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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 7 of 23)

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problem #324

Nov 012006

Durango

  • 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 the while refueling the vehicle, fuel would spill back out from the filler neck. The dealer was contacted, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Eureka, IL, USA

problem #323

Oct 012011

Durango

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spilled to the ground abnormally. The manufacturer was contacted and denied assistance repairs because the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 88,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #322

Oct 222008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
From time vehicle purchased it would overflow gas when trying to fill tank, recently ( approx. 93000 miles)a strong odor of gas is smelt when standing by drivers side door and also on floor in passenger area.it also appears that there may be a fuel leak coming from the top of the tank. Talked with Dodge and they are saying this is not a recall issue and I will have to pay for repairs. Research I have done on the internet shows that hundreds if not thousands of Durango owners are having the same problems and Dodge says the recall does not apply to their vehicles, wrong serial numbers. Obviously the recall should be extended to all 2005 Durangos with this problem.

- Laquinta, CA, USA

problem #321

Nov 032008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

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

My 2002 Dodge Durango shuts off while driving, this happens everytime I drive this vehicle, therefore will not take it on any highways or were there is alot of traffic, once it shuts off I have no steering or brakes and have been very close to being in accidents. This is going to kill someone and I hope and pray to god this is not what it is going to take for Dodge to do a recall. It is just totally unbelievable that Dodge would not look into this and risk a lawsuit from somebody being seriously being injured or even killed. I have had my vehicle to a Dodge dealer, to several other mechanics and noone can tell me what the problem is. Please help!!!

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #320

Jan 012010

Durango

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle fuel spilled from the fuel tank and onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer inspected the vehicle but was unable locate the failure. The manufacturer was contacted but denied assistance with the repairs because the vehicle was not included in 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 and the current mileage was 90,000.

- Ocean Side, CA, USA

problem #319

Oct 072011

Durango

  • miles
When filling up gas tank, the tank spews gas back. I received a recall notice when it first came out in 2009. I did have my vehicle checked at that time (then I was not having problems.) the dealership said it was taken care of. Now, my Durango is having problems with it. The tank even spews gas when filling slowly.

- Seminary, MS, USA

problem #318

Dec 132010

Durango

  • 160,000 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 every time the vehicle was refueled, fuel would spill out from the tank. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where the contact was advised that there was a recall for the filler cap check valve on the vehicle. When the contact spoke to the manufacturer, they advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline storage: Tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 183,000.

- Madberry, NH, USA

problem #317

Nov 012010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 60,573 miles
I bought this vehicle used, and started having problems with it immediately after buying it. Gas overflows out of the gas tank almost every time I fill it up. It's going to catch on fire at some point because of this. Also, the engine stalls out at random times causing the vehicle to steer and brake very poorly until restarted. I noticed that other model years of this same vehicle have had the same problems as this one, however Dodge refuses to fix this one - even though other model years have been recalled and repaired. This stupid thing is going to blow up one day at the gas station, or I'm going to crash into somebody when it stalls, but I can't afford to spend thousands of dollars to take it every mechanic on the planet to find out what is wrong with it - especially since Dodge already knows what is wrong with it - but just won't take responsibility for building it poorly.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #316

Jun 012011

Durango

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel spilled from the tank during refueling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed that the vehicle 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 130,000 and the current mileage was 145,000.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #315

Oct 282011

Durango

  • 100,316 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel spilled from the tank during refueling. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V442000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage:tank assembly) the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,316 and the current mileage was 101,100.

- Centerville, TN, USA

problem #314

Oct 192010

Durango

  • 90,000 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 while adding fuel to the vehicle it began to spill out from the filler neck. The failure recurred whenever fuel was added to the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recalls associated with NHTSA campaign id numbers 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Blackwood, NJ, USA

problem #313

Oct 132010

Durango

  • 150,000 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 spew out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to diagnose the problem. There were two recalls associated with NHTSA campaign id numbers 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly) and 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The VIN was not included in the recall defects. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Marshfield , MA, USA

problem #312

Sep 062010

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated when fuel was added to the vehicle at least a quart of gasoline spilled out. The contact did not have the vehicle inspected, but found NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap) and was told by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 62,000.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #311

May 052010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact was driving approximately 20 mph and the engine stalled without prior warning. The vehicle restarted and the contact was able to continue driving. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing; however, they were unable to detect a trouble code. The failure continued to occur. In addition, whenever refueling the vehicle to its fuel capacity level the automatic shut off feature failed to engage causing fuel to spew onto the ground. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 01/04/12 a sensor was replaced. At a cost of $400. 00 updated 01/09/12

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #310

Oct 012008

Durango

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when attempting to refuel the vehicle, fuel would spill back onto the ground because the check valve would not engage. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle had not been included in NHTSA recall number: 05V034000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was aware of the failure and advised him to file a complaint. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 70,000. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Fair Born, OH, USA

problem #309

Oct 052009

Durango

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. Contact stated that while refueling, fuel would escape from the filler neck. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted who referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap) but advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Monticello, IL, USA

problem #308

Sep 142010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,450 miles
Gas spits back every time it is filled. The dealer acknowledges it is a very well known and documented manufacturing fault, but is not authorized to repair it, as the vehicles' VIN does not fall within the range specified by Chrysler's last two recalls.

- Galena, OH, USA

problem #307

Oct 052007

Durango 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
When the tank was filled with gas and the auto shut off on the dispenser engaged, gas would spew out of the vehicle under very high pressure.. the fueling problem is one that confounds me. If you allow the fuel dispenser to pump until it automatically stops, you will be greeted with a high pressure spray of fuel that will cover you and anyone standing on the opposite side of the pump. It has been this way for several years. It seems that there are many recalls for check valves in fuel tanks, but none of them cover my VIN number. The Dodge place would be happy to repair the problem for just over $700 according to my quote, an amount that unwitting fuel customers on the opposite side of the pumps from me might think worthwhile. On more than one occasion, my wife and I have been on the receiving end of that fine fuel spray, only to wonder why Dodge will not fix an obvious safety problem.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #306

May 022011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Gas spills out of the fuel filler tube during every refueling. The gas pump does not shut off automatically. As the result, gas is spilled during every time I get gas. This wastes gas, causes an environmental issue, and potentially could cause a fire.

- Avondale, PA, USA

problem #305

Sep 092011

Durango

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated when adding fuel to the vehicle, gasoline was spilling out of the fuel tank. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to be inspected and was told that NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap) was related to the failure; however, the vehicle was not included. The current mileage was 89,000.

- Sterling, MA, USA

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