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:
106,107 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. purchase new keys (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Durango electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012014

Durango Limited 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,321 miles


This is one of the annoying things I've had to deal with! I come outside and my freaking truck won't start!!!

It's a shame to see a person pay every extra dime they have trying to find out what's wrong with a "newer" vehicle, then turn around to see the older cars that other people pay $800-$1500 and can't keep their cars running with just gas and oil (with the occasional oil change and/or tun-up). This is crazy!!!!! IT KEEPS HAPPENING!!!!!!! COME ON DODGE!!!!

- , Jackson, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 172011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Dodge needs to recall their keys to the Durango. They know what the problem is, they just want more money from us consumers. Shame on them. I will never buy a Dodge again!

- , Cincinnati, OH, US

problem #1

Aug 012010

Durango Leather 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

it want start sometimes you have to wait 10 min then it will start can you help me fix this prob

- , Rutledge, TN, USA

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