really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,864 miles

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2002 Dodge Durango engine problems

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2002 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Mar 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24 miles


Here is a list that I have sent to Dodge Chrysler customer service and 2 dealerships 1. intermittent or delayed engagement at vehicle start up operation or engagement at 26-56 mph 2. intermittent acceleration and shudder during torque converter. Operation or engagement at 26-56 mph 3. intermittent poor shifting quality".. idle shake, sag or hesitation. Will not always ?downshift" while driving 26-54 mph. 4. intermittent buzz and or clicking in reverse. (warm or cold) 5. intermittent surging while driving 26-54 mph. (warm or cold) 6. intermittent hesitation "idle shake" sag when stepping on accelerator/gas pedal. 7. intermittent harsh engagement of transition (warm or cold) 8. intermittent noisy 3-4 upshifts. (warm or cold) 9. intermittent delayed down shifts (almost like dropping it in 1st while going 35 mph) 10. Intermittent delayed up shifts. (transmission feels like its slipping) 11. Unexpected acceleration (warm or cold) 12. Loud popping noise while turning.. (warm or cold) 13. Transmission fails to hold in park/ park gear fails to hold!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 162004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
2002 Dodge Durango has engine stalling problems. Starting having problems a few months after a bought it. (Nov, 2002, 14,000 miles on it) it started out stalling when you would be driving and stop, say at a light. It would idiol real low and die. The first couple times this happend in a 3-4 month period I took it to the dealer. And the said they couldn't find anything wrong. Then in July 2003 I was driving home in the afternoon going about 40-45 mph and the Durango just shut off on me. I ended up in a ditch with front end damage. Took it to Dodge dealer told them what happened. Waited 6 weeks for a Dodge rep. From detriot to come look at it. Only to have him say the same thing, can't find anything wrong with it. Well I ended up paying the deductable to get it fixed. Cont. To have problems off and on the next 6-8 months. Than on Monday Feb. 16. I was pulling out into traffic and got through 1 lane and it died and wouldn't restart the first couple of times. So I'm setting in the middle of the highway trying to start my Durango. Lucky people saw me enough to stop. Almost had another accident. Took it right to the Dodge dealer and told them what happened, and to not call me untill it was fixed, and if you can't fix it then I will contact a lawyer and approach the lemon law. They have had it for 3 days no phone call. Luckly it is still under warranty but not for much longer. Can some one please help me.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 022003


  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning the vehicle will stall and will not restart. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Upland, CA, USA

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