Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 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 #5

Apr 062003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

While vehicle being inspected upper ball joints fell off. No injuries reported. Brakes were pulsating when vehicle trying to stop. It was found that rotors were out of round. Dealer replaced rotors. Vehicle doesn't start occasionally after being driven for a short time. No faults on test found; therefore, dealer couldn't duplicate problem. In addition, molding on windows, doors, and bumper.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 082003

Durango 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Ball joints casuing undue wear and tear on tire replaced front tire 3 times in 2 years

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #3

May 022002

Durango

  • miles
Engine check light has come on, and from time to time light will stay on when getting vehicle checked out. Spark plugs were melted and, head cylinder was cracked.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #2

May 241999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Intake manifold resealed, intake & plenum gasket replaced, intake & pan & O-ring replaced, intake resealed & PCV valve replaced, manifold & intake replaced, rod bearings & valve guide seals & #4 spark plug & intake replaced. Purchased as trade-in at Ford dealer 21504 miles. Problems began 2-3 wks after purchase. Previous/original owner had similar service performed (tsb performed 4/05/99). Problem is not resolved. Warranty has expired. Dealership refuses to repair as pre-existing problem under warranty or at their cost. Dealership never determined exact cause of problem.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 242000

Durango

  • miles
Consumer started vehicle and heard a buszing noise. Later that day, vehicle starting shaking and making a rattling noise. Then, consumer turned off car. Tried to restart, and it would not. 3 hours later, tried to start again, and there was nothing at all.

- Bruster, NY, USA

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