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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,896 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.

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 152007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


The cruise control in my 2001 Dodge Durango accelerates and brakes constantly. Since it is out of warranty, I will have to pay for repairs since there was not a recall that I am aware of.

- Felton, DE, USA

problem #3

Jun 182005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,500 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango R/T that has had severe problems with the front end. I know that the upper ball joints have been replaced at least three times. Two of which are from my local dealer and I just received a notice that they want it done again. I also know that my lower ball joints are shot and is definitely a complication of the upper ball joint problems due to the fact that they are on the same pivot point. Also my upper and lower control arm bushings are seizing up and causing not only a substantial amount of noise but a severe amount of wheel hop while at high rates of speed on the highway. While cornering and hitting the expansion joint of a bridge or other highway bump the truck seems to want to bounce from lane to lane. I also had a drivers side front shock break in half while on the highway last week. I contacted daimler Chrysler about these problems and they didn't seem the bit least worried about it. I asked if there was any consumer complaint program or any follow up procedure that I could be involved with and he was quick to say no. He also instructed me that I could do one of two things, I could have the ball joints changed for the fourth time or get ride of the vehicle. I asked him if this was Dodge since on the whole problem by off loading the vehicle onto another unsuspecting person and he didn't say anything. He just repeated himself. I am a aircraft mechanic by trade and I can tell you right now that the faa and the ntsb would have grounded every aircraft that was affected in a situation like this. I don't know why there is such a double standard with the automobile industry. I drive around my family in this vehicle to include my 5 month old son and it scares me to death just reading the stories online that other people have been involved with. I hope it hasn't happened but what is it going to take to get this resolved with Dodge, (multiple deaths with this $30,000 lemon) thank you mike audas.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #2

May 032004


  • miles
Consumer stated that transmission indicator light kept going off and on. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer, who told consumer that they had to insert a plate in order to make the light stay off. Also, after vehicle was worked on the cruise control light came on and stayed on. While driving on the freeway all the lights came on, consumer applied brakes, and they grabbed. When consumer finally was able to apply brakes they almost threw her passenger through the windshield. However, passenger did not go through the windshield because he was wearing a seat belt. Consumer indicated that dealer told her that this incident may have been caused by the transmission fluid that they put into vehicle.

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,084 miles
Clock spring failure-same sceanario as current NHTSA investigation involving daimler Chrysler mini-vans. Failure resulted in a non-warranty covered expense of $219.42 in parts and labor to replace clock spring.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

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