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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:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,903 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #54

May 232016

Durango

  • miles

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

Customer care is unable to have repairs done because there is no dealership on island maui. Said if I pay cost to get car to honolulu then they would be able to open a new file on my car. Having an older recalled vehicle in a humid hot environment makes our situation much more dangerous then most with defected airbags. I would like to have them do a buy back. 3 grandchildren in carseats and a my legally blind husband. A long with my 12 year old son and self only have this vehicle. Airbag light comes on frequently indicating a possible death trap scenario. Dodge does not care by my dismissed claim file. I am on fixed social security income and will never have funds to Transport car inter island or trust in a mechanic whose work on the vehicle will not be guaranteed. Please investigate and see if a buyback or replacement seems necessary to protect our lives.my contact number is 1-808-276-4128. I don't think they have a basis to erase my filing until I have financial ability to pay surrounding costs for replacing or repairing this vehicle at their cost. Sophie mataafa.

- Lahaina, HI, USA

problem #53

Jun 012015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,540 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 05/18/16 the vehicle was fixed. Updated 06/14/16.

- Pottersv Ille, MO, USA

problem #52

Apr 012016

Durango

  • miles
2005 Dodge Durango. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair airbag recall notice.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #51

Dec 032014

Durango

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #50

Jul 082015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #49

Jun 082015

Durango

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #48

Mar 082016

Durango

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Durango. While driving 60 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back. No medical attention was required. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 125,000. The vehicle was destroyed and towed.

- Laveen Village, AZ, USA

problem #47

Sep 152015

Durango

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kensington, MD, USA

problem #46

Sep 232015

Durango

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #45

Mar 152015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Freemont, CA, USA

problem #44

Nov 232015

Durango

  • miles

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

Takata inflators-I have repeatedly contacted the local dealership about the recall & I have been told each time the parts to correct the problem are on backorder & they have no time estimate for the parts to be available. My 1st call to the dealer was 6/22/2015 & I was told it would be 3-4 weeks for the parts to arrive. I called again on 7/24 & was told the parts were still on backorder & there was no time estimate for parts availability. I called again today & still the same message. 6 months seems a bit long to wait for a recall item.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #43

Nov 202015

Durango

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fairview, NC, USA

problem #42

Nov 172015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #41

Aug 172015

Durango

  • miles
Tajata recall. It has been three months since the recall notice has been provided to us, and we are still waiting to use our vehicle until this repair is made.

- Anderson, CA, USA

problem #40

May 252015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that a notification was received for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) several months ago. The contact was unable to schedule the repair for longer than six months, which was unreasonable. The dealer did not place the contact on a waiting list and the contact called for several months. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #39

Mar 132014

Durango

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, he approached a curve and tried to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal he turned the vehicle to the right and as a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was deemed destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Aztec, NM, USA

problem #38

Jun 102015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hayden, ID, USA

problem #37

Feb 022015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Delta, CO, USA

problem #36

Jul 202015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #35

Jul 212015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cincinatti, OH, USA

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