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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
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- engine problems126NHTSA complaints: 269
- fuel system problems20NHTSA complaints: 683
- transmission problems17NHTSA complaints: 47
- interior accessories problems13NHTSA complaints: 18
- body / paint problems9NHTSA complaints: 11
- AC / heater problems7
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 23
- electrical problems6NHTSA complaints: 102
- exterior accessories problems4NHTSA complaints: 12
- exhaust system problems3NHTSA complaints: 5
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 4
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 41
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 23
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- steering problemsNHTSA: 44
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 18
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