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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,716 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #5

May 182003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,580 miles


The fan on my Durango came off the water pump and destroyed the fan shroud the radiator, the idler pulley the belt and the water pump shaft. I was traveling about 60 mph and the fan can off and it cost me $855.31 to fix I was wondering if there was a way to recoup the cost for the repairs to my Durango.

- Wautoma, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 211999

Durango 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine overheating due to failure of the fan/clutch assembly. Mjs

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 191999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The cooling fan, when engaged, requires a significant portion of the available horse power. The cooling fan, in normal traffic conditions on cool summer day in Colorado, runs excessively. The change in available horse power between fan-engaged and fan-disengaged situations is a safety hazard in that one does not know how fast the vehicle will accelerate when the gas pedal is depressed fully. The difference is significant and striking.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 191999

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle suddenly and unexpectedly lost power at highway speeds. Dealer has replaced the clutch fan on the cooling system and the problem still exists. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Union, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 141998

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Drive fan failed causing overheating.

- Lake Hauasu City, AZ, USA

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