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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,245 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 6 of 8)

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problem #45

May 312012

Durango

  • miles

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

I am the owner of a 2005 Dodge Durango. We are having an issue were the fuel will not shut off at the pump. There is a recall for that year, but surprisingly enough our VIN # does not fall under the recall. We had the fuel tank replaced in January of 2008 under warranty for the same issue. Obviously there is an issue with the tanks and their manufacturing process. Concern is the tank was replaced with a defective tank that was manufactured during the recall time frame, but concerned is not being addressed because the VIN # does not fall with in a certain manufacturing date. I am greatly concerned due to the recall stating that the issue can cause fire. What will it take for Dodge to recognize the issue.

- Fort Riley , KS, USA

problem #44

Nov 012012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Upon fueling gas tank until fill, gas tank spews gasoline out of filler tube. Took it in to inspection, and was rejected, due to slight emissions leak. Failed inspection. Took to diagnostics center and had smoke test. Resulted in a slight leak that can not be found. Advised to have total fuel tank and refill assembly replaced at $700 +. called Chrysler recall hotline, and VIN did not match for potential recall potential.

- Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

problem #43

Nov 132012

Durango

  • 85,000 miles
When filling up with gas, fuel shoots out of the tube and onto the side of the vehicle.

- Tuscumbia, AL, USA

problem #42

Sep 012012

Durango

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel would spew back out of the filler neck. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who referred him to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 130,000 and the current mileage was 136,000.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #41

Nov 042012

Durango

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle fuel started to spew back out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not tested. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #40

May 092012

Durango

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve did not fully close, allowing fuel to escape from the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000 and the current failure mileage was 181,000.

- Moneta , VA, USA

problem #39

Aug 012012

Durango

  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel would spew back out of the filled neck onto the floor. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The failure mileage was approximately 78,000. The current mileage was approximately 79,000.

- Branson, MO, USA

problem #38

Oct 222011

Durango

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spew back out of the filler neck spraying into her eyes, hair, and on her clothes. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer for diagnosis. The contact was then informed that the failure was indicative of the mileage on the vehicle and offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 135,000 and the current mileage was 150,000.

- Salem, MO, USA

problem #37

Sep 142009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Upon fueling my car, there is always a kick back of fuel that ends up spilling on to the floor of the gas station. According to this site there are a couple recalls for my vehicle year and model that reference a recall about this. I called the Chrysler corporation and they told me that my specific vehicle did not qualify.

- South Elgin, IL, USA

problem #36

Oct 042012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 106,800 miles
I recently purchased a used Dodge Durango from a used car dealer. The first time the gas station attendant filled up the gas tank, it overflowed. Gasoline was all over the side of my car and onto the ground. The attendant was not touching the gas pump handle. The second time I had the car refueled at costco, it happened again. This time, it was even more of a spill and held up the refueling of other vehicles for quite some time while the attendant mopped up the spilt fuel on the side of my car and ground. I contacted my local Dodge dealer and reported the problem to them. They checked my VIN # with recall notices regarding this type of problem. There was a recall id # 54823 which affected 26,000 vehicles, but apparently not my VIN #. I then contacted Chrysler corporation. They also said that my VIN # did not have a recall notice on the fuel system. Recall id # 54823 states "the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve may not fully close at the end of refueling. This could allow some fuel to escape from the vehicle through the filler neck at the end of refueling." I have searched the internet and found this is a common defect with similar makes and models manufactured by Chrysler corporation. I do not feel that I should incur an expense for a safety item that has previously been well documented. Please help me resolve this safety defect before someone is hurt. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Grants Pass, OR, USA

problem #35

Apr 222012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles

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

While filling fuel tank, the gas pump stopped but fuel shot out of the filler tube spilling on the ground. This has happened on several occasions and does not matter how fast the fuel goes in.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #34

Oct 012012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while attempting to refuel, fuel spew back out of the filler neck spilling on the ground and on him. The contact stated that there was a large amount of fuel that spilled out. The incident occurred twice since he purchased the vehicle a few weeks ago. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted who advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 118,000. Updated 11/1/12 updated 11/1/2012

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #33

Sep 142012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 85,480 miles
Car stalls, failed to restart, had towed to shop they done a scan and got it started, made it home, failed to start again towed to dealership they kept for 10 days, done another scan could not find a problem, drove for 1 day car stalled restarted and the stalled again and would not restart, towed back to dealership where it was determined to be a fuel pump, had that replaced and also had the throttle body cleaned and serviced, drove car two days car stalled as we pulled into traffic almost causing would have been a severe crash....

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #32

Oct 052012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
My wife bought a 05 Dodge Durango today as soon as she goes to fill it up with gas before she even got a gallon in it fuel. Shot out every where I looked up online about a recall on this but it showed my VIN number as not apart of the recall I don't see how this is possible when it's the exact problem the recall states this is very unsafe I have 2 children that will denim this vehicle daily they should fix this Dodge should plz contact me if U can help thanks

- Lebanon, VA, USA

problem #31

Aug 262012

Durango

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, gasoline sprayed from the fill reservoir. The vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's destination and was later taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that a valve inside the fuel tank failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 69,000. The VIN was not available.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #30

Aug 012007

Durango

  • 29,000 miles
I purchased a Dodge Durango in 2007. At the time the car had 24000 miles. Around 2009 the car when I filled the tank with gas and removed the pump handle from the Durango the gas would overflow all over. So in 2009 I took the car to the Dodge dealership in North Florida ave. They said that there was no recalls for this car. At this point the car had 29,000 miles. Up to this date I still have this problem every time I fill the tank. I have taken this car to the dealership in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for the same problem and they still tell me there is no recall for this problem. So I decided to look online for this problem. There is a lot of 2005 Durango with the same problem.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #29

Apr 022012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
When filling up the vehicle with gasoline the filler tube does not close and gasoline comes up and out of the tube. I was informed that numerous complaints have been issued, as well as, two recalls, but since my vehicle was manufactured in 3-2005 it is not covered. As this has the potential for injury and fire this recall should be expanded as obviously it affects more vehicles then in the past recall notices.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #28

Sep 072012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 125,000 miles
When filling up with gas, fuel shoots out of the tube and onto the side of the vehicle.

- Antioch , IL, USA

problem #27

Aug 292012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
When filling fuel tank, gas spews out of filler tube posing fire risk, damaging clothing, and adding voc's to atmosphere. Many complaints of same thing and even recalls on various model years. Makes very little sense why Dodge or ntsb doesn't connect the dots and correct this problem in a comprehensive fashion.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #26

Jul 202012

Durango

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, fuel would overflow abnormally with pressure, causing the contact to become saturated with gasoline. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The current mileage was 77,948. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Elizabethville, PA, USA

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