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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,794 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Durango accessories - interior problems

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 022008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The driver seat broke while I was in the car. I leaned back to adjust my coat and seat belt and the seat broke off its mounting to the floor of the vehicle. It rocked violently backward. I momentarily lost control of the vehicle. Had I been in traffic this could have led to an accident.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 012006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Drivers power seat is rocking back and forth. There was no event leading up to the failure. One day I got in the car and it was rocking. Vehicle has not been in an accident and from research I have done it seems that many other 1998 Dodge Durango owners are also affected. This defective component is costing Durango owners between $500-$600 to replace. If this seat issue isn't addressed, it can cost Dodge Durango owners their lives if these "cheap" seats let loose during a collision. I am calling Chrysler customer care to report problem.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 292005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,350 miles
Drivers power seat uses plastic nuts that have both broken requiring me to by a new seat for $500. The nuts are used to change the level of the seat cushion and after the nut broke the seat reclines back when I excellerate making it difficult to drive as you can imagine.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 162004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The power adjuster drive seat broke, making the seat too loose. It moved back and forth while driving, causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealership was notified.

- Telford, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 262003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I would like to report 2 safty defects with my 1998 Dodge Durango. First is the poor quality wheel studs. During various tire rotations at a qualified service center, six studs have broken (twice at the dealer). I'm really worried that at some point a wheel may come off while I'm driving. Second, the drivers power adjust seat rocks back and forth during braking & acceleration. This is annoying and I'm afraid that eventually, it's going to break all the way loose.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 122001

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Driver's side seat is fastened to an electrical motor with a three inch piece of plastic. Plastic piece had snapped in half which has caused seat to back away from seat frame while driving. This has caused seat to fully collapse. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Suffern, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 302001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph noticed that driver's seat was rocking back and forth. Vehicle at dealer at this time.

- Littleton, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 092001

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Plastic tilt seat motor which operates different seating positions broke. This part also holds seat to frame.

- Pace, FL, USA

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