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 already caught on fire.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,049 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 192008


  • 48,098 miles


On Dec 19 2008 as I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm when my driver side wind shield wiper suddenly stopped working and got tangled up with the passenger side wiper that continued to work normally. This happened minutes before I was about to enter the freeway so luckily I was in a place where I could safely pull over. I tried to wait out the storm but it was getting really bad so I had to drive at 20-30 mph with my hazard lights on. I first thought that the bolt holding the wiper arm was stripped but after taking it to the dealer to get inspected, to my surprise I was told that it was the linkage for the wiper system. The linkage just broke out of nowhere. Our vehicle is only 3 1/2 years old and I have never heard of such a thing happening on new or old vehicles of any make. The repair technician told me that the linkage broke because of the way the part was made. The amount it cost to repair my vehicle came out to $607 for parts and labor and was barely able to get it replaced today. It also took 7-10 days to order and ship the part to the repair shop. I was informed that it was replaced with the same model part so this problem might happen again which is not comforting at all. I asked to take the broken part back to show proof or a description of the area that broke. So if needed I can send that in.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #1

Mar 152008


  • 32,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Durango limited w/ hemi. We purchased this vehicle used w/ 26,000 miles on it a year and 4 months ago. I have experienced several problems w/ it: Broken remote keys-the remote locking devices on both keys are now dysfunctional due to the solder that holds the battery in place breaking. I cannot lock/unlock vehicle from outside and when it is locked from inside prior to exiting, upon re-entry, the alarm sounds until key is put into ignition and vehicle is started. The amount of money to replace these keys is outrageous!!!! windows shaking while rolled down-anytime any of the windows are rolled down they shake violently w/ in their casing. There is also quite a bit of wind noise heard when windows are rolled up completely. Had dealership look at it but they could not determine there was a problem. Navigation system-the main knob has become almost dysfunctional. It seems that it is sticking out farther than it once had. With out use of this knob, the entire nav system is virtually unusable. Seatbelt cover-drivers side plastic dust cover where seatbelt goes into seat came off and the plastic around it has a crack in it. There is quite alot of dust building up inside the seatbelt mechanism. Liftgate screws falling out-this has happened a dozen times regardless of how many times they are tightened. It is the screws that hold the plastic on the inside of the liftgate-where the closing handles are located. Broken pin on accelerator pedal-dealer calling this a "push nut pin" and it is what attaches the accelerator to the arm. Dealership certain it is a part malfunction however Chrysler refusing to repair. Underside steering wheel radio control-the left button that changes the pre-set radio stations as well as which disk is playing in the cd changer is sticking. If you just barely touch it the stations/cd's change continuously. In order to get it to stop, you must depress it very hard while moving it back and forth.

- Whitney, TX, USA

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