really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,427 miles

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problem #4

Jun 152012


  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a loud banging noise upon start up. An independent mechanic examined the vehicle and advised that an engine rod was fractured. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 082012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle emitted a loud noise and failed to start. The contact also stated that the engine was destroyed because water came down the windshield and entered the engine. The water was able to reach the engine because the gaskets on the intake manifold were defective. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that a hydro-lock occurred when the engine was started and water was sucked in. The VIN was unavailable. The vehicle was not able to be driven. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.

- Pickens, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 152011


  • 108,012 miles
My 2004 Durango limited equipped with the hemi 5.7 liter engine developed a ticking sound and and failed while merging onto a highway fortunately I was able to avoid a accident. I later found out that this a frequent problem that occurs with the 5.7 hemi engine in this model year, how come nothing has been done to rectify this. The engine is a costly repair that Chrysler doesn't want to acknowledge.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 082012


  • 122,000 miles
I was approx 1/10 of a mile down our local road when I heard a sudden explosion under the car. It sounded as if the tire blew. I immediately started pulling over but I continued to hear a rumble from the car. Upon inspection, I noticed there was oil running down the front passenger tire. The mechanic has confirmed a thrown rod through the engine block. No previous warnings of issues with the 122,000 mile engine. Car has been regularly maintained (but not at a Dodge dealer). Now I'm faced with a $6,000 bill to replace an engine that should have lasted another 100,000 miles. As I researched this on the internet I found that this has happened to numerous other owners of this model engine (5.7 L hemi 2004 Dodge Durango limited). No recall has been made on this engine although it is evident that this is a common, costly, dangerous manufacturing defect with their engine.

- Sanford, NC, USA