Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: The second generation Durango was introduced in 2004 and instantly came under fire for, well, catching on fire.

From 2004-2006 electrical overloading in the driver's side instrument panel caused numerous reports of interior fires. The interior infernos became so commonplace that Chrysler eventually issued a recall.

The problems didn't stop there, however. Owners of the recalled vehicles complained about being treated unfairly and given take-it-or-leave-it low ball settlement offers. "They offered me $2000 under NADA retail as a settlement," said one owner, "and have been rude and hostile to deal with." Nothing says awesome service like treating your customers rudely after their cars have caught on fire.

Have we mentioned all the reports of complete engine failure due to oil sludge?

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$158.00
Average Mileage:
29,659 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced the thermostat (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Durango cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 042009

Durango ST 4.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,313 miles

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

Have never had to replace the thermostat at this low mileage in any vehicle I have ever owned

- , Smithville, GA, USA

problem #1

May 302005

Durango 5.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 5 miles

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various problems with cooling system

We have been dealing with the manufacturer and dealer back and forth. Our vehicle has every abnormality listed, except paint, and a few other small problems that could end up giants later.

The cooling system run around will happen after engine failure, electric panel fire, key fob troubles, horn troubles, air bag troubles.

So far that what we have learned from a certified mechanic is a fan clutch, that should stop spinning and engage in lock in the Hemi Name 5.7 continually spins, therefore your engine over time will begin to overheat..

Our air intake flows on the left and right but not centrally, it is clogged. Has been for a while about 2.5 months, the dealers diagnostic exam still hasn't been able to give a code that reads we have a clogged radiator. The mechanic was kind enough to replace a thermostat for free and a fan clutch at a low cost, however he was unable to fix the root problem explaining that the entire vehicle would need to be broken down to pinpoint the cause. He did not want to take advantage of us financially.

Yes, the dealer did advise this fan clutch is also computer controlled..Explained simply... we are unable to receive computer software updates.. We have no server. HA HA HA.

Here's some phone numbers guys and gals. ALL RACERS start your engines!!!!!!!!!

Carla Taylor Asst to senior attorney Mr. Otto G. Matheke III NTHSA (202) 365-263 Mr. Otto G Matheke III (202) 66 2121 Mr Michael J. Jordan (202) 493 0576 Library (has info!!!!!) e-mail: library@ncac.gwv.edu (703) 726 8236 Mark ? (202) 366-7020 Special Investigations Office Chrysler (248) 944 7056 Mark Wipple Chrsylers (IMP!!!) (443) 745-8477.

MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT YOUR AREA DISTRICT MANAGER IF CHRYSLER WONT GIVE YOU A TELEPHONE NUMBER CONTACT BBB ENTER CHRYSLER FOR YOUR STATE CHRYSLER DUMB SELF WILL GENERATE A LETTER WITH AN ADDRESS FROM THERE CALL 411.

- , Maple Grove, MN, USA

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