Dodge Nitro 2007-2012 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Dodge Nitro 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
ADD KEY (Must have two working Sentry Keys):
1. Put one of the two current keys into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
2. After the key has been in the ON position for at least three seconds — but no more than 15 seconds — turn the key back to the OFF position.
3. Take the key out and put in the second current key, turning it to the ON position, all within 15 seconds. The second key cannot be the same as the first key.
4. After ten seconds, a theft alarm light will illuminate and a single chime will sound. This confirms entry into “Customer Programming Mode”.
5. Within 60 seconds, turn key OFF and remove the current key.
6. Put a new key into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
7. After ten seconds, a single chime will sound. The theft alarm light will turn off. Wait three seconds and turn key OFF.
8. Repeat these steps for additional keys.
About Dodge Nitro
When it first debuted in 2007, it came with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive drivetrains, as well as an option of 3.7 L or 4.0 L V6 engines. The SXT, SLT, and R/T were the model designations. Basic cloth, stain-repellent cloth, and perforated leather were the three styles of upholstery available. Front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, an electronic stability program with traction control and brake assist, electronic roll mitigation, and a tire-pressure monitor were all standard safety features on the four-cylinder version. The four-cylinder version was sold exclusively in Europe.
The Nitro was available in both 4×2 and 4×4 models in 2008, with two trim levels: SXT and SLT. A 210-hp 3.7 L V6 engine was standard on both grades. A six-speed manual transmission was standard on the SXT grade, with a four-speed automatic transmission available as an option. The SLT trim came standard with a four-speed automatic transmission, while the R/T package included a 260-hp 4.0 L V6 engine coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. The SXT version of the Nitro came standard with power mirrors, windows, and door locks with remote keyless entry, satellite radio, air conditioning, and seating for five people.
Alloy wheels, a power driver’s seat, stain-resistant fabric, the Load ‘N Go retractable cargo floor, cruise control, and an overhead console with a trip computer, compass, and outside temperature display were added to the SXT and R/T models. Front airbags, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control with roll-over mitigation, brake aid, and a tire-pressure monitor were all standard safety equipment.
The Nitro was available in 4×2 and 4×4 models in 2009, with two trim levels: SE and SLT. A 210-hp 3.7 L V6 engine paired to a four-speed automatic transmission was standard on both. The six-speed manual transmission in the SXT has been replaced by an automatic transmission in the SE grade. The R/T package was available with the SLT trim and included a 260-hp 4.0 L V6 engine paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. Power mirrors, windows, and door locks with remote keyless entry, satellite radio, air conditioning, and seating for five were all included on the SE trim level of the Nitro.
Three new model designations were introduced for the 2010 model year: Heat, Detonator, and Shock trim levels in 4×2 and 4×4 versions. A 210-hp 3.7 L V6 engine paired to a four-speed automatic transmission powered the Heat trim. A 260-hp V6 engine paired to an automatic transmission was standard on the Detonator and Shock grades. Power mirrors, windows, and door locks with remote keyless entry, satellite radio, and air conditioning were standard on the Heat trim level. A rear-park assist system, remote start system, power driver’s seat, cruise control, and an overhead console with a trip computer, compass, and outdoor temperature display were all added to the Detonator.