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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,437 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

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 172008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,160 miles


Electric fan, steering;rack and pinion; control arm; lower ball joints, front drive shaft, front bearings. Replaced drive shaft, left wheel bearing. I bought it in 2006 w/125,000 miles. Drive shaft went out at 135,000 and steering at 146,000. I still owe money on it and it sits parked because I cant afford the rest of the repairs.

- Topeks, KS, USA

problem #4

Apr 152007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My vehicle is 6 years old, about 2 months ago I noticed my car began vibrating really badly and my tires were wearing flat on the drivers side. I took my Durango to the 76 service station and they inspected my vehicle and I was told that my right front wheel bearing was worn, my front ball joints were worn and the sway bar bushings were worn very badly as well as the upper control arms were bad. I have only seen recalls on the vehicles with 4X4 but I think the 4X2 models need to also be inspected. This is not normal wear for a vehicle only being 6 years old and driven only 14,280 a year. I cant afford to pay the 1500 dollars that was quoted to have it fixed, so now it sits unless it has to be used, because I am afraid that my front tire is going to fall off.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 122005

Durango 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango that has prematue wearing of tie rods and bushings. I tried contacting my dealership and they will not cover this because of 60,000miles. I started noticeing problems at 7,000 miles when my tires started to wear premature. I took the car back to the dealer and they just realined the vehicle. I am on my third set of tires already. Brakes plus won't realign the car because everything is so worn out. Please advise me, I have to fix this and nobody will cover the costs. What do I do."?"

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 102004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The vehicle vibrated and pulled to the left when driving 50-60 mph. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop. The mechanic informed the consumer that the front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The consumer stated that the whole left hub assembly needed to be replaced. The consumer was told that the whole front tire almost fell off due to a faulty wheel bearing.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,026 miles
While driving on highway the front end started grinding. Two miles down the road the left front wheel locked up and vehicle went into a skid. After safely maneuvering to the emergency lane the driver got out and found that the wheel had completely colapsed and would not turn at all. The vehicle was towed to a Dodge dealership and upon inspection, it was found that the bearing had disintegrated. The inner ring of the inside bearing had seized to the spindle. The only thing holding the wheel on was the brake caliper. After replacing the drivers side assembly the dealership checked the passenger side and found it to be loose as well. It would have soon done the same thing. This vehicle only has 60K miles on it and this should not have happened. Fortunately the driver was able to control the vehicle safely off the road, however it could have resulted in a roll over or worse, death.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

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