Notes: The second generation Durango was introduced in 2004 and instantly came under fire for, well, catching on fire.

From 2004-2006 electrical overloading in the driver's side instrument panel caused numerous reports of interior fires. The interior infernos became so commonplace that Chrysler eventually issued a recall.

The problems didn't stop there, however. Owners of the recalled vehicles complained about being treated unfairly and given take-it-or-leave-it low ball settlement offers. "They offered me $2000 under NADA retail as a settlement," said one owner, "and have been rude and hostile to deal with." Nothing says awesome service like treating your customers rudely after their cars have caught on fire.

Have we mentioned all the reports of complete engine failure due to oil sludge?


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
200 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Durango AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 182004

Durango Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles


I probably have the wrong. I remember it was nearly 95 degrees that day and I was driving 40 miles to get my dad to take him to the doctor. Ran by dealer and demanded another car so I could take my dad while they fixed mine. I had only had the car a week.

Said they checked it and nothing was wrong and asked if I knew how to turn on the AC. I assured them I did as I was 45 at the time. So far no more problems with the AC.

- , Murphysboro, IL, USA

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