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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.

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,562 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango miscellaneous problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Jul 242009

Durango

  • 60,000 miles

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

TL-the contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions. The opposing vehicle informed the driver flames were erupting from the vehicle. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle. Immediately, the vehicle fully engulfed into flames. The fire department was called to the scene. There were no personal injuries. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The insurance company was notified of the incident. The cause of failure has not been determined at this time. The contact had concern of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Mount Morris, MI, USA

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