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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,053 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 #3

Jan 172008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,160 miles


Electric fan, steering;rack and pinion; control arm; lower ball joints, front drive shaft, front bearings. Replaced drive shaft, left wheel bearing. I bought it in 2006 w/125,000 miles. Drive shaft went out at 135,000 and steering at 146,000. I still owe money on it and it sits parked because I cant afford the rest of the repairs.

- Topeks, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 182007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Durango. While driving 45 mph, the contact heard a thumping noise. The vehicle veered to the right and rolled over. The contact felt that the cause of crash was the drive shaft. The vehicle was destroyed. The driver sustained serious injuries. A police report was filed. The manufacturer and dealer have not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of failure. The current and failure mileages were 115,000. The consumer stated the air bags did not deploy. Updated 09/11/07

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 252004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 5 mph driveshaft fell out. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who determined that the pin, which holds the driveshaft in, broke. The part available for analysis.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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