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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.:confused:
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/seccat/nitro-609/2007/fuel-supply-20067/6/20067/
 

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January 2010
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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Copy of Complaints as of 11/15/2010

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10365393

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: FUEL OVERFLOWS ALMOST EVERY TIME I FILL UP. I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE LITTLE FLAP IS NOW MISSING FROM THE TOP OF THE FILLER TUBE.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 02/06/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/11/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10365390

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: I OWN A 2007 DODGE NITRO 3.7 V6. I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING FOR OVER THE LAST YEAR WHEN I FILL UP THE GAS TANK IT WILL CLICK OFF AT THE NOZZLE BUT THEN I GET GAS SPEWING BACK OUT! VERY SCARY AND A SAFETY HAZARD. I AM OUT OF WARRANTY FOR MY VEHICLE BUT I KNOW I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS. THE ONLY FIX I KNOW OF IS REPLACING THE GAS TANK AT MY EXPENSE. I FEEL DODGE SHOULD DO THIS AT THEIR EXPENSE SINCE THEY KNOW IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM!

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/09/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/11/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10364696

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: AFTER FUELING UP THE VEHICLE, THE GAS TANK "BURPS" OUT ABOUT A GALLON AND A HALF OF GAS ALL OVER THE PERSON PUMPING GAS, THE TRUCK AND THE GROUND AROUND THE VEHICLE.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/29/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/3/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10362708

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GAS FILLER PIPES SPIT OUT GAS WHEN FUELING RESULTING IN SPILLAGE ON VEHICHLE, GROUND AND PERSON PUMPING GAS

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/26/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/27/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10361647

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: WHEN FILLING TANK ON OUR 2007 DODGE NITRO, FUEL WILL POUR OUT OF FUEL FILL DOWN THE SIDE OF CAR AND ALL OVER THE FLOOR. PUMP WILL SHUT OFF AND FUEL WILL BURP OUT OF FILLER.

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/21/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/21/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10339620

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: WHEN FILLING WITH GAS THE TRUCK WILL NOT SIGNAL THE GAS PUMP TO "CLICK AND SHUT OFF WHEN THE TANK IS FULL THUS CAUSING GAS TO OVERFLOW DOWN THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/22/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/23/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10334182

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GASOLINE OVERFLOWS ONTO SIDE OF TRUCK AND GROUND WHEN FILLING TANK. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/01/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/1/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10331007

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GAS OVERFLOW ON THE 2007 DODGE NITRO. PURCHASED NITRO TWO WEEKS AGO AND THE LAST TWO TIMES OUT OF THREE WHEN I PUT GAS IN IT OVERFLOWED WHEN TAKING THE GAS PUMP OUT OF TANK. FIRST TIME THE PUMPED STOPPED ON ITS OWN AND SECOND TIME I STOPPED THE PUMP MANUALLY BECAUSE I THOUGHT TOO MUCH GAS WAS GOING IN. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 05/15/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/18/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10328999

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: WHILE FUELING MY 2007 DODGE NITRO R/T AS THE FUEL REACHES FULL AND THE GAS PUMP CLICKS OFF, SOME FUEL BURPS UP AND SPILLS TO GROUND/ON TO SIDE OF VEHICLE. THIS OCCURS EACH TIME I FILL UP THE FUEL. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 05/05/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/5/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10328177

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: 2007 DODGE NITRO OVERFILLS GAS TANK. VALVE IN GAS TANK IS NOT WORKING. POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD. HAPPENS AT EVERY FILL UP. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/28/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/30/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10318343

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: WHEN FILLING THE SUV WITH GAS. WHEN THE GAS AUTO-SHUTOFF CLICKS, GAS COMES ERUPTING OUT OF THE GAS TANK FILLER NECK. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/07/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/10/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10317752

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GAS OVERFLOW FROM TANK, UPON AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF. HAPPENS ON ALL FILLUPS. WILL RETURN TO DEALER FOR INSPECTION. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 02/26/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/8/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10311179

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: SPLASH BACK OF GASOLINE WHEN FILLING UP FUEL TANK. INCIDENT OCCURS JUST ABOUT EVERY TIME TANK IS FILLED AND THE CONSEQUENCES ARE THAT A LARGE AMOUNT OF GASOLINE SHOOTS BACK OUT OF THE FILLING NOZZLE ALL OVER THE PAINTED SURFACE OF THE VEHICLE AND ON TO THE SURFACE OF THE AREA IN WHICH PARKED. IN ADDITION TO AGGRAVATION, ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE, PAINT DAMAGE, THERE ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES THAT COULD OCCUR IF SOME SORT OF AN IGNITION SOURCE OCCURRED AT THE TIME IT HAPPENED. CONTROLLING THE FLOW/SPEED OF GASOLINE FROM THE GAS PUMP THROUGH THE NOZZLE INTO THE TANK FILLER TUBE DOES NOT LESSEN THE PROBLEM. I AM GOING TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER WITH MY DODGE SERVICE DEPARTMENT ON 18 FEB, 2010 TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE MATTER. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/16/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/17/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10311095

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GAS OVERFLOWS FROM THE TANK WHEN FILLING WITH GASOLINE. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 02/02/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/16/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10310061

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GAS OVERFLOWS WHEN FILLING THE GAS TANK ON THE DODGE NITRO. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/12/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/12/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10300344

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: I HAVE A 2007 DODGE NITRO AND AFTER FILLING UP MY GAS TANK THE NOZZLE CLICKED AND THERE COMES FUEL GUSHING OUT ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE TIME I FILL MY TANK WITH GAS. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/13/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 1/19/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10299539

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: WHILE REFUELING GAS WILL OVERFLOW ONTO THE TRUCK AND GROUND. THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME I REFUEL NOW. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MUCH GAS IS IN THE TANK, WHAT GAS STATION, TIME OF DAY, WINTER OR SUMMER, THE RESULT IS THE SAME FUEL OVERFLOW. THIS STARTED ABOUT 52,000 MILES AND I HAVE 60,086 MILES NOW. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/12/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 1/12/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10299127

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: GAS SPILLING OUT OF GAS TANK WHEN FILLING FROM GAS PUMP. I TOOK MY NITRO IN THIS MORNING AND THEY HAD DONE AND READY TO GO BY NOON. INVOICE READS AS FOLLOWS: 78240 CONFIRM GAS OVERFLOW WHEN FILLING, TEST VENT HOSES, GOOD. FOUND ROLLOVER VALVE IN TANK NOT SEALING. REPLACED FUEL TANK AND SEAL. 1-68034783AA TANK REPLACE CHARCOAL CANISTER & O-RING. 1 4891757AC CANISTER 1 55366298AA O-RING-FUEL PUMP AND LEVEL COST TO ME WAS $425.00. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/11/2010 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 1/12/2010

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10292542

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Details: TL*THE CONTACT OWNS 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT. THE CONTACT OBSERVED FUEL SPRAYING OUT OF THE FUEL TANK WHENEVER SHE WAS REFUELING THE VEHICLE. AN AUTHORIZED DEALER STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHECK VALVE IN THE FUEL TANK. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CONTACT HAS CONCERNS OF THE POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000. UPDATED 12/8/09 *CN THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE VEHICLE HAD A TRANSMISSION LEAK. UPDATED 12/09/09.*JB

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/10/2009 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/17/2009

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10286024

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Details: TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2007 DODGE NITRO. WHILE ADDING FUEL TO THE VEHICLE THERE WAS A CLICKING NOISE PRESENT. WHENEVER THE FUEL BEING ADDED WAS NEAR ITS CAPACITY IT RAPIDLY BEGAN LEAKING ON THE FLOOR. THE FAILURE OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY 7 TO 8 TIMES. THE DEALER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FUEL LEAK WILL BE REPAIRED PER THE WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40000. UPDATED 11/06/09. *LJ THE DEALER REPLACED THE ENTIRE GAS TANK. UPDATED 11/09/09

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/28/2009 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/1/2009

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10272689

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Details: AS YOU ARE PUTTING GAS INTO THE FUEL TANK IT WILL OVERFLOW FROM FILLER SPOUT AND SPILL OUT CAUSING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM. THIS WILL HAPPEN NOT MATTER THE AMOUNT OF FUEL IN TANK. I WAS TOLD BY DEALER THAT THE HOLE INTO THE GAS TANK IS SMALLER THAN THE FILL LINE AND CAUSES BACK UP. IF YOU TRY TO FILL VERY SLOW THE SENSOR IN THE PUMP DOES NOT DETECT AND IT OVERFLOWS. DEALER HAS REPLACED GAS TANK BUT DID NOT HELP THE PROBLEM. *TR

Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/15/2007 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/2/2009

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Gas Overflowing

12/3/10

Hi Rick,

I have filed my complaint with NHTSA, and have ODI #10366833. Not sure that I see that one on your list, but I may have missed it.

In preparation for writing several letters, I have obtained contact information from the following:
1) Chrysler Customer Assistance (in addition to having already had a phone
conversation with them)
2) Environmental Protection Agency
3) Missouri Department of Natural Resources
4) Missouri Dept. of Agriculture - Petroleum Inspection Program

Not sure what it will take to negotiate a recall, but more of us need to get on record.

Anne
 

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Great info and persistence on your part. Good Luck Anne and please keep us informed here.
 

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Gas Overflowing

12/6/10
To everyone that has the problem with the gas overflowing on the 2007 Dodge Nitro when attempting to fill the tank - PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR REPORT TO THE NHTSA that this is most likely caused by a valve in the gas tank that is there to prevent an explosion in the event of a rollover accident. The valve is defective, and thus the gas spills out, and your car could possibly explode in a rollover accident. I have read that this is a manufacturing defect, and that Chrysler knows about it. Had I been more thorough when filing my complaint with NHTSA I would have included this information. Now I am getting ready to write to NHTSA, as it appears I cannot add to the ODI I have on file with them. I will also be bringing this dangerous situation to the attention of the others I mentioned previously that I will be writing to. You are possibly driving a dangerous vehicle. This is about more than gasoline spilling at the gas station !!!! Please, everyone, get the word out there. We need to get Chrysler to issue a recall on this vehicle NOW !!! If you already have an ODI on file with NHTSA, then write to them and tell them this additional information and stress how dangerous this is.

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New problem for me, but read about it on the NHTSA site. This problem is in addition to the rollover valve in the gas tank being defective (potentially causing an explosion in a rollover accident).

At 10:00 a.m. on Friday 12/17/10 I was driving on the highway at 65 mph and all the dashboard lights came on (as they do when starting the car). Apparently the engine shut down and started up again, without me doing anything. I was on cruise control.
Is there a recall on this problem? There should be! And there should be a recall on the gas overflowing/rollover valve problem. BOTH ARE VERY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS.
 

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You might want to check this "complaint" out, below. If you could find a Dealer that you trust I suspect this error would show up as an engine code and would be addressable. In the old days it could have been a loose battery cable but now it is usually due to the vehicle computer. No Recalls as far as I know, but there were some TSBs concerning stalling back in 2007 that a Dealer would know about. Again you can file a complaint as others have done for this type of problem.

Sorry for all your issues, but there were many in 2007 for non R/T models that were corrected finally, but hurt sales after their banner year selling 100,000.

Again if you find a resolve it would help others to post what was needed.

Thanks and Good Luck!



2007 Dodge Nitro Electrical System Complaints
 

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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?
i just had the same problem with my 08 nitro slt. Took it to the dealer,they had to replace me whole gas tank. They told me there is a valve that is supposed to let air out of the tank when refueling that is molded into the tank. The only way to replace the valve was to replace the tank, luckily for me it's covered by warranty. Hope this helps, good luck.. Matt
 

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I just had my tank replace as well 2 days ago- it seems that this problem is also bleeding over to the 2008 models as well(which mine is). The dealer had one in stock and repaced that along with the fuel pump and o ring in 2 hours.
 
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