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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,449 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 012015


  • 156,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Durango. While the vehicle was idling, the engine suddenly shut off. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel injection lines were faulty. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure continued to occur. While depressing the accelerator pedal, the ceiling light inside the vehicle would erroneously turn on. In addition, when depressing the brake pedal, a banging noise was present coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Frankford, KY, USA

problem #9

Oct 302013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 195,000 miles
We on the road driving around 7:30 and I noticed my truck was losing power...I looked in my side mirror and saw smoke... I pulled over and my truck was on fire... the fire dept was called they had to remove the boot around the 4 wheel drive lever to put the fire out... truck destroyed..

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #8

May 282010


  • 148,000 miles
The odometer says "no bus".

- Payneville, KY, USA

problem #7

Nov 072009


  • 141,000 miles


I own a 1998 Dodge Durango and I was driving home from olympia with my son in the back seat, he was a sleep. The vehicle stalled out and I drifted to the side of the road, I smelt a funny smell and immediately got my son out of the vehicle. We were on a busy highway. The vehicle then was engulfed in black smoke coming from underneath the dash, the interior of the car was soon filled with flames, all this happened within a matter of minutes. The vehicle had 141,000 miles on it and had no previous signs of problems. The police report and everything states the fire was an electrical fire originating form underneath the dashboard. I don't know what to do, we only had liability insurance and it does not cover what happened. I just keep thinking what if my other two children was in the vehicle with me, they would have probably been a sleep and it would be extremely hard for me to get all three of them out 2,5 and 7 on a busy highway. Has there been any other scenario's like this? the entire vehicle was destroyed the dash, seats, etc all melted and burnt. The fire dept. Was dispatched and they had to put out the fire. I can provide police report, etc. That will back up what we just said, the fire did not affect anything under the hood, just the interior.

- Humptulips, WA, USA

problem #6

Feb 062009


  • miles
Heard metal to metal rubbing on 2/2/09 now on 2/6/09 hub bearing broke right side.... wheel is tiled in to wheel well.

- Long Branch, NJ, USA

problem #5

Feb 102004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,500 miles
When traveling on hwy 70 chico ca. To quincy ca when switching head lights from high beam to low beam lights went off.

- Quincy, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 042003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I had to have the ball joints replaced 6 months after I bought the truck. The dealership said that my wheels were getting ready to fall off and the truck was to dangerous to drive. Then the transmission went out in August of 2003. I barely had 50,000 miles on it. The brakes on it are terrible. When it is raining I hydroplane just about ever time I put on the brakes. The anti lock brake system is not working properly. The light is now on. The speedometer is now broken. It stays at zero most of the time but will occasionally jump up and down while driving. The electric door lock makes a horrible sound when it locks. Last but not least whenever I drive on the interstate and go over 60 mph the engine makes a rattling noise.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jan 142003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,991 miles
The consumer went to the dealer to have a front wheel alignment done. The technician told the consumer that the alignment could not be performed because the upper and lower control arms were worn. The technician also noticed slight play in the gear box and adjusted it. A faulty solenoid in the cab controller caused the brake and ABS lights to illuminate intermittently.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Transmission fluid leaked from the vehicle and eventually the transmission was replaced with a rebuilt one. All four ball joints were and tie rods were replaced. The vehicle experienced electrical problems, because the back brake light continued to blow out. The front hub bearings and seals were replaced.

- Enon, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 212003


  • miles
While driving electrical control system would shut off, causing a distraction to consumer.

- Amelia, OH, USA

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