The 2 Most Common Nitro Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Nitro owners.

  1. AHR Randomly Deploys

    The active head restraints in some Dodge vehicles are handing out free concussions. A mechanical breakdown inside the restraint means they could deploy randomly at any time.

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  2. Defective TIPM Causes Multiple Electrical Problems

    What is a TIPM exactly? And why is it giving so many Dodge owners headaches? We have details, plus news about recalls and a SETTLEMENT.

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What Nitro Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Nitro Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Nitro has 1 generation available in North American markets.

  1. 1st Generation Nitro

    Years
    2007–2011
    Reliability
    33rd of 54
    PainRank
    15.77
    Complaints
    311
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Nitro Key Numbers

  1. 311 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 65 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 10 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Relevant Lawsuits

The Nitro has been named as a class vehicle in the following lawsuits.

  • Costa, et al., v. FCA US LLC, et al.

    The plaintiffs argue FCA should have told them about defects in the active head restraint systems, but instead the automaker concealed its knowledge about the headrests.

    Status
    pending
    Problem
    AHR Randomly Deploys
    Class Vehicles
    • 2010-2012 Caliber
    • 2010-2018 Caravan
    • 2011-2018 Durango
    • 2010-2018 Journey
    • 2010-2011 Nitro
    Location
    Massachusetts
  • Nuwer, et al., v. FCA US LLC, et al.

    A Chrysler headrest that deployed without a crash caused a 2014 Ram C/V owner and others to file a lawsuit that alleges the active headrests make driving dangerous.

    Status
    motion to dismiss read original case
    Problem
    AHR Randomly Deploys
    Class Vehicles
    • 2010-2014 Avenger
    • 2010-2012 Caliber
    • 2010-2018 Caravan
    • 2011-2018 Durango
    • 2010-2018 Journey
    • 2010-2011 Nitro
    • 2011-2018 Ram C/V
    Class Members
    All consumers in the U.S.,excluding California
    Location
    Florida