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

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problem #67

Dec 212021


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving at undisclosed speeds, there was a knocking sound coming from the engine. The knocking had increased over time. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who diagnosed that the lifters, camshaft, and valve cover needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Portland, MI, USA

problem #66

May 212021


  • miles
1st ALL of the interior lights won-€™t turn off no matter what you do. Doors all closed locked still stay on while driving can-€™t manually switch them off 2nd yesterday I went to pick up my daughter at school and the car all of a sudden just stopped running. It won-€™t start. Before it would do that and I had to exit the vehicle and use the remote start. Tried it this time and it said fob deactivated and just beeped. Then the alarm went off and wouldn-€™t turn off. When the alarm finally stopped the radio turned on for no reason but the car still won-€™t start. Fob has a new battery still won-€™t start. This car isn-€™t even old and only has 60,000 miles on it. Lucky I was pulling over and parking I could have died. Apparently this is a known issue it had to happen to me for me to find out about it. You-€™ll do a recall for cruise control but not this!!!-€™ Crazy this car is a defective death trap. It-€™s sitting on the curb in front of the house now since I had to have it towed home. I-€™m NOT driving it ever again.

- Visalia , CA, USA

problem #65

Mar 012019


  • 75,000 miles
This specific model I'm currently leasing is a limited model. I've had it for maybe 3 years. According to the manual, were only to use E85 fuel so that it could run smoothly. Unfortunately, not many gas stations where I live carry that specific gas type and not many gas stations in Florida and other states alone, provide E85 fuel we are given no choice but to use the alternative gas. It's becoming a nuisance when we want to travel. When the check engine light first appeared the gas gauge also stopped functioning. The truck isn't able to reach a full tank. Something is preventing it. This is becoming an inconvenience for me and my family to have to search and go to just 2 gas stations miles apart from each other to be able to put gas in! majority of the times the gas stations that do offer this type of gas are down due to maintenance. Since I've been puttting in the alternative fuel which is the 87, the truck isn't functioning properly and now I'm starting to have all sorts of problem with my truck. It's a headache. I really love my truck and don't want to get rid of it. I had a mechanic check it out and was told that my my fuel injector and fuel sensor need to be replaced. The costs are expensive and I don't think it's fair.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #64

Mar 162021


  • 125,000 miles
2014 Dodge Durango, with 125,000. Has recently required replacement of the oil/cooland housing, which has a known defect and cost $1800 (meineke). Now requires replacement of rocker/lifters/cam at a cost of $4,200 (ramsey Dodge, Chrysler Jeep). Both repairs are known defects, but not warrantied or subject to recall by Chrysler despite these well known issues and a recent lawsuit.

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #63

Feb 012021


  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that a ticking noise occurred coming from the engine. The engine warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the engine light was flickering. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was diagnosed however, the mechanic was unable to determine where the ticking noise was coming from. The mechanic informed the contact that it could be the lifter of the cylinder head. The contact stated that the oxygen sensor, spark plugs, and coil packs were replaced. The contact called jimmy britt Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (12114 us-301 S, statesboro, ga 30458) and informed the dealer of the failure, and was informed that there would be a fee for diagnostic testing. The contact was also informed by the dealer that Chrysler had extended the warranty on the ticking failure however, her vehicle year was not included. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Sylvania, GA, USA

problem #62

Oct 052020


  • 11,000 miles
1. when I want to start my car it cranks more and long and does not start in first attempt, second attempt it starts. Took the car to the dealer they told fuel pump, and when the problem started its just only 110000kms. Send the message to fca they does not care they told the car finished manufacturer warranty we have to repair and its a known problem for them. Funny part is my friend also took the same car same model with one week difference he also face the same issues on same month on 2020 Oct I belive. I already reported but no response. This fuel pump can cause problem while driving also if pressure fails and no supply of fuel then itbcan cause accident. The other thing is some other manufacturer for american and german cars already called for recall due to fuel pump on Jan 2021, still fca manufacturer does not care they just ignore the complaint and issue telling warranty finish. 2. my second issue happend when around 65000 lms engine is giving noise ticking, dealer told tappet issue warranty finished cant do anything. U can drive its just give sound only. Now the sound is increased and I informed manufacturer they told Y I did not tell before my warranty for car is finished, and if we go and check 2014 model Durango the problem os common and they dont want to fix they just want us to pay huge amount of money to repair our own, they knows their car have these problems and they never bothered. On my view they have to take initiative to recall to fix. If U go to complaint forum there is lot like this problm. Fca just dont care after they sell their car and want to pay huge amount of money amd does not give reliable car. Nhsta have to involve and take action. Hope I will get positive action from nhsta where manufacturer ignored.

- Sharjah Uae, TX, USA

problem #61

Feb 102021


  • miles
The oil filter adapter housing is leaking oil. I was made aware that it is a problem on all Dodge Durango models. The dealership is charging over $1K for the repair. This is a manufacturing defect which the company should cover.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #60

Nov 162020


  • 105,000 miles
I had significant oil leaks in my driveway for the last few months. I noticed my check engine light was on at 105,000 miles. I took it to a mechanic to get serviced. They replaced transmission fluid (purchased at Dodge dealership) and serviced any other areas. I received the vehicle back and noticed it was still leaking a great amount. I took it back to the mechanic thinking the issue was not solved. The mechanic then advised me that there is an oil leak next to the oil cooler and when parked at an incline, it begins to leak profusely. He said this is very common with Dodge Durango's and reached out to the dealership to inquire about recalls. They indicated there is no current recall. This is very disappointing. I have seldom driven the car since the pandemic and have upkeep the maintenance on the vehicle. I am the second owner and purchased the vehicle in 2016.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #59

Nov 022020


  • miles
1. recently 2 weeks back my car during starting it cranks more time and after switch off and second attempt it starts. When starting with remote the engine starts normal with normal cranking. Battery voltage everything checked all ok. Dealer is telling may be fuel pump to check even they ask more money. My concern is my friend also bought same model car on same week purchased and when I checked with him he also have the same issue and problem came same time. That means the component have some manufacturer defect which will result in safety. Manufacturer should look into the matter and recall for the defect and fix due to same batch car have same fault or defect. 2. my car engine have some ticking noise which was noticed just after finished the warranty. So when checked with dealer hey told warranty finished this is valve lifter issue and it should be changed which the price is too high and I asked for just crossed warranty kilometer of 60000, it came around 65000 km and when I told dealer they advise to change and nothing can be reported I have to pay full and it wil not harm you can drive, now car drove around 118000km with that sound and now I can hear the sound is more this also some manufacturer issue which dealer did not notify the manufacturer teling just change the parts valve lifter and may be camshaft etc. If this issue us coming just after warranty period the company should take unti account the issue and find solution by recalling and fixing the issue.

- Sharjah United Arab Emirates, GA, USA

problem #58

Sep 052020


  • 123,000 miles
Intermittent no start condition/start and shut off at any time which started after vehicle taken to dealer to complete trans cooler condenser/motor mounts/radio replacement. Can happen at cold start or after vehicle has been driven. This has happened 6 times in a course of almost 3 months. Vehicle taken to scott robinson Dodge in torrance, ca 3 times for this issue and they are unable to properly diagnose and repair. Had me replace battery and starter. Condition still exists. Dealer is playing guessing games with the repairs needed for my vehicle. I asked dealer to check fuses and wires to tipm. I believe my vehicle is being affected by the NHTSA campaign number: 19V813000 and others which affected 2011-2013 Durango's. other 2014 Durango owners have complained of a similar experience. A random no start/stall condition is very concerning since that increases my chances of a stall, crash and being stranded. Multiple times I have had my children in the car scared because the vehicle will not start. If the dealer is unable to diagnose and complete repairs, then who can?? I have young children and this is my only mode of transportation. I am without a vehicle and no loaner given by the dealer. If it weren't for covid, I'd really be out of luck with no other means of transportation. Chrysler needs review and expand the current recalls to include 2014 models or maybe a new issue needs to be identified and brought to light. Vehicle issue started 09/05/20 and has continued since. SUV taken to dealer 10/09/20, 10/21/20 & 11/04/20 for issue. They also advised on my 10/21/20 visit that my exhaust manifold bolts are broken which is causing a ticking noise at start up. This was never diagnosed at previous visits and noise has been there. I have attached a more comprehensive report.

- Lawndale, CA, USA

problem #57

Oct 132020


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that at start-up there was an abnormal tapping sound coming from the engine, without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics who were unable to diagnose the failure. Upon investigation, the contact discovered online by other Dodge Durango owners that the defect was related to the engine lifters. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not under recall. The contact was provided a case number and transferred to NHTSA for assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #56

Dec 012019


  • 50,000 miles
Ticking noise when engine was running. Mechanic was familiar with noise. Stated it was a bad rocker arm.when it was taken apart found that the bad rocker had also damaged cam shaft. Ended up replacing all rockers and cams at a cost of $2400. Mechanic also stated this was a well know issue with these motors

- Swansea, MA, USA

problem #55

Aug 142020


  • 47,440 miles
Severe leakage of fluids underneath vehicle resulted in replacement of radiator. Vehicle was stationary

- Byron, GA, USA

problem #54

Jul 102020


  • 71,400 miles
While traveling on the interstate 80 miles from home the coolant light went off and the temp gauge ran hot. Pulled over and cooled down; lights went off. Pulled up info for a nearby dealership and tried to drive to it. Only got about a mile and lights and gauge went off again. Tried to find a safe space to pull over on interstate; the shoulders are very narrow on I45. When pulled over engine light also came on and I turned engine off and it would not restart. Called tow truck, dealership replaced water pump but then found catastrophic engine damage. Fca knows there's a problem with water pump because they extended the warranty on it but they will not honor warranty on engine because they say I continued to drive with engine light on which I didn't. if water pump had been recalled I never would have had catastrophic engine failure.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #53

Feb 212020


  • miles
When vehicle is running in park you can hear a clicking sound in the engine. When in park and you excelerate the gas the clicking sounds gets faster. When in drive the same thing happens. No actual issues with engine yet, but with research and speaking to other owners of the same vehicle they have had the same issue with higher mileage. Research and bringing it to a mechanic has come to the conclusion of a bad cam shaft and rockers. Total parts and labor would total close to $2,000.

- Sloatsburg, NY, USA

problem #52

Jun 082020

Durango 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
When cranking up my vehicle I heard a ticking noise, as I started to drive the noise began to get louder. I took my vehicle to the mechanic who informed me that I have a bad lifter in the engine it will cost over $2000 to get fixed or more. I only have 135,000 miles on my Durango citadel that is a 2014. I should not be having this type of engine issue this soon. I am highly upset about this issue.

- Guyton, GA, USA

problem #51

May 162020

Durango 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
The fuse box keep blowing the emc fuse and now power steering want work the fuse box was smoking like it was on fire and I called the dealer said nothing they can do and I pulled said have recalls on my Dodge and I want to know why if they fix it why it still giving me trouble I have a disabled wife and kids has to ride this car to drop now it not able to be drove because can't keep the fuse from blowing and shutting the whole car down if I have I file a law suit against Dodge because my family could have got burn up in car that is defeated and has had recall and not fix the issues either the dealer lied and said they fixed or it wasn't fixed at all I be a manicure for 34 years and I know because I work on Dodge Ford Chevy all the time and I sure ant no dumb [xxx] but anything happens to my and the car issue not fix I will contact a lawyer over this matter as today because I call 3 places and nobody want to get it in the dealer just because it says issue fix come now I ant dumb and I ant paying for a recall defect to be fix when it should been fix from the get to information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Richland's, VA, USA

problem #50

Apr 012020

Durango 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When coming to a stop at about 5 mph with your foot off the gas pedal and your foot on the brake. The engine is still sending gas and not idling still engaging. If you move the shifter to neutral the car will jump.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #49

Mar 022020


  • 39,000 miles
I've had this vehicle for about 5 years, I barely hit 40K and I am experiencing a lot of lifter noise. With all the complaints I am surprised they have not recalled for this purpose. When it's stationary the sound is a lot louder than when the vehicle is in motion.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #48

Mar 102016


  • miles
The check engine light keeps coming on showing code P0430. This code shows bank 2 catalytic converter. I had the catalytic converter changed and short time later the code showed up again. I took it to the maintenance shop and they informed me that the engine valve seals are leaking oil into the combustion chamber causing the check engine light to come on. Also when the check engine light comes on the vehicle pours out blue smoke which is oil burning. Many others have had the same problem. No recalls on this issue.

- Alliance, OH, USA

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