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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 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 miscellaneous problems

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #15

Aug 082003

Durango 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

Ball joints casuing undue wear and tear on tire replaced front tire 3 times in 2 years

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 022002

Durango

  • miles
Car caught fire while driving.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #13

Mar 152002

Durango

  • miles
While driving on highway heard a loud clanking noise. Then, engine check light iulluminated. Took vehicle to dealer, and they stated that crankshaft had broken. Consumer had a lack of brakes and steering. Took vehicle to dealer again, and they stated that crankshaft should not go out.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #12

Apr 172001

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles

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

While driving at any speed engine check light illuminated on dashboard and vehicle cut off without prior warning. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer stated that no electrical components have failed, causing the problem.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #11

Sep 072000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 072000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #9

Dec 141999

Durango

  • miles

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

While driving on the highway engine check light came on, vehicle started idling and cut off. Pulled over and sat for awhile to cool off, then shift indicator jumped out of gear. Went to put fog lights, and they failed to operate properly. Fog light switch replaced three times, battery and throttle body also replaced.

- Bluefield, WV, USA

problem #8

Feb 222000

(reported on)

Durango

  • 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

problem #7

Jul 011999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
I forgot to mention in my list of complaints from thur. 02/10/00, about the paint on the vehicle. There are spots that have appeared on the hood and some on the side. One spot has white showing, the vehicle is black. The spots looks like splatters or some like spider vains. We asked the service deptment the last time tit was being fixed at tomkinson Dodge what it was or what causedit. They said it was bird droppings that caused it and that the color black will do that. We don't beleive this, because our vehicles have alway been parked in the same area and none have ever developed spots from bird droppings. I don't beleive anything was written down about this. We asked a friend, who has a body shop what he thought it was, which he said it looks like the clear coat was that was not applied properly. We feel that it should be repainted at no cost. No safety defect listed within summary.

- Laotto, IN, USA

problem #6

Sep 291999

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Engine check light illuminates, indicating a malfunction within the system. Cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem. Pleasew give any further details.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 091999

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles

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

While driving engine check light illuminated, indicating a malfunction within the system, shortly after a noise occurred in the engine compartment, then the vehicle completely shut down, cause unknown.

- Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 011998

Durango Diesel

  • miles
Engine oil pressure sensor.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

May 011998

Durango 4WD Diesel

  • miles
Engine light.

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 061999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 261998

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Owner was impressed with the vehicle's durability during a crash.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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