Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,816 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Durango seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


Passenger side airbag warning light goes on after driving aprox 5 miles. Does not go off until vehicle is turned off.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 192005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,766 miles
Air bag light comes on. Has been reported to dealer 3 times.

- Flippin, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 302005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the sun roof was making a noise. He took the vehicle to the dealership and they replaced the sun roof. After replacement rain leaked in through the sunroof assembly and flooded the vehicle. The sun roof was replaced again and the noise returned. Additionally, the seat belt light came on while the seat belt was in use. The dealership disconnected the sensor, and ordered replacement parts for the entire seat belt assembly. The air bag light came on with no warning. The dealership ordered parts for repair of the air bag.

- Fort Benning, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
The airbag light continued to come on. The vehicle has been to the dealer numerous times. There have been no crashes. This was a brand new vehicle. Repairs were done on the ignition switch and instrument cluster. This was thought to be related to the reason why the air bag light continued to come on. The air bags had not deployed. The light for the passenger's side airbag and the driver's side continued to illuminate intermittently. The vehicle is currently at the dealer for this problem. Updated 12/27/05.

- Chesapeake , VA, USA

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