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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 3 of 4)

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problem #34

Jul 312015

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 received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified O the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #33

May 292015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer placed the contact on a waiting list. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #32

Jul 012015

Durango

  • miles
Humble isd we have been attempting to have a Dodge Durango serviced at texan Dodge here in humble, tx for the past several months. We received a recall letter to have this work done, & the dealer here has failed miserably to service the recall. I have spoken with amanda on 7/30 & a richard on multiple occasions. They were to get back with me to schedule this required service. Texan Dodge address: 18555 eastex fwy, humble, tx 77338 phone:(281) 359-7100

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #31

May 292015

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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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.

- Cottonwood, AL, USA

problem #30

Aug 122015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
For many months Dodge has known about the potential for the airbag to deploy spontaneously. (I called them then when I first heard about the problem on the news) I finally received a recall notice a couple weeks ago and it advised me of the potential problem but that they will not have the parts to fix it for an indefinite amount of time. I have heard reports that it could be 2 years before it may be fixed. I feel that this is a ridiculous length of time to secure the safety of my family. Is it possible to expedite this repair or to make my car a part of the new decision against Chrysler to buy back the car? there wasn't a specific incident that prompted my complaint. Thank you.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #29

Aug 122015

Durango

  • miles
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.

- Louisville, TN, USA

problem #28

Dec 052014

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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #27

Apr 102014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
I have replaced the cylinder switch on my truck which cost me $465 to get a new 1 in order to crank my truck aaa repaired this for me in 2014, I've also had a leak sealed up in the coolant area all my freon was leaking out now the windows on the truck will not go down the only thing that opens is the sunroof.I had the truck put on a machine at a shop here they said it was the canbus system under the hood that is inside the computer that is causing this but my truck also has a recall on it as well, I have a white 2005 Dodge Durango hemi 7.5L truck VIN number [xxx] yet to hear anything on the recall 07/25/2015. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #26

Dec 172014

Durango

  • 120 miles
I was at a red light and a vehicle struck me from behind causing a lot of damage to the rear of the car airbags did not deployed

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #25

Dec 122014

Durango

  • 120 miles
I was at a red light and a vehicle struck me from behind causining a lot of damage to the rear of the car air bags did not deployed

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #24

Jul 032015

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 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brandford, IL, USA

problem #23

Jul 112015

Durango

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the air bags warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #22

Jun 172015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cherry Hill , NJ, USA

problem #21

Jan 262015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V354000 (air bags) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #20

Jan 012015

Durango

  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in 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 failure. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 022013

Durango

  • 920,000 miles
Air bags lights stays on sometimes when cranking the car, and sometimes when I M driving too

- Claxton, GA, USA

problem #18

Dec 142014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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. MA 08/10/2015 the consumer stated the vehilce was repaired. Updated 11/30/2015

- Stanwood, WA, USA

problem #17

May 152015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Vehicle throttle stuck in drive as driver was pulling forward to back up into garage. Vehicle plunged forward 20 feet, hit an overhead door and bumper guard causing the airbag to deploy. Airbag lacerated, abraised and bruised left forearm of driver, [xxx], requiring emergency room treatment at mercy medical 301 St. Paul street, baltimore, md 21202. Vehicle was totaled and claim filed with geico claim # [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #16

Jan 042013

Durango

  • 95,000 miles
I'm contacting you in regards to my 2005 Dodge Durango. I have encountered it stalling making turns, driving down the street and at lights. I have researched the issue after having a tune up on the vehicle with no success. After researching, I have found that thousands of people are having the same exact issue. I have printed off from several sites the complaints identical to mine. This is definitely a recall for this vehicle and should be replaced by Chrysler/Dodge. I have found that a lot of people are finding that the issue is the egr system. The same thing with the air bag issue that I'm receiving, I'll be driving down the road and get an alert that the passenger air bag was turned off when someone is in the seat. There is two recalls in place now for air bag issues. I really hope that you will investigate this and reach out to Chrysler to get this resolved for consumers.

- Clarksburg, WV, USA

problem #15

Jan 272015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V817000 (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. Updated 7/10/15

- Nashua, NH, USA

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