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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,833 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


4 of 6 right rear wheel studs seized/broke off during routine tire rotation. Nuts were correctly torqued to manual specifications.

- Ft. Collins, CO, USA

problem #5

Feb 262003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I would like to report 2 safty defects with my 1998 Dodge Durango. First is the poor quality wheel studs. During various tire rotations at a qualified service center, six studs have broken (twice at the dealer). I'm really worried that at some point a wheel may come off while I'm driving. Second, the drivers power adjust seat rocks back and forth during braking & acceleration. This is annoying and I'm afraid that eventually, it's going to break all the way loose.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 192000

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Four of 6 rear wheel lug bolts snapped off.

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 151999

Durango 4WD

  • miles


Have had multiple incidents of wheel stud/bolt breakage. Has occurred both during highway operation and during tire removal. Have had to replace approximately 6 studs on various wheels. In each case, lugs were installed at proper torque and were removed either by hand or by air-powered tool. Concerned that the studs on this vehicle are of poor quality or the materials used in the studs and lugs are not compatible and therefore seizing is occurring. I have not had this problem with any other vehicles I've owned and have had to replace too many wheel studs! 4/10/01 - wheel lug could not be re-installed after removal for tire rotation, could not hand-start; concerned about problem with stud and potential breakage. Tire dealer indicated that they have had a lot of trouble with Durango studs breaking off.

- Willow Street, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152000


  • miles
While making a left hand turn heard a popping sound and vehicle tilted to the side. Consumer got out, and the wheel at the front passenger's side was tilting inward, all lugs: Studs were gone. Dealer is waiting for a representative to see why lugs: Studs broke.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 111998


  • miles
Lug nuts and studs tore off causing tire to fall off and loss of control.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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