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:
154,500 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

Feb 182015

Durango ST 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles


The broken Manifold Bolt caused the vacuum to suck in air, causing the vehicle fuel trim to run lean.

- , Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 152013

Durango SLT 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

I've read that other people are having the same issue with the 4.7 liter engine and they said it is a design problem, so I think Dodge should offer to repair it.

Why should I have to pay anywhere from 1200 to 2000 dollars to fix this. After all, I didn't do anything to make these bolts rust and snap off!

- , Detroit Lakes, MN, USA

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