definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Dodge Durango cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 072009


  • 79,000 miles


Have a 2003 Dodge Durango 79,000 miles while driving oil pressure dropped to zero. Check gauge light came on afterwards. Took vehicle to two different repair shops both stated we needed a new engine. They said we needed a new engine due to oil sludge build up resulting in engine failure. Looked online only to find hundreds and hundreds of the same complaint on Dodge Durangos with low mileage. This obviously is not an isolated incident. There is a problem with the engines that people need to made aware of and Dodge should be the ones to fix the problem.

- Edgemere, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 252007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cooling and heating system in the rear of the vehicle has given way. Only the front of the vehicle has A/C working. Will take vehicle to dealer to address problem.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 202004

Durango 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle overheated. Suddenly, driver heard a loud noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent shop. The mechanic determined that the thermostat was not working properly, dealer has been notified.

- Pacoima, CA, USA

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