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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:
47,424 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #68

Sep 082016

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: 16V352000 (air bags). The part to do 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hawkins, TX, USA

problem #67

Nov 182016

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacture exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Denison, TX, USA

problem #66

Nov 162016

Durango

  • miles
Takata recall I almost got into a really bad accident yesterday with my family in the car ( my daughter was in the passenger seat). All I could think about was the airbag going off and killing my child due to metal fragments deploying from the airbag. We should not have to worry about these kind of things. We have enough to worry about in the road with crazy drivers as it is. It seems like the parts are never going to come in to fix our air bags. I want a car I can drive safely with my family until my airbag gets fixed. I think it is takatas duty to everyone to make them feel safe.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #65

Nov 082016

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 numbers: 15V313000 (air bag) and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available and parts distribution disconnect.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #64

Aug 122016

Durango

  • 148,225 miles
Car stalls at stop light. No reason. Car started shifting into all wheel drive by itself. I could hear it shifting as I opened driver door, and car was not on. Did not know what the noise was. Car sounded like it was grinding the gears when moved into drive. Towed to shop. Transmission guy could not figure out why it changed all by itself. Cargo lamp is one if I open rear hatch. It will only go off if I close the hatch twice. Now airbag light is on, since new battery was replaced.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #63

Jul 082016

Durango

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Quincy, MI, USA

problem #62

Jan 112013

Durango

  • 200,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Durango. While driving between 40 to 45 mph, the vehicle drove over black ice and crashed into a bridge. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and received medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Madison, MN, USA

problem #61

Apr 302013

Durango

  • 55 miles
The air bags no working correct

- China Grove, NC, USA

problem #60

Jul 152015

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 recall repair was not yet 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.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #59

Jul 292016

Durango

  • 172,000 miles
The car stalls alot whenever you're at a light or going slow speeds. Will turn off and needs to be turned on. The ignition locks and the key wont turn when trying to turn the car on. The airbag light is constantly blinking when the driver seat belt is not on. When the seatbelt is on, the airbag light is permanently on. This morning the front passenger tire area make a loud clunk when I turned left. Shortly after as I was going about 35 mph it felt as if I had a flat tire so I pulled over. Turns out the entire ball joint had broken and the front passenger tire had fallen to the side.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #58

Jun 252016

Durango

  • 160,000 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 vehicle crashed into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a junk yard. The contact suffered two fractured bones in the neck and one fractured bone in the back. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the crash. The failure mileage was approximately 160,000.

- Clarendon, TX, USA

problem #57

Jul 152016

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mablevalle, AR, USA

problem #56

May 152010

Durango

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into a guardrail. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #55

May 292015

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #54

May 232016

Durango

  • miles
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
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

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