It started overheating one day when I was going back to school and the gauge was rising and I could see the water on the hood evaporate it was raining that day. When I called Erin Dodge to speak with another service adviser Tish, the tone of the convo was more along the lines of 'oh you poor soul. Maybe if enough lawsuits come Dodge's way they will open their eyes to the danger their company has caused and the money and mental anguish Dodge Nitro causes. Then after the 5th car payment, it all sudden barely go. My contract was breached even before I signed it.
It has around ~148,000 miles on it. Any help would be appreciated. Putting a car on the road that shuts off while driving or at a stop light and having brakes fail or lock your wheels is very unsafe and dangerous. If you ignore it, you will ruin your engine. Yes it did spill over, but now I never put more than 17-18 gals from empty and so on and so on. These are not cheap repairs. Need this issue resolve so I can get back to work.
When she got back I checked the hoses first, they were fine. They took to Dodge dealership for them to program. I probably never would've discovered the culprit had I not noticed that a nearby cable had an odd green-ish tint. With the heater settings on the high and low selections, the air that came from the floor vents produced a lot of cold air. Lastly, spend the 1200 bucks on the wife and kids and have a great day. Can anyone explain this to me. The cooling system has no flow through the radiator As the engine warms up, the primary thermostat will start to open at 82 °C 179 °F.
Doors would not lock when pushing button on the door. It started overheating one day when I was going back to school and the gauge was rising and I could see the water on the hood evaporate it was raining that day. Check the oil levels, is the oil level higher than it should be and does the oil have the color and resemblance of chocolate milk? Occasional issues buckling driver seat belt, will come undone while driving. I've been told the core location is buried deep inside the dash somewhere, and that is the expensive part to get replaced at a shop. I told him I'm not signing anything until the Nitro gets fixed or I'll either pick another car or go elsewhere. That is very dangerous and I don't recommend it since it blew the muffler apart and I almost crashed into the car parked across from me in the parking lot.
I do not trust this vehicle on the highway therefore stay in town. If your car starts to overheat, pull to the side of the road, and let it idle do not give it a fast idle - that only worked in the days before electric fans and, if that does not seem to be working, shut it off. Dodge really needs to investigate this complaint. On the second visit I stopped in-front of his service desk door and sat in the car while he looked at it from the bay, fans were on and off the whole time. He gets back in and goes to head home.
Whhen the problem first started, cruise control would work at this time also, until that function completely stopped working after a few instances as stated. Reading these other comments has me freaking out on what is to come! I read in owner's manual about this lymph mode. The vehicle is currently at the dealer. The leaking on my Nitro comes from the sunroof I had a Camaro with the same problem so when it rains I found if I park it flat or put a plastic cover over the sunroof it will not leak. I proceeded to drive home without temperature rising again on temp reading from inside car. There are many reasons why a.
From my house it's exactly 50 minutes away. I had the battery mysteriously die on me after I had my 4-ways on for 10 minutes. When you turn on the left the right one will come on and vice versa. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. Any way me and my father installed a new thermostat, water pump and flushed our coolant system.
I don't think the heater hoses to the firewall being hot would indicate good flow with any certainty. I blew numerous fuses with a plug in one that I bought from a local auto mart. I took it to my mechanic and to get the codes read. Before the white plastic strip came sticking out behind the steering wheel, it sounded like something was rubbing or grinding every time I would turn the steering wheel. Be gentle with the air and go lightly until you get the feel for it. I took it back and the car was overheating a good 10 minutes later. It was buried under more than 2 feet of snow at the time.
It started overheating one day when I was going back to school and the gauge was rising and I could see the water on the hood evaporate it was raining that day. So we signed papers for the truck. Also, the cd player does not work and has never worked since I've had the car. I looked up similar issues and found that there were numerous other complaints regarding 2008 and 2009 Dodge Nitros. I lifted the hood of the car and instantly smoke billowed out. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle shut off twice.