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2007 Dodge Nitro driver interior door handle broke when just trying to get out. Are their reported problems with these door handles as they are different from the standard and seem to be more prone to breakage through normal use?

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  • therebber Jan 26, 2009

    My inside drivers side door handle just broke also on a 2007 Nitro

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    This just happened to me over the weekend...I was trying to get out of my truck,and the door handle broke! What's up with that? I hope it's covered under warranty!

  • buzzbombjest Feb 15, 2009

    I had the interior door handle break as I was opening the door to get out of my 2007 Dodge Nirtro, as well.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Mine just broke yesterday - 37,300 miles on 07 Nitro - I'm taking it back to the dealership and RAISING HELL!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I had the same problem at 35,000 miles. Repair covered under warrenty.

  • tiffanyhoney May 19, 2009

    I have 40, 000 miles on my 2007 Nitro, my handle just broke I am pissed I am over the miles on my warranty. Any idea on how much this is going to cost to fix without the warranty?

  • Tonya Branch Jun 26, 2013

    Please make sure you have filed compliants at www.nhtsa.gov so we can get these recalled. it only take a few minutes. i have two broke on my Nitro.

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The dealership wanted too much to replace it so I bought Mighty Putty and fixed it myself, it has been fine for 5 months now. I just read that the dealership is one of the ones they are closing. Good they charge too much, they hit me up for $800 on my 35000 service

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There has been no technical service bullitins for this problem reported as of yet.

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Do i need some tool or something to get door panal of 2007 dodge nitro not like old school with push clips @ edges


  1. Remove door trim and the trim bezel. - 6
  2. Take off the fastener from around the door handle trim - 5,4
  3. Now you nee to remove the cap and screw covers with a panel tool or a small screwdriver. 3,4
  4. Turn out the screws off the door trim. 2,4
  5. Remove the window switch and unhook the connector.
  6. Remove the trim panel from the 4 way around the handle of the panel trim. 4
  7. Now gently lift up on the door panel and out.
  8. See diagrams for further help as well.
  9. Hope this helps.


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Jun 09, 2011 | 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T New Cars

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I need a diagram of the inside driver's door of the 2007 Nitro. My husband is replacing the handle that broke.


A diagram wont be necessary for that.it should be just a clip and one bolt to remove the old handle once u remove the door panel.

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INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE ON DRIVER SIDE BROKE HAVING TO ROLL WINDOW DOWN ANS USE THE EXTIOR HANDLE TO GET OUT.


you will need to remove the inner door lining to get to the door lock it could be that the lock pull has come off thats an easy fix,

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My out side door handle on the driver side came loose 2007 danali


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Both inside back door handles broke in my 2007 Dodge Nitro. Where would I look for replacements?


A Dodge dealership service dept will hook you up. If there's not one near you, find one on the internet and call them. Might find 'em used at a salvage yard but for an '07, I wouldn't hold my breath.

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Broker Dodge Nitro Door Handle


I had my hadle break the other day. I went to the dealership and they wanted $170.00 to replace. The door handle was $60 by it self (for a piece of plastic)!! I read a solution on here that used epoxy putty (JB Weld for Plastic) find it at your hardware store and it worked. Pushing the latch out to touch the handle, I used the epoxy putty on the break and taped the handle to the door to apply pressure and now it's strong as steel. I spent $5.50 for the epoxy putty and saved over $160. Let another handle break, I'm ready!!!!

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