fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,800 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. had to replace engine (1 reports)
  3. ran engine flush to help with problem (1 reports)
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problem #3

Apr 182010

Durango SLT Plus 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,265 miles

bought the vehicle love it inside and out took first trip a few weeks after buying and oil pressure dropped off not to 0 but close no lights or anything found this site. with lots of problems listed decided the best thing to do was to treat for oil sludge ran motor flush and changed oil everything came back better then before will only use synthetic in my vehicles now. after talking to my mechanics he said that dodge isn't the only ones with this problem it just seems to show up for some reason i hope this helps someone and maybe saves them some money from getting ripped of

- Terry G., Staunton, VA, US

problem #2

Feb 132010

Durango RT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,024 miles

I currently own a 2002 Dodge Durango RT. At 80K+ miles the transmission went out. Luckily I had a warranty to take care of it. Now at 90K+ miles my engine is toast. The shop I went to told me due to oil pressure failure the engine was damaged. At first I would hear a loud clicking noise coming from the engine. That is usually a sign of low oil pressure and can mean your oil pump is failing or it can mean other things. I have had the oil pump replaced, and numerous oil changes done before it ever hit 3,000 miles. So I kept up on the maintenance on it. But when the loud clicking never went away and I consulted a shop I was told that these Durango's are notorious for engine issues and that they basically have "throw away" engines in them. That if they make it to 100K miles consider yourself lucky. I also was quoted between $4-6,000 for another engine. I made a lot of calls to get the best deal and luckily, found a shop, that the guy is putting a used engine with 59,000 miles on it in my Durango for $1700 including labor. In 2 1/2 years with all the repairs that have been made it has been about $7,000. Most covered by the warranty I had. I have had just about everything replaced under the hood for the most part. This truck has been a freaking nightmare and the worst part is, is that I have 3 1/2 more years to pay on it and am upside down on it. So I can't trade it in or sell it. I will never ever own another Dodge again. All I can say is, is that you must keep up with the maintenance on it and even then there is no guarantee with these Durango's that it will be ok in the end. If I had seen all these complaints about this truck, I swear I never would've bought it!

- Amy H., Lexington, KY, US

problem #1

Jul 082009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

I cite 100.00 because the oil gauge or oil in my car was low. I take excellent car of my car so this is very unusual. Car started acting weird and I had it towed to a local mechanic who I trust more than the local Dodge Dealer. I also had to rent a car for 2 days while it was being inspected. The 100 covered both expenses. I discovered the car was losing oil in July 09 and it is suspected by a few mechanics it possibly is effecting the engine. My local mechanic said he has had several similar cases, but believed none of his clients reported. I then researched data on the web. I also called Dodge to set up a complaint. I would hate to know I would have to bear the cost of the engine replacement. I am frustrated, depressed, and very disappointed with my recent discoveries. I hoped to have this car for a few more years or a nice trade-in.

- Ellen S., Alexandria, LA, US