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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,407 miles
Total Complaints:
22 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (16 reports)
  2. replaced rear ABS speed sensor in differential (2 reports)
  3. transmission sensor or wheel sensor (2 reports)
  4. pulled a fuse (1 reports)
  5. turn engine off and then on again (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Jun 222015

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 203,359 miles


I bought my Durango Pre-Owned, and was owned by an Idiot! apparently was Hit by someone or something on passenger side,...

ABS & Brakes lights have been ON since I owned Vehicle. Speedometer worked sporadically before replacing speed sensor, NOW, doesn't work At All!! (Thank God for Garmin's)

I have taken it to 3 different places for quotes & repairs; and they want an Arm & some fingers to Fix problems...

Judging by what I have read not sure paying to fix will work, or just a waste of Time & money.

I LOVE My Durango, but this is Bullshit!!

- , Anacortes, WA, USA

problem #21

Feb 012011

Durango V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 211,000 miles

Replaced the speed control sensor in the rear differential 3 times and the speedometer does not work also abs and brake light stay on. ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE.

- , White Cloud, MI, USA

problem #20

Aug 112009

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,423 miles

Ok folks, I have solved the problem and it has been a pain!!! yes, it has...

my engine,ABS and brake light was on all day everyday right?

1. I replaced the ABS module bcuz it wasn't communicating

2. Both speed control sensors replaced transmission $20.00 anrd rear diff $55.00 after that everything started to work but my ABS and brake light remain on and it wouldn't turn off. we ran an ABS computer scan on the car which I didn't know this but it is a different system with a different unique computer scanner not the regular OBD II. So be advice!!!

3. once we scanned the ABS system we cleared it, problem remain.scanner showed code 21which was front passenger side ABS WHEEL SENSOR $75.00 LOCATED INSIDE THE WHEEL HUB. Once it was replaced I drove the car for a few miles and it cleared. I'm back to normal. I tried very hard to figured this out with my mechanic and it was resolved..

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 022009

Durango SLT 4x4 316 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


It is a pain in the ass to try and fine the solution to fix this problem!

- , Lexington, NC, USA

problem #18

Jul 152008

Durango SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles

i bought a used Durango for $2000 this year. i was told that the abs pump stayed on after the truck was turned off. the previous owner show me a fuse to pull but i lost all dash gauges. My mechanic looked at it, pulled out an aftermarket alarm and checked the wires to the whole abs system. It still did the same thing and it gave us incorrect error codes. We put the fuse back in because i wanted my speedometer back. eventually we got frustrated and pulled the #9 fuse under the hood. (abs/rwal fuse). It shut down my abs system so i have an abs and brake light on the dash but have a speedometer which i find more important. i have driven it that way for a couple hundred miles without a problem.

- , Shelton, CT, USA

problem #17

Jul 182008

Durango SLT 5.2V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

The ABS and Brake light came on suddenly and without any warning signs. No trouble with brakes or ABS up to this point. Brakes just replaced last fall only 8,000 miles since replacement. Also the speedometer started going wonky (my technical term for it not responding until around 30 mph and then it suddenly pops up). We replaced the trans speed sensor, no change. Now going to try the differential sensor.

- , Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #16

Jul 182008

Durango SLT 5.2V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,800 miles


I am experiencing pretty much the same as everyone else. ABS & Brake lights came on without warning at the same time and now the speedometer doesn't register until I hit around 30MPH. Anyone get this fixed aside from the person who replaced the speed sensor on the differential???

- , Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #15

Jul 172008

Durango SLT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

THis freakin Suv cost me 10 grand and it is the worst sh*t ever.

- , St.Thomas, VI, Virgin Islands (US)

problem #14

Jun 292005

(reported on)


  • 86,000 miles

if any one knows how to fix this problem let me know please

- , Gibsonburg, Ohioi, USA

problem #13

Jan 112008

Durango 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

Why arent we calling in these problems with dailmer Chrysler's we are having a light show.it is so embarrassing anymore. my passenger tire fell off the one time and when i called them they said the recall was only for Durangos 2000 and newer, go figure my car is a 1999 Durango. i was sooo mad. i am having the same problems you guys are and i am so upset. i love my Durango the look of it but the performance sucks. i can not afford the repairs right now. why don't we contact dailmer Chrysler then they might put these repairs on a recall and help us out. this sounds like a problem with the manufacturing of this vehicle.

- , Boyertown, PA, USA

problem #12

Feb 282007

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,343 miles


I have the exact same problems. Did anyone eventually get everything fixed? My Abs light and parking brake light stay on. When this happened it sounded like something was running and I checked under the hood and it was the abs motor. We unplugged the fuse for that but that never fixed the dash lights. We called about a new abs motor and that will cost us $650, but they said we don't need to have abs brakes anyway. My truck goes in and out of overdrive constantly after a certain speed. Goes through gas like crazy. $20 gets me about 1 hour of driving time, if I'm lucky. Also I have had the problem of my truck not starting. We have replaced the battery and have experienced that clicking sound in the dashboard. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

- , Brooks, Alberta, Canada

problem #11

Nov 012007

Durango SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,470 miles

My ABS Light came on then my Brake light, then my speed sensor started to malfunction. Later my transmission burned up. After having it replaced, a year later my transmission is having problems again, now a different shop is telling me the reason my transmission is burning up is because of the problem with the sensors. How do i fix or how should they fix this problem. So i dont go through a third transmission?

- , Riverton, UT, USA

problem #10

Aug 102007

(reported on)

Durango Slt 4x4 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

Love my Durango. Absolute gem. Would never get rid of it. The problem with the ABS and Brake light staying on aggravates the daylights outta me. The speedometer not working properly is a pain in the neck, I have to watch my tach and keep up with traffic no speeding tickets yet. I will be repairing it on my own.

- , Metairie, LA, USA

problem #9

Jun 232007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,550 miles

I have never had such a lemon in my life. By the time I finish repaired EVERYTHING on this vehicle, it will be brand new. ABS/Brake and Check Engine lights came on. Every time one thing is fixed on this truck then something else breaks. I have owned several vehicles before and this is by far the worse. I am afraid to travel any further than 25 miles in this truck for fear it will break down in the middle of nowhere.

- , St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #8

Jun 292007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

The problem is the brake, ABS, and speedometer. Are they considered 3 different problems? The ABS and brake light are one problem. They cam on at the same time. As far as I can tell from the maintenance manual it has something to do with the inputs+= tone rings in the front and back. It says the tires are turning, so the speedometer doesn't realize it so to speak. It is a frustration because we were trying to sell it when this happened. Now we would like to fix it and send it on its way. These 3 things are related. Help!!!! It has not been a problem until now.

- , Portland, OR, USA

problem #7

Jul 312007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Same problems as others reported here. ABS/Brake lights on, speedometer affected. Replaced rear ABS speed sensor in differential and solved the problem. Could only find part at NAPA (part 530778) for $30 with tax. However, NAPA had this listed under ABS (not speed sensor), and it was listed for only 4WD, though mine is 2WD. Installation was fairly simple, and I have very little automotive experience. The sensor unplugs from the top front of the differential casing after removing a nut and a stud/bolt. No need to open differential casing and replace fluid. I had to break the old one off to get it out, and used needle nose pliers to get the remaining piece out. New sensor is pushed into casing with the stud/bolt. Vague instructions are included with the new part. I disconnected the battery to reset the warning lights after the installation, though I'm not sure it was necessary.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 74,000 miles

I bought this car from a private sale almost three weeks ago. The fourth day I had it, it broke down need a new water pump $406.00. Pressure test to find the problem $70.00. New serpentine belt $80.00. Got it back from the dealership and later that night this problem occurred. Can we not trust private sales from old people either?

- , Newport News, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 312007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,008 miles

If the speedometer isn't working it's 99% most likely a speed sensor. there are several speed sensors throughout the durango. Mine was a transmission speed sensor but it could have likely been a wheel censor to. The ABS system runs of speed sensor and if the sensor go out, the ABS cannot work. 1 yr experience at dealership.

- , South Jordan, UT, USA

problem #4

Jan 052007

(reported on)

Durango 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

Cannot get the brake light to stay off! The speedometer would only register after I hit 15 mph... now it stays at 0 mph until I'm over 50 mph. Its been serviced regularly... resetting the computer worked once for about two days.

- , Toledo, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 032006

(reported on)

Durango 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

I have replaced the speed sensor and it still does the same thing. Have not found anyone who knows what to try next.

- , Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

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