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6.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,750 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 052004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

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

Engine siezed and had to be replaced. Oil pressure gauge dropped to zero so we changed out the oil pump and discovered sludge build up although the oil had been changed regularly. About 2 months later the engine locked completely. The sludge problem had clogged access to the front two pistons and eventually the locked completely.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 212001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine light illuminated, dealer could not find problem, approximately 3 months later, vehicle stalled while consumer was backing out of the garage, dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 242002

Durango 4WD

  • miles
A rod is knocking at 25000 miles and there is "oil sludge".....we have kept up maintenance on the vehicle but Chrysler will not cover the repairs under the warranty. I have researched this problem and found several other incidents such as mine with the "oil sludge."

- Greentown, IN, USA

problem #5

Sep 012001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After vehicle sits for a while and when starting, it makes a loud noise. Does not have full acceleration power. Will not pull. Took to dealer, and dealer indicated problem was the fan. Dealer has replaced the air conditioner compressor and added insulation between the firewall and air conditioner, however noises and lack of power still exists.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 212001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine light illuminated, dealer could not find problem, approximately 3 months later, vehicle stalled while consumer was backing out of the garage, dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 302002

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
While driving at any speed vehicle would stall without any indication. Dealer and manufacturer have been contacted.

- Ashland, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 282001

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle stops running while driving with no warning, this causes loss of all power including steering and brakes, the vehicle has been taken to the dealer on three occasions but they have not been able to fix the problem. Nlm

- Harrison, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Durango

  • miles
5.9L engine overheated intermittently while driving. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that nothing could be found. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Las Angeles, CA, USA

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