really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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problem #1

Dec 022006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Dodge Durango just stops running at random times. This occurs at speeds of 10-60 mph or even when the car is being started. The odometer blinks and reads no bus. There are numerous reports of this on Dodge internet forums. The powertrain control module and/or crankshaft sensors end up being replaced, but the problem is hard to diagnose and dangerous because it occurs without warning and while driving. With so many reports on 1999-2002 Dodge Durangos having this problem (search Durango PCM "no bus") something must be defective. My Durango began doing this about a month ago and the dealer doesn't see anything wrong. I was mildly injured during one of the failures, when my Durango 'shut off' while I was coming down a highway ramp and I bumped my head against the driver side window while trying to stabilize the car, which suddenly and without warning had no powertrain control.

- Livingston, NJ, USA