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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 #3

Jun 112001

(reported on)


  • miles


Consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway. She was driving in dessert and rolled down the window, and strarted smelling wires burning. She was insideof parking lot, and vehicle burst into flames.

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 301997

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical: Driving approximately 10mph and smelled wires burning, stopped vehicle and got out and the smell got stronger. Got back into vehicle and drove another 25 feet, and noticed the smoke coming from underneath the hood. Pulled over and called fire dept. Vehicle totaled. Cause of fire loose nut on power source box.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 081998


  • miles
Consumer drove 2miles parked vehicle in driveway, 10 minutes later there were flames coming from the hood area. The horn started to blow continuously. Both front tire exploded. The fire department. Is holding vehicle until fire marshal comes to look at vehicle on March 09 1998.

- Carrollton, MO, USA

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