pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
107,450 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replaced heater core, thermostat (4 reports)
  3. flush heater core (1 reports)
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problem #9

Sep 012009

Durango 5.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I have a 2000 Dodge Durango and brought new with only 41 miles on it, so Im the only owner and a lady so I drive it with care. The problem is that my heater has had problems for the last 4 or 5 winters and it's not working well at all this winter. First it only was lukewarm, then you have to drive for a while to warm up and now it don't warm up at all and defrost either. I have replaced the water pump, thermostat, heater core and even the radiator and still will not warm good. I give up!!!!!!!!!!! I have spent over $500 on it . I like my Durango but it needs a recall on this and refund for all the things I've replaced.

- Teresa N., Belden, MS, USA

problem #8

Oct 132012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

The heater will not get warm until you drive it about 25 miles and then it only get lukewarm, will not defrost the windows. I have had the thermostat replaced and it still wont get hot. It smell like its running hot but there is antifreeze in it.

- norwood2000, Belden, MS, USA

problem #7

Apr 082011

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,458 miles

Well they say sh.. happens when the vehicle is paid for. I have been driving without heat for almost 2 years and this is really a pain in the ass. My wife and I had to go back in debt and get another vehicle just so we won't have to put a blanket in the truck to keep warm back and forth to work. I have changed the heater core, thermostat, water pump, and temperature control switch and the only heat i can get is when i let the truck sit and run for about 1.5 hours and it still lukewarm and that's only if i put it on defrost because the air stop blowing out of the vents.And this is just a sample of the problem with this truck. The truck has gotten me to many destination but the minor sh*t is what's breaking me.

- Daniel T., Albany, GA, USA

problem #6

Dec 162010

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,448 miles

Don't get enough heat in winter. Had to flush the system and now working great

- Martin L., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

problem #5

Jun 012010

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

i have a p.o.s 2000 dodge Durango with the 5.2 liter 318. i have put 2 heater cores, blower motor, thermostat and new water pump in it. it is still blowing luke warm air. This is the reason i prefer ford over any other brand. At least it's not a damn Chevrolet!

- stevenar, Siloam Springs, AR, USA

problem #4

Oct 202009

Durango 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Ok This is the second year with lukewarm heat. We have replaced the thermostat once again, had the heater core checked, and flushed everything out.

I don't know what's wrong with this truck and neither does anyone who I have had look at it! This has been another winter with no heat!

- jackin, Brownsburg, IN, US

problem #3

Feb 192008

Durango 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

This is my first complaint about this problem. (I am going back to when it began). We purchased this vehicle used but everything seemed to work, little did we know this was the beginning of the same problem to happen over and over! Heat started going out, only blowing luke warm air, so we replaced the thermostat and that seemed to work....for awhile. Not to long after the new thermostat the heat started acting back up again, so we replaced the thermostat once again. Well we have luke warm air yet again so I am going to stick it out till summer! Don't know what's wrong with it!

- jackin, Brownsburg, IN, US

problem #2

Dec 102008

Durango 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

Dealer wanted over $1000 to replaced heater core. Family member did work at a total cost of about $400 (including labor). Replaced heater core, thermostat and is only marginally better. Still blows cold air at idle but a bit better when under way. Temperature gauge is slightly below normal. Any solutions? Car runs great. Want to keep it.

- Linda G., Middletown, CT, US

problem #1

Dec 152008

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This is the second year for lukewarm air coming from heater. Last year I changed t-stat and add new coolant ,also new radiator cap. It helped a little but not enough. Took it to a mech. and had it flushed ,that seemed to help alot but not as hot as it used to be .This year I smell anti-freeze slightly in the car but no wet spot on passenger floor? Any guess would be helpful .I need to fix myself as I am laid off right now. Merry Christmas.

- btr4u2, Tinley Park, IL, US