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7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,791 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.

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1998 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 262003

Durango 8-cyl

  • 46,328 miles

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

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 #7

Nov 051999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Battery suddenly died, preventing engine start. All systems functioned normally prior to incident, but battery tested completely dead after attempting to start vehicle. Attempted jump starting and charging battery with no results.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 221998

Durango 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Battery replaced on two occasions. Mjs

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #5

Feb 221999

Durango 4WD

  • miles

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

Electrical system suddenly went out all gauges radio etc front area. Checked all fuses and nothing was burnt out. Restarted engine four times before reset and then was ok. Have had recurring locking of brakes and grinding lose of control at low speeds and on wet roads. Disc brakes have no wear indicators on pads and it resulted in being worn down and ate into the front rotors before I was aware that the pads were shot. I had to buy new rotors and pads and the replacement pads also did not have indicators. The dealer stated that was the way that they were manufatured and I then stated that this was a severe and potentially dangerous and deadly oversight and that it should be corrected. I contacted Chrysler and they stated that they had no recall on this and that they had no technical problems or bulletins on this. My battery also suddenly went out without any warning and it caused the engine to die. I could not restart the engine and a new battery had to be installed. Power windows went out and could not be opened or closed by drivers switch.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 291998

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Battery.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

problem #3

May 041998

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed. Mjs

- Canoga Par, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 041998

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- Lake Hauasu City, AZ, USA

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