fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,034 miles
Total Complaints:
39 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (30 reports)
  2. replaced rear ABS speed sensor in differential (2 reports)
  3. transmission sensor or wheel sensor (2 reports)
  4. have the rear speed sensor replaced (1 reports)
  5. pulled a fuse (1 reports)
  6. replace rear vehicle speed sensor on differential (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Jun 292007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


The problem is the brake, ABS, and speedometer. Are they considered 3 different problems? The ABS and brake light are one problem. They cam on at the same time. As far as I can tell from the maintenance manual it has something to do with the inputs+= tone rings in the front and back. It says the tires are turning, so the speedometer doesn't realize it so to speak. It is a frustration because we were trying to sell it when this happened. Now we would like to fix it and send it on its way. These 3 things are related. Help!!!! It has not been a problem until now.

- , Portland, OR, USA

problem #18

Jul 312007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Same problems as others reported here. ABS/Brake lights on, speedometer affected. Replaced rear ABS speed sensor in differential and solved the problem. Could only find part at NAPA (part 530778) for $30 with tax. However, NAPA had this listed under ABS (not speed sensor), and it was listed for only 4WD, though mine is 2WD. Installation was fairly simple, and I have very little automotive experience. The sensor unplugs from the top front of the differential casing after removing a nut and a stud/bolt. No need to open differential casing and replace fluid. I had to break the old one off to get it out, and used needle nose pliers to get the remaining piece out. New sensor is pushed into casing with the stud/bolt. Vague instructions are included with the new part. I disconnected the battery to reset the warning lights after the installation, though I'm not sure it was necessary.

- , Atlanta, GA, US

problem #17

Aug 012006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 74,000 miles

I bought this car from a private sale almost three weeks ago. The fourth day I had it, it broke down need a new water pump $406.00. Pressure test to find the problem $70.00. New serpentine belt $80.00. Got it back from the dealership and later that night this problem occurred. Can we not trust private sales from old people either?

- , Newport News, VA, USA

problem #16

Oct 092006

(reported on)

Durango SLE

  • 120,000 miles


My local mechanic replaced the rear speed sensor, at least that problem is fixed

- , Penrose, CO, USA

problem #15

Oct 162006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 112,000 miles

no fix in sight, two dealers can't figure it out, so I E-mailed dodge directly and mentioned the problem along with the number of people complaining about it on this site, they responded with "we don't know what it could be, try and find a dealer who can fix it"Lots of help that is!!!

- , Rocky Point, NY, USA

problem #14

Jan 312007

(reported on)

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,008 miles

If the speedometer isn't working it's 99% most likely a speed sensor. there are several speed sensors throughout the durango. Mine was a transmission speed sensor but it could have likely been a wheel censor to. The ABS system runs of speed sensor and if the sensor go out, the ABS cannot work. 1 yr experience at dealership.

- , Riverton, UT, US

problem #13

Jan 052007

(reported on)

Durango 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles


Cannot get the brake light to stay off! The speedometer would only register after I hit 15 mph... now it stays at 0 mph until I'm over 50 mph. Its been serviced regularly... resetting the computer worked once for about two days.

- , Toledo, OH, US

problem #12

Apr 212006

(reported on)

Durango 4x4

  • 81,000 miles

ABS Light and Brake light came on, no check engine light on, which could help :(. Oil Pressure gauge drops to 0 when I stop and then bounces back up to normal. Speedometer also doesn't kick in until 15 MPH. I am going to probably change the speed sensor on the rear differential. I already had to change the one on the transmission so I know what problems that one causes. This really isn't causing any problems other than lights on. Vehicle is running good but this goofy electrical just had me change my alternator on suspicion and found belt was bad so changed it. When restringing the belt I noticed my tensioner spring was shot so I had to put a new one of them on and now something is really squeaking in there and I think it's the idler pulley. I am praying it's the idler pulley otherwise it's the damn water pump. I hate Dodge. They suck and they suck to work on too. I don't like my ford either. They all suck but at least Chevy makes their vehicles mechanic friendly.

- , Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #11

Dec 032006

(reported on)

Durango 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

I have replaced the speed sensor and it still does the same thing. Have not found anyone who knows what to try next.

- , Chippewa Falls, WI, US

problem #10

Nov 092006

(reported on)

Durango SLT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

Setting the cruise control at a certain speed, then as proceeding down a hill the truck continues to gain speed and cancelling or stepping on the break is the only way to slow the vehicle down. It is just plain scary. What is the use of cruise control, if you have to shut it down every time you go down a hill?

- , Moscow, ID, USA

problem #9

Nov 142006

(reported on)

Durango 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


I had the same problem. My ABS and brake lights were on and the speedometer did not register lower than 20mph. After scanning I noticed the rear differential speed sensor wasn't registering. I pinpoint tested it and sure enough it was dead. It is a sensor bolted to the top of the rear differential. Replacement is quick, easy, and costs about $24.00 for a new sensor. After that was replaced everything went back to normal.

- , Oxford, MI, US

problem #8

Aug 202006

(reported on)

Durango SLT Plus

  • 25,000 miles

I'm having the same problems others are mentioning here. First abs brake light wouldn't go off. Mechanic swapped out the abs module and that wasn't the problem. Then speedometer & odometer just stopped working, now last night check engine is constantly on.. this has all happened this week. Has anybody resolved there issues with the same troubles and what was it... Thanks.

- , Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 152006

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 189,000 miles

First the ABS light and Brake light stayed on and the speedometer doesn't kick in until about 50 K/H (about 30 miles/hour) and now while I was driving down the side of a mountain the truck just stopped working. I'm uncomfortable thinking of going to the mountains again until this gets fixed.

- , Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

problem #6

Jul 092006

(reported on)

Durango SLE

  • 120,000 miles

The ABS and brake light came on simultaneously and at the same time the speedometer doesn't work until you hit about 20mph. No one knows what is up with it, and no one knows how to fix it.

- , Penrose, CO, USA

problem #5

Sep 112005

(reported on)


  • 80,000 miles

Im really just wondering what I might have to do to get this fixed. And what causes the damn lights to come on anyway Thanks.

- , Leland, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 142005

(reported on)


  • 97,000 miles

Car has had a few minor problems, but now this. If anybody has any ideas on how to fix this let me know.

- , Pope AFB, NC, USA

problem #3

Jan 172005

(reported on)


  • 90,000 miles

There is no end to the problems with this vehicle!!!

- , Savage, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 112004

(reported on)


  • 55,000 miles

My ABS Light and Brake light simultaneously came on and will not go off. With 10-15 miles, speedometer doesn't work....

- , Westminster, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 262003

(reported on)


  • 45,000 miles

Abs lights, brake lights and check engine light come on. Also the speedometer does not work. Dealership has had it off and on for several months and can't figure it out. Have to return the car to me with out being able to fix it and have no suggestions!

- , Morgan Hill, CA, USA

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