hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,858 miles

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2002 Dodge Durango transmission problems

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2002 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 022013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


--- please--- NHTSA needs to expand recall notification to cover more vehicles. I have 2 Durangos, both have same problem described in recall notification # 69542. Dodge customer care hotline claims both of my vehicles (VIN [xxx] and [xxx]) are not covered by this recall. Both of my vehicles exhibit same conditions described in recall notification. Recall id # 69542 - power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift-- recall date: Dec 04, 2007-- model affected: 2002 Dodge Durango summary: Vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, the ignition/park shift interlock system may become inoperative. This can allow the shifter to be moved out of the "park" position with the ignition key removed (or in the "lock" position). This can also allow the ignition key to be removed when the shifter has not been placed in the "park" position. Consequences: Either of these conditions could allow the vehicle to roll away causing a crash without warning. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #5

Mar 142008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that she did not receive a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V555000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 76,000. Updated 04/28/08.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 042008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Durango. The contact went to the dealer on two different occasions due to NHTSA campaign id number 07V555000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). On both occasions, the dealer stated that the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact was unable to schedule an appointment. He is currently experiencing the shifter locking once he turns the ignition. He lives in a remote location and the dealer is the only one in the area. The current mileage was 103,140 and failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 04-08-08 the consumer stated he traveled out of state to get the recall done. Updated

- Estell Manor, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 022008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The transmission shifter is sometimes able to be moved out of 'park' without the key in the ignition. This does not happen all the time, but has occurred 4 times in the past week or so. I would like this checked and corrected under recall 07V555000, but when I called my dealership, they stated that "Chrysler sends out recall information too early and the recall hasn't started yet". I called Chrysler and they said that there are no open recalls on my Durango. They would not look up the recall # I tried to give them.

- Livingston, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 102007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,850 miles
Transmission will not stay engaged in park. Parking will not engage and the only way to keep vehicle from rolling is to apply the parking brake.

- Celeste, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 072002

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,300 miles
This note is to accompany the motor vehicle defect notification for my 2002 Durango, VIN 1B8hr48N42F188761. This is the second defective Durango I have purchased in the last five months and it presents a safety issue. The first Durango was only good for four days and less than 400 miles. We experienced multiple problems with it to include transmission shifting, engine vibrations, and poor handling problems. It was determined by the dealer that multiple computers were bad and it would take a considerable amount of time to repair the vehicle. As a solution, the dealer provided us another vehicle. The current Durango is only five months old and has less than 5000 miles. It has been in the shop every weekend for the last three weeks for the same problem. As the vehicle is moving, it drops to first gear coming to an almost complete stop, launching the occupants forward due to the sudden speed reduction. This in itself is a safety issue since occupants could get hurt, not to mention loss of control by the driver, possibly causing an accident, or the vehicle been hit from behind. In addition to coming to an almost complete stop, the vehicle check engine light comes on and the vehicle locks the transmission on first gear (if it moves at all since the second time it malfunctioned, it would only go in reverse and had to be towed to the dealer). Problems continue with the vehicle. The dealer has indicated that there is a software problem with the transmission module but they do not have a fix for it yet!!!!!

- Casselberry, FL, USA

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