I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro and have been having the same issues every time I fill up. I've only had the vehicle about two months now but it's always been the same thing of gas spilling out. I have read on other forums where other owners had the same issue - a valve within the tank is faulty and the whole tanks needs replacing. Mine is scheduled for next week and will approximately cost the same. I am not mechanically inclined and will not be replacing the tank myself.
I just spent the morning on the phone with Dodge and apparently this is the first time they have ever heard a problem. Which can't be true; I'm not the first to discover the problem and can't be the first to call. They suggested I call the Dept of Transportation and file a safety complaint and if they get enough, they will issue a recall. While I was on the phone, Dodge did inform me of a wiper recall J28 which I find crazy - seems like a tank spewing gas each time would be a little more hazardous.
Anyway, I suggest calling Dodge 1 800 992-1997 and file under your ownership the problem. All they need is the last 8 digits of your VIN #. I also suggest calling the DOT and filing a safety complaint 1 888 327-4236. Maybe if we get enough, we can receive some sort of compensation.
Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 4:59 PM