sounds like it is about to go like the driver window did.. Guess that will be another $300.00. During warranty had to have the computer flashed like 5 times. The tire gauge warning goes off all the time. On the roof, the left and right runners have already been replaced once and now are lifting again, I guess this will be on my bill even though they replaced them once under warranty.. That will likely be $1000.00.... Also, the front speakers have rattled since I bought it and they say there is nothing they can do about that!!! I love this vehicle but I am afraid buy the time I have it paid for, I will be driving a junker..
#143 of 151 Re: 2007 Dodge Nitro [claybar64]
Mar 28, 2010 (9:25 am)
I contacted the attorney general because I too had all the problems you are having but only called the dealership and Chrysler to report them instead of taking the car in (at my cost) to have them repaired. Because I did not have a history of problems on paper (through the chrysler dealership repair shop) they could not help me.
Recently had to take my nitro into the shop because my back breaks were metal to metal, however, the front breaks were fine. The mechanic was puzzled because the front breaks should have gone first. That was a 500.00 repair. This car is going to cost me a lot of money by the time everything is said and done. Unfortunately, I paid 25,000 for the car and now it's only worth 14,000
#144 of 151 Re: 2007 Dodge Nitro [houston19]
Apr 13, 2010 (2:31 am)
What was the problem with the brakes? My wife's Nitro did the same thing where the backs wore out but almost nothing on the front.
#145 of 151 Re: 2007 Dodge Nitro [linceie]
Apr 13, 2010 (9:31 am)
Yes. The back brakes were metal to metal and the front brakes were fine. The mechanic was surprised. He said he had never seen the back brakes go first.
#146 of 151 Re: nitro 2010 [wit2]
Apr 18, 2010 (2:15 pm)
I just bought a 2010 Nitro. I get 19.7 to 20.1 in the city. However, it seems to have a shudder, that the dealer thinks is normal(due to the suspension). Any techs out there that may know what the problem is? I notice it starting around 40mph and gets worse around 72mph. Seems to be worse when the vehicle is cold. Thanks
#147 of 151 Re: nitro 2010 [brucej1]
Apr 29, 2010 (10:59 am)
I went ahead and ordered a 2010 nitro with the detonator pkg should be in the next two weeks. It has the 4 liter 5 speed trans. I will pay attention for the shudder problem you are having however I optioned for a trailer pkg. Suspension may be beefed up some.
Jul 09, 2010 (9:55 am)
I FINALLY GOT RID OF THE NITRO!!!!!!!!! HURRAY!!! WORSE CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED IN MY 45 YEARS OF DRIVING!!!!!!!
Jul 31, 2010 (12:24 pm)
bruce: Any news on this problem? I just saw your message and can say for sure that a shudder is definitely something to be concerned about. It can mean a transmission problem or a rear end problem, or if it happens when you apply the brakes, (which may be the least expensive situation), it could be a brake system problem such as warped rotors. In any case, RUN to your dealer to get this documented while it's under warranty, and if they give you some BS, take it to another dealer in your area, or contact Dodge corporate office and demand some answers. Don't wait for the warranty to expire, in case its' a tranny problem.