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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 6 of 23)

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problem #344

Dec 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

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

Gas has started overflowing/spraying out when filling up. Pump stops and seconds later it happens. The first time it happened it sprayed some fuel on one of my boys who was standing by me. Thankfully, it didn't get in his eye. I first thought it was the pump but since realized its the vehicle. This seems to be fairly common issue and I have seen the two recalls on this due to the tanks inlet check valves not shutting properly. The recalls cover vehicles made through Nov. 04. my Durango was made Dec 04 so Dodge won't touch it.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #343

Jul 152011

Durango

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, fuel was spewed from the fuel tank abnormally. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed to the contact that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Versailles, OH, USA

problem #342

Dec 102010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Fuel spills out when refueling. While refueling, the tank will fill, the gas pump handle will 'click' off, then a second later fuel sprays out onto the gas pump, vehicle, ground and anyone standing nearby. The problem may happen several fill-ups in a row, or may skip a fill-up, and do it again the next time. Fueling slowly, very slowly, does not stop the fuel spray spillage. This happens at any fuel station in at least 6 states now.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

problem #341

Nov 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

Fuel spits back when attempting to fill tank.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #340

Feb 012011

Durango

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall intermittently while driving at various speeds. When the vehicle stalled, the interior lights and windshield wipers would fail if in use. However, the radio continued to operate as normal. In addition, when the contact attempted to refuel the vehicle, gasoline would spew back out and onto the ground. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 63,628 and the failure mileage was 48,000.

- Barlington, NC, USA

problem #339

Sep 152010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
When filling with fuel, the tank is not properly venting so when filling is complete it, 3 seconds later it forces fuels out of the filler neck and sprays fuel everywhere.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #338

Dec 192010

Durango

  • 73,000 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 whenever refueling the vehicle, fuel would spill back out on the ground. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly) but was advised by an authorized dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Queen Creek , AZ, USA

problem #337

Oct 032011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
When fueling, approx. 1 to 2 quarts of gas burps out of the fuel filler tube. This occurs regardless of how fast or slow the fuel is dispensed. Seems to not be venting properly. I see DaimlerChrysler recall # E01 and H45 have been issued, however my manufacture dates do not fall within range. Can my VIN info be checked and/or are there any other options available to have this repaired by the dealer without cost?

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #336

Oct 142011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Fuel spill over when refueling on multiple dates and multiple locations of refueling.

- Merdiain, ID, USA

problem #335

Mar 012010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Chrysler recall H45 - fuel tank filler inlet check valve (gas spits back at you and doesn't stop flow from the pump when full). We researched the symptoms and found some information at the time. We approached a local mendon, MA dealer about the issue and were told "there is no recall and your car is out of warranty". now we found a letter from Chrysler acknowledging the issue and found our vehicle was manufactured during the recall time frame (9/04 vs. Recall dates for 2005 model through November 2004). Tank has had these issues for some time now, 3/2010 is a "best recollection" as to when we first noticed.

- Northbridge, MA, USA

problem #334

Nov 192011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

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

I had my 2005 Durango into the local dealership due to fuel shooting out of my gas tank when I filled it up with gas. I was told after diagnostic tests that it was a faulty inlet check valve and that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. I was quoted $1200 to have the tank replaced. I don't believe that I should have to pay for the tank replacement. After much online research, I see that this has been an ongoing issue on Dodge/Chrysler vehicles for the past several years. It is my understanding that my '05 Durango VIN didn't fall under the 2005 and 2009 recall, but that other vehicles were later added to the 2009 recall. This is my main source of transportation. I have two small children and feel this is safety hazard due to a manufacturing defect therefore, they should be the ones to fix it at no charge to me. Thank you in advance for your prompt and immediately attention to resolve this problem.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #333

Dec 052011

Durango

  • 82,956 miles
The car's fuel tank fails to shut-off, I.e. it doesn't appropriately respond to the shut-off mechanism. Gasoline overflows from the tank, sometimes in a spills out sometimes it flows out! it doesn't matter if I use the lowest setting on the gas pump or if I manually fill the tank, once full it overfills every single time I'm refueling and gas pours out of the fill spout, running down the body of the vehicle, on my hand on my clothes and on the ground! it's not just dangerous with simple static electricity, it's a fire waiting to happen!

- Woodway, TX, USA

problem #332

Oct 292010

Durango

  • miles
Whenever I feel gas tank up it shoots out everywhere. Also something is wrong with the fuel system and every time we try to have it worked on it never gets fixed and I dealership cant find anything on the computer when they hook it up. When you try to start it almost every time you have to give it gas to get it to start.

- Slater, MO, USA

problem #331

Nov 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I just purchased a 2005 Dodge Durango. When you fill the fuel tank it overflows fuel out the filler neck spilling down the side of the vehicle and on the ground.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #330

Oct 052011

Durango

  • 92,000 miles
The contact 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel began to spill out from the filler neck while refueling. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact 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 92,000 and the current mileage was 93,300.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #329

Oct 212011

Durango

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated after adding gasoline to the fuel tank the fuel would spill out of the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that he was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #328

Oct 182011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 67,400 miles
When filling with gas fuel will come back out the filling spout and spill gas all over the car and ground, and sometimes the person filling it. Dodge has had recall on some of the 2005 for the same problem but ours does not fall into their range. This seems to be a big safety concern with fuel going on me, the car, and the ground.

- Hays, KS, USA

problem #327

Feb 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
When filling the vehicle, gas overflows. When vehicle was taken to dealer for repair because of the recall for this problem, consumer was told that the VIN number for that vehicle was not included in the recall and that they would only repair it at the consumer's expense.

- Wahoo, NE, USA

problem #326

Oct 192011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 67,400 miles
When filling with gas, fuel will spill back out of the filling tube, some times when it gets full, other times it will do it all the time. Dodge has had recalls on some of these 2005 for similar issues, but for some reason ours does not fall into the range. Every time will fill fuel there is gas everywhere.

- Hays, KS, USA

problem #325

Oct 052011

Durango

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, fuel escaped out of the filler tank and splashed on the contact. The contact referenced a NHTSA campaign I.D. number 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly) and called the dealer. The dealer informed the contact the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Haughton, LA, USA

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