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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,868 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.

2001 Dodge Durango drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 282005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,736 miles


On the evening of August 28, 2005 while driving down the Indiana toll road near Michigan city, in., my 2001 Dodge Durango suddenly started to loose power, shortly after that we smelled something burning. It was at that point we discovered the rear differential had been smoking and as we were slowing down we could hear clunking coming from the rear-end. That night the Durango was towed to Michigan city, and the next day it was towed to my local Dodge dealership lochmandy motors in elkhart, in for repair. After several days and inspection from an independent inspector from hired by insurance company, it was determined that the carrier bearing in the rear-end failed and caused the rear axle to be damaged beyond repair. The entire rear axle had to be replaced for a total cost of $1795.60. My 2001 Dodge Durango only has 59736 miles on it, but none the repairs were covered by the warranty not to mention the towing costs. Both the dealership and the independent inspector agreed that the carrier bearing breaking was a manufactures defect. I feel all costs for the repair and towing of my Dodge Durango should be paid for by daimler Chrysler.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 192002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer was involved in collision due to rusted front axle. As a result, front axle completely broke off the tire.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

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