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Just purchased a 2007 Dodge Nitro SLT with 44,000 miles. Attempted to fill the tank twice, and both times the gas did not shutoff automatically as it should have - it overflowed. Contacted local dealership and they said there is nothing in the car to cause the gas to shut off - it must be in the pump. Contacted Chrysler and they said it might be a solenoid or ??? but that they were not a technician - suggested contacting the dealer. Chrysler said no recall had been issued on this situation. Checked via Google "2007 Dodge Nitro Gas Overflow" and there are many reports to the NSTA about this. What is the next step?
 

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Just purchased a 2007 Dodge Nitro SLT with 44,000 miles. Attempted to fill the tank twice, and both times the gas did not shutoff automatically as it should have - it overflowed. Contacted local dealership and they said there is nothing in the car to cause the gas to shut off - it must be in the pump. Contacted Chrysler and they said it might be a solenoid or ??? but that they were not a technician - suggested contacting the dealer. Chrysler said no recall had been issued on this situation. Checked via Google "2007 Dodge Nitro Gas Overflow" and there are many reports to the NSTA about this. What is the next step?
Check out this Link:

http://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f11/problem-when-fueling-up-4604/
 

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Thanks to Rick for the information. I had read everything on the Dodge Nitro site pertaining to this issue. Was wondering if Dodge has any responsibility in this situation, even though my car is no longer under warranty. I see this as a safety issue. That's where I was headed with my original post.
 

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Thanks to Rick for the information. I had read everything on the Dodge Nitro site pertaining to this issue. Was wondering if Dodge has any responsibility in this situation, even though my car is no longer under warranty. I see this as a safety issue. That's where I was headed with my original post.
Welcome and hope this will help:

I would go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and file a complaint as other NITRO owners have. There is presently NO Recall for this important issue (was lucky to have mine replaced @ no charge) but maybe if enough owners complain Chrysler will be ordered to inspect and replace all defective gas tanks. It is worth noting that this condition usually takes place over time and most were not defective when the vehicle was first purchased.

Good Luck!
 

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Thanks to Rick for providing the link to the NHSTA site. I registered my complaint today regarding the gas overflowing. I will continue to pursue this issue in hopes that Chrysler will issue a recall, and then we can all get the problem corrected.
 

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Thank you, vehicle under extended warranty, I really do not think the dealership will fix this since its not a recall issue "yet".
Sure they will! Just explain what the issue is. Most Dealerships have already done several of these replacements after performing the required factory check (fuel tank roll over valve stuck open) on Jeep Liberty or Nitro. Dealership Service Departments just don't do recalls, they solve and repair ALL issues. As a example, if your battery is not charging and the alternator goes out it is repaired under warranty, not a recall.

Others have had their gas tanks replaced under their Extended Service Contract. (usually will require ordering) Some have chosen not to have it done at the present time since times are hard. The only difference is you will be required to pay the Service Contract Deductible. Depending on what coverage you have chosen (usually $50/$100).

Take it in and ask for an estimate to repair. Their computer will show your Service Contract and your cost. Dealerships make money on warranty work, and is a real money maker for them. Good Luck!

P.S. Let us know how it all works out for you!
 

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Thank you again for the positive feedback. I just wanted to let you know and the forum thread, I have traded my Dodge Nitro R/T for a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Unfortunately, I was unable to have several warranty problems repaired via 2 seperate service managers. My experience with these service managers was to say the least, 'HORRIBLE" When I tell you that customer service went directly down the toilet with these 2 dealerships I am being kind. I do wish all the other Nitro owners the best w/ their vehicles and Happy Holidays to all.
 

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I also just started having this same problem with the gas overflowing at fill-ups. Your Confirmation number (ODI Number) is: 10373503

"Gas overflows when filling tank on my 2008 Dodge Nitro. I have heard 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. The valve is defective and thus, the gas spills out."
 

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I just had my gas tank replaced under warranty because it was doing the same thing. However, as soon as I left the dealership with the new gas tank I took it to fill up on gas... and it did the SAME thing. So I called the dealer and they said they'd call Chrysler and get back with me. Thats been a week ago. Guess I need to call them back again.
 

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Chrysler Dodge Jeep Won't Take Fuel

Nov 6, 2022
In this video we look into a common problem effecting 2007-2012 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles including Dodge Nitro, Charger, Crysler 300, Jeep liberty and other vehicles that are slow to fill or won't take fuel at all. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep TSB # 14-001-09 REV A may be helpful, and some warranty may be extended by manufacturer however many models have exceeded dealer coverages. Contact local dealer for more information and watch this video for helpful tips.
 
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