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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,329 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Nov 202003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


The vehicle on this occasion started knocking and the check gauges light appeared. It stated I needed oil when I recently had an oil change. It then cut off. I took the vehicle to the dealer to find out that I needed a new engine supposedly due to sludge build up. I have had all oil changes and services performed. I even went as far as to have the 30,000 mile service done. Previous problems include replacement of an air bag, rear window problems, air conditioner not working, noises while in reverse when parking, all in all also getting stuck in 4-hi. All in all they told me they would not replace my engine even with my Chrysler warranty. The vehicle only has 42,000 miles. Also had new ignition switch installed due to speedometer failure.

- Phila., PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 052003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
While driving 35 mph the consumer lost control of the vehicle and was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact none of the airbags deployed.

- Sedro Woolley, WA, USA

problem #3

Aug 182003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Durango that is in E.xcellent condition with approximately 50K miles. The clockspring that sits in the steering column has gone bad causing the airbag light to remain on rendering the airbag useless. It first started a couple of months ago only when turning the steering wheel to the right but has progessively gotten worse, to the point that it is on all of the time.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 262003


  • 47,000 miles
Consumer stated that while driving at 65 mph an 18 wheeler came toward her lane. Consumer pressed the brakes to avoid the 18 wheeler and lost control of vehicle. Vehicle rolled and flipped down an embankment, and the air bags did not deploy. Consumer and two passengers were rushed to a hospital, where the consumer sustained back injuries. Passenger sustained no injuries.

- Saint James, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 182003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,200 miles
Consumer states while traveling at 60 mph, consumer hit a dip in the road, lost control of vehicle, and hit a wall. Upon impact, none of the air bags went off. Both airbags deployed tow truck driver informed consumer that the tie rod end failed to cause such accident.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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