really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,332 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Dodge Durango:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #3

Jan 072014


  • 139,995 miles
It started with a soft bell sound (e.g.like when you open a door), doors locking and unlocking, small light on the 4 X 4 knob going off and on, console light turning on and off and the 4 X 4 system was not working. All issues started a couple of months prior to 1/7/14. It was worked on by Dodge of woodbury, NJ during the 1/7/14 week. Now, (5/12/15) there is a bell sound again on and off. Not sure if the 4 X 4 is working since I've had no need to use it. However, this is an electrical issue that is not going away fully!

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 022011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Had to make a sudden stop and ABS system was dangerously slow to engage, release and re-engage. Brake pedal went all the way down to the floor and barely stopped before hitting vehicle in front of me. Have replace all calipers and pads both front and back. Still having problems...I drive daily back and forth to work and most of the time I have to start braking way before I get to a stop.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 182008


  • 58,000 miles
The front right wheel detached from our 2002 Dodge Durango. Steering was then unresponsive. We collided with center cement wall and overturned 2-3 times.

- Mebane, NC, USA