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?


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Dodge Durango accessories - interior problems

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 112006

Durango Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


I too have had problems with interior lights that will not go off, again not really sure of date or mileage. It happens off and on.

No problem recently and seems to occur after an extended drive in cold weather (usually late at night). My concern is that it will wear down the battery or will result in a serious electrical problem while driving.

Several years ago I had a ford that after going 3 blocks began to smoke and the entire wiring harness melted.

- , Murphysboro, IL, USA

problem #1

May 222008

Durango Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

What a scary story. I am glad I read some of the stories related to mine though. My wife told me last night that our back hatch light would not go off. I had to finally un plug the fuse to it so it would turn off. Our dome light also comes off and on as it feels. The warning lights have all came on now and wont turn off. We have six kids that ride in our vehicle daily that range from 4-19 years of age. We will now be taking our Durango in to get it looked at. I just hope they fix the problem since we do not have the money to buy another one if something happens to it.

- , Buffalo, OK, USA

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