- November 2: Chrysler Valve Stem Lawsuit Alleges Metal Stems Corrode
- October 29: Chrysler Recalls 560,000 SUVs For Airbag and Stability Problems
- September 20: Chrysler Agrees to Settle Dodge and Jeep TIPM Lawsuit
- September 15: Dodge Darts Recalled After Transmissions Magically Shift Into Neutral
2005 Dodge Durango
Problems & Complaints
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 already caught on fire.
Worst 2005 Durango Problems by Category
Click on a category below for details. Help?
- engine problems135NHTSA complaints: 313
- fuel system problems21NHTSA complaints: 718
- transmission problems17NHTSA complaints: 47
- interior accessories problems14NHTSA complaints: 21
- AC / heater problems9
- body / paint problems9NHTSA complaints: 15
- electrical problems7NHTSA complaints: 132
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 34
- exterior accessories problems4NHTSA complaints: 13
- exhaust system problems3NHTSA complaints: 5
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 85
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 44
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 9
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 14
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- steering problemsNHTSA: 61
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 27
A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
Stay Up to Date
Compare Dodge Durango Model Years
Curious how the 2005 Durango compares to other years?
Check out our Dodge Durango overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Durango.