Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Dodge Durango:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 011998

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving in very cold weather, transmission will shift into neutral intermittently, vehicle taken to dealer numerous times in 3 years. Dealer did not have a remedy. Currently, warranty has expired, dealer wanted to rebuilt transmission.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #8

Jul 122001

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A three year old son climbed into vehicle and shifted gear from park to reverse and again from reverse to drive without ever applying brakes. Then, shifted again into forward without touching the gas pedal or brake pedal. Crashed into the garage.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #7

Feb 202001

Durango 4WD

  • miles
My wife put the car in park to walk into a store and the car jumped into reverse, moving quickly toward a busy street with my son in the back seat. She was able to open the door and dive in, hitting the brakes in time to avoid a collision. Her only injury was a bruise on her head from hitting the door frame, but had she not been able to recover in time the car certainly would have ended up in the middle of the street. I have experienced problems with the indicator (telling what gear I am in) in the past, but the dealer dismissed all claims of defect. When I heard of the Grand Cherokee probe I realized there was somehting I could do to report this problem. I hope others do as well.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #6

Jul 132000

(reported on)

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was running but it was in park. Vehicle slipped into reverse and started to back up. Consumer jumped into the vehicle and put the brakes on.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #5

Feb 142000

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Reporting 2-year old child was able to shift vehicle out of gear ( from reverse to forward ). vehicle ran into an office building wall. No injuries reported.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 132000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle can be placed in gear from park without applying the brake. This situation could allow unintentional movement of the vehicle and subsequent injury.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 281999

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There is no automatic transmission interlock system in the 1998 Durango. A child moved the automatic transmission, and the vehicle rolled away. It caused a crash.

- Nas Lamore, CA, USA

problem #2

May 291999

Durango

  • miles
Vehicle was shifted out of gear by a two- year old child while parked, causing vehicle to roll into another vehicle. Vehicle gear shift was not suppose to moved unless foot was pressed on brake pedal. Dealer notified.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 081998

Durango 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Child accidentally moved gear shifter out of park, causing vehicle to go into a lake.

- Savage, MN, USA

Not what you are looking for?