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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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,514 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 11 of 23)

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problem #244

Jan 012010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

When fueling vehicle after the fueling nozzle is cut off several ounces of fuel spills/squirts out from the tank. Failure began occurring around 40K miles. Using different fueling sites still has same result. Stopping fueling as tank nears full has same results. This will occur every time vehicle is fueled unless fueling is stopped prior to tank becoming close to capacity. Recall E01 completed on vehicle on 7/15/2005 shortly after purchase. However, vehicle tested and no repairs were made/indicated at the time. The symptoms mentioned above are the exact same as mentioned in the recall. Numerous other similar complaints are listed with NHTSA. Dealer indicated they would perform test again for a fee and consult manufacturer regarding repair coverage. My feeling is this is a result of the same defective part indicated in the recall and it was just not detected during initial recall inspection. Vehicle has not been repaired. Currently I only fill tank to about three quarters full to avoid fuel spilling/squirting out. Dangers from the fuel include possibility of fire or fuel contacting skin/face/eyes.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #243

Jan 102011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango. Each time vehicle is refueled fuel continues to spill back out of the fuel tank. This happens every time the vehicle is filled up. The dealer was contacted and informed me that my VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The manufacturer was also contacted and confirmed that the vehicle was not covered under the recall, and is also not covered under the extended warranty I purchased when I purchased the vehicle and offered no further assistance. This causes an environmental hazard, I am getting covered in gasoline as is my vehicle and the ground. Not to mention the loss of gas the vehicle is receiving and I am paying for.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #242

Jan 012011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 206,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after dispensing fuel to the full capacity, the fuel would spew out of the filler neck and onto the ground. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id nummer: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 206,000. Updated 05/05/11

- Sims, NC, USA

problem #241

Apr 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles

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

2005 Dodge Durango - approximately a pint to a quart of fuel overflows from fuel filler tube when filling up. There was an apparent recall on this problem but Chrysler/Dodge stated that my VIN number is not covered under the recall. Took vehicle in for inspection to a dealer. Quoted over $1100 for replacing whole fuel tank assembly in order to fix problem. Chrysler said they would cover all but $369.50 and that the company normally does not cover any amount of repair outside of warranty or a recall. Clearly, this should be a recall issue as many other 2005 Durango owners are experiencing the same problem. Problem has persisted since purchasing from a friend's lease turn-in (approx 42K mi). Currently have approx 78K miles. Chrysler should cover this defect in full in that it is a serious safety issue and is not a problem stemming from wear and tear or abuse.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #240

Mar 312011

Durango

  • 60,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango spills large amounts of gas when tank is filled.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #239

Jan 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Every time I fill the fuel tank on my 2005 Dodge Durango, when the pump shuts off, approx a pint of fuel shoots out of the fuel tank. Sometimes up to a few feet away. There are currently 2 recalls for this issue, but the email I received from Dodge last week states my vehicle is not in need of repair. See video here: www.youtube.com/watch?V=B0-_9wg6dw4.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #238

Mar 062011

Durango

  • 82,000 miles

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

Fuel spews out of filler neck when refueling before tank is full unless fuel is added very slowly and pump is stopped and handle is removed from filler neck each time after adding 2-6 gallons depending on how much fuel is currently in tank.

- Windsor, MO, USA

problem #237

Jan 112011

Durango

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle, fuel would continue to spill back out of the fuel tank. The dealer was contacted and informed him that his VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The manufacturer was also contacted and confirmed that the vehicle was not covered under the recall and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 128,000.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #236

Apr 012005

Durango

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact noticed that when fueling the vehicle, gasoline fuel would spew back out onto her clothing. The dealer was contacted but did not offer the contact any assistance. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a local dealer for diagnostic testing. No repairs were performed nor was the vehicle diagnosed for the failure. The current mileage was 97,000 and the failure mileage was 0.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #235

Jan 102009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, gasoline fuel would spew from the filler neck before the tank was able to be filled. The failure had been an ongoing recurrence for two years. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic for the failure. The local dealer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall relative to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 73,200. Updated05/04/11 updated 11/18/11.

- Harrod, OH, USA

problem #234

Jun 182010

Durango

  • 111,000 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 when refueling the vehicle, gasoline would immediately spill back out from the fuel tank. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired for the failure. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in either recall associated with the failure (NHTSA campaign id numbers: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The contact called the manufacturer who took a complaint and advised her to have the vehicle diagnosed by a local dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 113,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 111,000.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #233

Feb 252011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Fuel began spraying from neck of gas tank when filling up in fall of 2010. We tried refilling at large number of service stations across Utah, Nevada and California, with the same result when the nozzle clicks off, fuel gushes out of the fuel tank. I took it to the local Dodge dealer in, and after spending $260, they were not able to fix the problem. It will cost another $500 to $1000 to fix this dangerous problem. There was a recall of lower VIN # Durangos to fix this, but not for our VIN #. this is a serious safety issue as well as a waste of gas and a pollution problem.

- Hurricane, UT, USA

problem #232

Mar 162011

Durango

  • 109,000 miles
We have been having trouble fueling our Durango for the last 5 months. When the tank is full the pumps shuts off and then gasoline spews out of the filler tube. On myself or the attendant, the truck, and the ground. It does not matter the station or speed of fill. There are two open recalls for this same issue but I have been told by local dealer my VIN is not included. I request that Chrysler/Dodge be forced to expand the effected vehicles VIN numbers and do there part to protect their customers and the environment but stopping the spill of gas on us and the ground.

- Whitinsville, MA, USA

problem #231

Nov 012010

Durango

  • 62,000 miles
When refilling the vehicle gasoline squirts out of the recovery tube. The happens after every fill up, it doesn't matter if you fill up quick or slow. After the shutoff engages fuel spills all over you, the Durango and the ground.

- New Brighton , PA, USA

problem #230

Aug 012010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that as he refueled the vehicle, gasoline began spewing back from the filler tube once the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel valve was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance stating that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 53,000. Updated 05/03/11 updated 7/08/11

- Nashville , TN, USA

problem #229

Nov 172010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 98,538 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Durango. On several occasions fuel spilled from the gas tank opening during the end of my regular fill-ups. I immediately thought it was because of the pump but none of the other customers had that problem. This has happened about 5 times. I will be calling the manufacturer concerning this problem and pray for a resolution I will not have to pay for.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #228

Mar 142011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Gasoline splashback on 2005 Dodge Durango, this has happened several times regardless of how the gas is pumped by hand or automatically shut off.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #227

Mar 082011

Durango

  • 50,500 miles
On 03-08-2011 while putting fuel into my 2005 Dodge Durango I was soaked in gas at the end of the fueling. My wife advised me this has happened before at different gas stations, some fuel escaping through the filler neck at the end of refueling and spraying persons fueling the vehicle, as well as spilling on the vehicle and the ground. I checked with NHTSA and found out that there are 2 recalls on 2005 Dodge Durango for this exact issue (NHTSA campaign id numbers 09V003000 and 05V034000). Per insructions on those recall summaries I've contacted Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 on 03-09-2011. I've advised them of the problem with my vehicle and the fact that there are two recalls on the same make, model, and year as my vehicle. Chrysler assigned me a case number 20513614 and a case manager identified as rosie with phone number 1-800-763-8422, ext. 66049. This case manager said that while 2005 Dodge Durango have been recalled due to the fuel spilling at the end of refueling, my vehicle didn't have the right VIN number to be recalled. The case manager told me to set an appointment with a Dodge dealer, steve white Dodge in hickory, nc, to see what was causing the fuel spill. On 03/15/2001 my vehicle was checked at the Dodge dealership. It was determined by this Dodge dealer that the fuel does escape at the end of the fueling and fits the description on NHTSA recalls 09V003000 and 05V034000. However, I would have to pay myself for the repair since my VIN doesn't match. I've contacted the Chrysler case manager. I've asked her specifically if the problem with my vehicle matches the ones that have been recalled. The case manager acknowledged that it was the same same problem, same make, model, and year, but not the right VIN. She offered to reimburse only $140 from my repair bill. Chrysler should reimburse the whole repair bill, since there are recalls on this vehicle.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #226

Mar 142011

Durango

  • miles
While filling fuel, the pump stopped as normal than shortly after wards a geiser of fuel came spewing out of the Durango's filler nozzle.

- Marietta, PA, USA

problem #225

May 132010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Durango VIN [xxx]. when refueling the vehicle, fuel over flows onto the vehicle and ground at the end of the fueling process every time you fill the tank. My research has shown there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in the recall and that I would need to bring the vehicle to an authorized service station and pay for the diagnostic charge without reimbursement. In addition, they would not guarantee to pay for the repair, only the possibility of helping with payment. Felt this was unsatisfactory due to Dodge already recalling some 2005 Dodge Durangos and the apparent continuation of this problem outside of the acceptable VIN number range. No further assistance was offered. The vehicle was not repaired. I am unable to fill the fuel tank with gasoline and could only refuel with small amounts of gasoline at a time. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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