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. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,506 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

May 172007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,506 miles


2/27/07 purchases: 2/27/07 problem: Engine light serviced: 3/06/07 repaired: Egr valve, 3/09/07 problem: Engine light serviced: 3/12/07 repaired: Ignition coil. 4/06/07 problem: Engine light/vehicle cut off/ serviced: 4/17/07 repaired: Short out cam and crankshaft sensor. Due to vehicle having rough idle, needle jumping/vehicle shaking, vehicle shut down at stop lights. (5/01/07) returned vehicle to service due to shutting down when backing up/rough idle. (5/17/07) vehicle shut down on the expressway in front of a semi-truck, I didn't know if had shut down until the wheel became difficult to control. I coasted up the exit ramp and the vehicle start right up. Dealership requested to take the vehicle to another service center for repairs. (5/18/07) took vehicle a Dodge dealership, in which, they stated that the vehicle has intermittent problems which were hard to detect. Diagnoses of the problem would be difficult. Also, stated this was the second vehicle in their service department with the same problems. To no avail they found nothing.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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