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2003 Dodge Durango
6 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2003 Dodge Durango
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2003 Dodge Durango by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Dodge service shop immediately!
2003 Dodge Durango SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB NHTSA Campaign #08E064000
Summary: Skf is recalling 2,805 hub units, part no. BR930361, sold as a service part for 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota vehicles and 1999-2003 Dodge Durango vehicles equipped with 2-wheel drive & rear axle ABS. Due to a specification error, the rotor Pilot for the hub unit may be too long. This results in the wheel to not be seated fully against the hub flange face during mounting.
Consequence: Improper seating of the wheel can result in excessive vibration, brake rotor noise, difficulty removing the wheel after installation and operation of the vehicle, and possibly wheel-end separation during vehicle operation. Should wheel-end separation occur, the driver could loose control of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash.
Actions: Skf will notify owners and replace the defective hub units free of charge. The recall began on November 5, 2008. Owners may contact skf vsm North America customer service at 1-800-644-8999. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E064000 »
2003 Dodge Durango ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #06V339000
Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with front bench seats only, if fluid is spilled from the floor mounted cup holder, an unused console power outlet connector located under the seat may become contaminated.
Consequence: This may allow development of a high resistive short circuit in the connector, which could eventually lead to a fire.
Actions: Dealers will inspect the console wiring connector for corrosion, clean as required, and install a cap to prevent additional fluid from contaminating the connector free of charge. The recall began on October 30, 2006. Owners may contact daimler Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V339000 »
2003 Dodge Durango ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #06E024000
Summary: Certain replacement K&N fuel performance kits, P/nos. 57-1509, 57-1511, 57-1511-1, 57-1517, 57-1517-1, 57-1527, and 57-1530. Also, a small percentage of these kits were sold under the mopar performance parts brand name (P/nos. P5007069 and P5007070). All kits were manufactured from April 20, 1999, through September 23, 2004. These assemblies were manufactured as replacement equipment for certain Dodge pickup trucks and SUVS. A small piece of material from the tube wall could be sucked into the engine throttle body, which could cause the throttle to become jammed in the open position.
Consequence: A jammed open throttle could cause unintended acceleration of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash or increased stoping distances when braking.
Actions: K&N will provide owners with a free repair kit along with repair instructions. The recall began on April 20, 2006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E024000 »
2003 Dodge Durango SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #04V596000
Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks equipped with four-wheel drive (4X4), if moisture leaks into the front suspension upper ball joint, evacuation of the lubricant and corrosion of the joint may cause the joint to wear over an extended period of time. This could cause a clunking noise in the front suspension, which may not always be heard by the vehicle occupants.
Consequence: Excessive wear in the upper ball joint may allow it to separate, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle.
Actions: Dealers will replace the front suspension upper ball joints. This safety improvement campaign began on December 21, 2004. Owners can contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V596000 »
2003 Dodge Durango VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #04V216000
Summary: On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the windshield wiper module motor may be susceptible to water intrusion that could cause internal corrosion and result in partial or complete loss of front windshield wiping capability.
Consequence: Driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module. Owner notification began on July 12, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V216000 »
2003 Dodge Durango EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #02V322000
Summary: On certain pickup trucks, the central timer module (ctm) has an improperly sized circuit board trace that could potentially cause the right headlamp low beam to become inoperative.
Consequence: If the lights fail, a visibility problem could occur, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the ctm. Owner notification began December 23, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V322000 »