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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,589 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Feb 142004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


I bought my Dodge Durango in October 2002. I heard a clunking noise & felt like someone hit me from behind when I would stop. Had checked at Pontiac dealership where I bought it, they said there were no problems. I saw cbs news story on Durangos and realized that the ball joints may be the issue with my vehicle, it still makes the same clunking noise, and I still feel the vehicle push forward when I am stopping my vehicle. On February 14th of this year, I was driving and lost my brakes, found out that the cylinders were bad. I will put this down as an incident, but the noise is still ongoing, and so far I haven't had an incident & would like to prevent one.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 202004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
When braking vehicle pulled to the right. Vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the mechanic could not resolve the problem. Also, vehicle was taken to the dealer, who found no problem. Vehicle was aligned, balanced, and the tires were changed.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
While driving the consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front end. The dealer determined that the ball joints wore out prematurely. The dealer replaced the upper arm and the ball joints.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Jul 052003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have 2001 Dodge Durango and recently heard noises in the front end, and the vehicle seems to skip across the road when going over bumps. In addition, the right side tires both front and back are wearing on the outside. The left side is wearing normally. While going over bumps, the steering wheel at times, is almost thrown out of your hands. Vehicle also seems to be riding very rough than when first purchased. Dealer inspected front end and claimed there were no problems.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 212002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 51,090 miles
The control arm and ball joint experienced premature wear.. the dealer refused to replace under warranty. The spark plugs were replaced.

- New Cumberland, WV, USA

problem #1

Jun 122001


  • miles
Steering wheel pulled to right (as if someone grabbed it and pulled). Steering pulled same way again (within seconds) and Durango went into spin, then into ditch, then rolled. Road conditions were excellent, no other traffic, weather was dry and clear.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

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