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6.4

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$476.00
Average Mileage:
109,574 miles
Total Complaints:
18 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (10 reports)
  2. GM dealer says needs new ABS module (4 reports)
  3. replace abs sensor (2 reports)
  4. same as others, nothing works (2 reports)
1999 Dodge Durango brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 162011

Durango 5.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

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

ABS Brake lights come on after starting and running the vehicle for a little bit. Have tried everything to get it to shut off, but still the lights continue to shine! It is like Christmas on my dashboard.

- , Chico, CA, USA

problem #17

Nov 302011

Durango SE 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

First off, Thanks AUTOBEEF! I corrected the "Speedometer not functioning until after 25MPH, ABS and Brake Light on issue" on my 1999 Dodge Durango with 144000 miles. Information for the masses. I checked the suspected sensor I took out of my vehicle and found it had infinite resistance or OL, open circuit using an ohm meter. Purchased an after market sensor from the local car parts store for $31; the new sensor shows 1938 ohms of resistance using an ohmeter across its two prong connecter. I would expect 1900 to 2000 ohms is OK. One other thing to know is it is a magnet and you can check if the magnetism is there with a small push pin just see if it sticks when close to the bottom of the sensor. Removed it and replaced it no issues by climbing under vehicle no jacking needed. Will need a 13mm and a 14mm wrench. Maybe some pliers to help push the push tab down to separate the connector it will be a little tough. The good news is the vehicle is showing no more ABS or Brake light and the speedometer works from 0 and on!! Thanks to those before us that started this thread. Good luck and happy fixing!!!

- , Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #16

Jan 022010

Durango LX 5.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,000 miles

The ABS and Break lights are one thing. However, the truck shuts off sometimes without warning. It slows down and then shuts down. If anyone have a real answer please let me know thanks.

Oh and did any one have a problem with the back passenger side differential leaking-I think I said that right.

- , Savannah, GA, USA

problem #15

Nov 112009

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles

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

I READ THE FORUM AND SOMEBODY SUGGESTED TO REPLACE SPEED SENSORS AND I DID REPLACE BOTH THE TRANSMISSION AND DIFFERENTIAL SPEED SENSOR AND THE LIGHT STILL ON. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I NEED TO DO THE GET RID OF THOSE LIGHTS IN THE DASH BOARD. KINDLY SEND ME A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM.

- , Chulla Vista, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 112009

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I purchased this truck used , it was a little shaky but, I saw the tires and they were kinda bad, I replaced those, the hub system, the brakes the padding, The abs pump system and i still have the ABS and Brake lights on . If i go backwards it turns off but when i pull forward (drive) it turns on . I have took it to countless mechanic and nothing so its still on the wheels still shake i don't get on the freeway and i go below 60 if i have to get on freeway, Dangerous!!!!!

- , Los Lunas, NM, USA

problem #13

Dec 222006

(reported on)

Durango V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

It's 3 days before Christmas and it is our only travel car. At 91,000 miles, the fog lights quit working, ABS and brake lamps are lit, the speedometer doesnt work and it all happened in 1 day! What a P.O.S.!

- , Colonial Heights, VA, USA

problem #12

Aug 152007

Durango 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

same as others. told by dealership battery and cables to blame. replaced. ran all of 24 hours. tune up done, crank shaft sensor ( i think) replaced, pcm replaced TWO TIMES. vehicle continues to shut off randomly. no rhyme or reason. would like to see a class action lawsuit filed against dodge. vehicle is nothing more than a death trap!!! anyone interested in pursuing this please contact me. dodge needs to be held liable for this!!

Update from May 6, 2009: to all who read this. PLEASE contact the NHTSB, the F.T.C. 1-877-382-4357 and the Attorney Generals office 1-800-282-0515. this continues to be a safety issue for me, and i'm sure many others!! If any one has contacted an attorney for a law suit I would like to be notified. contact me at mmhorn6864@yahoo.com. Dodge needs to be held liable for this!!!

- , Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 292007

Durango SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

abs light and brake light came on when driving,goes on and off,had fixed was fine for few months and now comes on and goes out at times,don't have money to fix mech told me that there is more than one sensor and another one may be fault,i bought repair manual for dodge durango and ther are many sensors for abs at least 5 need comp to check,can get checked for free at local autoparts store but light needs to be on so im waiting for light to stay on and get checked and i will replace it myself !

- , 113 Salmon St, NJ, USA

problem #10

Dec 282004

(reported on)

Durango

  • 70,000 miles

so mad i cant even talk about all the problems with this vehicle

- , Uniondale, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 252007

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

Problem started with speedometer not working until reached about 20 MPH. ABS and Brake lights were on. Not sure if brakes working properly. Escalated to ABS and Brake light plus Check Engine lights on and speedometer not working at all. Read other complaints and replaced ABS sensor in the differential for $35 at O'Reilly (NAPA about same price). With labor it should total about $100 to fix. After replacing part both ABS and Brake light were off but Check Engine light still on. Disconnected battery cable and replaced, all lights off now. Speedometer works fine.

- , Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #8

Aug 272007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

No one can tell me what is wrong with this truck. The speedometer also will not read any speed till it hits about 25-30mph. Can anyone help me with this problem? I carry 3 babies in this truck. I can't be driving it with messed up brakes and I have nothing else that can haul my whole family.

- , Fredericktown, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 272007

(reported on)

Durango 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Hello. I too have a durango that all of a sudden is experiencing the exact same problems as the others; the ABS and brake light are on constantly. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!

- , Elgin, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 052007

(reported on)

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Having a million problems with this vehicle...not happy. I have put a ton of money into the cash cow.

- , Dickinson, ND, USA

problem #5

Jan 312007

(reported on)

Durango SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,462 miles

ABS light and brake light comes on constantly, a royal pain in the ass!!! just spent $279.00 on brakes and right rotor. right rotor started grinding out of the blue with no fair warnings or squeaking!!!it bites alottttt!!!!!!!!

- , Centennial, CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 032007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles

Still working on it, have replaced the Trans speed sensor and am now replacing the differential one. Waiting for part.

- , Oak Hill, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 122006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 113,869 miles

The ABS and brake light came on simultaneously and next the speedometer doesn't work until you hit about 20 mph. Any advice would be great.

- , paw paw, wv, USA

problem #2

Feb 122006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 103,000 miles

everytime i start my truck, the abs and brake light comes on and stayes on. There is a constant vibration, not in the brakes but just in general. My truck vibrates all of a sudden.

- , Oregon, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 222005

(reported on)

Durango LT

  • 120,000 miles

after $3,000 trans, $1,000 rear, $500 fuel pump, $400 water pump..... now f---in $450 abs module

- , Denville, NJ, USA

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