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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,866 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

May 192014

Durango

  • 197,243 miles

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

I was crossing thru a unpaved road which was a little bumpy rocking my truck from left to right an my driver seat slid forward an back in which I heard a snap an my seat dropped in the back after sliding forward an back a couple times. Now my seat is at an odd position and when I come to a stop or drive off from a stop my seat slides back or forward. Very uncomfortable.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #28

Apr 022010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 198,000 miles
Date complaint filed: 04/26/2014 component(s): Seats date of incident: 04/02/2010 NHTSA id number: 10565005 vehicle identification no. (VIN): Summary: The drivers side power seat moves backwards about 2 inches when I accelerate and comes forward the same amount when I brake. I purchased the vehicle used and the previous owner said it has always been that way. After researching online I have found hundreds of cases of the same thing. A recall is in order here as not only does this malfunction affect the safety of driver and passengers, it will only get worse as the movement will eventually cause the entire thing to fail.

- Belen, NM, USA

problem #27

Feb 192014

Durango

  • 127,000 miles
The drivers side power seat moves backwards about 2 inches when I accelerate and comes forward the same amount when I brake. I purchased the vehicle used and the previous owner said it has always been that way. After researching online I have found hundreds of cases of the same thing. A recall is in order here as not only does this malfunction affect the safety of driver and passengers, it will only get worse as the movement will eventually cause the entire thing to fail.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #26

May 102013

Durango

  • 151,630 miles

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

Drivers side electric seat moves back when accelerating and goes forward when braking feels like your going to go through the windshield.

- Crimora, VA, USA

problem #25

Jun 012012

Durango

  • 87,000 miles
Driving along when seat track "broke" seat now travels back and forward while driving, braking or accellerating...causing my body to be pushed forward or backward. Could cause an accident within itself. Something needs to be done about this situation. My Durango only has around 87,000 original miles an extremely well taken care of truck but with this problem, I fill like I am driving a broke down peice of sh.. and I love my truck. Seems like I have been lucky for mine to have lasted as long.

- Bogart, GA, USA

problem #24

May 242012

Durango

  • 115,000 miles
While accelerating, heard a "snap" under the drivers seat. This power seat now has a rocking motion when accelerating or slowing down. Checked the internet and found countless number of blogs and comments on this exact problem, with some saying their seat is actually sliding back and forth on the seat rails. This is a known problem and I cannot believe that this is not a safety issue, warranting some recall or remedy by Chrysler. If this seat can slide free in a hard acceleration or emergency stop, this could create accident or severe injury. This has not been addressed by the manufacturer !

- Moultonboro, NH, USA

problem #23

Sep 202010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,256 miles

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

The front drivers seat rocks back and forth the seat adjustor is broken not sure how it happened just went to go some where one day and it started rocking when I would accelerate.

- Lake Luzerne , NY, USA

problem #22

Jun 102010

Durango

  • 102,000 miles
The bracket for the driver side seat broke while driving making the seat rock back and forth. Had to hold onto the stearing wheel to make it home. After reviewing saw that this is a commin problem and Dodge should fix not have me pay the $400 I had to pay to fix their faulty equipment.

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #21

Jan 012006

Durango

  • miles
I have a 98 Durango and for the last 4 yrs the seat has moved about an inch back and forth. Now they say it wont pass inspection.

- Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA

problem #20

Sep 012010

Durango

  • 116,000 miles
I just purchased a 1998 Dodge Durango with 116,000 miles. When I drove it off the dealer's lot I noticed the drivers power seat travels at least an inch back and forth when accelerating or decelerating. The dealer says this is normal for this model. The travel interferes with braking. Online research indicates this is a common problem. Dodge indicate the problem is a failure caused by cracks in the seat track. Shouldn't the seat track be expected to last as last as the vehicle?

- Beaverdam, VA, USA

problem #19

May 222010

Durango

  • 133,746 miles

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

The driver's seat started to travel when braking. Now the seat will not stay in an adjusted position. I am concerned because the seat will travel in the event of a crash.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #18

Jan 112004

Durango

  • miles
1998 Dodge Durango (purchased new) drivers power seat slides up to 1+ inches backward and forward when applying brakes or accelerating. Problem began several years ago, thought it was an isolated issue to my vehicle, however, upon reviewing other owners' online comments it appears that there may be hundreds or more with this serious safety defect. When driving, if you do not hold onto the steering wheel 'tightly' you slide 'back and forth' to the point of it affecting both braking and acceleration control of the vehicle. This is only one of many website locations that has been describing this serious problem since year 2002 or before. www.carsurvey.org/reviews/Dodge/Durango/R33777/comments/.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #17

Mar 292010

Durango

  • 145,000 miles
I own a 1998 Dodge Durango 5.9L that has the driver side seat bracket broken and the seat slides 1 inch or more when braking. After doing some research I find out that this is a common problem. There are several websites discussing this. This could be a major problem if an accident occurs resulting in possible fatalities. Links: www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?T=279098 www.carsurvey.org/reviews/Dodge/Durango/R33777/comments/

- Sahuarita, AZ, USA

problem #16

Oct 092008

Durango

  • 126,228 miles
The drivers seat rocks back and forth as if it is loose if not in the fully forward or fully rearward positions. I have seen on the internet from other Dodge owners that it is due to the seat rails (or tracks) being cracked.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #15

Sep 072007

Durango

  • miles
98 Dodge Durango driver seat failure. The driver seat rocks unless in the extreme forward/back positions. This is an obvious design flaw that happens in a wide rang of Dodge SUVS/trucks. If I hit the brakes my seat slides forward causing me to unintentionally "slam" on my brakes.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 012008

Durango

  • miles
98 Dodge Durango drive side seat failure. The drive side seat rocks unless in the extreme forward/back positions. Dealers what $500-$900 to fix this common problem that they claim they never heard of. This is an obvious design flaw that happens in a wide rang of Dodge SUVS/trucks. If I hit the brakes my seat slides forward causing me to unitentionally "slam" on my brakes.

- Pueblo West, Co, CO, USA

problem #13

Sep 202008

Durango

  • 152,000 miles
1998 Dodge Durango slt drivers power seat rocking and tilting due to faulty power seat track.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #12

Jul 052008

Durango

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Durango. Whenever the contact depresses the brake pedal, the driver's seat suddenly jerks forward. She did not notice any differences beforehand. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 200,000.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #11

Apr 012007

Durango

  • 85,000 miles
The drivers seat a slides back and forth and feels as if it is going to come off of the tracks. I see on the internet that this is a common problem, however, I talked with Dodge customer care and they say they have never heard of it. This is a major safety issue if the seat bracket fails.

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #10

May 172004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles
The driver's seat loosened from the seat tracks, causing the seat to move back and forth. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Bullard, TX, USA

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