really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,052 miles

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problem #82

Mar 172010


  • miles
1. no events 2. car shuts off in hot weather and cannot start for another 10 minutes to an hour. No bus light shows up 3. nothing was done to fix the problem as in, its not fixed.

- Smyrna, DE, USA

problem #81

Nov 042009


  • 78,624 miles
I own a 99 Dodge Durango. While driving car completely shuts off !!!!!

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #80

Mar 152010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
99 Dodge Durango V8. This vehicle is a piece of crap. The car stalls without warning whenever it wants without warning. This is very dangerous for my family to ride in anywhere especially on the freeway. Dodge needs to do a recall on this vehicle as it is hard to tell how many fatalities have occurred from this reason. Sometimes the car will run for 25-30 minutes before it shuts off and seems the car has to cool before it will start again. The code shows no BU5 but it will not run a code.

- Greeneville, TN, USA

problem #79

Apr 292010


  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. On June 8, 2010 while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact experienced the failure several times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership, but the dealer could not produce a failure code or duplicate the failure. The contact called the manufacturer who stated they were unaware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 156,000. The current mileage was 157,121.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #78

Apr 242010


  • 173,000 miles
My 1999 Dodge Durango began jolting while driving with sudden loss of power, including steering. This has happened multiple times while driving on the highway and is increasing in frequency as the weather is warmer. I was able to coast to the side of the highway, but being as there was no shoulder, I ended up in a ditch. If this were a freeway and I were in the left lane, I am not sure I would have made it to the right shoulder without an accident. The car was towed to a mechanic where it started immediately. They said it was most likely the battery. I replaced the battery and the car continued to die. I am in the medical profession and am on call for emergencies. If the car were to die while responding to an emergency call, imagine the impact on other lives. Also, if the car were to die on a freeway, the result could be fatal. The car is at a mechanic currently and they have 'no idea' what is wrong with it. I have since been avoiding freeways and taking side roads with reduced speed limits out of fear that the car will quit on a freeway. The odometer reads 'no bus' during the incidents and will start up again after it 'cools' for a few minutes. This now happens 2-3 times per week and, quite frankly, the next time it does, I may just leave the car where it dies.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #77

Oct 152009


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. The contact stated she has been experiencing a recurring failure of the vehicle stalling without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times where unknown repairs were made to the vehicle yet the failure would continue to recur. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was unavailable.

- Unit 118, CA, USA

problem #76

Jan 012009


  • 130,000 miles
Yes I would like to make a complaint about the 99 Dodge Durango, ,,,,,,it shuts off while driving, without any kind of warning, no sputtering, no jerking, ,,just shuts off, ,,,my mother is 56 years old and for her to have to be driving her car and being in danger of it shutting off anywhere, anytime, residential street, freeway the steering locks up the brakes don't work, ,,this is a very dangerous problem not only for her and the passengers in her car like her grand daughter, friends, family but for the person driving behind her that has to stop very quickly, ,,,,this can lead to people getting seriously hurt, ,,,,she has taken it to several mechanics, the dealership and they cannot diagnose the problem, ,,,,so after much time and money wasted I got on the internet to see what I could find, and found hundreds of people with the same problem, ,,and what it seems to be is the PCM overheating and shutting itself off, after about ten minutes of it cooling down it turns right back on, ,,,,,,then over heats again and shuts itself off again, ,I think this needs to be addressed by Dodge before someone gets in a serious accident.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #75

Apr 152005


  • 110,000 miles
PCM is located on the right fender well. The radiator fan also blows onto the right fender. The extreme heat causes the printed circuit board inside the PCM to warp when it gets hot and causes the engine too stall. Once the printed circuit board cools and flatten outs it runs fine until it gets so hot that it warps again. I was able to duplicate this problem by using a blow dryer on the PCM. When it got hot the engine stalled. As soon as it cooled it restarted. I resolved the issue by covering the PCM with a heat deflecting insulation wrap and by also running an air duct from the grill directly to the PCM. The problem could be solved by creating some electrical pigtails that would allow you to relocate the PCM to the left fender away from the direction of the radiator fan heat.

- Cane Ridge, TN, USA

problem #74

May 122009


  • 99,000 miles
Durango just dies in middle of traffic and it will not start. Odometer says no bus and Dodge cant tell me what is wrong with it!!!!!!!

- Newton, UT, USA

problem #73

Jun 192009


  • 102,000 miles
My 1999 Dodge Durango just stops running but usually starts back up again. My wife usually drives this car with our 3 children and presents a very dangerous problem if it stops running at the wrong time. There are many complaints on the internet about the same problem with this model. I feel that Dodge needs to investigate this problem and find a solution for its customers.

- Burlington, KY, USA

problem #72

Jul 282009


  • 118,500 miles
1999 Dodge Durango has continuously stalled in heavy traffic. Engine, electrical shut down with no notice. No codes appear. We have replaced camshaft and crankshaft sensors, replaced and rewired starter but problem continues. This is a very dangerous occurrence and we have missed near (possibly fatal) accidents. Someone needs to step in and assist owners before a fatality occurs. Thank goodness the semi truck driver who was traveling at 45+ mph saw our stalled vehicle and was able to move. Imagine the scene if it had stalled on a railroad crossing!

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #71

Jul 262009


  • 100,000 miles
1999 Dodge Durango constantly stalling out. My wife was stuck sideways in the middle of a busy intersection today after pulling out and the vehicle died during acceleration. Has happened a number of times and apparently is happening to a lot of the same year Durangos. Simply go to carcomplaints.com and review the number of similar incidents. There is little to no warning. We have seen a difference in the frequency of the occurrence when it is raining or has rained. It does it more frequently when it has. It is very sporadic, so we never know when it is safe to drive or not. If there are any warning signs, we would know to use extra caution prior to driving it that day or take other forms of transportation. I certainly hope no one gets killed while this is happening and I hope it is not one of my family. Please investigate this situation!

- Bristol, VA, USA

problem #70

May 052009

Durango 4WD

  • 106,440 miles
1999 Dodge Durango 4 wheel drive engine will stall and will not start for 10 to 20 minutes. Gauges are inoperative. No bus message displayed on odometer. Stalls in traffic. Freeways almost got rear ended a bunch of times...please help before we get killed.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #69

Apr 092009


  • 90,000 miles
1999 Durango stalls randomly without warning. Recently while traveling on the highway with my wife and two kids it stalled at 60 mph on route 15 in Connecticut. It was everything I could do to keep the truck on the road and get it restarted. The results could have been catastrophic. I will no longer let my family ride with me in the vehicle. I have done some searches on-line and am shocked to see hundreds of post about the same problem and no resolution or acknowledgment from Dodge. I feel there needs to be a recall and corrective action. Of course if Dodge doesn't know how to fix the problem it's very difficult to do a recall. They should therefore buy the vehicles back from the current owners.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #68

Mar 012008


  • 160,000 miles
Here is a copy of my complaint that I emailed directly to Dodge: I have done alot of research and have found that the dealers do not know how to fix this problem and there are numerous web sites with fellow 1999 Dodge Durango owners who are experiencing the same problem and we are looking for your recall to permanently correct the matter. Your dealers have not been able to correct the problem at any price. When the outside temperature of where ever you live gets warm, the vehicle will stop with no warning and you lose control of your vehicle. The dash says "no bus" where the mileage usually is. It is unpredictable and dangerous to drive this vehicle although I love everything else about it. I am sad to see that there are several years of consumers asking Dodge for help with this problem and yet there is no answer from you. Please explain to me what you can do about this. I do not want to be a statistic about driving a 1999 Dodge Durango and dying from it. Please do something. I can't drive the vehicle in the spring or summer but don't feel right about trying to sell it and pass it on to someone else who doesn't know any better. I am sure that you are very aware of this problem and can find several web sites with consumers asking for help and reporting similar problems just by googling 1999 Dodge Durango but here are a few links for you to visit too. www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov/complaints/results.cfm www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Durango/1999/electrical/vehicle_shuts_down_without_warning.shtml please do the right thing and offer your consumers the help that they need. This is not an isolate problem and you are surely aware of it. I will await your answer about a recall that will correct this. Thank you, leah

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #67

Mar 142004


  • 79,000 miles
1999 Dodge Durango. Bought used in 2003 w/70K miles. Before it hit 80K the motor had blown and lost all power while driving down I-95. No warnings. Towed to garage and needed top end rebuilt due to lack of lubricant in the top end. Private warranty company covered half the cost claiming my lack of maintanace. Just before 100K it would lose oil pressure when warmed up and the vehicle came to a stop. Took it to garage and they replaced the oil pressure sending unit claiming it was blocked with sludge. Within 500 miles the motor blew again. Had entire motor rebuilt with new top end and bottom end, new bearings etc. Flushed and changed oil every 3K miles from then till it reached 125K miles. Once again while stop at toll booth vehicle lost oil pressure but would come back up when I applied a little throttle. Tried to pull off the road but within 100 feet the motor started banging and then lost power and shut down. Towed it back home and checked oil. Dipstick showed nothing. 2 days later when I checked the oil the level was good. Oil must have gotten trapped in the top end and caused the bottom end to be unlubricated and fail. What a poorly designed engine. Vehicle sits in my backyard with another blown motor. Thanks Chrysler.

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

problem #66

Oct 242008


  • 140,000 miles
This truck should be recalled!! deaths will occur with this and probably already have. Will start researching that with insurance companies! the Durango shuts down without warning. You have no control of the vehicle when this happens. The oil pressure drops to 0 and the truck then attempts to stall or does stall. If the truck cools or you bet cool air on the PCM, then the oil gauge jumps back up to 40 and the truck runs fine. Have had the oil checked and there oil is running though the engine as it should be although the gauge says 0 and the check gauges light and check engine light comes on. This truck a safety hazard and a liability to whomever is driving. We still owe $3500 on it and it now makes a nice yard ornament. - this is a serious safety issue for all of us drivers. We shouldn't have to bite the bullet on this one. Driving is dangerous enough without driving a Durango that shuts down continually and without notice. You lose your power steering, power brakes and it's hard to navigate or even get a truck this large to stop. We have the 4X4 with the 5.9L engine. It's a tank that I used to love until it became too dangerous to drive. Dodge does not want to take any responsibility for this and every Dodge dealership you call acts like it's the 1st time they have heard of it. With the thousands of posts that are on the internet, I find that hard to believe. Dodge needs to take responsibility for this. Buy back our trucks or at least give us a large enough rebate on a new vehicle. But they do need to take responsibility. Please contact me. These trucks are too dangerous to be on the road. www.carcomplaints.com lists 62 complaints and there are many many more.

- Pendleton, OR, USA

problem #65

Aug 222008


  • 175,000 miles
My wife has a 99 Durango 5.9L 4X4 with 175,000 miles. About three weeks ago immediately after a standard tune-up the vehicle began reading multiple misfires and a "P1391" error code. I recheck everything and use the scanner to reset all of the trouble codes on the truck. Next thing you know - everything is running fine and there weren't any error codes registering. Next day my wife drives the truck and calls me later in the day and says just suddenly stopped working while she was driving the truck down the road ┐ no steering, no brakes, nothing. She was ┐ fortunately ┐ able to coast it to the side of the road and re-start it were it fired right back up and was driving fine. Then it happens again the next day ┐ again while she's driving down the road in traffic and with no warning. So, I hookup the handheld again and this time I only read the P1391 error code. So I replace the camshaft position sensor and the crankshaft position sensor. So now I'm searching the internet forums and find out that this is a known but unacknowledged problem by Dodge. No rhyme or reason ┐ it appears to have happened across all mileage ranges and in all parts of the country and in particular with the 1998 ┐ 2003 Dodge Durangos. So know we┐re faced with the prospect that a new vehicle computer ($690 dealer installed) might fix the problem but that we may (because no one seems to know for sure) have to additionally replace several other sensors that, if not replaced, may blow out the new vehicle computer. Obviously, if this a known design flaw (placement of vehicle computer ┐ PCM ┐ in engine compartment unnecessarily exposes the unit to high temperatures thereby causing the unit to fail) with potentially fatal results (sudden and complete loss of power in the middle of traffic or while rounding a corner, etc.) then Dodge needs to issue a recall and/or by some other means replace those units that are defective as a result and redesign the placement of the unit in another area.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #64

Aug 122008


  • 145,000 miles
The car cuts off while it is driving at various speeds, including highway speeds and with no warning at all. After a few minutes it will usually start back up. There were no injuries but if it was to cut off while driving and going around a corner it could easily run off the road or into oncoming traffic. I have read about lots of other drivers or this same type of vehicle having the same exact problem.

- Midland, GA, USA

problem #63

Jun 142008


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. On eight or nine occasions, while either idling or driving between 25-35 mph, the vehicle has stalled in the middle of traffic. Sometimes, the vehicle will immediately restart and other times, it takes a half an hour before restarting. The vehicle has been to the dealer on three occasions for this failure, but they have been unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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