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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,756 miles

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2001 Dodge Durango transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #32

Oct 122004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While the vehicle was running, the consumer noticed that the gear would engaged without applying the brakes. The driver was concerned and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the vehicle was operating as designed.

- Garrison, NY, USA

problem #31

Apr 192004

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,955 miles
Failed transmission on 2001 Dodge Durango. While driving the transmission failed without warning. The consumer indicated that all regular maintenance was performed on the vehicle and felt that this failure should not have occurred. The vehicle was taken to a transmission specialist who installed a reconditioned transmission and torque converter. The consumer has another Dodge truck which also experienced transmission failure. The consumer requested reimbursement for the cost of the new transmission.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #30

May 172004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,400 miles
Engine light came on. Codes listed were P1757 and P1762. Governor pressure solenoid and governor pressure sensor. Engine rpms race to over 3000 before finally shifting. Feels like the engine is going to blow.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #29

May 032004

Durango

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #28

Apr 242004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Transmission will not shift into reverse. Was told that the rear planitary gear is broken and need a new trans. Car is only 3 years old with 55,000 miles. Chrysler is looking into it to see if they will cover all or part of the repairs as the warranty expired at 36,000 miles.

- Batavia, IL, USA

problem #27

Apr 012004

(reported on)

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Consumer experienced the engine light illuminating, shaking when braking at high speeds, steering noises and shifter popping in place. Also, consumer experienced noise in the rear end and transmission not shifting properly. Dealer said the check engine light illuminated for no reason at all and was reset. Consumer went to a different dealer and put a new computer because it's a small sensor in the emission control. Engine light came on again and consumer brought vehicle to a dealer and said that it was safe to drive. Consumer went to a different dealer because she wasn't comfortable with the opinion from the previous dealer. Consumer was told by the dealer that it was the torque converter and it will take a week and a half to repair vehicle. In addition, consumer is experiencing problems with air conditioner.

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #26

Feb 102004

Durango

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission will not engage while shifting the gears. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that transmission needed to be replaced.

- Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #25

Mar 182003

Durango

  • 28,000 miles
Intermittently vehicle will not go into the proper gear. For example, consumer will place the gear into reverse and press the accelerator, but vehicle will go forward. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that this was normal.

- Des Moines, WA, USA

problem #24

Dec 262003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,300 miles
My Durango is always serviced when needed. Oil is changed every 3000 miles or 3 months which ever comes first. Last time it was taken to the dealership for service everything checked out ok. All of a sudden after 2,000 the transmission goes out. I called daimler Chrysler to ask if it had a warranty they responded that the warranty was for 36,000 miles or 3 years. I have taken it to 2 mechanics and they have both said that I need a new transmission. When my Durango was connected to the computer to see what the problem was it only indicated that it needed the speed sensors replaced, I did that and it still has the same problem. It shifts into 1st and 2nd gear but not into 3rd gear.

- Eagle Pass, TX, USA

problem #23

Nov 232003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
2001 Dodge Durango has repeated transmission failures. Over drive will engage by itself causing temperature light to come on after a period of time. I have spent over a $1000 form 6/2003 to 11/2003 for the same problem.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #22

Oct 012002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission clunk at low speeds when automatic transmission shifts from second to third.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #21

Oct 102003

Durango 4WD 16-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,564 miles
I have 35,000 miles on my Durango and have had 2 transmission rebuilds. I have also had shift linkage problems after the last rebuild and the dealer performed the shifting recall in 2002. All transmission issues. I am looking for resolution and a buy back of this vehicle. I do not feel confident about the transmission rebuild and the overall reliability of this vehicle. I am seeking the lemon law in my state but, I may need more help and pressure.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #20

Oct 012003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I currently own a 2001 Dodge Durango. The vehicle is serviced on a regular basis. I just turned 40,000 miles. I felt a slight pause in the transmission when starting out. I took the vehicle in to have the transmission checked. The transmission has to be replaced. I filed a complaint with daimler Chrysler. They gave me the standard answer. "3 years or 36,000 miles." We are not responsible. Please look into this transmission issue. I believe there is a part failure or malfunction with the Durango transmissions.

- Manasquan, NJ, USA

problem #19

Oct 012003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Consumer stated while traveling noticed vehicle would not change out of gear due to transmission slipping.

- Manasquan, NJ, USA

problem #18

Sep 292003

Durango

  • miles
While driving at any speed automatic transmission doesn't shift properly, and makes loud noise. Dealer notified. Consumer had extended warranty. Dealer won't take vehicle any more to dealer since he can't find anything wrong.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 012001

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,016 miles
Wife drove forward into a parking space. Shifted to reverse (automatic electronic transmission) and backed up to straighten vehicle. Shifted to drive. Applied gas, and vehicle continued in reverse. Backed into curb and mailbox, shifted into 2nd. Vehicle continued in reverse, shifted into 1st. Vehicle continued in reverse, shut motor off and restarted vehicle. Everything back to normal. Dealer tested vehicle and could find no fault. Comment on invoice was "npf road tested checked with drb no codes 185 ly, long lic#2069. Scc **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*746430

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #16

Nov 072002

Durango

  • miles
The air condition will not blow out cool air. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #15

Nov 082002

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Ts

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #14

Nov 072002

Durango

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning. The vehicle will stall and vibrate and will not restart. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #13

Nov 072002

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Consumer state while five year old child was pass through front to back seat with vehicle running child pants leg pull gear shift into drive causing vehicle to run into garage without depressing the brake pedal.

- Elburn, IL, USA

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