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?


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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Dodge Durango electrical problems

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 082005


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Complaint received via E-mail. Since the purchase of this SUV, I have had to bring the truck in for service for various things. Recommended service, a fuse out of place/battery recall, and today, January 8, 2005, for a detached throttle cable, which prevented acceleration. I discovered this problem as I was attempting to accelerate at a major intersection, and obviously, I was stuck in the middle of the road. We received assistance in pushing the truck off of the road, and I called gwinnett place Dodge. I explained the situation, and I was given the phone number to sw towing service. We also attempted to speak with a manager in regard to this matter.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

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