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?


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
153,500 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

Mar 032015

Durango SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,500 miles


When windows fog up can't get the selected control to send the air out the defroster ducts. Also can't get air flow to flow out the floor duct. The air blows constantly when on out the a/c ducts towards the driver and passenger no matter which option you select the motor or control device won't open or close the correct vent door for heating air conditioning to deflect to air flow to defroster or floor vents.

On a cool day when the windows fog up unable to get the defroster to function.

- , West Valley City, UT, USA

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