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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 162006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


The blower motor resistor, for the ac/heat on my 2001 Dodge Durango slt 4WD, has failed twice, since I have owned the vehicle. A service garage performed a test of the system and wanted to replace the blower, but the dealer claimed this was a common problem with this model and replaced the resistor, at a much lower cost. Upon review of Dodge Durango online forums, this appears to be an issue for many Dodge Durango owners. Appears to be either a defect in the system or design defect. Please investigate.

- Lopatcong Township, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 042005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When we opened the doors to the Durango, there was smoke inside and a burning odor. Fortunately there was no fire. The lights and the radio in the vehicle did not work. We got the car home and disconnected the battery. Durango was towed to dealership and repaired at our cost. The dealership found a short in the harness (for the heated seats, which we do not have) under the seat.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 082004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
I often smell a burned wire smell when I get into my 2001 Dodge Durango. Recently I got in and started the vehicle and the service 4 wheel drive light came on. I took it to a dealer and they said two modules where burned up. 4 wheel drive tranfer case module and the timing module. I dont understand how these modules on a new vehicle would just burn up and the wiring smell still cannot be explained. I was trying to visit your site to see if I am the only one with these problems. I will list the number of times I smelled this burned wiring smell.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car fan blower for A/C & heat just stopped at 61,000 miles. Car is only 2001. Loaded Durango in excellent shape. Hard to believe this is a common problem. Dealer said this was common. Talked to many people said it was not a common problem.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer didn't recognize the switch to start vehicle. Dealer has been notified, and they changed electronic shift Transport case, and the problem is still reoccurring.

- Putnam, NY, USA

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