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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 022001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When engine is on and in park, consumer is able to move into any gear without pressing the brakes. Consumer called Chrysler corporation to complain. They would not take the complaint. Consumer advised consumer to be careful not to accidentally hit the gear shift when the vehicle was on.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 222002

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Key was in ignition while engine was turned off and child shifted vehicle out of park into drive without depressing brakes, causing vehicle to roll.

- S. Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 152002

Durango

  • miles
Gear shift mechanism engages without pressing foot on brake. A small child was able to put into gear. Consumer feels this is very dangerous.

- Frontenac, KS, USA

problem #7

May 102002

Durango 4WD

  • miles

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

I was not told there was no safety feature on this vehichle. You do not have to apply the brake to put it in gear while the car is on. So my one year old drove the Durango threw the garage. And Dodge told me it was on there the feature but the searched and did not find it. So I found out that the 2003 has this safety feature and they will not tell me why its on there now. And they will not put one on it or get us in a 2003. I thought all vehichles were suppose to have them for safety reasons like what my baby did. Please help us to get our truck child proof.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #6

Feb 122002

(reported on)

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated when the vehicle is in reverse there is a loud noise, consumer stated on 3 occassions while backing out of a parking space the vehicle jumped out of reverse and into park and just stopped.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 122002

(reported on)

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated when the vehicle is in reverse there is a loud noise, consumer stated on 3 occassions while backing out of a parking space the vehicle jumped out of reverse and into park and just stopped.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 282001

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked with engine off, consumer was helping child out of vehicle, when child bumped into shift lever and caused it to shift from park to drive. Consumer was able to jump in, and stop vehicle. No injuries.

- Temple, TX, 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

Apr 252001

Durango

  • miles
There is no shift interlock present in automatic transmission assembly. Consumer is able to take the vehicle out of park without depressing brakes. Ergo, a child could easily shift a vehicle out of park. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 112001

Durango

  • miles
Child pulled vehicle out of gear without touching brakes. Vehicle hit curb with child still inside. This messed up bottom of truck. Contactrf dealer, and no response was received. Please add VIN.

- Alice, TX, USA

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