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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,403 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 #7

Jun 102008


  • 93,322 miles


Dodge Durango 1998 brake line rusted through. I checked your web site and found recall id NHTSA:99V341000 which is exactly what happened. I contacted two Dodge dealers, and they said there was never any recall for that problem.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 262006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,229 miles
: the contact stated while driving less than 3 mph the brake pedal was depressed and the brakes did not hold. The brakes were pressed harder and the vehicle finally stopped. When exiting the vehicle the smell of smoke was present. Upon inspection there wasn't any brake fluid in the master cylinder. After adding brake fluid, the vehicle was driven for a short distance. The fluid was check again and there was very little fluid left. The vehicle was then taken to a dealership. There is a NHTSA campaign id # 99V341000 concerning the service brakes, hydraulic foundation components: Hoses, lines, piping and fittings. The manufacturer was contacted and it was determined the VIN was not included in the recall.

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #5

Dec 132004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling 55 mph applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the brake line and hose needed to be replaced.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 152004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,942 miles


Complaint received via E-mail. There was brake failure. The front disc brakes replaced September 2004. October 27, 2004 the consumer applied brakes while approaching a stop sign at 30 mph and pedal went to floor, and ended up in the street with the semi bearing down on me. The truck driver swerved barely missing me and my vehicle. The consumer called the dealer and was advised that it was not their problem since I bought vehicle used. They were the ones that knew the vehicle had problems with brakes, that was why they sent me to cox automotive to have brakes replaced. Cox indicated that piston on rotors blew out, and one brake line needed replacement. I paid for repairs and towing out of pocket. I surely felt like I was dead for a moment. I got chest pains and took medication.

- Moriarty, NM, USA

problem #3

Oct 262003

Durango 8-cyl

  • 46,328 miles
Consumer noticed fluid in the driveway under the vehicle. Upon closer inspection the consumer saw that the battery was leaking and the acid was dripping on the brake line. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer confirmed the fact that the acid burned through the brake line.

- Lava Hot Springs, ID, USA

problem #2

Aug 122003

Durango 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Brake line had a hole inside of the line which caused less braking power. A loss of braking power was sudden and the ABS/brake lights had come on. The original repair did not work due to the isolator becoming dislodged. The dealer paid for the repair.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 142000

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 99V342000 and 99V-341, dealer refused to correct recall problem because fuel tank was full. Also, recall information gives no indication that tank has to be empty to have recall problem complete.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

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