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2001 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


In March of 2001 I bought a 2001 Dodge Durango 4X4 the first year was great, then despite the fact that I took my vehicle in evey 3000 mi. For whatever was manufacturer recommended maintenance, and the dealers 27 point inspection, the front brakes were suddenly completely shot and cost in excess of $450 to repair last June I believe, right after getting serviced and a front end alignment, I drove to work, attempted to shut off vehicle, and it refused the engine sped up, the lights flashed, the gauges went wild, and it finally died. Day after day they cept telling me they didnt know what the problem was, after a week of being worked on the dealership informed me the starter had "gone" and it would be 24 to 48 hours before they could get one about the same time the front end started to make a strange grinding noise while backing up while turning....they still havent figured out this one.....but im wondering if it is a balljoint issue also after several of the regularly schedueled services I complained that there was fluid left on my driveway. I was told that it was run off from the frame of some of the old oil, after it is out of warranty, they finally found the leak....the power steering rack is leaking oh and I almost forgot, when I first got this vehicle, the left rear brake light didnt always work...after 4 or 5 attempts to get it repaired, I had a mechanic friend of mine look it less than 5 minutes he told me the contacts in the housing were defective....I got the dealership to check into it and they replaced it and it has been fine ever since this vehicle has always had its manufacturers recommended services at the interval required, it was very expensive to buy, and to maintain, it only has 40,000 mi. On it, and looks great, but appearntly it is a money pitt and death trap all rolled into one!!

- Penfield, NY, USA

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