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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 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Aug 112002

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

This car is only one year old and the transmission went out. This is unheard of. The veichle has been in the shop for over a week leaving me with no transportation. No arrangement were made for a free rental because I did not have an extended warranty on a one year old car!. unhappy customer.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #11

Apr 012001

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Having problem with reverse gear. The consumer was unable to place the vehicle in reverse. Dealer notified. The consumer stated when the gear was placed in reverse, the vehicle did not move, it only revved. The gear had to be placed into park and then reverse to get the vehicle to move. The vehicle also went into neutral on its own while the consumer was driving.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 012001

Durango

  • miles
1) car races as if in high gear (while in reverse and then in drive) but won't move unless you floor it. After 200ft. Of flooring it..it drops into gear and runs normally. The problem is intermittent and not specific to cold weather but engine is usually cold.. 2)problem is common to Durangos...car shifts freely from park to reverse or any other gear without having to engage the brake.

- Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 022000

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The transmission makes noise when putting in reverse. The consumer stated that he had continuous problem with the transmission, but the dealer can not duplicate the problem, on two occasions when backing up, the transmission popped back into park and locked up, the dealer adjusted the shifter cable due to it being out of adjustment.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #8

Sep 012001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips out of gear while driving 35-40 mph, when in reverse it will shift to neutral. Dealer replaced transmission range sensor, tcm and quicklearn. On 30 April 2002 at 5 mph transmission slipped from drive to neutral.

- Rockport, MA, USA

problem #7

Mar 242001

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 22000 miles, my transmission started jerking while driving at any speed. It was taken to the dealer and repaired but is doing the jerking again. The rear tumble seats would not fold properly, took it to dealer...problem repaired. At 25080 miles a bearing spun, took to the dealer and they will not repair it. It is still at the dealership.

- Greentown, IN, USA

problem #6

Sep 012001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After vehicle sits for a while and when starting, it makes a loud noise. Does not have full acceleration power. Will not pull. Took to dealer, and dealer indicated problem was the fan. Dealer has replaced the air conditioner compressor and added insulation between the firewall and air conditioner, however noises and lack of power still exists.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 022000

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission makes noise when putting in reverse. The consumer stated that he had continuous problems with the transmission, but the dealer can not duplicate the problem, on two occasions when backing up, the transmission popped back into park and locked up.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 072001

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Berryville, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 072001

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer put vehicle in drive while foot was on the brake, while easing off the brake, the vehicle jerked and went backward causing the driver door to hit the consumer in the face and the consumer to fall out onto the pavement, consumer noticed that the gear shown was drive not reverse.

- Berryville, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 172001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When gear shift lever is put all the way into park positioning, sometimes vehicle will not indicate it is in any gear at all. There is a square which surrounds the P, D, N, etc. On the gear indicator, and none of them will be outlined. In addition to sometimes not indicating the car is in gear, it can be in a different gear than indicated. It can say it is in drive but when accelorator is depressed the vehicle does not go anywhere. It simply revs as if it is in neutral. I consider this a safety problem as the vehicle could roll over my small children if I think it is in park but it actually isn't. the vehilce has been in for repair 3 times and I am told this happens but there is no repair for the problem.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission failed to shift gears while driving. Rpms have to reach a high level before transmission shifted into passing gear. Vehicle taken to dealer, and informed consumer nothing could be found. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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