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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,238 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.

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #2

Apr 142005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 494 miles


While turning left into a parking lot, across a fairly busy road, my 3 week old Dodge Durango limited hemi just cut out. The power steering disappeared, the engine was gone, and I was in the middle of the oncoming lane. I switched the vehicle off, and on a few times until the power steering and acceleration were back. This is very dangerous, my dealer claims that the computer reports nothing is wrong, and I refuse to take back the vehicle. Many people seem to have logged complaints of this nature on, what can be done about this?

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 282005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
Once again while driving my 2005 Durango slowing down to make a turn the vehicle stalled in the middle of a busy intersection. Oncoming traffic just missed colliding with the passenger side of the vehicle. Also there has been a problem with the vehicle accelerator sticking causing the vehicle to have excessive RPM. Also the front end seems to have some type of problem, while turning the vehicle the front end knocks and feels as if the wheels are going to fall off. Daimler chrylser was contacted about the stalling problem again. This is my second Durango as this was the replacement for the 2004 (lemon) Durango which daimler chrylser bought back. Chrysler still has not issued a recall for the stalling problem as this seemes to be a big problem with the 2004 model year as well. The dealeship had a mechanic test drive the vehicle and the stalling could not be reproduced. Therefore nothing was fixed and the problem still exists, hopefully someone looks into the crash data statistics of how many Durango had crashes due to vehicle stalling.

- Coral Springs , FL, USA

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