2007 Dodge Nitro

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Available in 4 styles:  2007 Dodge Nitro 4dr 4x4 shown
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Asking Price Range
$7,102–$17,098

Estimated MPG

17–18 city / 23–24 hwy


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Nitro

POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Recall number: 13V121000
Recall date: 04/03/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008; AND 2008 JEEP LIBERTY 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 15, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008. THE TRANSFER CASE HEAT SHIELD MAY DROP DOWN AND RUB ON THE DRIVE SHAFT, WEAKENING IT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO BREAK.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS, A SECTION OF IT CAN STRIKE THE TRANSFER CASE TUNNEL WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT THE AIRBAG COMPUTER WILL BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS IN A CRASH AND THUS DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS. ADDITIONALLY, THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER. EITHER CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE REAR OF THE HEAT SHIELD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS N10.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/21/2006 and 03/01/2008.


STRUCTURE

Recall number: 13V121000
Recall date: 04/03/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008; AND 2008 JEEP LIBERTY 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 15, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008. THE TRANSFER CASE HEAT SHIELD MAY DROP DOWN AND RUB ON THE DRIVE SHAFT, WEAKENING IT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO BREAK.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS, A SECTION OF IT CAN STRIKE THE TRANSFER CASE TUNNEL WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT THE AIRBAG COMPUTER WILL BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS IN A CRASH AND THUS DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS. ADDITIONALLY, THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER. EITHER CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE REAR OF THE HEAT SHIELD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS N10.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/21/2006 and 03/01/2008.


AIR BAGS

Recall number: 13V121000
Recall date: 04/03/2013

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER GROUP LLC (CHRYSLER) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 21, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008; AND 2008 JEEP LIBERTY 4X2 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 15, 2007, THROUGH MARCH 1, 2008. THE TRANSFER CASE HEAT SHIELD MAY DROP DOWN AND RUB ON THE DRIVE SHAFT, WEAKENING IT AND POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVE SHAFT TO BREAK.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE SHAFT BREAKS, A SECTION OF IT CAN STRIKE THE TRANSFER CASE TUNNEL WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT THE AIRBAG COMPUTER WILL BELIEVE THE VEHICLE IS IN A CRASH AND THUS DEPLOY THE AIRBAGS. ADDITIONALLY, THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER. EITHER CONDITION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL ADD A BRACKET TO SUPPORT THE REAR OF THE HEAT SHIELD, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-247-9753. CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS N10.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/21/2006 and 03/01/2008.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Recall number: 09V438000
Recall date: 11/06/2009

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 DODGE NITRO PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM MAY EXPERIENCE A CONDITION OVER TIME WHERE HIGH USAGE OF THE VARIABLE PAUSE WIPER FUNCTION (┬┐DELAY┬┐ MODE) MAY EVENTUALLY AFFECT PRIMARY WIPER FUNCTION, RENDERING THE WIPER SYSTEM INOPERABLE.

Consequence:

INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE IMPAIRED VISIBILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ADD EXTERNAL RELAYS AND UPDATE THE TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE SOFTWARE TO CONTROL THE WIPER FUNCTIONS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-835-1403.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/01/2006 and 08/31/2007.


PARKING BRAKE

Recall number: 08V525000
Recall date: 10/08/2008

Problem Summary:

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 3,663 MY 2007-2008 DODGE NITRO AND MY 2008 JEEP LIBERTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. THE PARK BRAKE LEVER CLUTCH DRUM MAY DISTORT AND REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PARK BRAKE SYSTEM.

Consequence:

THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE INADVERTENTLY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/27/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/30/2008 and 02/15/2008.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Recall number: 07V434000
Recall date: 09/14/2007

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE MAY ALLOW A MOMENTARY DELAY IN BRAKING WHEN COASTING UP A HILL DURING CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Consequence:

THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH NEW SOFTWARE THAT PREVENTS THIS CONDITION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/22/2007.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/31/2005 and 07/12/2007.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Recall number: 07V291000
Recall date: 07/03/2007

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (TIPM) WAS PROGRAMMED WITH SOFTWARE THAT MAY ALLOW THE ENGINE TO STALL UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS.

Consequence:

THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE TIPM. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/05/2007.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/30/2006 and 01/22/2007.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Recall number: 06V493000
Recall date: 12/29/2006

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE MAY CAUSE THE REAR BRAKES TO LOCK UP DURING CERTAIN BRAKING CONDITIONS.

Consequence:

THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 19, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/19/2007.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/07/2006 and 12/13/2006.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall number: 06V341000
Recall date: 09/07/2006

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE A MOMENTARY LOCK UP OF THE DRIVE WHEELS IF THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING OVER 40 MPH AND THE OPERATOR SHIFTS FROM DRIVE TO NEUTRAL AND BACK TO DRIVE.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE WHEELS LOCKED UP, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/02/2006.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/01/2006 and 08/11/2006.


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