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:
43,655 miles

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.

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 132009


  • 74,000 miles


My Dodge 2005 slt, 4.8L (74,000 miles) has continued to stall at stop signs, traffic lights and when accelerating from a stop. I have had several things done(spark plugs, fuel additives, premium gas, fuel filter) to the car, but still continues. I am upset to see that there has been nothing done to correct this. It is obvious that there are many other Dodge Durango owners in the same situation with the same problem as I.

- Sahuarita, AZ, USA

problem #2

May 082007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,966 miles
Engine overheated.,we have replaced the thermostat the water pump, the clutch fan. And temperature gauge, . however, it still was overheating the transmission seemed to take forever to take gear. The truck only had 56,966.

- Ballground, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022005


  • miles
I bought a 2005 Dodge Durango a week ago and it has stalled out 2 times.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

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