really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,778 miles

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problem #39

Sep 062018


  • 163,495 miles
All of the sudden al electrical went haywire. No turn signals, all electrical is messed up. I was in the city in heavy traffic. Very unsafe for me and other drivers

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #38

Oct 102017


  • 194,647 miles
When driving foe 10 miles. Engine shuts off. Loose all power. New PCM. Same results.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #37

Aug 032015


  • 148,000 miles
I purchased a 2000 Dodge Durango used at 147K miles in November 2014. By March 2015, it turned off randomly while I was driving, multiple times over the course of 6 months. The speed didn't matter. After seeing 2 mechanics, they sent me to an electrical specialist who determined it was my PCM. I replaced it 3 times, and the second one sent to me had holes drilled in it then filled with silicone. That one worked the least. Apparently, the PCM was replaced once before I purchased it. When I got the third one in, it seemed to correct the issue. How is the engine shutting off randomly not a recall issue" what if it shut off while I was driving down the highway at 65mph? what if there was no good place to pull over, and with no power steering I might add" I had my kid in the car with me most of the time.

- Redmond, OR, USA

problem #36

Sep 072016


  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact stated that the sensors were replaced (throttle position sensor, crankshaft, speed cam, aic, spark plug wires, rotors and distributor cup, distributor rotor, ignition coil, map sensor). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #35

May 162014


  • miles
VIN # 1B4hr2878yf292834 system issues transmission issues engine problems and air cooling issues door issues to power windows and water-cooling issues.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #34

Oct 142015


  • 160,000 miles
I bought a 2000 Dodge Durango back in July of 2014 from a local dealership. In October of 2015 the vehicle was in motion on a city street, going about 30 miles per hour. A cloud of black smoke came out of my heater vents, it smelt of burnt plastic and sulfur. Almost immediately after that happened all my dash lights came on and started dinging at me, and the battery voltage meter went from over 18 to under 14. I was able to pull into a local business, and parked the vehicle, I shut the vehicle off and popped the hood. Under the hood it smelt even stronger of burnt plastic. I checked the oil, thinking that maybe I had an oil leak and lost all the oil I had just put into a week before, but the oil was fine. The transmission fluid was fine. All fluids were fine. The vehicle has not started since and I have been told that I need to get all new electrical wires, costing me about $5,000, I have not yet paid to have the work done because I have read about several people having the same issue, I believe that it is an issue that the manufacturer should have to cover. My truck had to be towed home and has not started since. I paid a little over $5,000 for the Durango, and I'm not yet done paying it off, and until this is looked into further I am not going to put the same amount of money into it as it will cost me to just go get a new one of the same year.

- Ogilvie, MN, USA

problem #33

Jan 102016


  • 214,000 miles
I was in line at a drive thru restuarant when I smelled smoke got out of the vehicle and saw flames pouring from under the front of the car, I yelled for the people in front of me to move and moved the car to a safer place in the parking lot. Since I had left all belongings including my phone assistance was requested from spectators to call the fire department who came and put the fire out, by then there wasn not much lect under the hood as it had all burned.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #32

Oct 282015


  • 200,000 miles
Drivers power seat 'slack". when you apply brakes to stop, the seat slides forward then returns back after the stopping motion ends. This affects the drivers seat position and braking action. In an accident this will put the driver closer to the steering wheel and air bag. Suspension- driving on the freeway, if you encounter bumpy or rough roads on a curve the car will sometimes slip sideways a bit, it's enough to startle you for a moment.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #31

Apr 012015


  • 168,000 miles
We just got another call on this 2000 Durango apparently the issues are the same for every Dodge Durango from 1999 to 2007 vehicle stalls at any speed at any time any where wet or dry common problem on all Durangos and no easy fix or solutions not even from Chrysler we americans are wondering when you will issue a safety recall on this particular brand model and years or will you just ignore this email until someone's stalls on the 70 -75 miles per hour fast lane of the highway with there kids or loved ones and is killed ?? come NHTSA this is a very serious matter.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #30

Oct 022013


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the air conditioner leaked under the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic added dye to the refrigerant to determine where the leak was located. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Falling Waters, WV, USA

problem #29

Sep 282011


  • 98,400 miles
During the accident my truck was hit head-on by a van and the air bag did not deploy. I had head injury (headaches, memory lapses, confusion, blury eyes, back/legs pains till this very day. Chrysler was informed several times about the problems with the truck before the accident and they refused to resolve it and after the accident, they still refused to resolve it.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #28

May 212014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
Driving on regular road just turns off and you loose control of steering, brakes and speed, it has happened on highway and lucky it has happened while on right lane. Steering locks down and you are force to use muscle power to get it out of the way. Can I make a lawsuit against the Dodge people to fix such problem or should I wait until my wife gets killed or others as it has happened with other Durango owners? replacing the PCM didn't do the job the problem's still happening and now is in the parking lot until it becomes safe.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #27

Aug 022013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Purchased the vehicle locally. After 2 days of owning it the vehicle would shut off at random moments. Sometimes when I am driving at 40mph and sometimes at 20mph and under. In traffic and sometimes after being parked for a bit will not startup. When we are driving and the engine shuts off the steering wheel locks up also. The vehicle may take hours before it starts again. There has been many many complaints and still no real solution. The 1999 to 2001 Durangos must be recalled before a fatality occurs.

- Geronimo , OK, USA

problem #26

Jun 152011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the driver and passenger side rear door locks failed and would not disengage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the door control panel and door motor locks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Mena , AR, USA

problem #25

Mar 052013


  • miles
My 2000 Dodge Durango all of a sudden just stalls on me while driving. My children have been in the car when happening scares me bc of traffic hitting me. I've changed all sensors fuel pump spark plugs and spark plug wiring radiator fan cleaned Cadillac converter checked all relays all good wiring is all good but still having issues a no bus code pops up when dies and have had the truck its died several times at intersection highways work everywhere its very dangerous and I've checked and lots of people have had the same issues. These vehicles need to be recalled before someone gets seriously injured especially like a child I've given up on driving my truck because I'm not putting my children in anymore danger. And I've seen people on here complaining about the same issues and nothing is being done.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #24

Jul 012011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
I have a 2000 Durango 5.9 that will shut off while driving. No codes are stored, and the dash reads "no bus". it has done this several times over the past few months and will always restart after a few minutes. This last time it wouldn't restart and we had it towed home and it started up after that just fine. I have replaced most of the ignition system and pulled the fuel pump to no avail. It is my wife's car and she and I both can't trust it any more with the safety of my wife and children. There are multiple posts and complaints online about this problem but no single "fix", and nothing official from Dodge addressing this very serious safety issue.

- Gardner, KS, USA

problem #23

Jan 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Dodge Durango 2000 model intermittent turn signal failure..started happening just a few times now happens every time we drive..turn signals stop functioning have replaces the relay and bulbs and still no fix...there are many complaints online but no remedy.

- Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

problem #22

Jul 152010


  • 118,000 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Durango with 118K and with out warning I lose all power gas brakes steering etc and for me to get the car started again I have to pop the hood and wiggle the middle PCM harness ( which is a white connector) and then im able to start my car again. This also once cause me to go bounce off a wall in a parking garage because of the loss of power steering and brakes when the cut off on me while trying to make a turn.

- Far Rockaway , NY, USA

problem #21

Jun 152010

Durango 4WD

  • 142,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Durango slt 4WD. The vehicle shuts off when the outdoor temperature exceeds 75 degrees. I have traced the issue to the PCM of the vehicle, which becomes so hot that you cannot touch its metal housing with your hands. The PCM is located in the engine compartment, bolted above the passenger front tire. The PCM has three wire harnesses attached to it, and once the PCM heats up, a "kill" switch is triggered and the vehicle shuts off. Shortly after, the odometer reads "no bus" and the only way to reset the PCM is to leave the ignition key in the "on" position, pull the PCM wire harness that is closest to the passenger compartment, re-seat the harness and hope that you hear a "clicking" sound. The vehicle normally re-starts, but will again turn off at intermittent times. On a typical day of 80*, I will perform this process several times in my 22-mile round-trip to work. Many people have been experiencing the same events, thus causing nightmares for those that do not have a safe pull-off from roads, or those that are in intersections or near crosswalks, since the engine shuts down sporadically.

- Stuarts Draft, VA, USA

problem #20

Oct 012009


  • miles
For the past 8 months my 2000 Dodge Durango will just shut off while I am driving. I have replaced the jump start, the coil, belts, air condition, pulleys, spark plugs. It has had a complete tune up and been to the mechanic at least 5 times. Nothing shows up on the codes, it will only show the word nobus in the odometer and it takes from 10 minutes to one hour before it will restart. This has become very dangerous as there is no advance warning. You lose all power and it just stops running.

- Saint Cloud, FL, USA

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