fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

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2001 Dodge Durango steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012000

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


I have been with this vehicle in the shop every time you turn around. Currently we were driving down the road and smoke came from the vents. It was a fire which they are still trying to find where the short is. Also the convertor for the air conditioner is bad and had to be replaced. Because of the short the battery was replaced two times because of the burning it up, the spring broke when I hit a bump and my daughters neck was wrenched. Every other day the vehicle won't start, the locks won't work after having them redone by clio Chrysler, the windows won't go up and down, the car has a bad steering rack which we reported to you quite some time ago (2 different dealerships evaluated and reported this), the ball joints were bad, the car creaks currently underneath as though it is going to fall in to pieces. The alternator had to be replaced, the sensors all were going bad at different times, so every other day the car won't run. The one cost us a mint in gasoline because the car would just drink the gas and shoot out black smoke. This is a 2000 vehicle from problems dating from day one of purchase. The vehicle.

- Clio, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 152004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In March of 2001 I bought a 2001 Dodge Durango 4X4 the first year was great, then despite the fact that I took my vehicle in evey 3000 mi. For whatever was manufacturer recommended maintenance, and the dealers 27 point inspection, the front brakes were suddenly completely shot and cost in excess of $450 to repair last June I believe, right after getting serviced and a front end alignment, I drove to work, attempted to shut off vehicle, and it refused the engine sped up, the lights flashed, the gauges went wild, and it finally died. Day after day they cept telling me they didnt know what the problem was, after a week of being worked on the dealership informed me the starter had "gone" and it would be 24 to 48 hours before they could get one about the same time the front end started to make a strange grinding noise while backing up while turning....they still havent figured out this one.....but im wondering if it is a balljoint issue also after several of the regularly schedueled services I complained that there was fluid left on my driveway. I was told that it was run off from the frame of some of the old oil, ....now after it is out of warranty, they finally found the leak....the power steering rack is leaking oh and I almost forgot, when I first got this vehicle, the left rear brake light didnt always work...after 4 or 5 attempts to get it repaired, I had a mechanic friend of mine look it over...in less than 5 minutes he told me the contacts in the housing were defective....I got the dealership to check into it and they replaced it and it has been fine ever since this vehicle has always had its manufacturers recommended services at the interval required, it was very expensive to buy, and to maintain, it only has 40,000 mi. On it, and looks great, but appearntly it is a money pitt and death trap all rolled into one!!

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 022003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Durango. In 2002 I had to have the whole power steering rack and pump replaced. N September of this year I was informed the ball joints are bad. Apparently they have prematurely worn out.

- Houston, TX, USA

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