definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,941 miles

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problem #10

Nov 102006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
My steering all of a sudden was loose and scary to drive. I checked my powers steering fluid to find that I was almost completely out. So I filled it. One day later it was down again. I took it to a shop and found out my rack and pinion needed to be completely replaced, at 75000 miles. I have had plenty of vehicles over 150000 miles and never replaced a rack and pinion. This just seems to bizarre for me. Also my transmission sometimes wont go into gear when I shift for a few seconds and then it will click in. It doesn't matter if its cold or warm either. When I took it to a shop they drove it for a couple days and couldn't find a problem but it still does it.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 122005

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer stated that the ball joint problem has damaged all four tie rods. The front end alignment is completely off. Also, was told by the dealer that rack and pinion and control arm had to be replaced. Consumer is included in the recall 04V596000 concerning lower ball joint wear.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 272004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,300 miles
When turining my 2000 Dodge Durango I heard a poping noise, my mechanic told me on 10/27/04 my ball joints were bad and that the whole sterring rack needed to be replaced. I called the local dealer and was told it is not covered under warranty, I then called Dodge they advised the same. I looked on the internet and have found numerous complaints to Consumer Affairs. The repair will cost $1200, this vehicle has only 48,000 miles. From what I have read and the cbs news report it seems that Dodge should have a recall for this problem before people start getting killed.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 042001

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
2000 Dodge Durango 2 wheel drive. I bought the vehicle new. Currently has 39,000 miles on it. Ave had to replace both upper ball joints on the vehicle already (approximately 23,000 miles were on the vehicle at the time). Now, I am told, I have to replace the right upper again. I also have to replace the right inner tie-rod, and the rack & pinion bushings. I have had constant front tire wear problems since the car was new. I am on my third set of tires for the front end.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #6

Jul 032000

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
1) replaced rack & pinion @ 41K miles 2) passenger window has been repaired 4 times at dealer and is working more poorly than ever before 3) two batteries replaced in first 2 years-I'm on my third now 4) SUV towed due to air bag light.

- La Palma, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 132002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,809 miles
Had to replace rack and pinion power steering unit on 2000 Dodge Durango when vehicle only had 48,800 miles, also, had to replace upper ball joints, was hard to keep vehicle on the road when hitting any bumps.

- Burr Oak, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 082003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,305 miles
Took vehicle to dealer for a noise in the steering - dealer had to replace the rack & pinion because the left tie rod end was bad - it only had 34,305 miles on it.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 272003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a new Dodge Durango in 2000 and despite taking good care of it I have had several problems. The first problem were the safty belts coming unclipped for no reason and then sticking open so they couldn't be reclipped. The middle seats the middle seats to not always latch completely down after being folded up, the headlight switch in the steering column has a short in it causing the headlights to go out while I am driving at night. I had to bring it in because the engine light came on and was informed that there was a defective part that the dealership had been notified in a bulletin. They replaced the part, but charged me for the labor. The latest problem is a power stearing problem that the dealership informed me that because of a leaky seal I have to replace the entire rack and pinion for almost $900. I feel that this is absurd on a car that is only 3 years old.

- Spanish Fork, UT, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003


  • miles
The lower and upper ball joints as well as the entire rack and pinion need to be replaced.

- Clio, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 112000

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Modesto, CA, USA