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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,250 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 engine problems

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 062004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


While driving at any speed a squeaking sound was coming from the front end. Dealer checked the vehicle, and found that the upper ball joints were severely worn out. The cruise control never worked. (intermittent problem)

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Jul 222003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Accident, airbags did not deploy, seat belts didn't work proper. Loss of of control from steering problems. Steering problems on wet roads. Transmission problems, doesn't shift proper, no air condition, can not drive with windows down in back, very hard to control. Car is parked because I am afraid to drive it. Been back to dealer with problem after problem.

- Morven, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 272002

(reported on)


  • miles
Idle spped control unit failure.

- North Newton, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 222000

(reported on)


  • miles
While starting vehicle engine check light came on. Noticed rough idle. Dealer has repaired vehicle for this problem eight times. Please provide further informaton.

- Greenwood Lake, NY, USA

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