1st Generation (2007—2011) Nitro Problems

This generations ranks 38th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (39%), interior (14%), and the hvac (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Electrical System Problems, Faulty TIPM 38 complaints at an average of 85,807 miles in the 2008 Dodge Nitro.
  2. TIPM Stopped Working 14 complaints at an average of 72,852 miles in the 2011 Dodge Nitro.
  3. Faulty TIPM 16 complaints at an average of 95,009 miles in the 2008 Dodge Nitro.

What Nitro Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 44 2 28 17.42
2010 20 2 21 7.51
2009 10 0 18 3.92
2008 103 2 24 25.62
2007 121 6 29 20.55

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