really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,001 miles

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problem #46

Sep 012006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Engine dies suddenly at random times including in traffic. Odometer shows no bus. Any speed, weather, road conditions. Dealer no help - no codes - could not replicate. Eventually became frequent enough that I traced problem to PCM with use of heat gun. See internet blogs. Seems to be frequent problem for this year.

- Elberfeld, IN, USA

problem #45

May 142007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 167,833 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle struck a light pole while attempting to avoid crashing into two other vehicles. The drivers side air bag failed to deploy and the contact sustained a large bump on his head and a cut on his upper lip. The contact has a police report and the report of the damage to his vehicle. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 167,883 and failure mileage was 1676,833. The consumer stated have been through alot with this vehicle prior to the incident he has had the engine replaced twice in the car and rebuilt the transmission prior to the car having 38000 miles on it and now he has a defective air bag. The consumer stated would like Chrysler to pay the remaining balance on the car. The consumer provided pictures of the vehicle. Updated 07/10/07

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #44

Dec 102006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Over the last three years of operating the vehicle (2005-2007): 1. fire in the front wheel assembly after 1.5 hours of 4-wheel drive - 1100$ replace 2. speed sensor failure ($500 work) 3. engine failure on the highway @80 mph - $7000 replace and other costs, lucky survived 4. joint balls replace (about 400$) 5. ac failure ($960 repair) 6. now parked - transmission/engine joint oil leak, estimated $1200 repair.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #43

Dec 212005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
I purchased a 1999 Durango in Jan of 2000. I have had numerous problems including rebuilding the transmission. My biggest complaint is the engine sludge and spark knock. I have had the oil pump and screen replaced twice as well as the upper intake gaskets. It is my understanding that the upper intake gaskets leak internally causing oil consumption, spark knock, and eventually oil sludge and engine failure. Chrysler should do something about the thousands of vehicles that are experiencing these issues.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #42

Aug 312006

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph in 80 degree weather, the vehicle completely shut off, accompanied by a warning light on the instrument panel which read "no bus". the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road, where it sat to cool down. The vehicle had previously been taken to a service dealer for the same issue. The dealer was unable to determine the problem.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #41

Aug 232006

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Car stalls, idles erratically and stalls when falls below 500 rpms. A/C blows hot air when idles falls below 1000 rpms. This has been happening for months, no rhyme or reason, no codes. Sometimes so bad that car stalls as soon as you let off of the accelerator to go around a curve. When will a recall be issued" there is obviously a problem. Dodge needs to step up to the plate. Does someone have to die before its fixed" do a search on the internet. Complaint are everywhere.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #40

Oct 012005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalls consistently, sometimes taking up to 4 hours to restart. According to a independent repair shop, the power control module has become defective and needs to be replaced. The stalling occurs 3 to 4 times a week in the summer. In the winter, it stalled twice a month.

- Sequim, WA, USA

problem #39

Feb 212006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
: the contact stated that the engine malfunctioned in the vehicle as early as June first of 2005. The vehicle was taken to the dealers and left with them for one week to under-go diagnostic testing. The dealer determined through the testing that the problem was pertaining to the fuel pump and replaced the part. The vehicle began to experience more problems concerning stalling and all the warning lights illuminating. The vehicle was taken back to the dealers who replaced the water pump. One week later, the vehicle experienced similar problems including water dripping from the bottom of the motor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced gasket of the water pump. The vehicle stalled while driving on the highway during morning rush hour traveling at 30 mph. It was towed to the dealer who determined that the #3 cylinder had no compression, the coolant was coming out of the freeze plug, transmission fluid was dripping and the motor was shot. There were no further services done to the vehicle due to the extensive costs.

- Hebron, CT, USA

problem #38

May 282006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,250 miles
1999 Durango stalls without warning at highway speeds creating dangerous situation. Dodge dealer unable to diagnose problem and returned car without repair. Problem continues. Dealership unresponsive to repeated telephone calls asking for assistance.

- Garden City, NY, USA

problem #37

Jul 102006

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,056 miles
Truck stalled as I was doing 60 mph, the brakes went as well. I put it in neutral and coasted into a gas station. Tried turning it on and it started right up. This was the third time in two weeks.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #36

Jul 012006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193,956 miles
We recently purchased a 1999 Dodge Durango slt from a private party. This is a well maintained vehicle and has no history of problems. Within a few days of having this vehicle it began to stall for no apparent reason. This would be at 65 mph or stopped. If you wait 5-20 min it will restart. We have had this car looked at and have replaced the crank sensor to no avail. While doing an internet search it appears this is not a new problem and many other owners are experiencing it as well. The mechanics get no code from the stall and no one can pinpoint the problem. We are frustrated and pretty unhappy to find out this is a recurring problem with this vehicle. This is very dangerous as everything locks up when it stalls.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #35

Dec 262005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,400 miles
Engine failed at 60,400 miles. Vehicle was properly mainatined all work done at the dealership.

- Sudbury, MA, USA

problem #34

Nov 072005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,286 miles
I have a 1999 Dodge Durango with 73,000 miles. We had the transmission replaced and other major repairs done to it last year. Since then it has given us nothing but trouble. This car is our family car so we travel everywhere with the kids in the back. It has stalled and died on us often. At times on the freeway in the middle of traffic and other times in the middle of intersections. The power steering goes and so do the brakes. I have been lucky so far in avoiding accidents. The mechanics can not find out what is wrong with it so nothing is done about it. The fuel lines have been checked and replaced and so has the fuel pump and the same problem continues.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #33

Aug 012001

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango that experienced an excessive oil consumption problem. The oil was disappearing nearly every 500 miles. There was no smoking or any type of leaks. The contact felt this was a mechanical problem. The vehicle was using four or five quarts of oil rapidly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic shop for inspection. The mechanic replaced the intake manifold. The upper plenum and throttle body was removed to determine the leak site. The gasket that was supposed to seal the intake of the engine block had apparently not adhered to the bottom on the intake and along the engine. The mechanic noted that Chrysler made some design corrections, but the cylinder heads will collect and blow over into the engine, and eventually will be expelled from the vehicle on the ground or burned out. It could collect eight to ten quarts before expelling. The repair was made, and a gasket was replaced. This was the second time it was replaced. The gasket did not necessarily fix the problem because the gasket did not permanently adhered to that area. They retracted it due to hot and cold temperatures, and could not adhere as needed. The contact has another 1999 Dodge Durango that experienced this problem. Also, there was a pinhole on the air conditioner evaporator that allowed the freon to escape and enter in to other Durangos.

- Faison, NC, USA

problem #32

Aug 202004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
Ball joints. Engine under warranty 3 times.

- Green Bay , WI, USA

problem #31

Jul 312005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,249 miles
On July 31, 2005 the check engine light came on. She took vehicle to dealer and had it fixed. The next day the light was still on. Vehicle was taken back to the dealer. Currently, the check engine light, ABS light and a brake light were on. Vehicle had been to the dealer 4 times and still couldn't find the cause of the problem. Manufacturer had not been contacted. She has paid for all the trips to the dealer and they haven't fixed it yet. She could not afford to continue paying for all repairs.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #30

Jul 132005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the vehicle stalled while driving about 30 mph. The service dealer could not duplicate the problem. It has happened 3 times today and has happened for the past 3 weeks, it appears to be getting worse. After putting the vehicle into park, the vehicle will sometimes start immediately, but sometimes the consumer would have to wait for about 10 minutes to restart it.

- Groton, MA, USA

problem #29

Apr 182005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
Started with rebuilt transmission, then sludged in motor. Had to replace motor with only 120,000 miles motor and transmission 5,000. Also had to replace ball joints, tie rods and bearings cost $1,000

- Newton Grove, NC, USA

problem #28

Jan 012005

Durango 8-cyl

  • 45,699 miles
Vehicle was purchased on August 21, 1999. The ball joints were same type as those on recall for year beginning 2000. Two years and four months later the ball joints failed. The front passenger side power window had broken along with the two back power windows. There was also a cracked serpentine belt, the tensioner had frozen, the throttle body was dirty and the gasket was leaking.

- East Berlin, PA, USA

problem #27

Jan 012005

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle shut off leaving the consumer with no power, no power steering and no power brakes. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Irving, TX, USA

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