hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,010 miles

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2003 Dodge Durango engine problems

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2003 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 302015


  • 166,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while in park, the contact noticed that there was excessive consumption of engine oil. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to multiple independent mechanics, who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 166,000.

- Hillsboro, OH, USA

problem #6

Apr 062015

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving, I noticed that when I accelerate after braking, the driver seat slides back and forth about an inch. Also, when I'm at a red light, with my foot on the brakes the vehicle accelerates. Both of these are very serious and dangerous issues and should be recalls.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #5

Nov 202014


  • miles
There is and has been numerous complaints about the Dodge Durango 4.7 engine I am just one ofmany whoo have been effected by the defects and faailures of this engine. Nothing will probably ever be done like thrown rodes through engjine over heating issuues.

- Lantana , FL, USA

problem #4

May 292013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles


The car started over heating last May 2013. After all the repairs, the car is still overheating - replaced the radiator, the thermostat, the hoses, flushed the coolant and put fresh coolant in it, fixed the fans. I have to add coolant to keep it from overheating however even that is not working. The issue according to the mechanic is with the engine and cooling system design that has a flaw in it. It is a re- call that should have taken place a long time ago and Dodge needs to step up and fix the problem.

- South Gate, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 242012


  • 70,050 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while accelerating from a stop there was a loud noise coming from the engine. The contact stated that there was also a lost of acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure and current mileage was 70,050.

- Latonia, KY, USA

problem #2

May 152012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,250 miles
Never had any problems til we drove almost 5 hrs on vacation to gatlinburg and before we even got into town the check gauge light came on and realized the temp gauge was in the red. Never leaked coolant or smelled any antifreeze. The next day after letting it sit overnight it seemed fine no check light was on drove it back still no engine light on and temp was fine, few weeks later all hell broke loose! the valve train started ticking. Had it towed to the dealership (kings cjd) and found a failed rocker & tappet had replaced 4 days later was doing it on the driver side, took it back that's when it took them a few days to figure out it was leaking coolant down into the cylinders. Chrysler didn't have cylinder heads available it took over 2 months for us to get the part (not from Chrysler) as far as we know they still don't have the part available. 28 plus people are on a waiting list to receive cylinder heads that are still not available! repeated trips to the dealership for leaking valve covers on both sides, still dealing with issue of possible leak around crank seal on timing cover. Chrysler does seem to give a darn about our time and money wasted for the supposed repairs that are not fixed!! has anyone else reading this had any issues regarding cylinder heads"??" I think when you have 28 plus people on the waiting list for the same part for the same make & model vehicle same engine 4.7 V8 obviously their is a manufacture issue not an owner issue!!! that's just a taste of what is going on their is plenty more and Chrysler just keeps telling us im sorry and that's it im sorry!!! we have had several case mgrs and noone seems to be caring.

- Blue Ash , OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 152012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 79,769 miles
When driving vehicle down road engine will quit with no warning.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

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