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10.0

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

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1998 Dodge Durango brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 052001

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles

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

Front brake pads experienced excessive wear and overheating, causing pads to separate from brake plate which separated from caliper. Consumer has contacted dealer. Pads were replaced every three months.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 122000

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Air conditional has not cooled properly since we bought vehicle, during summer hot months the vehicle is unable to keep the inside cool and comfortable. First trip to dealership was 5 days from taking ownership, I have been to 3 dealerships over the past 1 1/2 yrs and no one has been able to fix this. Most say I'm crazy. Brakes have squeaked constantly not only during morning hours. Pad have been replaced once at 9000 miles and did not help and now at 29,000 miles it's extremely loud pad were checked last week and still they say it's normal. Engine is pinging on acceleration and has since we bought vehicle, once again dealership is saying this is normal we have tried higher octane fuel and also mid to supreme gas and it still continues, I can only get roughly 280 - 290 miles to a tank of gas. When I met the dealer rep he informed me tires were wearing badly and to be sure we rotate these tires every 3000 miles which we have done. Tires have now worn out and dealership is saying that this is normal. Some how this differs if I had not rotated them then they would have worn out differently but due to the rotating it's evenly worn out and now they won't take care of this problem.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 251998

Durango

  • miles
While driving in neighborhood another vehicle pulled out in front. Consumer slammed on brakes and front wheels locked up, vehicle skidded and slammed into the vehiclein front. Contacted dealer who said that brake pads never touched the drums. Also, rear arm actuator power windows will not go up or down.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 151999

Durango

  • miles
Brake pads replaced due to being worn.

- Apo, AE, USA

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