2008 Dodge Nitro

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Available in 4 styles:  2008 Dodge Nitro 4dr 4x2 shown
Asking Price Range
$7,721–$18,149
Estimated MPG

15–16 city / 21–22 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Nitro

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.


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.


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.


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.


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