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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,292 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #47

Oct 212010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles

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

I have a 2005 Dodge Durango VIN # [xxx] manufactured March 2005. Everytime I fill up with gas, at least a pint to a quart sprays out when the tank is full, the same problem as in recall #NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000. I have talked to dealers and Chrysler corporate reps who bluntly tell me "nothing we can do..... your's was manufactured after November 2004. This happens every time I fill up with gas, and has been doing it for several years. My family knows who to file suit against if or when I get burned up. Including NHTSA. Obviously Dodge has more problems with more Durangos than they want to admit to with the fuel splash problem. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #46

Apr 112007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after filling the fuel tank with the nozzle still inside, fuel would spill back out the tank. He noticed the failure every time he filled the vehicle with fuel. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact called the manufacturer who stated the vehicle was not included in recall 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap) or recall 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The current mileage is approximately 125,000. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Updated 11/05/10 updated 11/10/10

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #45

Jan 072006

Durango

  • 130,212 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when he filled the fuel tank, the fuel would spit back out. The vehicle was previously repaired according to recall 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the contact was informed that they would pay for the parts but she would be responsible for labor costs. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was 130,212.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #44

Jul 012010

Durango

  • 32,500 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 he added fuel to the vehicle the tank would overflow and fuel would spill on the ground. The check engine light and the gas cap light would both illuminate intermittently. The contact called the dealership and was told that the vehicle was not included in recalls 05V034000 and 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was not repaired when the complaint was filed. The contact called the manufacturer who gave him a case number but he was still awaiting a response. The current mileage was 34,320. The failure mileage was approximately 32,500.

- Englewood, FL, USA

problem #43

Jan 172010

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that whenever he filled the fuel tank, the fuel would spill back out. The dealer installed three fuel tanks but they were defective as well. The vehicle was being inspected and repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. The current mileage was 47,520. Updated 7/20/10 updated 07/23/10

- Collegeville , PA, USA

problem #42

Apr 072009

Durango

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Durango. The contact stated when filling the vehicle with gasoline and the pump would shut off, fuel would spew back out of the filler tank. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic which advised that the check valve had failed and allowing the fuel tank to overflow. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 37,000.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #41

May 082010

Durango

  • 74,700 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 after dispensing fuel into the fuel tank to the full capacity level, the fuel sprayed excessively out of the nozzle onto the clothing. There was an estimation of a half gallon of fuel loss. The vehicle was able to resume operation normally. The authorized dealer was notified which stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The vehicle had not been repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 74,700.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #40

Apr 082010

(reported on)

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
Letter forwarded for possible follow up regarding consumer case against Chrysler motors. Two recalls were issued and the consumers vehicle was not included in either. The consumers vehicle was built in July 2005, well after the problem was corrected in production. Recall numbers 09V003000 and 05V034000. The consumer contacted Dodge, but was told his vehicle identification number fell out of defect range.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #39

Oct 152009

Durango

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While filling up the fuel tank, the fuel would shoot back out of the tank instead of stopping when the tank is full. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that her vehicle was not included in recalls 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The current mileage was 111,520.

- Marina, CA, USA

problem #38

Aug 082009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact observed an excessive amount of fuel spilling from the fuel tank. The failure occurred whenever fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank, followed by fuel spraying out of the tank. The fuel nozzle stopped when the tank was full with fuel continuously spraying out of the tank. There was a recall under NHTSA 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap); however, the VIN was excluded from the recall. There was concern of the potential safety hazard. The failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 03/01/10 updated 05/05/10

- Edina, MN, USA

problem #37

Nov 252009

Durango

  • 45,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. He stated while filling the vehicle with gasoline fuel, it would spew back out spilling all over the contact. There were no recalls on the vehicle and he had not taken it for repairs, to date. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current was 70,000. The VIN was not accepted.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #36

Oct 092009

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact observed that an excessive amount of fuel spilled from the fuel tank. The failure occurred whenever fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank, followed by fuel spraying out of the tank. The fuel nozzle stopped when the tank was full; although, fuel continuously sprayed out of the tank. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. There was concern of the potential safety hazard. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Dixion, MO, USA

problem #35

Dec 182009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. When the contact added fuel in the tank the gasoline came back out of the vehicle. The dealer stated that the entire gas tank needed to be replaced. NHTSA recall numbers 05V034000 and 09V003000 are directly related to the failure; however, the VIN was not included. The dealer also stated that the parts are on back order and they do not know when they will be available. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls related for her VIN. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 2/22/10 the consumer also stated the vehicle surged forward. Updated 07/06/10.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #34

Jan 012010

Durango

  • 97,636 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango which was purchased brand new in 2005. She stated that when fuel was added to the vehicle, the filler cap would overflow and spew gasoline back out of the vehicle. The dealer stated that the inlet valve was stuck in the open position. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that although NHTSA recall campaign number 05V034000, fuel system, gasoline, storage tank assembly, filler pipe and cap is related to the failure for her year, make and model, her VIN was not included. To date, there were no repairs made on the vehicle to correct the failure. The failure and current mileages were 97,636. Updated 04/09/10. The fuel tank intake valve failed. Updated 09/13/10

- Fort Meyers, FL, USA

problem #33

Mar 152009

Durango

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact smelled a strong odor of fuel outside the vehicle. In addition, there was an excessive amount of fuel spillage from the fuel tank. Whenever the contact dispensed fuel into the fuel tank, fuel sprayed out of the tank. The fuel nozzle stopped when the tank was full with fuel continuously spraying out of the tank. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. There was a recall under the NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction at this time. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Dunkirk, MD, USA

problem #32

Dec 162009

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when she was refueling the vehicle, the check valve did not close and the gasoline overflowed. The dealer and the manufacturer were called and stated that the vehicle is not on the recall list. The contact filed a claim with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 88,000. Updated 02/02/10. Updated 02/05/10. Updated 03/26/10. Upated 05/12/10.8jb

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #31

Nov 222009

Durango

  • 30,625 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. Fuel escapes from the vehicle through the filler neck at the end of refueling. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified, but because the vehicle exceeded its warranty, no assistance was provided. The current mileage was approximately 31,000. The failure mileage was approximately 30,625.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #30

Nov 012009

Durango

  • 78,441 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. Whenever the contact adds fuel to the fuel tank and attempted to remove the pump the fuel leaked out of the filler neck with force onto the vehicle and the contact. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 78441.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #29

Oct 252009

Durango

  • 64,841 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. When inserting fuel in the fuel tank the gasoline will regurgitate. Also the fuel gauge on the instrument control panel displays inaccurate readings. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. Although he experienced identical failure, his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The failure and current mileages were 64,841. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #28

Jul 112009

Durango

  • 35,057 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. Whenever the gas tank becomes full, gasoline will began to pour back out of the tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the pressure relief valve needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 35,057.

- Mount Sinai, NY, USA

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