1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,353 miles

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problem #26

Feb 012020

Durango

  • 140,000 miles
Car given to me by a family member in Nov 2019 with 135K miles, was the original owner, vehicle was very well maintained. Approximately Feb 2020, driving 70 mph down interstate, car acted like it died-lost all power for about 10 secs, then it came back to life. It was about a month later, it did it again. Mechanic replaced throttle body position sensor(?). soon after, vehicle started to just die while driving. No noise, rattles, no check engine lights, just would shut off like the key was turned off. Didn't matter the terrain or speed, just while driving. Initially it would immediately restart. It seems to have gotten worse since the hotter weather. And it shuts down after driving about 20 mins when the engine has really warmed up. I finally noticed a no bus message on the odometer-which from researching means the computer isn't communicating. Mechanic unable to pull a code, said it's clearing itself out right after it throws it. Today went in, and we got lucky and hooked machine while car was running and it died. And the scanner would not recognize nor communicate with the PCM. Numerous issues with Dodge/Chrysler vehicles for this exact same problem. And it doesn't seem to have a single fix for it. Some a new PCM worked, some other sensors, one said just loosening the screws on the PCM worked for him, some nothing worked. This is so dangerous, car just shutting off without warning while you're driving. I can not believe this hasn't been a recall issue after 20 years. I see a lot of this model of vehicle on the road still, but it doesn't seem limited to just the Durangos either. It almost seems as if something near the PCM or the wires to it are getting too hot and causing an issue or even burning out the PCM. Did a reset by unhooking battery cable, and the car restarted this last time. This is dangerous for everyone.

- Carthage, TN, USA

problem #25

Jun 112020

Durango

  • 180,000 miles
Shuts off engine when your driving for no apparent reason. The odometer has a no bus reading on it. This is very dangerous! thanks for any help.

- Sylacauga, AL, USA

problem #24

Sep 112019

Durango

  • 180,000 miles
Vehicle stalls without warning. May stall multiple times same day, then not for a few weeks. Vehicle may be hot or cold, and outside temperature doesn't seem to affect stalling. Turning or driving straight. Public street or straight as in using driveway. Stationary, may start then stall, or while in motion. Not one date - all the time. Date below is is just to fill in the blank.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #23

Sep 092019

Durango

  • 195,000 miles
Basically, for each problem I'm having either my truck shuts off without warning while driving at any speed or in the middle of turning (electrical stability). Radiator fan fuse blows each time its suppose to come on (engine) and car shakes while driving or exact what NHTSA campaign id: 08E064000 states.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #22

Feb 212018

Durango

  • 187,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an unknown dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission neutral switch, fuel gauge, and alternator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 187,000.

- Healdsburg, CA, USA

problem #21

Oct 102017

Durango

  • 194,647 miles
When driving foe 10 miles. Engine shuts off. Loose all power. New PCM. Same results.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #20

Aug 032015

Durango

  • 148,000 miles
I purchased a 2000 Dodge Durango used at 147K miles in November 2014. By March 2015, it turned off randomly while I was driving, multiple times over the course of 6 months. The speed didn't matter. After seeing 2 mechanics, they sent me to an electrical specialist who determined it was my PCM. I replaced it 3 times, and the second one sent to me had holes drilled in it then filled with silicone. That one worked the least. Apparently, the PCM was replaced once before I purchased it. When I got the third one in, it seemed to correct the issue. How is the engine shutting off randomly not a recall issue" what if it shut off while I was driving down the highway at 65mph? what if there was no good place to pull over, and with no power steering I might add" I had my kid in the car with me most of the time.

- Redmond, OR, USA

problem #19

Jun 102015

Durango

  • miles
Head gasket leak created a heater core issue where coolant would "mist" through the vents. This posed a health risk to my children and I who have asthma. And there's no telling the long term effects of inhaling coolant mist. Due to cost, we had to reroute the heater core, thus disabling it and going without heat and defrost during the winter months. Since then, the gasket issue is now causing even more issues of smoking under the hood, smoke out the tail pipe, and coolant overheating. It is my understanding head gaskets are a common problem with Durangos. It's about time they issue a recall and fix it. I'm greatly concerned about my children's health and safety, plus the environmental impact from the emissions change due to the gasket.

- Freeport, TX, USA

problem #18

Sep 072016

Durango

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact stated that the sensors were replaced (throttle position sensor, crankshaft, speed cam, aic, spark plug wires, rotors and distributor cup, distributor rotor, ignition coil, map sensor). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #17

Oct 272015

Durango

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after disabling the PCM wires. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on numerous occasions. The crankshaft sensor, camshaft sensor, and oxygen sensor were replaced at different times. In addition, the other components replaced were the distributor cap, ignition coil, and ECM relay. The failure persisted after each repair was performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Harrisburg, SD, USA

problem #16

Apr 082014

Durango

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After waiting ten minutes, the vehicle restarted and resumed normally. The failure recurred on numerous occasions when driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics who were unable to locate the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #15

Dec 072014

Durango

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. While driving various speeds, the vehicle accelerated and decelerated independently. In addition, the vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the mat sensor, cam sensor, spark plugs, and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 155,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

problem #14

Oct 022015

Durango

  • 144,000 miles
First off, the power driver seat moves with the motion of the car about a 1/2" forward and back. It has been told to me that a spacer is needed to be installed in the mechanism. Second and more important is the engine cuts off when the car is decelerating; all power to the car is impeded. The car will not restart immediately.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #13

May 052015

Durango

  • 225,800 miles
Multiple times the truck has just died. Driving down the road no warning. The vehicle runs just fine and starts right back up. Yesterday this happened on the highway and almost caused a major accident. When it dies you loose all power steering and power brakes. It is dangerous and ive found numerous complaints online from Durango owners with the same problem.

- Rainier, OR, USA

problem #12

Sep 042013

Durango

  • 186,400 miles
Would start spitting jumping jerking rough idle almost stop then would pull over put in part would idle really low to where it almost die go to pull out barely would like it was stalling no power even with the gas pedal to the floor was a couple times I almost got hit because it would start this and lose power slow way down would try to get off to side of the road thought it might be the gas so we got the really high grade to just see still does it have got stranded out a couple times had to get someone to come help me get it home it scares me I'm afraid I'm going to get hit when it does this and I'm on fixed income so I can't afford to spend any money on it to fix it so was wondering if it was something that maybe it was recalled for I bought it used in 2013 from a lady that let me make payments til I got it paid for thank you

- Mosheim, TN, USA

problem #11

Jul 012013

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
After reading the other posts on this website, I wanted to share my problem. I own a 2000 Dodge Durango, it has about 172,000 miles. My husband and I are retired and only drive it a few times a week. After owning the truck for four months, it would not start. I had it towed to the garage and was told it was the cam sensor. After the sensor was replaced I had no problems for about six months. Then it would not start sometimes, even when it was cold. It would die while driving regardless of the speed. I mean it just shuts off completely. Sometimes it would start right back up and sometimes it would take fifteen minutes or more. I took it back to the garage and the mechanic was surprised that the cam sensor was bad again. He replaced the cam sensor and the truck was good for about four months. Just recently while we on vacation (about two hours from home) the sensor went bad again! luckily we made it home, the mechanic replaced the cam sensor again. If this is a common problem, what doesn't Dodge fix the problem, and reimburse Durango owners for the repair bills!

- Lansford, PA, USA

problem #10

Jun 132014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
I was driving on the interstate speed limit 75 and the engine just shut off. No steering, no brakes, no codes, no warning lights nothing. Thank goodness it was in the evening and light traffic, got finally stopped and had to wait 2hrs before restarting, went about another 5 miles and did it again. Finally got to where I was going and then the next day had to travel again on interstate and it did it again and had to wait 45 minutes to restart. When I finally got home I search the internet for this problem and there a many many sites that people have had the same problem!!!! a recall needs to be done and this problem needs to be fixed before someone gets hurt.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #9

Sep 142011

Durango

  • 202,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the engine could not be restarted for a minimum of thirty minutes. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing where the dealer could not find a defect in the vehicle. The contact also took the vehicle to a local mechanic and the mechanic could not find an issue with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 202,000.

- Fort Campbell, KY, USA

problem #8

Aug 012012

Durango

  • 126,331 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the computer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was also repaired by the dealer and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 126,331.

- Orangevale, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 072013

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The dealer had not been able to determine what caused the failure. The failure mileage was unknown but the current mileage was 200,000.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

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