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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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 192002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle started losing transmission fuel, vehicle stalled out. Transfer case had a large crack in it, which was causing fuel to leak out.

- Reads Town, WI, USA

problem #3

Apr 292002


  • miles
Transfer case exploded while driving 70 mph. Dealer was contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Blaxkfoot, ID, USA

problem #2

Jun 292001

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transfer case exploded on I-75 near West branch Michigan with parts flying in all directions. Lost power and parts blew out driver side rear tire. Durango almost flipped over going at this speed. Fortunately, there was very little traffic going southbound and as I fishtailed form lane to lane I was able to stop it with incidence. I felt this was an extremely dangerous situation. I still have the damaged transfer case that shows how it exploded. There was no warning. Crysler could not have cared less about this situation. All they said was that parts fail so live with it.

- Metamora, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 141999


  • miles
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

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