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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,900 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.

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 162008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 136,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Durango. While driving at unknown speeds, the doors would lock and unlock independently. When the vehicle was parked, the doors would unlock even after the lock had been engaged. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 136,000. The rear passenger door appeared to be permanently locked. The consumer also stated the transmission was slipping. The vehicle would move slow, when the accelerator was applied. Updated 11/10/14.

- Dupont, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 072011

Durango

  • miles
My power locks are constantly locking and unlocking by themselves while driving, also while car is off.

- Duquesne, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 142010

Durango

  • 47,500 miles
I was driving home from work one night, it was raining, when my headlights, wipers, and dashboard just went out. I pulled over in a parking lot, shut off the engine waiting a couple of minutes and turned it back on and they still wouldn't work. I can not drive my car at night or when it is raining, or even lock my doors. They tried replacing the ignition switch and still no lights.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Dodge Durango started having problems with interior lights, dash lights, intermittent wipers, door locks not operating, the 4-wheel drive light on, and headlights not working. Checked all fuses and all were good. Disconnected/reconnected battery and all returned to normal. Two days later, while my 16 Y/O son was driving the vehicle, the interior and dash lights (later to learn the headlights) were flickering on and off. I took it for a test ride and all seemed normal for first few miles, when suddenly the dash lights and headlights started to flicker rapidly. A few seconds later the headlights went out completely for approximately 5-7 seconds and came back on. The headlights went out again as I was pulling off the road for approximately 7-10 seconds with intermittent interior dash lights flickering. I turned the vehicle off, removed the negative battery terminal for approximately 3 minutes and again all returned to "normal". this ┐defect┐ is well known on the internet with the cause being the central timer module (ctm) and all local Dodge dealers I contacted are well aware of the cause and the fix (avg. Cost from local dealers $690) yet there is no recall for this anomaly. Why" headlights turning off while driving┐am I the only person who sees a safety problem here? also, according to the people at Chrysler's 1-800 customer service center, this is only affecting a small number of vehicles. So what. My thoughts are: One vehicle is enough, and if this is really a true statement from Chrysler, it shouldn't cost the corporation that much to fix those ┐few┐ vehicles. My concern continues with the belief that both Chrysler and the NHTSA know about this failure - which is obviously a safety issue - and neither have taken any positive action for an immediate recall. This situation also leaves me with one haunting question: Does it really take a death before anyone takes action??? btw: What does the 's┐ in NHTSA stand for again"

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #1

May 112005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
2001 Dodge Durango seat belts won't stayed latched in back seats, motor gives itself gas while driving or parked, transmission will not be in any gear when you've put it in drive and then it will jerk and finally go and it has also changed gears while driving I called Dodge and they said that it's all ready been taken in on that recall

- Claremore, OK, USA

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