really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,182 miles

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problem #41

Apr 042013

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
While on the interstate at 65 mph, my vehicle suddenly stalled and went dead. It had no oil pressure left. My vehicle barely made it to the side of the road. It had to be pushed out of the way! it was towed home.

- Gadsden, AL, USA

problem #40

Dec 122011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after three minutes. The failure recurred on twelve separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000 and the current mileage was 173,000. Updated 04/18/12 the consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic, who informed the consumer the problem PCM board. Updated 04/20/12

- Oak Field, TN, USA

problem #39

Sep 152010


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The engine was restarted after ten minutes and the vehicle resumed normally. The failure recurred three times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but they were unable to detect a trouble code. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact planned to notify the manufacturer of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #38

Jul 012011

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
You can be driving at any speed and all of a sudden everything shuts down and dash lites up no bus. You lose power steering and ability to control the vehicle. Look on internet Durango no bus and hundreds of posts come up with people with same problem. Car is not safe to drive and because my employment situation I do not have 1000's of dollars to replace computers and PCM's. this is dangerous and they should be recalled. There is a flaw! it can happen going 65mph or 35 mph. It has happened to us at least 10 times in a 2 week period. It is now parked in garage because of the danger. It could kill people.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #37

Sep 162011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to his home several times. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Myrtle Creek, OR, USA

problem #36

Mar 302011


  • 81,900 miles
I bought the S.U.V March 14,2011 and 2 weeks later it stalled on the freeway after getting out of college about 4:25pm. Heavy traffic, I taught I was going to get rear ended. Its happen 5 X since twice on free way on 3 X in town.. I was never going over 35 mph when it accours..it just shuts off with no warning of anything. Taylor dealers, which I bought the car from took it to there shop and they could not find anything no codes or any signs of problems with truck they had the truck about a month.. after the 3X it stalled I took it straight to san diego to the mechanic of taylor motors and they ran the codes again and nothing shows and they said nothing they can do because they need to see the problem or the stalling need to happen while they drive and it never happens. So on or about May 11, 2011 I called Dodge corparate office and explained the situation and I explained its a serious safety issues they have a case management judy on it but no word since I explained and they can't get the truck to stall..they intructed me to take the truck to there dealership.. they can't find out the issue either, my trucks is still at the dealers while they try to figure out the problem but as of today they still can't figure out what could be the problem.. it seems that it happens on hot days or driving around a lot.. I explained that it happens periodickly... its really scary because it just shuts of with no warning or anything until U relize that ur pressing gas pedal and its not going. I seen online about this truck having problems in other states as well and no one has done nothing.. I hope there not waiting for a serious drastic accident to accour in order to recall the truck or fix the issue.. no car should just turn off without warning..I read some person had same issue and it was the coil to close to exhaust manifold. It causes coil to get to hot and shut truck off

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #35

May 262011


  • 161,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact was driving 40 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure also occurred on a separate occasion while driving 60 mph. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 161,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #34

Jul 042008


  • 133,000 miles
I had a 2000 Dodge Durango and after driving for about 15 minutes I turned on the air and a sulfur like smell came through the air system. After pulling over and cutting the car off, flames came from under the hood. The car burst into flames and burned completely up. Nothing was left but the metal frame. My insurance company couldn't give me any insight as to why this happened. I had about 133,000 miles on it. I wish I knew about this site before I lost my vehicle. I would've insisted that the dealership thoroughly check the car out before I ended up without a vehicle for 2 months.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #33

Aug 022010


  • 120,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Durango. My car surges while at a stop sign, a light or in park. It surges forward and if to close to another vehicle it may cause an accident. Also out of nowhere my Durango begin to shut off and the engine lights pops on afterward. After a few tries it will start back up and run fine until it happens again.

- Amityville, NY, USA

problem #32

Jun 012009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I have a 2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L V8. When it is hot outside (over 90*), the SUV will shut off. I live in Florida where it's hot almost all year. I would be driving on the highway and it would just shut off. I am afraid that a semi would hit me from behind. Please do something before someone dies. Please.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #31

Jul 242010


  • 130,000 miles
Recently purchased a 2000 Dodge Durango slt 4X4. Car drove fine for first 2 days. Day 3: started my car, it died half way down my drive way, could not get it started again. Pushed it back and let it cool down. No check engine lights on, temperature is normal. Started it after 20minutes and it started up. Let it idle for a couple minutes, and started driving again. As soon as my foot left the gas, it died again. I have not replaced anything yet, as I have been doing some research on the problem. I was shocked to find out what I have. On one website alone there are over 100 cases of the exact same problem, numerous supposed fixes, and none working. This is a very very dangerous problem, and it seems to be due to the placement of the PCM sensor and it overheating. This issue has placed several drivers in danger, with the car dying in the middle of intersections at random times, and losing power steering and power brakes. I believe this issue needs a recall, if so many people are having the exact same problem.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #30

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

problem #29

Jun 192009


  • 178,000 miles
I've held confidence in my 2000 Dodge Durango since I purchased it in 2003. In the summer of 2009, I was driving down a local road when suddenly the gauges on the dash board were not registering, the odometer read bus and the engine completely shut down in the middle of traffic. Since this occurred without warning, I did not have time to pull over to the side of the road. I turned on the caution blinkers. There were many cars blowing their horns, waiting behind me on this one lane road. After a couple of minutes the engine started and I was able to drive. I thought this was a one time only occurrence. I had no prior problems with the truck. A few days later, I was driving on the interstate during rush hour traffic and the truck suddenly shut off again. Omg, I was nervous, scared and really believed that I was going to die because someone would Ram their vehicle into mine. What driver would suspect that my truck suddenly died while I was driving it? I thought about how I was going to get this vehicle safely to the side of the road without endangering my life and the life of other drivers. Luckily I did it. My husband tinkered with the computer and noticed that when he reposition the computer the engine would start again. But I refuse to drive it until we purchase another computer. The car repairman said, even if we purchased another computer he could not guarantee that the vehicle would not shut completely down. The computer is overheating due to the location that the manufacturers have chosen. I will get someone to design some sort of heat shield or something to prevent the computer from overheating. To replace my current computer will cost $1100. I think the car company should take responsibility for this flaw and recall the vehicle. I do not want someone to get killed due to their gross negligence. I am not the only Dodge Durango owner who is having this same problem. Please investigate this issue and get something done. Preventing just one death is enough.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #28

Sep 012000


  • 0 miles
I am the original owner of my 2000 Durango slt 4X4, since the time of purchase in 2000. I had my vehicle in the shop for the rear roof A/C fan motor going on and off every time I am in the car while the A/C switch is off. I have all records and can contact the dealer for proof that this issue was reported, inspected and worked on numerous times and never resolved. 9 years later, and the problem still persists and has left me quite unhappy especially when this vehicle was my first purchase on my own and I'm reminded of the issue everytime I'm driving the car. I have no other complaints except for this A/C roof unit fan motor going on and off on its own for unknown reason. Sometimes, it might stop if I play with the temperature and fan controllers on the front dash, but has not been specific. I have even spoken to the dealer manager where I purchased the vehicle within days and weeks and continued to months after numerous unresolved repair attempts to claim under the lemon law and the dealership guided me otherwise. Even though its been 9 years, I still own the vehicle and really do wish to resolve this issue as I plan to continue to drive this vehicle for as long as possible as I do keep it routinely maintained and serviced. An additional inquiry or complaint is the awful oil sludge build up near and around the oil cap and reservoir intake where the oil is added. I was also informed by my mechanic that the headers were cleaned from sludge build up. I looked this issue up online at the Dodge forums and this seems to be a very common problem. At this time, I have not had any other issues in regard to the sludge build up but my main concern is the rear fan since I cannot find any related information to repair this problem. Please take the time into this rear A/C matter, and recommendations for the sludge prevention or maintenance, it would be greatly.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #27

Mar 012009


  • 137,000 miles
Driving the car the engine began to knock and the car stopped on the road while driving and could have caused a serious accident. This involves loud engine knocking.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #26

Jul 202008

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
V8-287 4.7L Durango stalls without warning. Doesn't matter if I am on the freeway or in city traffic. Nothing specific that I can relate to the cause. Immediately lose power steering. Electrical seems to continue working. Car will start back up fine after 5 to 15 minutes of sitting. Happens in hot and cold weather, day or night. Can go for weeks without stalling and then stall several times in a few days. Yellow check engine light comes on, which the manual tells me is not an immediate issue. Extremely unsafe and I fear for my family's safety. Looked at Dodge Durango maintenance and repair forum on internet and found pages and pages of similar complaints. (townhall-talk.edmunds.com and www.topix.com/forum/autos/Dodge-Durango) through these websites it doesn't look like anyone can figure it out, including the dealerships, although the problem seems to be widespread.

- Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA

problem #25

Feb 202007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles
While driving, the oil pressure dropped to zero and the truck shut-off, never to be started again. When I had it towed to a mechanic, they told me I had a "common" problem with these vehicles. That being, engine oil sludge. I had changed the oil as my manual requested and still ended up with this problem. I am now having to purchase a new engine if I wish to drive it again. I owe almost less than it would cost to buy the engine.

- Fpo, AE, USA

problem #24

Apr 122007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Problems with engine and engine components oil gauge not working, ticking in moter oil leaking. Was told I need new moter. Also strange noises from steering colomn. Truck only has 79,000 miles I am requesting Chrysler recall this truck and stand behind their company and fix what is wrong with these engines, ect.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #23

Dec 272006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We have a 2000 Dodge Durango with a 5.9 engine with over 82,000 miles the first time it happen we were going down the river to our cabin when it lost oil pressure, so we changed the oil with check the gauges. So now it happen again the oil pressure dropped again changed the oil the light came on check gauges after the oil was changed and it heated up this time but I did get it back home. So I decided to look up car complaints.com 14 complaints was there about oil sludge. Hope something can be done this isn't right. Thanks so much

- Wellsburg, WV, USA

problem #22

Nov 162004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
: the contact stated while at a stop with the engine idling, the engine began knocking and the needle of the oil pressure gauge dropped to zero. This was the third incident. The two previous occurrences were while driving at 45 mph. The steering tightened as the knocking began and the oil pressure dropped. On each occasion the vehicle was taken to an independent service mechanic. The manifold, oil pan and valve cover gaskets were replaced once and sludge build up was cleaned out twice. The service dealer and manufacturer were alerted.

- Walkertown, NC, USA

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