really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,912 miles

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problem #45

Oct 212021

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
Several repairs for sensor Labor: Check and advise the check engine light is on and the vehicle wants to stall when accelerating. Vehicle loses engine power but has not stalled completely (low/reverse solenoid circuit. Test and replaced transmission solenoid assembly; cost: $819.65, prior to that $1200, $546. I'm unemployed and the truck costing more repairs. The plastic on radiator has cracked all the way cross and leaks coolant, stop radiator leak encourage by dealership and to seal leak or replace radiator (it's upsetting and its cost me thousands of dollars, my last two SUV was dodge Durango and I love them but this one has given the most problems and cost me financially. Plus, when I purchased the dealership replace windshield because of flaw in glass and it wasn't repaired correctly and Oakland County Sheriff said my truck was dangerous, but you said it was fine. Plus, the wrapped chrome grill has been replaced twice because it bubbles up. Information listed at your dealerships: Purchased at Milosch's Palace Chrysler Jeep Dodge (work performed) 3800 S. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion, MI 48359 Milosch Dodge Inc. 677 S. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion, MI 48326 Golling Chrysler Jeep Dodge Inc 2405 S. Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 2483343600 Firestone Complete Auto Care Pontiac/Waterford 2385 Elizabeth Lake Rd Waterford, MI 48328-3309 Tow company from sensor: Buckhorn Service 1258 S. Lapeer Road Po box 251 lake Orion MI 48360 (248)693-9375 Goodyear Auto Service Center 50300 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, MI 48342 (248)3356167 Monro Auto dba Speedy Auto 3484 Highland Rd. Waterford Mi 48328 (248)6816500 Other Tow companies had to tow under insurance policy for sensor. It's my truck[XXX] now current address [XXX] and the service work was completed under the following names in the system [XXX] Father),[XXX] (self) and son [XXX]. INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #44

Jan 082021


  • miles
In the winter of 2020 i had to use my 4wd lock in my durango. It never come out of 4wd lock. As a former ase technician and auto center manager I have to say dodge has a mess on their hands. 1st off its ridiculous to stop the flow of technical information to the owners of chrysler vehicles due to globalization!? I have been working on this vehicle for months as my patience allows. All testing and troubleshooting place the issue back into electrical issues within these durangos. This is a dangerous problem so many people own older dodge & chrysler products affected by this transfer case problem, recall it and get it done! Now it has to go to a chrysler dealer to have the codes cleared by a dodge scanner. Issue with that is the local dodge dealer in the village i live is not known for honesty. I took my durango there when i had issues with security system. I was told it would need a $1000. computer to start, then maybe another $1000. I took it home put a security module in it, been driving it since. Hold Chrysler accountable, do something for these thousands of people who own nice looking nice running dodge products they can't drive due to transfer case issues, and its not just one issue, there are several issues & components in that system that are troublesome!!

- Waverly, OH, USA

problem #43

Aug 202020


  • 210,000 miles
While driving the vehicle it will randomly shut off and lock the steering wheel. It has happened on several occasions but luckily I have been am to restart the vehicle and get it out of the road before being hit.

- Waxhaw, NC, USA

problem #42

Jan 112021


  • 165,000 miles
The 4WD svc light will come on at random while driving down the highway at various speeds. Sometimes it will be shifting into 4X4 on it's on and when I make a turn, I can feel the 4X4 working without ever physically turning it on. Other times, I can hear the transfer case motor making noise for about 2 seconds when I open the door or press the key fob button. I pulled a trouble code of C1404. Further research of this code and issue results in over 500 complaints online. It seems to be a common problem that should be fixed by the manufacturer before there is an accident. This just started on my 2006 Dodge Durango on 01/11/2021

- Bayminette, AL, USA

problem #41

Jul 262019


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shut off and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and restarted. Also, while filling up the fuel tank, the pump clicked off at approximately half a tank without filling up the vehicle. The contact stated that when she attempted to continue filling up the tank, fuel spewed from the nozzle. The failures recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to haddad Dodge Ram (661-241-8095, located at 3000 harris rd, bakersfield, ca 93313) where it was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The contact stated that the technician did not reveal the recall parts that were replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failures recurred and the air bag indicators illuminated occasionally after the recall repairs were performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Shafter, CA, USA

problem #40

Jul 012019


  • 125,000 miles
My Dodge Durango will engage by itself into 4 wheel drive while driving at slow or very high speed-it is an issue with the transfer case electricly-could cause accident when this does it on it's own out of nowhere & many complaints have been filed about this issue-it does it at stopping, going slow or even at 75 mph

- Story, WY, USA

problem #39

Nov 012016


  • 70,000 miles
Heavy rain when wipers are on vehicle shut off while driving. Wind sheild wipers

- Lindenwold, NJ, USA

problem #38

Mar 082019


  • 163,727 miles
Transfer case motor actuator engages upon unlocking the doors using the wireless remote entry remote, also when using my trunk opening button from the remote sometimes the transfer case motor will actuate the truck will sometimes shift itself into 4 wheel lock and 4-wheel low sitting at a red light while I'm in drive this cannot happen at speed it creates an immediate safety concern because it can create a complete loss of power to the vehicle causing an imminent crash. By the transfer case engaging 4-wheel drive when the vehicle is at highway speeds it creates a violent collision between the transmission output shaft and the input shaft of the transfer case causing transmission and and transfer case failure and loss of power to the vehicle what can cause a collision this has been an ongoing issue for years from 2002 at least 2008 Dodge Durangos and Dodge Ram I am a Ford stst senior master certified technician and I cannot believe that this issue has not been addressed by the government yet this is completely uncalled for and Dodge needs to be held responsible for the electrical problems related to this malfunction the problem lies within the electrical wiring in the module between the 4 wheel drive switch inside the cab of the truck and the body control module then it's splices off and piggybacks to the transfer case control module somewhere between those three legs there is a problem whether it be in the module the wiring or both and it needs to be addressed immediately. Beings that I am a technician, I have already replaced my transfer case control motor actuator and fully examined all the wiring running to it and from it and found no shorts to ground no frayed wires or ground faults this is simply a computer related malfunction and during the malfunction it does not throw a dtc for a check engine light so there's for a tech to scan.

- Oak Grove, KY, USA

problem #37

Jan 152018


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the 4-wheel drive option would inadvertently engage. However, when the 4-wheel drive button was depressed to disengage, it failed and the check engine and service 4-wheel drive warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the actuator failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

- North Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #36

Dec 122017


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving 4 mph, the vehicle became stuck in four wheel drive low and failed to disengage. The four wheel drive low indicator was blinking. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- West Chesterfield, NH, USA

problem #35

Sep 222017


  • 146,100 miles
Transfer case can be heard engaging even when vehicle is locked and unoccupied. Engaging is sometimes triggered by the remote when locking/unlocking doors. 4 lo light started to flash then my back wheels locked up when I was driving 70 mph on the bypass with children in the truck. It is a miracle we didn't roll over, but another truck was forced off of the road while I used two lanes to try to control the Durango. I took the truck to the dealer and no one could find anything wrong with it (no active code)... it drove fine for a few days then the srvc 4X4 light came on and the truck switched into neutral while trying to cross a street... I couldn't move in the middle of a busy intersection. Towed the truck to the shop. Shop stated they didn't know what to fix. Still no active code, truck seems fine. I drove it a few more days and now it has slipped into a lower gear. Cannot travel over 35 mph.. parking, reverse and tight turns are very difficult. My take off speed is nearly nonexistent. Truck shifted back into neutral on its own as I was making a right hand turn. I shut off and restarted the truck three times. All three times it sounded like a stun gun sparking behind my dash and it lit up with a white light from inside. The instrument panel cluster has failed. Recall G07: Instrument panel cluster: Known to overheat and catch fire. The recall was performed on my truck in 2007, there was no warranty on the replacement part. Dealership will not help. I am so sorry I bought this truck. Please... why is Chrysler only responsible for fixing a recall one time/vehicle? they know it will fail again. It did, has and will continue to fail. Numerous owners have the same problem... replacing transfer cases, cpu modules and their problems do not go away because their problem is a difficult to diagnose recalled instrument panel cluster that will never code and tell on itself.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #34

Nov 042016

Durango 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Durango stalled out in the middle of traffic and caused me to be injured in a rear end collision because my PCM shut my engine down per design of the vehicle because my oil sending unit had a faulty wire and my PCM thought I didn't have any oil in my car which disabled my car completely by design of the manufacturer to keep my engine from damage because it thought I had. O oil. I have a faulty design product and not enough warning. I have been off work for a year with the injuries from the accident and luckily I wasn't hurt worse. My car shut down immediately without proper warning someone could be killed I have photos and a service repair documents stating the faulty oil sending unit disabled my vehicle..updated 09/21/17 updated 10/23/17...updated 11/13/2017 updated 7/18/18

- Greencastle, PA, USA

problem #33

Aug 142017


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving 20 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, it failed to remain started. The vehicle was towed to stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (located at 800 gold hill rd, fort mill, SC 29708, (877) 679-4176) where it was diagnosed that the ECM and PCM module needed to be reprogrammed. The contact was informed by the dealer that the part to repair the vehicle was out of stock. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Fort Mills, SC, USA

problem #32

May 132015


  • 132,000 miles
My vehicle kicks in and out of 4WD whether it is parked or being drove. The vehicle has done this for the past 2 years and the dealership says they have no idea why this is happening. I know when you look up the issues that I am having online, they are a lot of people having this same issue. Dodge should have to fix this problem, it is should obviously be a recall problem, there customers should not be responsible for this.

- East Lynn, WV, USA

problem #31

Mar 012017


  • 144,189 miles
AWD 5.7 hemi, the 4lo blinking while driving on both highway and city street and when I unlock my doors you could hear something engauging when the vehical was off. The 4lo light flashes and you can hear it switch under the car even when it is off. When, I unlock my doors you can hear it again.

- Portage, PA, USA

problem #30

Dec 152016

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While driving my Durango will just shut off (it doesn't run rough or sputter, it just shuts off) leaving me with no power steering or braking. I will coast to the side of the road, put it in park, then try to start it again. Most times it will start right up and other times it may take 2 - 5 minutes. This will happen about once or twice a month for the past couple of years. Otherwise it runs fine before and after it shuts off on me. One oddity that I notice is that all the gauges seem to work fine except the speedometer drops to 0 even through I am still coasting along. The engine light does not come on during this. This is very dangerous as I have almost hit other cars before since I loose my steering and braking abilities.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #29

Aug 162016


  • 132,000 miles
The traction light and service 4WD lights stay on, you can hear the 4WD kicking in and out when the car is sitting the driveway. Dodge acts like they have no idea what is causing this problem. You can google the symptoms and everybody that has a 04 to 06 Dodge is having the same issue. This should be something covered under a recall, there is to many people having the same issues.

- East Lynn, WV, USA

problem #28

Aug 262016


  • 15 miles
I am experiencing a problem with the engine cutting off in full drive situations, all of sudden my check engine light pops up and that's my pre warning that my truck is getting ready to turn off. It is hesitant sometimes and waits till I am complete stop or sometimes it totally shuts down while driving in traffic. Very scary.

- Tolleson, AZ, USA

problem #27

May 032016


  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving 50 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle jerked, attempted to shift into neutral, and failed to accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. An independent mechanic suggested that the failure could be due to a faulty transfer case. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.

- Picayune, MS, USA

problem #26

Apr 282016


  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 50 mph, the rpms increased to 3,000 as if the vehicle downshifted. The 4lo warning indicator illuminated. The contact continued to drive the vehicle and the "service 4WD warning indicator illuminated as well as the stability control warning indicator. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Fairmount City, PA, USA

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