fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,833 miles

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problem #6

Oct 202003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
4 of 6 right rear wheel studs seized/broke off during routine tire rotation. Nuts were correctly torqued to manual specifications.

- Ft. Collins, CO, USA

problem #5

Feb 262003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I would like to report 2 safty defects with my 1998 Dodge Durango. First is the poor quality wheel studs. During various tire rotations at a qualified service center, six studs have broken (twice at the dealer). I'm really worried that at some point a wheel may come off while I'm driving. Second, the drivers power adjust seat rocks back and forth during braking & acceleration. This is annoying and I'm afraid that eventually, it's going to break all the way loose.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 192000

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Four of 6 rear wheel lug bolts snapped off.

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 151999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Have had multiple incidents of wheel stud/bolt breakage. Has occurred both during highway operation and during tire removal. Have had to replace approximately 6 studs on various wheels. In each case, lugs were installed at proper torque and were removed either by hand or by air-powered tool. Concerned that the studs on this vehicle are of poor quality or the materials used in the studs and lugs are not compatible and therefore seizing is occurring. I have not had this problem with any other vehicles I've owned and have had to replace too many wheel studs! 4/10/01 - wheel lug could not be re-installed after removal for tire rotation, could not hand-start; concerned about problem with stud and potential breakage. Tire dealer indicated that they have had a lot of trouble with Durango studs breaking off.

- Willow Street, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152000


  • miles
While making a left hand turn heard a popping sound and vehicle tilted to the side. Consumer got out, and the wheel at the front passenger's side was tilting inward, all lugs: Studs were gone. Dealer is waiting for a representative to see why lugs: Studs broke.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 111998


  • miles
Lug nuts and studs tore off causing tire to fall off and loss of control.

- Toledo, OH, USA