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:
107,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Dodge Durango engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012014

Durango lx

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


Car would not respond to accelerator going forward, just out of the blue. Car would suddenly surge in reverse, burning out fast, or surge suddenly when driving at highway speed, no control.

- , Altoona, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 132010

Durango LT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

well the engine spikes when at a stop dosent happen all the time but when it dose it scars the hell out of you. this happened to me on three other times once when pedistrians wre crossing in front of me scared me as well as those pedistrians this is verey dangeruos

- , West Sacramento, CA, USA

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