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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,440 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.

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2008 Dodge Durango steering problems

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2008 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 152015


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. When driving over an obstruction in the road, the vehicle veered to the left or right independently. The contact was able to eventually regain control of the steering wheel. The contact stated that when driving up a hill or making a sudden turn, the engine stalled. The contact was able restart the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that a unknown sensor failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Springe, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 072013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
We were traveling thru a reduced speed area on a 4 lane highway at 50 mph when the vehicle went into what is known by me now as a "death wobble". I managed to keep it on the highway and pull off onto the left shoulder. I found the left tie rod had come apart so there was essentially no steering control. Luckily we had to slow down in the area as we were traveling at 70 mph a couple minutes earlier and had traveled thru quite a number of 2 lane construction zones with heavy traffic. Local Dodge dealers said there was no recall but this week I received a recall notice for this very problem on my 2003 Dodge 2500 truck. We know another couple this happened to from our town as well. I incurred a lot of expense over this and luckily there was no injuries but believe this is a wider problem than is realized.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #3

Jul 202012

Durango 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler unlimited X. the contact was driving 40 mph when she drove over a road bump and the vehicle began shaking abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer was not able to diagnose the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 36,000. Updated 08-23-12 the consumer stated the violent shaking is known as "death wobble". in an attempt to repair the vehicle the steering dampener and mounting brackets were replaced. Updated 09/04/2012

- Genoa , IL, USA

problem #2

May 012009


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. The contact stated while driving various speeds he noticed a vibration and shaking in the front end. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 200.

- New Foundland, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 012008


  • miles
I worked for metal impact Corp of 1501 oakton St elk grove village il 60007 until 9/19/08. Metal impact is a mfg company producing safety critical components to the auto industry. Metal impact is required to have there heat treat ovens certified to ams 2750 and in accordance with cqi-9 and these ovens are not. Consumers are currently at risk and recalls need to occur. Metal impact has shipped improperly heat treated product to the automotive and military industry in the past and has nearly cost people there lives. Please investigate metal impact. Robert tucknott

- Rockford, IL, USA

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