really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 28
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,989 miles

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problem #155

Dec 272018


  • 140,000 miles
Takata recall and electrical interior lights stay on dimmer don't work needs cluster replaced dealer says that it may not be available after keeping my car for 5 days as of today 12 -31-18 they say they can't give it back to me because of the electric recall!?

- St Joseph, MO, USA

problem #154

Nov 012018


  • 180,000 miles
Truck switches to 4WD on its own and does not allow me to switch back to regular AWD. The "service 4WD" light comes on. Mechanics have indicated the transfer case shift motor may need to be replaced; but, none are available. Also, there is no guarantee that would fix the dangerous problem of switching to 4WD.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #153

Nov 012018


  • 120,000 miles
2004 Dodge Durango 5.7 hemi these vehicles are shutting off without warning no steering, brakes lights, hazards, nothing is operable vehicle doesn't stutter or stall at all no waring lights just shuts right off multiple people are reporting the exact same problem this is a serious defect as there aren't any codes or signs of failure

- Old Forge, PA, USA

problem #152

Aug 162018


  • 176,000 miles
My 2004 Dodge Durango has the 5.7 hemi. During heavy rains the engine would start to run rough and the electrical system shut down on me three different times in the middle of driving due to the rain. During this electrical shutdown steering was impossible and I would have to stop the vehicle in the middle of traffic. The vehicle did this to me one time in the middle of turning at an intersection. Fortunately no accident occured. I found that the issue was being caused by a faulty seal at the wiper cowl. This leak later blew my engine as the water leak found it's way into the cylinders and blew a piston rod. I was told that this defect has been reported to Chrysler by hundreds of people.

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #151

May 312017


  • 9,345 miles
Over heated surpatin belt broke..then the air conditioner compressor whent out.an the pull chain

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #150

Apr 102017


  • 129,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. During inclement weather, water intrusion occurred near the front of the windshield on the driver's side. The contact owned the vehicle for less than 30 days. Also, when the vehicle was driven through an automatic car wash in neutral, the vehicle failed to restart and only restarted after several attempts. In addition, the vehicle made an abnormal noise. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags). The manufacturer provided no solution other than advising the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The approximate failure mileage was 129,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #149

Jan 102017

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Driving at 30mph on city road the Durango lost full power. No power steering, brakes or acceleration with gas. Had to put Durango in neutral and turn key off and back on. Afterwards it was normal again. Very dangerous and scared to drive with family in it.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #148

Nov 112016

Durango 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Head lights flicker off and on while driving at night!

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #147

Dec 132013


  • miles
The black box on the inside of the dash got so hot that it melted off the actuator for the blend door. I currently have no control of my air placement. I was sitting idle with the heat on then noticed a plastic burning smell coming from the dash area.

- Williamston, NC, USA

problem #146

Aug 152016


  • 197,800 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 07V092000 (electrical system); however, the repair did not correct the failure. The interior lighting system failed to illuminate when the door was opened. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 197,800.

- Wedgefield, SC, USA

problem #145

Jul 182015


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. While driving at approximately 70 mph, the four wheel drive engaged independently. The vehicle shook violently, veered to the right, and the service four wheel drive warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was an open short in the electrical system that needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Orwell, OH, USA

problem #144

May 232016


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. While the vehicle was parked, it failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the push rod fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #143

Apr 242016


  • 148,000 miles
My vehicle is having problems with the instrument panel that previously had a recall for electrical issues and it is showing electrical issues again every light is coming on and going off and at times I am not able to take my car out of park and it none of the gauges work.

- Steelton, PA, USA

problem #142

Apr 042007


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact received several notifications for NHTSA campaign number: 14V770000 (air bags). The parts for the repair would not be available for several months. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 07V092000 (electrical system). The dealer did not inform the contact of the two recalls. The contact was waiting on instructions from the manufacturer to remedy the three recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #141

Jul 102015


  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. While the vehicle was parked, the power outlet in the center console started smoking. The contact and the passenger found the source of the smoke, pulled the panel off the center console, and noticed the outlet was on fire. The contact extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. On another occasion, the contact heard loud grinding noises coming from the engine. While driving 50 mph and without warning, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted and driven to the contact's residence. Once home, the vehicle stalled. Upon further investigation, the contact stated that the spring separated from the engine and that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Graniteville, VT, USA

problem #140

Nov 032015


  • 145,000 miles
In early November 2015 while driving 45-50 mph the instrument panel randomly went haywire and all the lights started flashing and the interior lights at the same time. About two weeks later I realized that the outside headlights were also flickering when the inside lights flickered. I took to the local dealership and after 4 day's I was told they could not re-produce the issue. I quit driving after dark due to the lack of control in keeping the lights on then noticed I would have intermittent flickering with the headlight knob off. After researching the Dodge forums and ruling out the fuses I purchased a new "redesigned" headlight switch and installed it. Took care of all the flickering light issues and now I can drive at night again.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #139

Feb 072014


  • miles
Rod pierced thru the bottom of engine and locked up (110K miles), family on board and happened while turning at busy intersection.. had to replace engine used( found one with 70K, waiting on this one to do the same) consumes tons of oil. Electrical within driver seat and cd player are faulty/broken. Rust on rear outer wheel wells. (noticed this rust is apparent in every same model make year that I run across)

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #138

Nov 012014


  • miles
I have a 2004 Dodge Durango 5.7 and it has been having an issue with the battery continuously draining. It started in Nov 2014 when the battery drained and would not hold a charge. I let the vehicle sit until March 2015, when I need an inspection, the shop recommended I purchase a new battery. I did and the battery drained with 3 weeks, so I eventually schedule an appt. With the dealer to have a drain on the battery check, they sent the vehicle back stating there was no drawl on the battery, it sat for months again, because it drained back out. In Nov. 2015 I found out about the G07 instrument panel recall and took it back to the dealer for that. They claimed they repaired a wire in the panel and that fixed the drain, however I still lost power 2 weeks later. I then took it to another dealer to have the recall checked again, because of a dead battery again the headlights and interior dash lights would flicker on and off. 3 days later still nothing they stated they were unable to duplicate failure and they did not find any drain or flickering. The very moment I picked up the vehicle and drove it home with my headlights on they began to flicker on and off. Two days later my battery was dead again. This makes no sense to me that the dealer can not pin point anything, so I began to proceed to fix on my own, I have found that the headlight switch was shorted out causing the lights to go on and off, and I replaced it. I still have a drain somewhere though, battery died within 8 hours of the last start.

- Pittsburgh, PW, USA

problem #137

Apr 132011


  • 105,520 miles
I purchased the vehicle in 2009, within a 1 years, I noticed while driving during a heavy downpour the car would shake and sometimes stall out. I took it to the dealer in 2011 and they replaced the intake gaskets. I am now realing that this seems to be a common problem and should have had a recall on it.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #136

Oct 132015


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 07V092000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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