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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

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 17 of 23)

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problem #124

Dec 012009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,123 miles

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

When putting gas into the tank of my vehicle, it spits gas back out. At the same time, we are getting surges in the speed of the engine, seems to be more frequently when speeding up from low RPM. The internet is full of instances of this same problem, but my dealer says no recall pertaining to this matter. They are replacing the gas tank at no charge, but say that I must pay for a diagnosis and a replacement sensor for the surging. They claim that neither problem is a recall, nor covered in my expensive extended warranty. I am being charged close to $300, including rental car.

- Capistrano Beach, CA, USA

problem #123

Feb 082010

Durango

  • 31,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango, every time I fuel up the tank to full fuel sprays back at me, this is a serious fire hazard when fueling. I contacted Chrysler and they advised that my particular Durango was not part of the recall. The vehicle has only 32,000 miles on it and is used to mainly Transport my twins. I know that Dodge had a recall on certain Durangos however are not willing to take a look at mine and it is doing the same thing the recalled Durangos are doing. I feel Dodge has a much larger problem or defect with the gas tanks on all Durangos in this year range. This has happened multiple times and continues to happen each time I attempt to fill up my tank. Can you please help?

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #122

Mar 032010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 37,488 miles
Fuel spits out of the gasoline filler tube when refueling completed. Happens regardless of whether or not the tank is "topped off". speed of refill has no effect. Fast or slow, the same thing happens. Happened the last three time I refueled. Dealer says my 2005 Dodge Durango is not covered in past recalls.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #121

Mar 122010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 74,500 miles

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

Every time I fill my 2005 Dodge Durango with gasoline the gas overfills as the pump shuts off. This happens every time I fill with gas at any gas station. I have spoken with Dodge and they tell me that there is a recall for this problem in 2005 Dodge Durangos but my 2005 Durango is not included in the recall. This has not caused any crash, injury or fire, but I feel that it is a significant safety risk and that it should be investigated further. I have looked at many online message boards and it seams that many other owners of Dodge Durangos have this same problem and have been told the same thing by Dodge.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #120

Dec 052009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Fuel spurts out of the gas tank filler opening when filling the gas tank. About 1-2 cups of gas comes back out after the filler nozzle shuts off automatically. It happens approximately 2 out of 3 times filling the tank. When the fuel comes out of the filler neck it has gotten onto me and my clothes and of course it ends up on the ground at the filling station. I took it to the dealer to investigate the problem, they confirmed there is excessive pressure when filling the tank. The solution they proposed is to replace the gas tank and filler. I have not had this repair completed yet.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #119

Feb 152010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 52,180 miles
When filling up my 2005 Dodge Durango with gas the fuel comes shooting out of the filler tube all over the ground and myself. I looked at recalls for Chrysler and they have had a recall for this same issue on 2005 Dodge Durango's but after contacting them they said that my vehicle is not part of the recall. This is a huge safety concern having gasoline spill over myself, vehicle and everything around me. I talked to an authorized dealership (phil spady Chrysler Dodge in columbus, ne ) and they said I need to replace the whole gas tank and they said my vehicle was not part of the recall. My vehicle is doing exactly the same thing that they recalled other 2005 Dodge Durango's for.

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #118

Jan 012009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

Fuel tank spillage in Dodge Durango 2005. When filling up the tank gas spews out after gas is turned off. My vehicle is not included in the prior recall but has the exact same problem. Reported this problem a year ago and have not heard anything.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #117

May 262009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 99 miles
When fueling car if allowed to fill it full fuel spills out back at you everytime.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #116

Jan 012010

Durango

  • 46,000 miles
When fueling my 2005 Dodge Durango just after fueling is complete and pump shuts off, fuel sprays back through filler neck. There is a current recall that is to repair this exact problem on other 2005 Dodge Durango, however, the dealer says my VIN is not included in this recall. After researching on the internet I found that several people are having this issue. There is even a case number listed on your site. RQ08005. I have contacted both the dealer and Chrysler and they have offered to do nothing more than charge me to repair my vehicle.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #115

Jul 012008

Durango

  • 80,000 miles
Fuel overflows when fueling my 2005 Dodge Durango. It used to happen once in a while but now it happens everytime I fill. I know there is a recall but my dealer says there is nothing he can do since my VIN is not included.

- Oakdale, MN, USA

problem #114

Jan 132009

Durango

  • 54,000 miles

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

My 2005 Dodge Durango has gas spill out when it is filled up. The only way to prevent is to not completely fill the tank. This happens at all gas stations. Why is Dodge not honoring to fix this problem before there is a fire and somebody does get hurt?

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #113

Feb 222010

Durango

  • miles
My 2005 Dodge Durango has gas spill out when it is filled up. The only way to prevent is to not completely fill the tank. The dealer is going to diagnose it and if they suggest replacing the fuel tank then I will have to pay a $100 deductible since I have an extended warranty. Chrysler customer service stated my VIN was not in the recall and regardless of the fact that it is the same issue they recalled 18,000 2005 Durango's for they said it should be done at my expense. This issue occurs at any gas station I go to any time I try to fill the tank. We have had it at the dealer in the past for this issue when it occurred intermittently and nothing was done at that time as it did not occur with the dealer.

- Kent, CT, USA

problem #112

Feb 152010

Durango

  • 52,663 miles
I purchase my 2005 Dodge Durango SXT in early December of 2009. The vehicle only has 52,663 miles on it. I have been having issues when filling my Durango with gas. When I fill it up it doesn't shut off causing gas to shoot out everywhere, over my car, ground and myself once getting it in my face. I thought at first that it may have been just a pump issue at the gas station, but it has happened to me at 3 other stations as well. I read on many different forums that there is a recall for this type of problem. I was wondering what information or steps I need to take as this is a huge safety concern. I appreciate any information you could have for me.

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #111

Jul 012009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
When filling tank with fuel, the pump will click off when "full". then approximately 0.5 sec after pump kick off fuel will flow out from around pump nozzle and overflow hole in the pump handle boot. When it first occurred it was very little fuel. Now it will spill out approximately 2 cups of fuel.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #110

Jul 012009

Durango

  • 98,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango slt/hemi. When filling the gas tank, the pump handle will stop, then the tank fills and about 1 or 2 cups of gasoline blows out of the tank through the filler neck onto me, the side of the vehicle and the ground. Your website shows a recall for this, however Dodge and the dealerships say it is not for my vehicle. I have not had it repaired yet due to the cost. I have been covered in gasoline when this happens. This recall needs to be expanded to my vehicle as well. The gas tank recalls are exactly what is going on w/ my vehicle. I have been told by several mechanics that this is an issue. In addition to safety a fuel spill is not legal and must be cleaned.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #109

Jul 012005

Durango

  • 72,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Durango mfg date 9/04 was not part of the E01 recall and has the same problem with fuel 'well back".

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #108

Dec 082009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango slt/hemi. When filling the gas tank, the pump handle will stop, then the tank burps and gasoline blows out of the tank through the filler neck. Your website shows a recall for this, however Dodge and the dealerships say it is not for my vehicle. I have not had it repaired yet due to the cost. I have been covered in gasoline when this happens. This recall needs to be expanded to my vehicle as well. The gas tank recalls are exactly what is going on w/ my vehicle. I have been told by several mechanics that this is an issue and some dealers will take care of it and some will not depending on if it fits in the recall range.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #107

Feb 102010

Durango

  • 80,000 miles
When fueling the vehicle to full, fuel will spill out causing a fire hazard. I have contacted my local dealer about a possible recall on this vehicle, and I was told that my VIN was not included in the current safety recall. The overflowing happens every time the vehicle is fueled.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #106

Jan 162010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Gas does not stop when filling tank. The gas pump clicks off and then gas pours out of the car's tank spilling on the ground.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #105

Dec 102006

Durango

  • 6,000 miles
Fuel gushes from filler when pump handle clicks off after filling.

- Leawood, KS, USA

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