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1998 Dodge Durango body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

May 131998

Durango 4WD

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The problems we had with the windows, going down by itself and then not being able to get them up was reported to the dealer (tomkinson Dodge) twice. The first time, they said they fixed it, but it wasn't. the second time, the window went down by itself, we couldn't get it up. Reported to dealer (tomkin Dodge), they told us to take door panel off and pull window up until they could get to it. The inside window cable was so badless twisted and tangled, it was about to broke. They worked on it, again saying it was fixed. Window again went down (I don't remember the time span after being "fixed". so this time we took it to evans chrsler-Plymouth-ddoge in kendallville to be fixed. They replaced all the window regulators, and have had no problems with the windows since. There was a object rattling around in the rear hatch when closing it that tomkin Dodge could not seem to fix, but evans did. The vehicle also uses a lot of oil in between oil changes, we changethe oil every 2000 miles and would have to put 3 or 4 quarts in between changes. Took it to evans for this problem on Feb. 7, 2000, in which they replaced four gaskets; intake manifold pkg.,throttle body, thermostat, cleaned combustion chamber and also repaired the hood hinges. We will see if this takes care of the problem. I think for a $30,000 vechicle that it should hold up better than it has. There also seems to be a problem when driving on wet pavement. It sides around then stopping and taking off. Have not had this checked out yet.

- Laotto, IN, USA

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