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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,600 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #20

Nov 222005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

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

Car/deer head on collision at 65mph air bags failed to deploy, causing wipelash, strained spine and shoulder injury. SUV was a total loss per ins. Company.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #19

Jul 022004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
Consumer was traveling in Mexico where he was involved in a front end crash. Upon impact, driver and passenger air bags did not deploy. Vehicle sustained radiator damage, and was repaired in Mexico. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle home, and had not taken the vehicle to a deale or made contact with the manufacturer.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #18

Jun 182004

Durango

  • 63,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in an collision while going about 55-60 mph and a van crossed in front, causing consumer's vehicle to rear-end the other vehicle. ABS brakes failed. Consumer pushed the brakes down to the floor, but vehicle still did not stop. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #17

Oct 282003

(reported on)

Durango

  • 80,000 miles

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

Vehicle was in a frontal collision while driving at 45 mph. Upon impact neither the driver's side nor the passenger's side air bags deployed. Truck sustained severe front end damage.

- Woodville, OH, USA

problem #16

Feb 102003

Durango

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and none of the air bags deployed.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #15

Jun 281999

Durango

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collison, and was hit at 55mph, consumer suffered injuries due to the air bags not deploying, 2 other people were also injured in the accident.

- Rancho Sta Margurita, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 281999

Durango

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a frontal collison, and was hit at 55mph, consumer suffered injuries due to the air bags not deploying, 2 other people were also injured in the accident.

- Rancho Sta Margurita, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 142002

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 40 mph, vehicle was involved in a head-on collision, air bags did not deploy, consumer sustained major head injuries.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #12

Feb 012001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard a noise coming from steering that got louder with time. Dealer stated clock spring assembly needed to be replaced. There is a recall, but this vehicle is not affected.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #11

Jun 281999

Durango

  • miles
I was in a head on collision, hit at 55 miles per hour. My airbags did not deploy! I sustained permanent injuries, including a knee surgery from hitting the dash. Recently, and article hit the press about daimler/Chrysler minivans 1996-2000, airbags not deploying causing injuries. What do I have to do, to get someone to listen to me? I have filed 3 complaints, and left messages and have yet to see a complaint filed or a phone call returned. If I had died, then, maybe someone would pay attention to a problem. I would appreciate confirmation of this complaint. Thank you for your time.

- Rcho Sta Marg., CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 292000

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles

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

In a head-on collision at 40 mph frontal air bags did not deploy. Dealer has been contacted.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

problem #9

Apr 142000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle impacted front end at 40 mph and airbags did not deploy. The rep. From Chrysler doesn't think anything is wrong with the airbag system. Help please>.

- New Haven, IN, USA

problem #8

Sep 011999

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Beloit, WI, USA

problem #7

Oct 221998

Durango 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
During vehicle collision, no deployment of air bags, resulting in injury. Mjs

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #6

Oct 221998

Durango 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
During vehicle collision, no deployment of air bags, resulting in injury. Mjs

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #5

May 111999

Durango

  • miles
ABS brakes fail to operate properly, and air bags failed to deploy during a crash at approx. 28 mph impact. Manufacturer notified.

- Aberdeen, WA, USA

problem #4

May 111999

Durango

  • miles
ABS brakes fail to operate properly, and air bags failed to deploy during a crash at approx. 28 mph impact. Manufacturer notified.

- Aberdeen, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 111999

Durango

  • miles
Coming off the ramp while driving at 15 mph on wet pavement, consumer applied the brakes, and the brakes went straight to the floorboard, causing the consumer to rear end vehicle in front, and neither air bag deployed.

- Toway, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 141998

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The driver ran into a new Ford pick up truck and hit him with the front end of vehicle. The vehicle was going about 30 mph at impact. The airbags did not deploy upon inpact. Neither the driver's side or the passenger side.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 141998

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The driver ran into a new Ford pick up truck and hit him with the front end of vehicle. The vehicle was going about 30 mph at impact. The airbags did not deploy upon inpact. Neither the driver's side or the passenger side.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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