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 7 of 8)

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problem #25

May 302012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

When I am filling up my gas tank at a gas station, the pump will kick off when full and a few seconds after you can hear fuel rushing up the tube and then sprays out all over the side of the car and on the ground. The side of my vehicle is starting to rust because of this and I have been held responsible to fuel cleanup at a few gas stations. Its my understanding there was a recall issued on some vehicles but since I am not the original owner, I am not sure if this was taken care of.

- Washington, WV, USA

problem #24

Aug 102012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 125,477 miles
Gasoline was ejected from my fill tube at the gas station. After filling the tank the gas nozzle clicked to stop and fuel shot out of the filler tube covering me and my car in gasoline. This happens everytime the car is filled. I understand Chrysler/Dodge has recognized this problem in many vehicles but for some reason my vehicle was excluded.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #23

Mar 012012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
When the gas tank is being filled there is no longer a shut off that occurs thus gas overflows on car, person and gas station floor.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #22

Jun 122012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 117,450 miles

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

I asked the gas attendant to fill up the tank. After about half a minute or so, gas sprayed out of the tank. I would estimate half a gallon of gas or so was sprayed out onto the car and ground. At first I thought it was the gas pump nozzle. Did fill ups at three different gas stations and same result. I called the dealership and the mechanic said that only the 4.7S are being recalled not the 5.7S for the gas tank's return valve malfunction which causes the spray.

- Dayton, OR, USA

problem #21

Jul 182012

Durango

  • miles
Fuel overflows out of vehicle when trying to fill tank.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #20

Mar 032010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel spewed back out from the filler neck. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since 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 mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 145,000... updated 08-30-12 updated 08/31/2012

- Hartford , SD, USA

problem #19

Aug 012009

Durango

  • 35,000 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 while he refueled vehicle, the gas overflowed. The failure recurred every time the contact added fuel to vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the inlet check valve in the fuel tank was defective. The failure was related to NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly) however the dealer advised the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall. The current mileage was 56,435. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Golden Beach , FL, USA

problem #18

Jul 012006

Durango

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango slt. The contact stated that he made a sudden stop and the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer advised the contact that the failure was related to bad gasoline fuel. The vehicle was later taken to a repair shop where the mechanic advised the contact that there was a flaw in the fuel tank and a baffle that was loose. The baffle blocked the fuel going through the engine causing the vehicle to stall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue however no assistance was offered. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was 65,000. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #17

May 162012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,500 miles
Multiple occassions different gas stations - when filling the gas tank and removing nozzle the gas spills out in pretty large volume. Happened on last 4 occasions. Other Durango's same model year are seeing the same thing. Not safe.

- Tacoma , WA, USA

problem #16

May 092012

Durango

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that whenever dispensing fuel into the fuel tank, the fuel would overflow from the filler neck onto the ground. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap); however the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #15

Jul 022012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

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

When filling the gas tank, gas shoots back out when the tank is full. This happens each time I refuel.

- Mount Enterprise, TX, USA

problem #14

May 062012

Durango

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the filler tube inlet would not close after the vehicle was refueled with gasoline, causing fuel to leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed 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 manufacturer was notified of the issue who offered a small discount on the cost of repairs. The contact refused. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #13

Jun 262012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
When gassing the vehicle, gas tank overflows as the tank fillas or when I stop adding gas.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 172011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
When my wife filled up the vehicle the gas splashed back all over her. His happens all the time. We took it too a dealer and they said it was already fixed but it still has the same issue.

- Cabot, PA, USA

problem #11

Dec 192011

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel emitted from the tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the fuel filter check valve needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 012009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Experiencing same issue as reported in NHTSA recall campaign number 09V003000 - fuel-spit back problems caused by stuck inlet check valves in the fuel tank filler tubes. When filling up the tank the fuel spits out. This issue occurs regularly upon fill up. The fuel spits out onto vehicle, gas station pavement, and clothing. This is an extreme hazard to myself and to my passengers in the vehicle during regular fill ups. I've had to refrain from filling up the vehicle to full capacity to avoid this occurrence. I checked my VIN [xxx] for recall information on Dodge.com and my vehicle was erroneously not included in this recall. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 242008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,051 miles
We had our gas tank replaced on our vehicle on 7/24/08 and Chrysler then had a recall notice for the fuel inlet valve issue, which was the problem that we were having. We have contacted Chrysler about reimbursing us the cost of the gas tank due to the recall and they will not reimburse this money, stating that they have reviewed our case and will not reimburse us. We were not aware of this recall, as we did not receive a notice. We have owned the vehicle since February of 2008. We just became aware of the recall and therefore contacted Chrysler about this situation. Does the company have to cover this cost due to the recall of the gas tank and if so is there a time limit on the recall?

- New Knoxville, OH, USA

problem #8

Feb 072012

Durango

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that gasoline would spew from the filler neck valve whenever the vehicle was refueled. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system: Gasoline: Storage tank: Assembly) for the inlet check valve, but was told by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 24,000 and the current mileage was 31,000.

- Faildale, KY, USA

problem #7

Jul 132011

Durango

  • 93,510 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that gasoline would spew from the filler neck valve whenever the vehicle was refueled. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system: Gasoline: Storage tank: Assembly) for the inlet check valve, but was told by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The failure mileage was 93,510 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Grain Valley, MO, USA

problem #6

Jun 022009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I have owned this vehicle for approximately four years now. It has a persistent and very unsettling problem of stalling for no apparent reason with no corresponding warning lights etc. It just dies and the power steering and brakes fail resulting in significant loss of steering and braking effectiveness. This problem has occurred intermittently with no pattern of origin evident several times over the past few years. On several occasions, it has occurred while pulling out into busy traffic lanes across intersections. I have been able to put it into neutral and immediately restart it to avoid a collision. I have utilized fuel cleaners and changed the spark plugs etc. In a effort to resolve the issue. It happened again today at low speed in a parking lot fortunately..just died without warning. I researched this online and found that this is a common engine problem complaint with the Durango. Today, this occurred with over 3/4 tank of fresh fuel in the tank. This problem constitutes an immediate safety hazard to owners of these vehicles and I am requesting that NHTSA initiates an investigation into it's cause ( S ) - thank you - related website link re: Common problem - www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Durango/2005/engine/stalling_without_warning.shtml.

- Willows, CA, USA

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