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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$817.00
Average Mileage:
134,203 miles
Total Complaints:
182 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (107 reports)
  2. new computer (16 reports)
  3. cool down engine (12 reports)
  4. no solution factory need to call back (11 reports)
  5. replaced pcm (9 reports)
  6. wiggle the wires to the pcm (5 reports)
1999 Dodge Durango engine problems

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1999 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 8 of 10)

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problem #42

May 152007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

it doesn't surprise me that im not the only one with this problem!!!! i cant believe that there hasn't been a re-call to fix these computers. we shouldn't have to pay for them, it shouldn't have happened in the first place, don't get me wrong i absolutely love my truck, its my baby, but now i cant rely on it to get me anywhere safely! it seems to be a heat issue it ran like a champ through the winter months when it was cold, but not it has heated up and i don't dare drive the damn thing. its my only means of transport, and if anyone has any suggestions on what will even help me out until i can scrape together eight hundred dollars to replace it, please let me know!!! anything will help loveandloyaltykennels@hotmail.com and what should we all do to make dodge take care of this problem? we need to take action

- , Brigham, UT, USA

problem #41

May 212007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9 MAGNIUM

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I have the same problems as anyone who has a 1999 Dog Durango. That is not a type-0 I mean it. I have had to pay so far $3,900+ dollars to get stuck on the side of the road in places I don't wish to be. I have decided to fix it my self and have found some very useful information for those people that have a "NO BUS" message on the dash (IPC) Instrument Panel during and before engine dies. I am currently working on the "Just dies-out after warm-up problem" now. I will find it.

- , Hilo, HI, USA

problem #40

May 192007

(reported on)

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 199,000 miles

I am very angry. I just bought this piece of crap the middle of March. Just down on me in the middle of the day with my 2 children with me, had to have it towed home. Once I got it home started right up. It gets warm outside and shuts down. I took it in and was charged 106.00 to tell me a wire was loose, ran for 2 weeks then shut down again. Took back to the shop and sat there for 3 weeks told me to replace the pcm new one is 500.00 can't find a used one. I am very angry to by a new car and not even get to drive it. After reading the other stories how do I know that is going to fix it. I feel dodge should back this piece up no matter what the mileage is, this is not normal to happen then nobody can tell you what the 'no bus' is. If some one can help please me before I sink a lot into it.

- , Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #39

Aug 242007

(reported on)

Durango LX 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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

“NO BUS”….. Maybe I should get a bus!!! It would be more reliable than this Durango. Well, my family has the same problem as it appears that many others have. The truck heats up and stalls without any warning. Many times my daughter and I are left alone to deal with this problem and that is VERY unsafe. Not only being STRANDED but also the power steering and the breaks go out as well. That seems like a good enough reason for Dodge to recall the Durango’s if you ask me… No breaks, no steering AND no warning. NOT GOOD!!!

Good Luck to all with this problem and BE SAFE!!!! ( No thanks to Dodge!!!)

- , Eugene, OR, USA

problem #38

May 312007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

my durango is pissing me off. it has the same problem as a lot of people on here. my truck just shuts down and reads no bus on odometer. the only thing anybody can find wrong is that the middle plug on the computer has the locking clips broke on it. i can start it back up by wiggling the plug, but that only work when it wants to. i never know when it will die again.

- , Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #37

Jun 012007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Durango dies suddenly without warning sometimes with long periods between failures and sometime several times in a few miles. Often died in potentially dangerous traffic. Would crank but would not start. Odometer showed NO BUS (meaning no ommunications between computer and panel.) Gauges were dead. Always started after 1 to 20 minutes. Hard to diagnose - no codes. Dealer could not find cause. Finally got frequent enough that I found moving the rear connector on the PCM after engine was hot would cause the engine to die or allow to restart (I could tell when I could restart when the fuel pump started). Further checks using heat gun found that it only occurred when hot and perhaps at a certain temperature. The heat gun allowed me to easily replicate the problem and conclude it was not the connector.

- , Elberfeld, IN, USA

problem #36

Aug 142007

Durango 4x4 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

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

Had pcm replaced and cam+crank sensors.Won't start.Pulled to Dodge Dealer in 4 days said it was fixed.Got it 10 mins. from their shop it shut off. they had it picked up. Next day said they couldn't fix it. Pulled home and made a bracket to hold the plug into the PCM today.Drove around for 5 hours.So far it's working great. Hope it helps.

- , Aurora, NC, USA

problem #35

Jul 102006

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

My Durango cut off on the highway about 8 times. The last time was when I was trying to enter traffic that was going at 70mph. I'd had it looked at before then, but no one could figure out what was wrong at the Dealer. They replaced some modules adjacent to the PCM and it didn't work, then finally replaced the PCM. I think Dodge is criminally negligent in pretending that this problem doesn't exist.

- , Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #34

Nov 032007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

There needs to be a "life threatening" box to check off on this site. The problem with the Dodge Durango is life threatening. It stalls in the middle of traffic with no warning. The oil pressure gauge drops to 0 and no one has the fix yet. Dodge doesn't want to acknowledge it. It is a sludge engine, just like the Intrepid was and the Dakota. This situation is life threatening since, like me, I'm sure a lot of other people who bought these vehicles with 3rd row seating have children they drive around. Anyone has any class actions suit filed on this, please let me know. Also, I will be checking the number of accidents that involved the dodge Durango and the fact that it stalls in traffic and you have no control of your vehicle when this happens. The power steering goes out and the brakes are hell to push. Any help out there, please let me know. Contact me if you are interested in pursuing a case. I definitely am.

- , Oak Ridge, NC, USA

problem #33

Aug 252007

(reported on)

Durango 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

Where in the HELL is the recall? I have had my Durango for 5 years. Only had probelems in last year. I had to replace transmission for $2000.00 and this summer it has stopped completely in the middle of road over 9 times. The worst was going 70 MPH with my 5 children on the highway we travel daily to and from town. I was soooo scared. It took a lot to get vehicle "safely"off of highway. I was worried someone behind me on highway would hit us. I had my husband drive and it stopped on him all week long. We were ready to make an appt. with mechanic when I thought I would see if this problem had happened to someone else. I am glad I did. I am not sure if I want to fix or trade in. It sucks because I only have 10 more payments, but I would rather live. RECALL, RECALL, RECALL!!!!

- , Winnemucca, NV, USA

problem #32

Oct 142007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

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

Excessivly dangerous situation-stops (8-times to date)without warning and it doesn't care what your traffic situation is and it makes coasting over to the curb difficult when you take away the power steering and brakes. High pucker factor! Have the same "no bus" indicator with inoperative gauges, etc. Have played with the relays, wires, connectors, and have found that if I apply pressure to the PCM next to the rear molex connector or near it I can hear the relays click every time and it will start then. It will act up in high ambient temperatures that can be duplicated by letting it idle with the AC on most times. Haven't bit the bullet and bought a new PCM yet, praying that somebody will come up with a proven fix. Love the Durango but worried it will kill me.

- , Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #31

Sep 142007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,108 miles

Extremely dangerous situation where the vehicle completely shuts down while travelling making it very difficult to control the vehicle. Each time we were travelling approx. 60 kmh and without warning shuts off. No power steering, brakes, ignition. We were very fortunate that we made it home the first time while we were towing our horse trailer on the freeway.

It would appear that this is a very common problem that Dodge needs to address. Recall before someone gets hurt or killed. Each person seems to have 'no bus' displayed. After a while sometimes up to an hour later the veh will restart. Even if we pay $1000 to have the pcm replaced (which seems to be the only suggestion) people complain about the problem occuring again. We can't sell it like this... very frustrating.

- , Coquitlam, BC, Canada

problem #30

Oct 082007

(reported on)

Durango SLT V8 Mag

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

Durango keeps shutting down without any warning. We thought it was a battery issue. Got new batt & had alternator tested. Mechanic looked at it twice & said nothing was wrong. In one day it died 6 times on me. It mostly happens when off the interstate in slower traffic. It has only happened on days over 90� or when I was pulling a trailer while the water pump was failing & causing car to over heat. I have also noticed that the engine compartment is very warm when I open the hood. Very warm. I probably would not have mentioned this, except after reading the previous posts some things are starting to make sense. I'm going to call mechanic & ask him to replace the stepper motor & I'll update you all.

- , Cincicnnati, OH, USA

problem #29

Oct 022007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Check engine light would come on. Engine would quit right in the middle of the road. Had to have it towed three times. Two different shops worked on it, including the dealer, and they kept suspecting it was the computer - because it was getting hot. Replaced the computer at considerable cost and it wasn't the problem. The problem was that there is a stepper motor that controls the idle on the carberator that is connected directly to the computer. As with all electric motors, when the get old or if they start to wear out they pull more current. The extra current made the computer board hot, and the computer board would reset. They could never find the problem with the dodge software because the dodge software didn't know how to look for it. Replace that stupid $120 electric motor before you replace the $1200 computer.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

problem #28

Sep 272007

(reported on)

Durango V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,000 miles

My Dodge Durango is having problems starting it works fine for a couple of weeks then it will take about 20 times of me trying to turn the key before it starts, I think it might be the starter, it also feels like the throttle gets stuck so I called about the recall on the cooling system and Dodge said it does not apply to my vehicle even though it's that year I don't know whats going on anyone that has a clue please let me know.

FranV

- , Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #27

Sep 132007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

Yup, quits without notice. Ignition coil didn't help. 2 different dealerships and they don't know what's wrong. They are happy to fix everything on the car except what is making it stall. If anyone wants to buy it, I'll sell it cheap - just hope it doesn't quit with your family in it with 18 wheelers behind you on the highway.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #26

Aug 172007

(reported on)

Durango 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I am a 99 Durango 5.9 owner, experiencing the same problems with the stalling/no bus signal. So far we have replaced the Crank Sensor, the engine auto-shutdown relay and the front oxygen sensor with out any success. Spoken to two dealers, they play stupid, bring it in next week and we may have time to look at it. (Nice customer service). After about 20 miles or the temp gauge reaches 210 degrees it dies. If I sit for 10 minutes with the hood open it will start right back up.

So sad when the manufactures play so stupid, we don't know what the problem is. Maybe they should read this web page. I was thinking about trading it in on a new Dodge, let them deal with the problem but after reading these comments I am thinking twice about that.

- , Cedar Val, UT, USA

problem #25

Jun 062007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

Bought the car from a local used car dealer. While under warranty the thing would quit and not start. Try after awhile and it would start right up. The dealer has dicked me around so long now my warranty has run out. It already has a rebuilt pcm. The Dealership that put it on put a piece of muffler strapping across the whips to try and hold them on tight. Apparently that didn't work. Only way I can get mine to start is to mess with the wire closest to the firewall. Have no clue on what the actual problem is. I really wish they would have a recall on this. I spent a lot of money to buy a family vehicle that I really didn't have just to make sure my kids were safe.

- , Massena, NY, USA

problem #24

Jun 112007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Vehicle stops running in high ambient temperatures. The problem is that the PCM (engine computer) overheats and shuts off the fuel pump. This causes the car to stall at random times. Odometer flashes 'No Bus' and engine will not restart. Pouring ice water on the PCM or putting a bag of ice on it works until it gets hot enough again to stall. Very frustrating and dangerous in traffic. I've determined that if its >76 degrees I cannot run the A/C because that generates too much heat in the engine compartment. If its > 88 degrees I need to be going at least 55 MPH with the hood unlatched to keep the PCM (computer module) cool enough. If its greater than 92 degrees - forget about it. It overheats and stalls after about 10 minutes of driving. New replacement PCM's run anywhere from $300-600 and the dealership does not know what the problem is. This car has become my winter-only car as it doesn't stall at all when the temp is below 70 degrees outside.

- , Collierville, TN, USA

problem #23

Jun 142007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

I love the vehicle it is nice to have the third row seating. However, in the last two days it has shut off 3 times on me. All where I couldn't get off the road and had to sit there praying that someone didn't hit me. Needless to say it is at the dealership being looked at right now. I hope that the fix doesn't cost as much as I think it is going to.

- , Norman, OK, USA

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