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?

7.1

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
64,600 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (9 reports)
2004 Dodge Durango engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 012013

Durango Limited 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles

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

Ok while pulling a 27' camper the 12V outlet went out then the Radio then AC, all dash lights came on ABS, seat belt, ck engine light, speedometer, odometer & tachometer out & the alarm came on and would not stop until I removed the + cable. Stuck 400 miles from home & frustrated !

- , WESLEY CHAPEL, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 102011

Durango 5.7lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,425 miles

this happens every time it rains. hard has been back to dealer many times for same problem. does anyone know the problem and how to solve it?

- , Westgreenwich, RI, USA

problem #7

Feb 122011

Durango 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,576 miles

lost speedometer do to the light being on. will never buy a dodge again.

- , Cape Neddick, ME, USA

problem #6

Jul 072009

Durango 5.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

took to a local dealer and was told the ignition coils were all bad and needed replaced. kinda funny since it runs great and does not have any miss at all.

- , Connersville, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 252007

Durango SLT Limited 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

I never get a straight answer as to why the light keeps coming on!

- , Milledgeville, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 242007

(reported on)

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

the engine light stays on and I have a co-worker that has same vehicle and same problem and was bought at same dealership. I have noticed recently that it have to turn my lights off twice to shut them off

- , Hamilton, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 042007

(reported on)

Durango Limited 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,171 miles

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

2004 Dodge limited 5.7l Hemi. The MIL light came on and will not go off. Problem here is I just made my first payment. Also the Dealers Warranty ran out 3 days ago. What if anything can I do?

- , Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 292006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 26,000 miles

Check engine light is on. Dealer has not fixed the issue yet.....

- , Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 132004

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 227 miles

OK, I bought this car on the 9th of November and on the 12th it was in shop with the check engine on. This has occured every 2nd day I have had the car serviced!! This is the fourth time I brought the car in and now the care has 1500 miles on it!! I still haven't even made the first car note!! I get the run around everytime I take the car in! Let['s see what else they are going to come up with! Thank God this is a Leasing!!!!!!!!! I will be getting rid of this as soon as I can!

- , HC # 3 Box 10716, Yabucoa, PuertoRico, Puerto Rico

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