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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2001 Dodge Durango

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2001 Dodge Durango, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: VEHICLE UNDER-SEAT FIRE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA06011

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 19, 2006
    • Date Closed: September 22, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Electrical System:Wiring

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: FIRE UNDER THE DRIVER'S SEAT

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE06008

    Component(s): Electrical System:Wiring:Interior/Under Dash
    Seats

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT CINCHING LATCH PLATE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02082

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 06, 2002
    • Date Closed: April 23, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: Alleged cinch clip within the latch plate breaks when under load

  4. INVESTIGATION: UPPER BALL JOINT SEPARATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA03023

    Component(s): Suspension
    Suspension:Front
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Arm
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Ball Joint

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SUSP. UPPER BALL JOINT FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03032

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 16, 2003
    • Date Closed: November 19, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension:Front
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Arm
    Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Ball Joint

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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