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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 9 of 23)

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problem #284

Mar 282011

Durango

  • 120,000 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 upon refueling, fuel began to spill out from the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and also stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. No other assistance was provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Berwick, PA, USA

problem #283

Jul 012011

Durango

  • miles
Fuel overflow on fill up. Updated 07/28/11

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #282

Jul 172011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Fuel spills when filling up with gas. Fuel gushes outward onto myself and pavement. Occurred numerous times. Have resorted to not topping off tank.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #281

Jul 222009

Durango

  • 88,000 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 when refueling the vehicle, fuel began to spill onto the ground and the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the fuel tank would need replacing and that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000, ( fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that his VIN was not included in the recall and offered no further assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Burlington, IA, USA

problem #280

Jan 022011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Fuel overflow on fill up. Status update. 11/15/11

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #279

Nov 012010

Durango

  • 69,000 miles
When filling fuel tank, a large amount of fuel sprays out right after the pump shuts off. Easily a quart of gas sprays everywhere. Even refueling slowly does not prevent this. Spilled gas presents a fire hazard.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #278

Jul 082011

Durango

  • 73,000 miles

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

Gas splashes out on myself and the car and the ground everytime I fill up with gasoline. It has been reported and verified that in Jan of '09 there was a massive recall on 2005 Durangos regarding this safety hazard. I took my vehicle in to a local Chrysler dealer and they charged me $75 to tell me there was nothing wrong with my car and that they did not have any recall notices for my year of Durango. I have the complaint number from the nhtsb announcing the massive recall of these particular vehicles. When I complained again, I was told the recall did not include my VIN number.this is unacceptable. A fire could start or worse yet, I could catch on fire with the amount of backsplash I receive everytime I fill the gas tank up fully. This is a serious defect on Chrysler's part and it needs to be repaired immediately. At the high price of fuel I do not expect to be doused with a shower of gas, nor do other customers' parked near my car at the gas station.

- Sonora, CA, USA

problem #277

Jan 012010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango - fuel spurts out of tank at end of filling nearly every time.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #276

Jul 012009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Dodge Durango for the past two years everytime I fill it up with gas, about a gallon or so shoots back out of the tank because their is a faulty part. I have called Dodge several times and they keep telling that my vehicle isn't in the recall; but if the part had been made in a different factory that had the defect issues then it would be eligible for a recall. I am sick and tired of wasting my money on the gas that keeps shooting out of it and washing my vehicle off every time I fill up. I have talked to other 2005 and 2006 Durango owners and they are having the same problem. Any suggestions?

- Waldron, IN, USA

problem #275

Jul 072010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel began to spill out from the fuel filler neck. A dealer was notified and advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for a diagnosis. The vehicle was not yet taken in for diagnosis. The manufacturer was then notified, and the contact was informed that the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap) was no longer valid. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 8/29/11 updated 09/28/11

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #274

Jun 012011

Durango

  • 103,000 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 upon refueling, fuel began to spill out from the fuel filler neck. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed 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 contact also stated that the vehicle would jerk while changing gears at various speeds. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #273

Apr 132011

Durango

  • 92,288 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, fuel would spew from the vehicle, splashing onto the contact and the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The dealer however, advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The dealer also informed the contact that the fuel tank would need to be replaced due to a faulty check valve. The contact stated that the fuel spewing from the tank could possibly result in a fire. The failure mileage was 92,288.

- Columbia , SC, USA

problem #272

Nov 152010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
When filling up my gas tank to full the gas will spray back out of the filler tube, it sprays about 3 feet as if venting off pressure. I know there was a recall on Durangos the year mine was made for this issue but mine was not included. I think I have one of the defective filler tubes.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #271

May 012011

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
Fuel "spit-back" through the filler neck - issue is well documented with Chrysler as a recall for my make and model, but they misled me into believing they would resolve the issue until after it was diagnosed. My VIN is not listed on the recall list and should be.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #270

Jun 142011

Durango

  • 38,531 miles
Every time I fill my vehicle up with gas it back washes out of the filler tube. When making contact with Dodge Chrysler I was told my vehicle's VIN # was not included in any of the past recalls. At this time Dodge Chrysler has offered a co-pay remedy since the vehicle is no longer under warranty. To resolve the issue I was told the vehicle needs a new gas tank and filler nozzle. Is there anyway to get them to expand the VIN # chart to include other vehicles that are having the same issue??

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #269

Feb 222011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 74,126 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While fueling, the contact noticed that fuel began to spill from the filler neck. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage: Tank assembly) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 74,126....updated 09/27/11 updated 11/02/11

- Mount Vernon, IL, USA

problem #268

Feb 142011

Durango

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel was spewed from the fuel filler neck while refueling the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly) and was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer however, offered the liability of a portion of the repair costs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Hillsdale, MI, USA

problem #267

May 082011

Durango

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel began to spill from the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The contact was also advised 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 manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 87,000 and the current mileage was 87,400.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #266

Jan 092011

Durango

  • 112,600 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while filling the vehicle with fuel, the fuel will begin to spew out from the fuel tank onto the ground, the vehicle, and even the contact. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly) but due to the VIN number, the vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact was concerned that the failure could start a fire. The failure mileage was 112,600.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #265

Jun 012008

Durango

  • 85,000 miles
1-2 possible concerns- #1- (5.7 V.8 engine issue) as many others have complained the vehicle stalls and quits on sudden stops, and when making turn. After the engine shuts off - it can be restarted - but no engine code is generated. The dealer does not know the specific cause, but cites numerous things that it can be - wanting me to spend $$ to investigate each one and replace parts. The service department is not aware of any issues with the Durango and engine stall. The issue is unpredictable and nearly impossible to duplicate - even though it has happened a dozen or so times in the last 2 years. On several of this occasions I (and my family of 5) have been placed in life threatening situations and I have had issues with controlling the vehicle due to a loss of power steering and brake control. This issue may be related to the next complaint. It seems strange that this on many occasions happens right after a fill up. And - even though my VIN was recalled in 2005 and fixed - gas still sprays out the fuel filler and any gas station when you fill the vehicle up fully. To get around this - my vehicle cannot be filled all the way up. This issue is easy to duplicate - but my dealer states that the work done in 2005 should have fixed this and that any other issue are not a warranty/recall issues. Again - the dealer wants to charge me $$ to test and try to find an answer since according to them this problem has already been fixed.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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