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TheMercuryMan said:
happend to mine 3 times . trying to turn into a parking spot, driving down the innerstate, and backing out of the driveway.
Are you referring to the bad placement of the key that you mentioned in a previous thread, or is this something else? Just curious.
 

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baamf said:
Are you referring to the bad placement of the key that you mentioned in a previous thread, or is this something else? Just curious.
the first 2 times was the wife she said it was not the key but you know how that goes (i didnt belive her till it happend to me), but the third one was no key action i was driving and the have no other keys on there . it just croaked as i was turnin in the parking spot
 

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Hopefully I'll get a couple dozen owners signed up to participate in my reliability research soon, so I can start collecting data on the Nitro.

I had 40 Caliber owners signed up within a couple months of when it went on sale, so I can report that that car is less reliable than the average 2006, but not terribly so--about one trip to the shop per year on average.

So, any Nitro owners in getting early reliability stats on the SUV?
 

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pay me money and ill tell you what happend to mine or you can read the forum lol. it has the "hemi Stall" the motor is tight and untilll they get bkroke in they may be subject to stalls mostly at slow speeds ie turning into a parking space backin out of the driveway. so the dealer told me . i know its a crock . what happen the first time someone pulls out of their driveway and their nitro dies SPLATCH i hope them side airbags work or your DEAD:mad:
 

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Just signed up. Picked up our Nitro on Wednesday (3 days ago). This morning, the Electronic Throttle Control warning light comes on. I hope it's a glitch, turn vehicle off, wait, turned it back on. No light. Life is good, right? I got a block away and the fuel injection started dying 95% to 100%. The Owners Manual says only safe option is to have it towed. Am waiting for tow-truck as I type this. Told the dealer's Sales Mgr he better secure my trade back because this failure would have killed somebody if it happened while turning left across oncoming highway traffic. Man, do I feel stupid. My neighbors will get a real charge out of seeing this new SUV being towed from our driveway.
 

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John Howling Mouse said:
Just signed up. Picked up our Nitro on Wednesday (3 days ago). This morning, the Electronic Throttle Control warning light comes on. I hope it's a glitch, turn vehicle off, wait, turned it back on. No light. Life is good, right? I got a block away and the fuel injection started dying 95% to 100%. The Owners Manual says only safe option is to have it towed. Am waiting for tow-truck as I type this. Told the dealer's Sales Mgr he better secure my trade back because this failure would have killed somebody if it happened while turning left across oncoming highway traffic. Man, do I feel stupid. My neighbors will get a real charge out of seeing this new SUV being towed from our driveway.
So, it turned out to be the "APPS" sensor which they tell me communicates the gas foot pedal's location to the throttle system which digitally replaces what used to be accomplished with a simple throttle cable. Dealer tells me virtually all Dodge/Chrysler products use this technology now, even if different actual part SKU's are involved. There was a 2-week "national back order" for the part we needed, so the dealer scavenged the sensor from the showroom model. They say that Liberty's and Ram 1500's (my other vehicle, yay) have had these problems. The dealer had provided us with a new Jeep Liberty as a loaner, too. Although there was some hesitation and uncertainty on their part, overall, the dealer did everything they could to assist us. Reminding them that we have not yet completed our Daimler-Chrysler Dealership Questionnaire certainly helped! Now, if we could just get over the fear that the gas will suddenly fail sometime when we're about to turn left across oncoming traffic...
 

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My Nitro did it for the first time the other day. I was parked on the side of the road with the engine running and it just died. Well it hesitated once before like it was going to die, all the lights on the dash came on and it beeped, but it didn't actually die.
 

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Man, I have always been a Ford fan, but my wife fell in love with the NITRO, so I thought "why not" and bought it for her. The first night she had it, it cut off twice. One time it cut off turning into the driveway, the other time turning into a parking spot. Took it to dealaership the next morning, but they said that there weren't any dodge techs there, and to bring it back Monday. After leaving the dealership that afternoon, it happened to me pulling into the driveway. Well, here it is Monday and they hook it up to an OBD II computer, and the computer says the rear right speaker is shorting out, which in turn , by way of the steering wheel radio controls, is shorting out the steering angle sensor. The steering angle sensor is now shorting (supposedly) because of a speaker no doubt, and it is not telling the main computer to up the idle when moving slow and at full steering lock, thus causing it to die. We'll see what happens!
 

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Hi everybody.
I am new here, from The Netherlands. Fell in love with Nitro first time I saw it on the internet. We can expect the Nitro in March / April at the dealers. However I am reading about lot of buggs / malfunctions with the car.
Driving now for 4 years a Subaru Forester without any trouble. Hope the Dodge is as reliable as a Subaru!
 

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Those of you with the stall problem...Do you have an Automatic or Manual Tranny? The wife and I are looking at one and we are going to get the Manual, if we buy one.
 

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Posaune said:
Those of you with the stall problem...Do you have an Automatic or Manual Tranny? The wife and I are looking at one and we are going to get the Manual, if we buy one.


um i don't think they offer the nitro in a manual...but if i wrong can you guys let me know.i haven't seen one personally but that doesn't mean its not there so.
 

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My wife and I will only buy manuals so to SXT it is for us. sooo....

anyone with a manual having this problem???
 

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My wife and I, after hearing ours was fixed, returned to test drive the Nitro we purchased. The same problem arose. At this point, the dealership located another Nitro (same color) in another state. Long story short, they replaced our Nitro with another one, and so far we are not having any problems.
 
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