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:
113,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 282011

Durango V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles


I got in my car to leave for lunch on yesterday and my security light popped on while I attempted to start it and it immedietly shut off. Well I continued to try and start it and had the same results. Well I didn't know until I read the book that after five unsuccessful tries of starting it that the system will shut down! Now my truck is still on the parking lot of my job and I can't get it started. Called the dealership and they told me it would be $250 to get another key. They are going to charge me $70 just to see if its the key that's causing the problem. I see I'm not the only person on this website that has had trouble with their dodge durango. What is the use of having this security feature if you can't even(the owner) get it started! So pissed right now!

- , Jonesboro, AR, USA

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