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:
40,016 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.

2005 Dodge Durango exhaust system problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222010


  • 50,032 miles


The truck loses all power while driving and stalls. This happens at any given time in high traffic areas, low traffic areas and at all speeds. The check engine light comes on and stays on. The dealer states that it is the egr valve. This appears to be very common with this vehicle.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007


  • 30,000 miles
Clicking noise under hood, was told by Dodge dealership that it had to do with the exhaust or exhaust manifold. Was told at two different dealerships that it could not be repaired. According to searches, it seems to be a common problem with this vehicle. Noise gets louder the more you accelerate.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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