really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,058 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Durango drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 242004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,230 miles


Driving approx. 25 mph on icy road, turned right onto another road and "it was as if you thowed the vehicle into nuetral". causing vehicle to come to a complete stop in the middle of the roadway.

- Corinth, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 032003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
The consumer stated the seal on the transfer case leaked fluid. In addition the rear end disintegrated. Dealer notified. Consumer stated a trucks rear end shouldn't disintegrate with 81000 miles.

- Whitsett, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 192003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
We had noticed that the tranmission was acting very sluggish. Despite having the vehicle checked, our local shop could not find a problem. While on our way to Florida, just outside of birmingham Alabama with two children in the car, driving 70 mph on the interstate, we had a catastrophic failure in the vehicle. The transfer case blew up and both driveshafts broke. We were able to be able to stop the vehicle without causing an accident, or having another vehicle hit us, despite the black coud of transfer case fluid trailing behind us. The vehicle required extensive service - to the tune of $ $2,600. We had 95,000 miles on the vehicle and were offered no assistance by Chrysler. In fact, not even an offer to assist us with the rental cars we were forced to take.

- Birmingham, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 162000


  • miles
Vehicle was in park w/emergency brake on. When putting boat on trailer transfer case popped into neutral causing car to roll into water. Transfer case had popped into N before, but was not repeatable.

- Vienna, VA, USA

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