really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,052 miles

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problem #62

May 182008


  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. While driving 15-70 mph, the engine shuts off. A code that reads "no bus" appears on the instrument panel. The vehicle is currently not able to restart. The failure occurred two weeks ago and the mechanic could not determine the cause of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 150,000 and failure mileage was 149,000.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #61

Feb 012007


  • miles
I purchased a 1999 Dodge Durango from a private dealer last year. Not long after the purchase, while driving the vehicle down the road at about 50 mph, the engine shut off...barely any brakes, unable to steer. This happened several times after that, eventually leading to me not driving it anymore. While researching what was wrong with the vehicle, I came across many other people with the same problem, same make, year and model vehicle. Many were reporting their "close calls" with mva's due to the engine just shutting off and them losing control of the vehicle. This is obviously a wide spread and dangerous problem, that thus far, Dodge has failed to recall. I, as well as many others, do not have the money to put in to the vehicle for computer changes and uncertain mechanical work to get our vehicles in safe operating condition. I believe it's time that Dodge do a recall and fix this dangerous problem.

- Richmondville, NY, USA

problem #60

May 032007


  • 98,000 miles
I am the owner of a 99 Dodge Durango slt since 12/31/98. About 14 months ago it started dying on me without any apparent reason. I have had it serviced 7 times at 2 different dealerships. All with the same result, temporarily fixed. The last 2 times being the worst. Each from a different dealership. I have been driving on the freeway at 70 mph and had it die. This shuts all power steering and braking down. Luckily, I've been able to avoid being rearended or hit as I coasted to the side of the road. I stopped driving with my wife and kids in the truck, in case of being hit. The service depts have: Checked connections, replaced speed sensor unit, central timer module, crankshaft module and are now telling me I need to replace the PCM. Have seen on the web that this is not an isolated incident. I love the truck, but it's inoperable by most standards.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #59

Jun 272008


  • 6,000 miles
Intake plenum gasket failed. Over a 1 month time and only 60K in mileage. Oil is sucked out of the engine like a straw. I see Dodge has a service bulletin about the issue but this really is a defect since it has happened to a whole hell of alot of people. Next is these crappy balljoints. I had one fail 2 jears ago with only 49K in mileage. I went to the dealership to find that they only have a recall on 2001-2003 which is assanine since the same control arms and ball joints are used in the 1998 and 1999 models too. The property damage involved is the damage to my vehicle from a defective gasket or engine design.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #58

Mar 012008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
1999 Dodge Durango stalls out on the road/highway with a no bus warning in the odometer window no power steering no ABS brakes just a dead stick to control at highway or city speeds.

- Williamston , SC, USA

problem #57

May 102008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
During all driving conditions during the last 6 years and while being driven on the road my 1999 Dodge Durango periodically shuts down. The engine, power steering, and power breaks fail and the vehicle exhibits a "no bus" in its odometer. After stalling this way it will restart after 10 minutes to an hour. The shutting down at freeway speeds is dangerous; however, after repeatedly taking the vehicle to different Dodge dealers they can not properly diagnose or solve this life threatening problem.

- Auburn , CA, USA

problem #56

Apr 012008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
1999 Dodge Durango shuts down while driving, you can't steer and the brakes dont work. Someone is going to die if this problem is not corrected.

- Northport, NY, USA

problem #55

Jan 152008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles
I was driving on the expressway and my Dodge Durango began to stall. I put on my hazard lights immediately. Cars began to swerve to avoid me. I tried to pull off to the shoulder of the road but the engine cut off and then the brakes would not work until I tried to restart the car in neutral. I could not restart the car for 20 minutes. When the car did start I proceeded home. The car stalled three more times on the way home.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #54

Oct 012007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
1999 Dodge Durango 4X4 bought in Sept. 07, within two weeks lost of oil pressure during highway driving just over 150 miles, oil pressure goes to zero and engine light comes on. Had to put 4.5 qts of oil. Later on during the trip the speedometer quit working unless going above 50 mph. Also at the same time the ABS light and brake light illuminated and stays on. Going to start with replacing the speed sensor on the transmission. Hopefully this solves the ABS and brake light problem.

- Smyna, TN, USA

problem #53

Nov 202007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The fact that when I am driving with my 5 children and my Dodge Durango shuts off and you loose all power!

- New Port Richey , FL, USA

problem #52

Sep 032007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,103 miles
1999 Dodge Durango slt 4X4 5.2 L. vehicle suddenly stalls. This has happened several times and at no time of the stalls was my family safe. No indication or warning signs. Chrysler corporation cannot or will not properly troubleshoot the problem, each part they replace I am paying for and its not the issue but they do not refund my money, it time for the feds to govern auto repair dealerships. My vehicle will no longer start and is useless. I am informing as many people as I can about this safety issue that Chrysler is having and refuses to acknowledge responsibility. I have talked 8 people into purchasing other makes of vehicles and researching all possible safety issues before purchase.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #51

Jul 252003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,840 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. While driving 50 mph, the ABS and brake lights illuminated. The dealer stated that the control module failed and they replaced it on two occasions. Approximately six months later, the check engine light illuminated and the dealer stated that the transmission output sensor failed. They made the replacement. Approximately one year later, the reverse light and rear power windows were inoperative. The dealer installed a neutral safety switch. The failure mileage was 30,840 and current mileage was 72,000. The consumer stated when spoke with mechanic at superstition they informed her that the problem was the emission coil which controls the spark plugs. Updated 10/24/07 updated 12/12/07

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #50

Sep 272005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
I have had repeated problems with my '99 Dodge Durango that started with the engine light going on in September 27, 2005 and is now the need for a new cpm. The car intermittent stalls while riding down the road at 55mph or after idling at stop light & turning left (power steering goes out and car blocks intersection/traffic) - "no bus" appears on mileage, everything shuts off. Seems to happens on days when the environmental temperature exceeds 75 degrees and disappears once car has sat (wherever it stalled) for 20-30minutes. No diagnostic code appears when put the car is put on the computer and I was advised by more then one dealership that the problem had to get worse and produce a code before dealership or anyone else could diagnose the problem. Now that the 8 yr federal powertrain warranty has expired for me, it seems the problem is &always was that the powertrain control module (PCM) is malfunctioning &needs to be replaced. This major component is covered thru 8yrs/80,000 mi by federal law but even though problem began prior to 8th year, because this problem was not diagnosed until after my 8 yrs had been exceeded, it is now my $800-$1200 bill to pay (since Sept '05, have replaced most components of coolant system, intake manifold pan gasket, head gasket &still have problem with alignment/ball joints& repeated window modulator problems).

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #49

Aug 152007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
I am a 99 Durango 5.9 owner, experiencing the same problems with the stalling/no bus signal. So far we have replaced the crank sensor, the engine auto-shutdown relay and the front oxygen sensor with out any success. Spoken to two dealers, they play stupid, bring it in next week and we may have time to look at it. (nice customer service). After about 20 miles or the temp gauge reaches 210 degrees it dies. If I sit for 10 minutes with the hood open it will start right back up. So sad when the manufactures play so stupid, we don't know what the problem is. Maybe they should read this web page. I was thinking about trading it in on a new Dodge, let them deal with the problem but after reading these comments I am thinking twice about that.

- Cedar Valley , UT, USA

problem #48

Jun 032007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car stalls. My car stalls while I am driving or at a stop light, just idling. It has stalled on the freeway, which is very dangerous. Before the car stalls the battery voltage sensor and the fuel level indicator goes all the way down. Then the odometer starts blinking and saying "no bus". the autoshops I have been to do not know what "no bus" means. I have to turn the ignition off and on several times before the battery voltage and fuel indicator go back up. It takes anywhere from a couple seconds to 20+ minutes for the car to finally start. Sometimes it won't start. The check engine light comes on, when the car stalls. But once the car starts, the light goes away. I have took the car to several mechanics. They ran diagnostic testing on it. The obd found no problems. My injectors and everything are working fine. Pls help. These is one of several problems w/ these car. Coolant leaks, ball joints always going out. I fixed these problems several times. I am tired of this car.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #47

Sep 012006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Engine dies suddenly at random times including in traffic. Odometer shows no bus. Any speed, weather, road conditions. Dealer no help - no codes - could not replicate. Eventually became frequent enough that I traced problem to PCM with use of heat gun. See internet blogs. Seems to be frequent problem for this year.

- Elberfeld, IN, USA

problem #46

May 142007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 167,833 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle struck a light pole while attempting to avoid crashing into two other vehicles. The drivers side air bag failed to deploy and the contact sustained a large bump on his head and a cut on his upper lip. The contact has a police report and the report of the damage to his vehicle. The VIN, purchase date, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 167,883 and failure mileage was 1676,833. The consumer stated have been through alot with this vehicle prior to the incident he has had the engine replaced twice in the car and rebuilt the transmission prior to the car having 38000 miles on it and now he has a defective air bag. The consumer stated would like Chrysler to pay the remaining balance on the car. The consumer provided pictures of the vehicle. Updated 07/10/07

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #45

Dec 102006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Over the last three years of operating the vehicle (2005-2007): 1. fire in the front wheel assembly after 1.5 hours of 4-wheel drive - 1100$ replace 2. speed sensor failure ($500 work) 3. engine failure on the highway @80 mph - $7000 replace and other costs, lucky survived 4. joint balls replace (about 400$) 5. ac failure ($960 repair) 6. now parked - transmission/engine joint oil leak, estimated $1200 repair.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #44

Dec 212005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
I purchased a 1999 Durango in Jan of 2000. I have had numerous problems including rebuilding the transmission. My biggest complaint is the engine sludge and spark knock. I have had the oil pump and screen replaced twice as well as the upper intake gaskets. It is my understanding that the upper intake gaskets leak internally causing oil consumption, spark knock, and eventually oil sludge and engine failure. Chrysler should do something about the thousands of vehicles that are experiencing these issues.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #43

Aug 312006

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph in 80 degree weather, the vehicle completely shut off, accompanied by a warning light on the instrument panel which read "no bus". the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road, where it sat to cool down. The vehicle had previously been taken to a service dealer for the same issue. The dealer was unable to determine the problem.

- Fremont, CA, USA

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