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.


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

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 13 of 23)

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problem #204

Jul 022010


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when he added gasoline to the fuel tank that the fuel would spill out of the tank. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer since they would have to drop the tank. They also advised him that his VIN was not included in the recall NHTSA campaign id number (09V003000-fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000 and the current mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Tolono, IL, USA

problem #203

Jul 012010


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact was refueling the vehicle when fuel began to spew back out from the filler tube. The failure began as an intermittent issue but soon progressed to the point where the failure occurred whenever the contact was refueling the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was told 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 mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #202

Oct 012009


  • 96,500 miles
Every time I fill up with gas, fuel comes gushing out of my fuel tank. At first, I thought it was the gas station nozzle, but realized that after using several different stations, this was not the case. After completing some research online, I saw there was a safety recall issued for this same complaint. I then contacted Chrysler and was informed that the VIN on my vehicle was not covered under the recall. I asked for my next steps, and was told to contact the dealership, which I did, and was told I could pay the $100 diagnostic fee to determine the cause. But, I was also informed that since my vehicle was not covered under the recall, I would have to pay "several" hundred dollars to get it fixed. The first time this happened, gas spewed all over my hands and feet. So, after cleaning myself up the best I could, I drove home smelling gas fumes. I have to listen very carefully and look at the gallons on the fuel pump to determine when I need to stop adding fuel. I then go turn the key to see how full the tank is. I then proceed again with the same steps until I think I have enough gas or at times, gas comes spewing out. I would hate to think of an injury that could occur to my eyes if gas got in them due to me listening so closely for the sound of a "full" tank. I have seen several complaints in which the VIN number wasn't covered, and I think this is ludicrous, if there is a safety issue, it needs to be resolved. Will it take the actions of my lawyer to get this resolved?

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #201

Oct 012010


  • 76,700 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, gasoline would spew back from the filler tube and onto the contact. The contact located a recall pertaining to the failure for the fuel system under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (gasoline:storage:tank assembly) but the contacts vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact stated the failure was a safety issue that could cause a fire and the manufacturer should be held responsible. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 76,700.

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #200

Oct 202010


  • 68,000 miles
The 2005 Dodge Durango vehicle is showing symptoms listed in recall 09V003000 -- at the end of refueling, some fuel escapes from the vehicle through the filler neck, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a fire. This is a consistent issue, although the amount of escaped fuel varied from station to station. Dealer suggested my vehicle is not a part of the recall based on the VIN number, and therefore any repairs would be paid out of pocket.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #199

Jan 012009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
When putting gasoline into my tank, gas will shoot out of the tank periodically throughout the process.. I estimate that approximately 4-5 cups of gas end up on the ground, on my feet, and on my clothes. It will continually spew out unless I barely depress the fill up arm at the pump. This results in not only gasoline over the ground and myself, but it will often take me about 30 minutes to fill my tank. I contacted Chrysler/Dodge customer care and was told that my vehicle was not included in a recall that was for the same problem and same year model.

- Wright City, MO, USA

problem #198

Jan 012008


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated took twenty minutes to fill the fuel tank and the fuel continued to spill back out from the filler tube. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that they were not aware of the type of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Wright City , MO, USA

problem #197

Jan 052009


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when fuel was added to the vehicle the fuel tank would not shut off when the vehicle was full. The failure caused gasoline to spill out of the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they are aware of the failure and that there was a recall for the failure but his vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 32,000.

- New Berlin , WI, USA

problem #196

Oct 152010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango spills fuel when finishing filling the tank. This is a common problem, but Dodge will only include certain vins in the recall, even though the same year and model vehicle is affected with different vins. This is a serious issue that can result in a fire or explosion.

- Lathrop, MO, USA

problem #195

Nov 152010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,505 miles
Fuel splashes up the filler when refueling - started in November 2010 and has occurred on last 4 fill-ups.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #194

Oct 202010


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated whenever dispensing fuel into the fuel tank to the full capacity, the fuel would abruptly spill out of the filler neck. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Lathrop, MO, USA

problem #193

Dec 202010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,950 miles
At the completion of fueling my 2005 Dodge Durango, the fuel pump will shut off, then 1-2 seconds later approximately 1 cup of fuel will spit back out of the fuel tank. It has occurred 4 time over the past 2 months (each time I fill up). While researching the issue, I came across NHTSA action number RQ08005, and contacted Chrysler (case #20241304) who told me to bring the vehicle into delray motors to evaluate. They replaced the filler pipe, charged me $403.21, but the problem still exists. After returning the car to delray motors, they have made various accusation regard me not represent what the problem was, and now they are saying they will not honor the recall because it was completed in August of 2005 (which was never done). How do I get Dodge/Chrysler to honor this recall?

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #192

Dec 212010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,553 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Durango slt 5.7 liter V8. I have approximately 43,100 miles on my vehicle. As of right now, everytme I fill up my car, the pump will click off and then gas will start spraying out of the gas tank. It has recently happened three times in a row without fail. It appears it's several cups of gas that sprays out. I have to make sure I am clear of the gas tank pipe or I will be covered in gas. I contacted Dodge with the issue and they informed me that my vehicle did not have any recalls. I did some research on my own and learned that there were two recalls for the same issue. I was advised to file a complaint to let someone know there are still more of these dangerous issues happening. Please help with this issue. It is very dangerous.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #191

Dec 212010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 68,500 miles
Fuel pours out of the fuel port during refueling. The fuel tank doesn't trigger the shut off of the fuel.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #190

Mar 012010


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact noticed that the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve would not close at the end of refueling the vehicle, similar to NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). Both the dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure who advised the contact that his vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 38,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 31,000.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #189

Dec 102010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 151,230 miles
I recently purchased a used 2005 Durango. It spits fuel out the filler neck horribly when trying to fill it up. Even on slowest setting on the pump handle it launches fuel onto the truck, pump handle, and enough to "run" if ground is slanted. I contacted Dodge who says basically its my baby. I have to buy a tank to fix it. But similar vehicles with the same issue are covered under a recall. When I questioned it to the Dodge representative he insisted it was a different issue. How can this be possible for 2 vehicles to have the exact same thing happen, only to find some are covered and some are not. This is a very dangerous and extremely inconvenient situation, not to mention the embarrassment.

- New London, MO, USA

problem #188

Nov 042010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
No events leading up to failure. At beginning of November 2010 began to fill gas tank, when tank full, gas nozzle clicked off and a couple of seconds later gasoline sprayed out all over my pants and all over the ground. Since that time, everytime tank is filled, the same thing has happened. My concern is if there is an ignition source with all the gas that leaks out, a fire could result, or if the pump happens to have a flange near end, it has sprayed out from sides, and if child happens to be walking by, it could spray a child in the eyes. I do have a video of one of the episodes of gas coming out from around pump nozzle after pump clicks off. I did call Chrysler as it appears there is a similar recall, however they have told me that my automobile is not part of that recall. They had me take it to a Dodge dealer to get it fixed and said they would compensate me for some of the cost to get it fixed, however wouldn't tell me what amount they would pay until after taking it in. Per service dept report "the fuel tank flapper is sticking". the fuel tank and filler neck assembly were fixed to remedy the issue. Old part is not available. Chrysler said that they would pay for all but $250 for which I was responsible for.

- Troy, VA, USA

problem #187

Nov 152010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
When refueling gas spills from the filler tube when the nozzle clicks off. This has occurred 5 or 6 times in a row since November 15, 2010. It has been a continuous problem since it began. This occurs at fill up. It happens at various gas stations, so it is not a gas pump fault. This is the same condition reported in campaign 05V034000 and 09V003000. My vehicle VIN is not included in the recall, but it has the same defect symptoms as described in the recall. Chrysler was contacted. Chrysler will not include it in the recall, but said they may help with the repair pending a dealers report.

- Rotterdam Jct, NY, USA

problem #186

Oct 102010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
The fuel tank spews gas at me when I fill it up, and sometimes only when I partially fill it gas comes out as well. Dodge has a recall issued on some 2005 Dodge Durango vins, but mine is not in the recall even though it has the problem. I need help getting it fixed as Dodge currently does not feel it is their responsibility. It first occurred a couple of months ago and continues to be a problem.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #185

Jun 012008


  • 42,000 miles
I have a fuel spit back problem w/ my 2005 Dodge Durango that was manufactured 05/05. It appears to be the same issue that is listed as a recall on the same make and model year vehicle that was manufactured prior to mine. When filling the tank, gas will blow back out of the filler neck with substantial force. Gasoline is speed over the side of the vehicle and ground. The first time this happened I was covered in gasoline. I called Chrysler to ask about the issue after reading the recall for the earlier model year vehicles. The representative that I spoke to advised that it was very possible that my vehicle, being built late in the model year, may have had the faulty valve installed during assembly of the vehicle. However, it would not be covered under the recall. This concerns me because several other vehicles may have this problem and the owner's like myself, cannot afford to pay for it. I feel this matter needs to be looked into further for vehicles manufactured after the specified dates in 09V003000. Other than skin discomfort, I was not injured. This incident occurs every time the vehicle if filled!

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

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