really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,249 miles

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problem #47

Feb 182020


  • 121,628 miles
I wanted to add to the mounting number of noisy lifter complaints that are on the NHTSA website. My 2014 Durango had the 100K mile warranty and at approx 96K started having lifter noise. Delearship was awesome (sandy sansing in milton) with fixing the vehicle. Now at 122K miles I am having the issue again. Not sure if they are going to be awesome a second time. My complaint is they only replaced my #2 rocker and lifter along with the exhaust cam. This is a know problem and it should have all been replaced. But I get it, you cant make money that way. Dodge fix your problem pentastar! oh yeah dealership provided a rental and everything during my week long repair.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #46

Jan 202020


  • 109,000 miles
While driving on the highway, the car would no longer accelerate and the engine had turned off. All electrical indications were normal and no warnings appeared. I coasted to the side of the road at which point the vehicle displayed the message "shift vehicle to park and restart engine." I put the vehicle in park and restarted the engine. This has occurred multiple times at varying speeds under various conditions. Vehicle was taken to dealership who had the vehicle for 3 days and was unable to reproduce or diagnose the issue. No codes were stored in the vehicle.

- Concord, MA, USA

problem #45

Jan 102020


  • 87,740 miles
Mechanic stated it was a bad lifter in engine causeing a ticking sound. After extensive research about this issue, it has shown me that this is a recurring issue with alot of your Durango models and alot of complaints on this not being a recall on these vehicles. My complaint is that I have less than 88,000 miles on my vehicle and others with far less mileage having engine trouble and Dodge/Chrysler will not recall and fix this problem.

- Elberton, GA, USA

problem #44

Nov 252019


  • 65,000 miles
I am writing this complaint as my 2014 Dodge Durango limited had an oil leak. Oil ends up all over your garage, road, driveway in the size of a softball on the group after the car has been turned off. After taking to local mechanic, I was informed that the "cooling assembly or a sensor was leaking". it turns out my car the entire cooling assembly was bad. Mechanic informed me that 3 other chysler/Dodge products were in his shop over the past week with the same issue. Also, when he received the part from the local Dodge dealer, they originally had 5 in stock that week and I got the last one. So, this appears to be a flaw in the manufactured part that leaks oil and could potentially cause a fire, illness, etc. Part and labor cost me $650. My 2014 Durango has 65,000 miles at time of posting.

- Windber, PA, USA

problem #43

Dec 072019

Durango 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
The check engine light came on, so I took it to the nearest mechanic (not a Dodge dealership). They did a scan and the code said misfire, so they recommended a tune up. $500 later the light came on again. My son took it to Dodge who said misfire, left head. The V6 engine I have had the same problem up to 2013 and Dodge extended the warranty on the left head to 150K miles. They told us I was out of warranty by 5 weeks or 3K miles, so the repair would cost $2700. I called Dodge corporate for help and was told tough, we cant help you. I believe this is the same problem as in earlier years. Now I have no transportation to work as they said not to drive it. Please investigate the 2014 V6 pentastar engine. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).'

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #42

Aug 012019


  • 70,000 miles
Ticking noise from engine. Getting louder with time and when accelerating. Valve lifter bad. Need to be replaced. Told it is frequent problem by Dodge dealer for these models.

- Beacon Falls, CT, USA

problem #41

Aug 012019


  • 200,190 miles
Ive had a total of seven problems with this vehicle related to the engine. Now there is a time king sound with full oil changes on the plan every threeomths. I trhly believe this vehicle has engine problems with the way its built.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #40

Jul 082019


  • 72,500 miles
On July 8, 2019, from a stop, light acceleration, the vehicle started hesitating as if it was misfiring or not getting fuel, up and down shifting, hard up shifting and the vehicle would not accelerate. The check engine light started flashing maybe 10 times then stayed off. Cut the vehicle off and restarted and ran as if no problems occured. Contacted dealership to scan the vehicle, they found no engine codes stored in the computer and stated to drive it until the check engine light comes on and stays on, then to bring it in for diagnostics.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #39

Oct 282016


  • 30,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle in October 2016. The A/C when turned on blows hot air. After I start the vehicle and let it run a minute the air is warm. If I have been in motion for 5 minutes or more the air is hot as if the heater is on. No issues can be found as far as leaks or anything else. This has been an issue since purchase. The A/C was not used in October since it is hot but when I use the remote start the air will turn on but never gets cold.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #38

May 242019


  • 65,000 miles
My vehicle started making a clicking noise around 65K miles. When I scheduled my routine oil change at my dealership I was told that I needed to have my cam lifter and rocker arms replaced. I explained that this is an issue that should not be happening on a vehicle that is only 5 years old with 65K miles. They told me that this is going to cost me $1,800 to have the repairs made to the vehicle. Then I was told that if I have the 60K mile check up for $800 on the vehicle that Dodge will complete the repairs for free. After doing research online and speaking with other Durango owners I found that this is a known issue with the 2014-2015 Dodge Durango and should be addressed.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #37

Mar 272019


  • 72,100 miles
Chexk engine light has been coming on and off for the past few days. Got it scanned and the code the comes up is a P052 - faulty oul pressure sensor. After some research I found there are quite a few other models effected by this issue but only certain ones are being repaired without cost to customer. On my dash the oil preasure reads at 85%-100% at idle and stays at 100% when giving it gas.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #36

Jan 072019


  • 109,000 miles
Rocker arm ticking noise 3.6L V6. I believe the same recall that was put into effect for 2011 to 2013 3.6 engines by Dodge should apply to other years with this engine. I've read that the 2014 engine is the same as 2011 to 2013.

- Yemassee, SC, USA

problem #35

Mar 092019

Durango 6-cyl

  • 71,534 miles
I purchased my Dodge Durango brand new in 2014 and never had an issue with it. It is currently in great condition except that I recently took it in for an oil change on 3/9/19. It sat in my driveway until my wife drove it to work the following Monday morning. On her way home from work she started to smell an overwhelming burning electrical smell. I drove it back into the dealership where the oil change took place and they outright lied to me telling me it was a plastic bag burning on the catalytic converter. They could not prove it when I asked them to show me. I scheduled an appointment with another dealership for this Tuesday. So I did some research to see if anyone has had the issue and the internet is full of these vehicles having the same problem. I noticed that in a fe instances the issue was dud to a recall on the alternator. When I entered my VIN number in the NHTSA site, it does not come up as a vehicle that needs the recall completed. Why would my 2014 Dodge Durango be part of that recall? VIN [xxx] and also if this is not the issue why would I and so many others have the issue. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakdale, PA, USA

problem #34

Jan 162019


  • 70,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway during a very bad rainstorm at night on January 16th, 2019. I was traveling around 50 mph on the freeway, in the number three lane, when my car shut off, where I lost complete power to my engine. My speedometer dropped from 50 to 30 mph immediately, leaving me with no power, to barely make it to the emergency lane. No power, no brake, no steering-nothing. My horn was also honking, my headlights flashing, windshield wipers attempting to move but unable to, and speakers making weird noises. And to make things even more scary, my 9 year old son was in the car with me. This is an issue that needs to be investigated, and possibly issue a recall. I feel that I am extremely lucky that my son and myself were not severely injured or even killed, with my car shutting off like that without warning. If I had not been able to cruise to the emergency lane, no doubt we would have been struck at a standstill by oncoming traffic, averaging 50-60 mph. I am extremely concerned, and this is a huge safety issue. I brought the car into the Dodge dealership, where I was told that it was from the rain and it shorted out my electrical. That's it. That's it? there should be a better explanation, and action taken to prevent something like this from ever happening. That car shutting off without warning from 50 mph to 0 mph on a freeway could have cost my son and I our lives. I am expecting to hear back from Dodge regarding this very dangerous problem that occurred, and I have also read about similar complaints with the Durango, so I know this is not a fluke. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #33

Feb 122019


  • 25,000 miles
My 2014 Durango has been making a knocking noise on the front driver side for over 3 years now. I took my car in several times and to different dealers. It was always the same story, 'we couldn't find anything' I even had one dealership tell me 'sorry we can't figure it out, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack.' Are you kidding me!! my vehicle has been to the dealer over 5times for the same problem and it's never been fixed. Now it's out of warranty and out of their hair, just what they wanted. I need to help on what to do in this situation. Another issue I had was with the fuel pump. They fixed some problem I had a few years back, they actually broke my gas tank door after working on this issue. My car has once again come back with this same problem. Today my car won't start and is unfortunately out of warranty. I had a mechanic come take a look at it and it seems to be the fuel pump once again. Who's working on these cars" drunks" I need help asap. I want to note that the knocking noise occurs every time I'm driving. No matter the road conditions. Smooth, bumping, raining, the knocking sound is there. It sounds like a rock hitting under the hood. It's not constant but happens every 3-5 minutes and I know it's not the lifters because I've also had the problem already and it's been fixed. Any help would be great..

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #32

Jan 252019


  • 64,624 miles
Developed a leak in the oil filter housing, which leaks down through the engine compartment and also gets on the exhaust system. This is a very common issue with the pentastar 3.6L engine on all Chrysler produced vehicles. They have made a few revisions to this part, but have never issued a recall leaving many vehicles with this faulty and potentially dangerous part.

- Stevensville, MI, USA

problem #31

Dec 062014


  • 100 miles
Vehicle shuts down while on freeway. Dealer was unable to locate problem. It happened again over the next 6 month's several times. New vehicle was at dealership many times. Dodge sent out a corporate machanic saying there was apinch in the fuel line. This happened again a year later, same fix at dealership. And two years later, I am having the same problem, car does not start anyone this time.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #30

Nov 052018


  • 53,000 miles
Vehicle accelerated without driver input, including going up a hill without driver pressing accelerator. Engine redlined while stopped at a traffic light without driver input. Vehicle put into neutral, but engine revving would not decrease, and then driver put vehicle into park which continued to rev at high rpms, but vehicle would then not shift out of park. Vehicle was turned off and then back on after 45 to 60 seconds, but vehicle continued to rev engine at high rpms and showed that vehicle was in 8th gear. Approximately 30 minutes later, vehicle would not turn on. Tried to turn vehicle on and it would turn itself off without trying to start.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #29

Sep 022018


  • 56,000 miles
Check engine light appeared despite all scheduled maintenance having been conducted as recommended. Check engine light is P0520 engine oil pressure sensor/switch "a" circuit. Seemingly this is a faulty sensor/switch which has occurred in 12% of Durango vehicles of the manufacturer year of 2014.

- Beach Park, IL, USA

problem #28

May 142018


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. While driving, the temperature gauge and power steering indicators illuminated. The contact drove home, inspected the vehicle, and diagnosed that the water pump failed. The contact stated that the water pump failed due to defective materials. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Commerce Township, MI, USA

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