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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles


While replacing the front disc break pads I observed the passenger side upper caliper bolt was no tightening. Upon further inspection I observed that the threads in the knuckle were stripped completely. The price to fix it with a heli coil repair was around $250 not including labor or $750 for a new steering knuckle not including labor.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #2

May 262005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
While driving home from work vehicle had abrupt braking, and clunking noises were heard inside vehicle. Vehicle was stopped and non intrusive visual inspection was completed prior to further operation. Continuous noise was heard throughout transit home. Once vehicle was home and in driveway, inspection by removal of drivers side wheel revealed loose brake caliper. Stripped mounting threads were found on steering knuckle at brake caliper attachment. Calipers are only attached to vehicle using (2) threaded pins, once they are stripped caliper is free to seperate from vehicle.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 151999


  • miles
Brake caliper failed resulting in lock up. (mjs)

- Apo, AE, USA

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