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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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NITRO TSBs & Safety Recalls

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Technical Service Bulletin (TSB), All Makes, All Models
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I recently purchased a 2007 Nitro SLT 4x4, with 18K miles, and when I fill up the tank, as soon as the nozzle shuts off indicating the tank is full, about a half gallon of gas comes gushing out of the tank. Naturally gas gets all over the car, the ground and is still coming out of the nozzle. I'm not topping off, in fact I don't even get the chance. I've never had this kind of problem with any other vehicle before and would like some sort of clue of what this is before contact the dealer. Has anyone else had this problem, or familiar with what this is?
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I recently purchased a 2007 Nitro SLT 4x4, with 18K miles, and when I fill up the tank, as soon as the nozzle shuts off indicating the tank is full, about a half gallon of gas comes gushing out of the tank. Naturally gas gets all over the car, the ground and is still coming out of the nozzle. I'm not topping off, in fact I don't even get the chance. I've never had this kind of problem with any other vehicle before and would like some sort of clue of what this is before contact the dealer. Has anyone else had this problem, or familiar with what this is?
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Strange you posted this issue since I had this happen to me yesterday for the first time!

I have had several "Engine Malfunction Indicator Lights" (code PO441) and was told to purchase the most expensive Factory gas cap I have ever purchased (68030940AA)to eliminate this issue after a $47.05 service charge.

Locking Gas Cap
Part # 68030940AA
MSRP $78.70 PLUS charge to key to ignition by Dealer


Surprisingly this seems to have corrected this issue but now I too have the same problem! Not sure but must be a venting issue and will see what can be done in February when I take my Nitro in for service. Let us know what if anything solves your (our) problem. Thanks for the Post.
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Dealer just called and said vent valve inside of tank is defective and they have ordered a replacement tank! (under warranty) They explained this valve is inside the tank in case the vehicle is involved in a rollover accident and therefore cuts-off fuel leakage and lessens any chance for an explosion! Said this is a common issue not only with the Nitro but the Jeep Liberty and was a parts supplier defect. Said it will be next week before replacement tank will arrive. I took it in with just 1/8 tank of gas, just-in-case the tank had to be removed. Good call on my part. Told them just keep my Nitro until repaired since I really don't need it unless another heavy snow hits this weekend as it may. Great service since this overflow problem had only happened once! I have read this could be a $1,200 fix if not under warranty.

This is another reason larger Dealerships are better for service since there is a good possibility they have already seen an issue that you might be experiencing and know how to resolve it. Will update.
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I best get mine addressed before warranty runs out. Mine started doing this recently also.
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I best get mine addressed before warranty runs out. Mine started doing this recently also.
Mine has been replaced (plastic gas tank PN 68034793AA) now and did fill it up today with no issue, but since it only did it once anyway, I'm very pleased that my Dealer did not give me a hassle. This is the type of thing that pays one to follow and become members of a "Discussion Group" for whatever type of car or truck they drive. How else would an owner know about this?
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Talking to my Chrysler Dealer Technician today I found that the replacement plastic gas tank for the Nitro only pays 1 hour labor, and performing an "Internet Search" I found a replacement tank for $625.60. This is far less than previously reported. So if your Dealer says it is not covered you may want to consider buying a replacement yourself, if they want a large sum to do the job. Technician said it was a simple procedure? Hope this new info might help someone.


http://www.makeitdodgeparts.com/secc...20067/6/20067/
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Dodge Nitro J28 SAFETY RECALL J28 – TIPM WINDSHIELD WIPER RELAYS

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[IMG]SAFETY RECALL J28 – TIPM WINDSHIELD WIPER RELAYS Dear: (Name) This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Chrysler has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in some 2007 model year Dodge Nitro vehicles. The problem is... The windshield wipers on your vehicle (VIN: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) may become inoperative under certain operating conditions. This can impair the driver’s vision and cause a cause a crash without warning. What your dealer will do... Chrysler will repair your vehicle free of charge (parts and labor). To do this, your dealer will inspect your vehicle’s Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) and if required install new windshield wiper relays. The inspection will take less the ½ hour. If new relays are required, the work will take about 1 hour to complete. However, additional time may be necessary depending on service schedules. What you must do to ensure your safety... Simply contact your dealer right away to schedule a service appointment. Ask the dealer to hold the parts for your vehicle or to order them before your appointment. Remember to bring this letter with you to your dealer. If you need help... If you have questions or concerns which your dealer is unable to resolve, please contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Please help us update our records by filling out the attached prepaid postcard, if any of the conditions listed on the card apply to you or your vehicle. You may also update this information on the web at CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC If you have already experienced this condition and have paid to have it repaired, you may send your original receipts and/or other adequate proof of payment to the following address for reimbursement: Chrysler Recall Customer Assistance, P.O. Box 21-8007, Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8007, Attention: Reimbursement. If your dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge and within a reasonable time, you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov. We're sorry for any inconvenience, but we are sincerely concerned about your safety. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. Customer Services Field Operations Chrysler Group LLC Notification Code J28
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Dealer Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall J28
TIPM - Windshield Wiper Relays


January 2010
Dealer Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall J28
TIPM - Windshield Wiper Relays
2007 (KA) Dodge Nitro
NOTE: This recall applies only to the
above vehicles built through June 29, 2007
(MDH 062909)
.
The windshield wipers on about 83,000 of
the above vehicles may become
inoperative under certain operati
ng conditions. This can impair the driver’s vision
and cause a cause a cras
h without warning.
The Totally Integrated Power Module (T
IPM) part number must be inspected.
Vehicles found with a TIPM part number th
at ends in “AA” through “AL” must
have two external wiper
relays installed and the
TIPM software must be
reprogrammed (flashed).

Safety Recall J28 – TIPM
Windshield Wiper Relays
Page 2
Part Number
Description
CBL3J280AA
Wiring Harness Overlay Package
Each package contains th
e following components:
Quantity
Description
1 Harness, Wiring
1
Relays with bracket
1
Screw, Relay Attaching
1
Splice Band Kit
Each dealer
to whom vehicles in the reca
ll were assigned w
ill receive enough
Wiring Harness Overlay Pack
ages to service about 20%
of those vehicles.
The following special tools are required to perform this repair:
¾
NPN wiTECH VCI Pod Kit
¾
NPN Laptop Computer
¾
NPN wiTECH Software
¾
CH9401* StarSCAN Tool
¾
CH9404D* StarSCAN Vehicle Cable
¾
CH9409* StarSCAN Documentation Kit
¾
CH9410*
StarSCAN Ethernet Cable 12 ft.
¾
CH9412* StarSCAN Soft
ware Update Device Kit
¾
CH9801 StarMOBILE Tool
¾
CH9804 StarMOBILE Vehicle Cable
¾
10042** Wire splice crimp tool
* Part of CH9400 kit.
**
NOTE: One wire splice crimp tool wa
s mailed to each Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge
dealer free of charge in June, 2007. Fo
r warranty issues
regarding the wire
splice crimping tool sent in June, contact Wright Tool Company at
1-800-783-9826. Additional wire splice
crimp tools can be purchased, at dealer
expense, by calling Miller Special T
ools at 1-800-801-5420 during regular
business hours. Contact Miller Special
Tools regarding warranty issues on any
purchased tools.
Parts Information
Special Tools
Safety Recall J28 – TIPM
Windshield Wiper Relays
Page 3
A. Inspect TIPM Part Number Label
1. Open the hood.
2. Inspect the TIPM part number tag locat
ed on the side of the TIPM (Figure 1):
¾
If the last two digits of the part number
ends with “AM” or “AN
,” the TIPM
does not require repair. Cl
ose the hood and return the vehicle to the customer.
No further action is required.
¾
If the last two digits of the part number
ends with “AA” through“AL
,”
continue with
Section B.
Install TIPM Wiper Relay and Overlay Wiring
Harness.
¾
If the part number on the TIPM part num
ber tag is missing or not readable,
connect a wiTECH, StarSCAN, or StarMO
BILE scan tool to the vehicle and
read the TIPM software part number.
Use the chart below to determine if
Wiper Relay and Overlay Wiring Ha
rness installation is required.
NOTE: The TIPM software part numb
er is different than the module part
number.
TIPM Software Part
Number
Repair Action Required
04692173AD
TIPM Wiper Relay and
Overlay Wiring Harness
installation is required
04692173AF
04692173AG
04692173AH
04692173AI
04692287AA
04692287AB
04692287AC
04692173AJ
04692173AK
04692173AL
TIPM does not require repair.
No further action is required
04692173AL

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