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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 5 of 23)

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problem #364

Dec 312011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,200 miles

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

Fuel gushes out of the gas tank when filling up with gas. About one or two seconds after the fuel nozzle automatically shuts off because the tank is full, fuel will gush out of the tank for about another one to two seconds. I believe this is a fire hazard and a general safety concern. The Dodge dealer tells me it's a stuck roll over valve and not under waranty or covered in a recall.

- Hampton, MN, USA

problem #363

Apr 282009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,010 miles
Since purchasing the vehicle three years ago I have complained numerous times to the dealer, about gas spewing out of the filler tube when I fill the tank. Chrysler has told me that my vehicle does not qualify for the safety recall because is was manufactured in July of 2005 and not a 2006 model. There are issues with 2004 and 2005 Durangos and Chrysler needs to expand the recall to cover these vehicles. Having gas spew out of my tank is going to cause a fire. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Kerhonkson, NY, USA

problem #362

Jul 012011

Durango 6-cyl

  • miles
Cannot fill up my fuel tank without getting gasoline spray. Anytime the gas station pump is allowed to shut itself off it sprays fuel out. This is at every gas station I have ever gone to. The hazard of a significant fuel spill! this has been an ongoing problem.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #361

Oct 192011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles

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

While filing up with gas, when the pump clicks off when it is full gas spews out of the filler neck while the gas nozzle is still in there.. apparently this is a widespread problem and a recall has been issued on 2006-2007 models but not 2005's like mine.. it would be nice to be able to fill my truck up with gas and not have it spew out all over the side of my truck and the ground..

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #360

Jan 262012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel would spill out from the filler neck while refueling the vehicle. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 74,000. Updated 02/06/12 the consumer stated fuel gushed from the filler neck every time he filled up. Updated 03/05/12

- Claysburg, PA, USA

problem #359

Jan 122012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 68,340 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated fuel spilled out of the filler neck upon refueling. The failure recurred whenever fuel was added. The vehicle was not to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The failure mileage was 68,340. Updated 02/06/12 updated 02/29/12

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #358

Jul 122009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles

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

I bought this vehicle used back in 2009. I am in the auto industry and bought from a reputable dealer and checked history for any crashes. Also no signs of any body repair or anything being not original in the fuel system. I like many others cannot fill up my fuel tank without getting sprayed with gasoline! anytime the gas station pump is allowed to shut itself off it sprays at least a half gallon of fuel out. This is at every gas station I have ever gone to. That means every time I have filled up in the last 2.5 years has given me the hazard of a significant fuel spill! this has been an ongoing problem. In the past was told by dealerships that my VIN was not covered under the current recall but that it may be expanded and to just be patient. Searching on the internet and many forums it is clear there are many people out there with the same issue that is not under the current recall. This recall should probably be reviewed and expanded to cover all of the affected vehicles.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #357

Nov 192011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,542 miles
My wife and I purchased this pre-owned vehicle 10/29/2011. This happens everytime we fill the tank. The fuel handle clicks to shut of the flow of gasoline to the tank, then about a second later, the fuel begins to spew back out of the tank, draining down the exterior of the vehicle, covering the ground, and myself as I stand nearby. Each time I estimate between 1/4 & 1/2 gallon of fuel is wasted. I verified with my local Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep 5 star dealer that my VIN isn't included in the limited recall from years past. This is a huge safety issue as my wife runs a home daycare and children are frequently in the Durango where fumes are prevelant after the spill.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #356

May 272011

Durango

  • 137,057 miles
Whenever I fill the gas tank, gas comes pouring back out at me. I have called Chrysler and they told me that my vehicle VIN was not included in the recall. This happens every time I fill the tank! there's at least a 1/4 to 1/2 a gallon of gas that comes pouring out. Not only do I have to pay for this wasted fuel I also am putting several people at risk of a fire every time I fill up due to the unsafe nature of the problem. I expect that when I purchase a vehicle that it's going to be safe. Doesn't Chrysler have their customers safety in mind....if so, correct the problem!

- Saint Paul , MN, USA

problem #355

Aug 142007

Durango

  • 24,000 miles
Bought car in 2007 had to replace one key because of electronics at 180 dollars each, 2009 changed car battery had to reset keys at 80 dollars, 2011 keys need replaced again at 130 dollars each. Bad design so they can keep fleasing you for money. Also had fuel tank replaced, brake lines rubbed together causing hole in line and loss of brakes, dust cover on drivers seat belt broke off, screws in back tail gate keep loosening and falling out.

- Dacono, CO, USA

problem #354

Dec 302011

Durango

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While adding fuel to the vehicle, the fuel spilled out of the filler neck whenever the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #353

Jan 042010

Durango

  • 40,000 miles
Add one more complaint to the others about gas spewing out when you fill up the tank. This is ridiculous, I was never notified of a recall, only found out about it after talking to another Durango owner. I have never even heard of this happening on any other vehicle but is obviously a defect with the Durango. I will be contacting our dealer (and others if needed) to see if we qualify for this recall. Have held off taking it for repair after having to pay $800 on a locked up steering wheel on a 3 yr old vehicle. And don't even get me started on the $300 keys that stop working due to a known design flaw.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

problem #352

Jan 032012

Durango

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel would spill out from the filler neck and the gas pump would inadvertently shut off. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 117,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #351

Jun 112008

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling, the fuel would spew out from the fuel tank onto the ground due to a faulty fuel tank inlet check valve. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly) but the contact's VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Newtown Square , PA, USA

problem #350

Dec 172011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 67,246 miles
Upon fueling my vehicle up on a regular basis; the fuel pump will shut off at time of fill up, but then a backlash of fuel occurs to be backing up in the fuel pipe and spraying/gushing out all over my vehicle. I have seen numerous and previous complaints pertaining to this issue. Why hasn't anyone realized that this is most dangerous and "all vehicles" claiming to this problem should be repaired at no cost to the vehicle owner, simply a defect in manufacturing and thus needs to be addressed by Corp. Recall info # is 09V003000 please respond and kindly investigate this situation and advise me of my next step with local dealer.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #349

May 172011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Durango and after filling with fuel the gas will come pouring back out of the filler spout. I had my mechanic look at it and he cleaned the filter but filled it again today and the same thing happened. I had my VIN checked but is not included in Dodge recall. The Dodge dealer quoted just under $1,000 to fix the problem.

- Valley, WA, USA

problem #348

Dec 232011

Durango

  • 77,550 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel was spilled from the fuel tank during refueling. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed to the contact that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:05V034000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were was 77,550.

- Eauclaire, WI, USA

problem #347

Jul 152011

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated while refueling, fuel began to spill out from the filler neck. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN 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 50,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Alexandria , VA, USA

problem #346

Mar 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Dodge Durango fuel tank inlet check valve - safety recall: I own a 2005my Dodge Durango that has had issues with fuel spilling out of the filler tube after filling at a gas station. This occurs every time the tank is filled, resulting in 1-2 seconds backflow out of the fuel tank and running down the side of the vehicle or onto my hands. My brother-in-law, who works at Chrysler, owns a 2008 my Durango with the same issue. I have information on Chrysler safety recall H45 and E01 that seem to be directly related to this issue. When taken to the dealer for investigation, they did nothing and claimed there was no recall available for this issue and provided me with an estimate to replace the fuel tank (~$900). I would like my issue included under the terms of the other related safety recalls. Please contact me.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #345

Sep 152010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,565 miles
When filling the gas tank, gas will spray out of the tank. Sometimes the pump will automatically shut off, other times it requires manual assistance. According to www.motortrend.com, there have been two recalls for this problem - one in 2005 and the other in 2009. When calling Dodge, they state that those recalls may have been "VIN specific" and they do not have any recalls in the system for my vehicle.

- Mammoth Lakes, CA, USA

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