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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,779 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.

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2001 Dodge Durango suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 182004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


151 old farm rd. Leominster, MA 01453 March 26, 2004 daimler-Chrysler corporation po box 610207 port huron, mi 48061-0207 dear sirs: My father always told me, never buy a Chrysler product. however, a couple of years ago when looking for a mid-size SUV with a third row I was tempted by the Dodge Durango. However, I kept hearing my fatherS voice, never buy&.. but I thought, that was the 1950S. you donT see blue smoke pouring from the exhaust pipe of Chrysler products anymore. Surely in the 21st century Chrysler products can compete with anything on the market. Right" so I relented and bought my first Chrysler producta well-styled Dodge Durango. I would prove my father wrong. Well-----? after only 60,000 miles and a $2,000 repair bill I am now telling my sons, never buy a Chrysler product. what happened? at 60,000 miles I took my Durango into my dealer for routine service and a state inspection. Please try to imagine my shock when I got a phone call from the service manager informing me that the ball joints on my car were so dangerously worn, the car would not pass inspection. If I did not get it repaired they would have to red-flag the car because it was too dangerous to have on the highway. Now really, who would want to drive a car that unsafe? I was relieved that the mechanic discovered it and possibly prevented a horrible accident. I had it fixed. Totally worn out ball joints at only 60,000 miles" and that is when I heard my fatherS voice again, never buy a Chrysler product. sincerely, ian bothwell cc: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #5

Mar 172004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 5 mph consumer noticed vehicle pulling to the right. Consumer stopped the vehicle, got out to inspect it, and noticed the right wheel separated from the control arm. Vehicle was towed to a mechanic who determined that both control arms failed.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 102003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,421 miles
Had to have upper ball joint and control arm bushing replaced.

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

problem #3

Jul 022003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,153 miles


Replacement of left upper ball joint, control arm and left outer tie rod at 47,000 due to premature wear.

- Lancaster, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side control arm replaced at 13,802 miles. Both control arms replaced at 25,700 miles. Had to have tires replaced due to excessive wear.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 042003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,100 miles
Clunking, rattles and squeaks from the front suspension during sharp turns or bumps. Vehicle has 18,100 miles on it. Dealer replaced the left front upper and lower control arms and ball joints. This appears to be a premature failure as referenced in NHTSA action number PE03032.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

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