really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,857 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 232004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles


Rotors and pads were replaced every 13.000 miles. The last time vehicle was repaired the rotors/pads were replaced. Consumer stated brakes were replaced four times. Also, upper ball joints were replaced at 50.000 miles.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 121999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The plastic piston in the calipers are engaged against the brake pads and have worn down the disc(rotor) over time. I do long distance driving, not start and stop; hence, it has taken this long to manifest itself. I complained about the front brakes grinding a second time on November 27, 2000.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #5

May 011999


  • miles
Brake rotors wear unevenly due to the brake pad being rusted. This causes extended stopping distance.

- New Boston, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 182000

(reported on)


  • miles


Lower control arm boot on the front wheel leaks oil onto the brakes, damaging the rotors and the pads. Dealer has been notified.

- Suoerior, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 182000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
The power window motors/regulators have failed on all 4 windows repeatedly. Repairs under warranty have been done, however after approx 2 months the windows fail to go up or down..... during low speed braking the front disc brakes make a grinding noise, the problem is continuous and the dealership says all items are within specifications.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 221999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Electrical system suddenly went out all gauges radio etc front area. Checked all fuses and nothing was burnt out. Restarted engine four times before reset and then was ok. Have had recurring locking of brakes and grinding lose of control at low speeds and on wet roads. Disc brakes have no wear indicators on pads and it resulted in being worn down and ate into the front rotors before I was aware that the pads were shot. I had to buy new rotors and pads and the replacement pads also did not have indicators. The dealer stated that was the way that they were manufatured and I then stated that this was a severe and potentially dangerous and deadly oversight and that it should be corrected. I contacted Chrysler and they stated that they had no recall on this and that they had no technical problems or bulletins on this. My battery also suddenly went out without any warning and it caused the engine to die. I could not restart the engine and a new battery had to be installed. Power windows went out and could not be opened or closed by drivers switch.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 301998

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The front braking system malfunctioned, causing the rotors and the pads to rub together and spark a fire in the brakes 2 times. Dealer replaced pads and rotors. Cause unknown.

- Walltham, MA, USA

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