pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
53,150 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replaced differential and axles (2 reports)
  3. replace ring and pinion and bearings (1 reports)
  4. replaced ring and pinion in front and rear differentials (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Durango drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2000 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #8

May 012010

Durango SLT 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,477 miles


I've owned that truck since 129000km which now has some 161400 km and rear differential has been making grinding noise for quite a while now when accelerating while turning at intersections from 0km/h. My mechanic serviced it and says pinions are getting worn out a bit. I do not haul anything with truck besides carrying a few tools in the back.

- Martin L., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

problem #7

Mar 312008

Durango SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,400 miles

along with the original warranty, i purchased an additional warranty which was for seven years or 70 thousand miles. 3 of those years were included with the manufacture warranty and i was only told this after completion. i had two used cars before that i got more miles out of and payed less maintenance. This is a case of rip off and it is legal thats the funny part.

- Everton W., Yonkers, NY, US

problem #6

Dec 052006

(reported on)

Durango Sport 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

Rear end started whining. took to dodge dealer to check. Head Mechanic doubted would make it 90 miles home. Shop had 2 wk. back log, so they sent me to a Ford shop, same owner to get repaired. Two weeks later and three trips to pick up. Shop foreman stated bolts were over torqued. Ran way better after repair

- bobalaska, Homer, AK, US

problem #5

Jan 092005

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 46,000 miles


One morning going to work I noticed a noise, took it in to my local Dodge dearlership and they told me that the pinion bearings needed to be replaced, the cost is 794.25. I asked why is this happening the guy didn't have a good explanation, I feel really cheated and that my money went down the drain.

- Undrae H., Winston Salem, NC, US

problem #4

Apr 282004

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 85,000 miles

was ticking, & squealing when slowly accelerating. I'm ready to sell anytime! Anyone else want to try and take this lemon off my hands?

- lynell, Fremont, CA, US

problem #3

Apr 262004

(reported on)

Durango SLT

  • 56,000 miles

about 3 weeks ago when turning there were clicking noises from the rear end and a loud clunk when starting out from a stop. took it in to the dealership they said it was the differential. they rebuilt the diff for 50 deductable. then i took it out over night and brought it back the next day with the same problem. they figured they didnt put enough fluid in the case so they put another bottle or so in. i went north for the weekend with it. brought it back again on tuesday 2 weeks ago with the same problem. they gave me a rental for $8 a day since im under 25. but now its been in there for 2 weeks and they said they had to order new parts over last weekend and it should be done yesterday. since they didnt call i guess its still not done. they said it was because of a tire was new since i had a blow out when passing another car but i got 4 new tires last wednesday and the tires didnt fix it. they said they needed to replace the transfer case also. and all this from driving a ford explorer for 2 years replacing ball joints every 10000 miles and the transmission blew out on also the cv joints have gone out atleast 2 times a year. it seems like i moved from a lemon to a lemon but since they are used they are not coverd under the lemon law.

- biker54914, Appleton, WI, US

problem #2

Nov 042003

(reported on)

Durango R/T

  • 4,000 miles

Was making a whining noise when coasting. This was just the beginning of many many problems with this overpriced POS!!!

- Kelly B., Louisville, TN, US

problem #1

Jun 182001

(reported on)


  • 28,000 miles

At 24,000 mi. my vehicle developed an annoying loud thumping at equal intervals when backing up, turning or pulling forward at speeds below 10MPH. After numerous trips to the dealership (30 mi. away) my vehicle finally "performed" its problem for the technician.....who "corrected" the problem by putting an additive in the differential case! Now at 29426 Mi. the problem is again evident. The dealerships quick-fix-----"bring it in and we'll have our man listen to it". (He has already heard it...") "Sorry, we won't have a loaner car available until the middle of JULY!!!!!" Is there another Durango 4X4 out there with the same problem???

- E. P., Morton, IL, US

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