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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,245 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #125

Dec 012008


  • 15,000 miles


I am making a complaint that Chrysler did not issue a recall based on NHTSA recall campaign number : 09V003000. I have a 2005 Dodge Durango that has had a defective inlet check valve in the fuel tank that has allowed gas to flow back up the fill line during filling of the tank. I had questioned the local dealership in the passed that there was a recall for this issue in vehicles of the year of my vehicle, but I was told this issue did not pertain to my vehicle since this issue was remedied on vehicles made after 01 October of that year. I told them mine was still having the problems listed. According to the recall number 09V003000, Chrysler was supposed to recall the vehicles built up to 11/30 of that year. According to what I have found out today this did not occur, they placed an extended warranty on this issue. So instead of informing dealerships and owners of the issue, they would only fix it if the owners had the issue of the check valve not working properly. Well, I have had the issue for almost the whole time I've had my vehicle(11/17/08), and I've brought it up to the local service shop a few times, and I was always told there was no listing of my vehicle requiring the repair to be done. This is quite frustrating because for years I have not been able to fill my gas tank up completely due to fuel coming back up the tube and spraying all over my clothes. Once I talked to a representative with Chrysler about the issue and the NHTSA number today I was informed about the extended warranty on the part, they said the identifier was (X48). Afterwards I contacted the local dealership to set up an appointment to have a diagnosis performed to determine if my vehicle had the problem. The dealership could not find anything relating to X48 extended warranty for my vehicle.

- Mannington, WV, USA

problem #124

Oct 152015


  • miles
Vehicle spits gas from fuel tank inlet & smells of fuel outside of the vehicle.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #123

Nov 162015


  • 137,000 miles
When filling the gas tank, a large amount of fuel always shoots out of the filler neck and spills onto vehicle, ground, and objects around vehicle. Also the vehicle does not come with TPMS, however the TPMS warning light on the instrument panel stays on all the time. Also if the rear lift gate is opened the cargo light indicator on the instrument panel stays on until you open and close the lift gate a total of two times.

- Branson, MO, USA

problem #122

Nov 012012


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While refueling the vehicle, fuel suddenly overflowed from the fuel intake hole. The manufacturer was notified. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V003000 (fuel system). The contact also indicated that the windshield wiper motor was inoperable. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #121

Nov 082015


  • 102,000 miles
When filling car with gas it shoots out filler tube spilling gas on the side of the car and ground.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #120

Oct 012014


  • 150,000 miles
Constant fuel smell while driving and sitting still. Fuel spits back out filler when fueling. Rust through in left rear quarter panel. Problem has been ongoing for a couple of years. Getting worse.there is a recall for this problem but does not cover my VIN.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #119

Oct 052012


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While attempting to refuel the vehicle, fuel spewed back out of the tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel filler neck became inoperable and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #118

Sep 102015


  • 105,000 miles
More than a gallon of fuel spills out if you fill up the gas tank

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #117

Oct 032015


  • 75,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank, gasoline shoots out of the tank once the tank is full and after the pump handle has detected the tank being full and has shut off. I understand from talking to the local dealer, Chrysler customer service and many comments on the internet that Chrysler recalled certain 2005 Durango's made in specific plants with specific parts. I was told by the dealer and by Chrysler customer service that our Durango was not recalled. I don't understand why only certain vehicles were recalled when others with the same issue were not recalled. This is a real safety concern for us. Gasoline gets on us and our clothes our skin and on the ground. Could start fire if a spark was nearby. A new tank cost $1300 plus labor which we can't afford. Please help us stay safe.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #116

Sep 282015


  • 90,000 miles
When I fill the gas tank up gas comes back out the gas tank and goes on the ground and gets on the vehicle and on clothing. I have tried numerous gas stations and it happens all the time. I checked to see if there is a recall on my vehicle and there is not, but they have recalls on the same year and model as mine. This is a big safety issue and health issue because the gas comes in contact with your skin and risk of fire and environmental concerns when the gas goes on the ground.

- North Liberty, IN, USA

problem #115

Mar 052015


  • 66,432 miles


Large evap leak - code P0455: Inlet & outlet fuel tank rings have rusted out. Previous recall E01 repaired in 2010 complete. After effects from previous fuel leakage has caused rust damage to the fuel tank connector rings. The safety of the vehicle is a huge concern as this can cause the vehicle to catch on fire at any time. Solution recommended: Replace fuel tank & fuel pump.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #114

Jan 282015


  • 132,668 miles
While filling the fuel tank, when the pump kicks off fuel spits back out of the fuel tank on the ground, the vehicle, and me (if I am standing close). I have found numerous complaints and conversations on the internet regarding this problem. Some are referenced below: NHTSA investigation #RQ08005 led to recall #09V003000 NHTSA reference #10051769: Tsb #sb-14-002-13; customer satisfaction campaign #csc-10051769-3696 warranty bulletin #D-13-09: Subject: (X48) fuel tank inlet check valve (fuel filler tube) purpose of bulletin: To announce an extended warranty on the fuel tank inlet check valve on 2005-2006 Dodge Durango vehicles stating: "this warranty extension coverage is unlimited time and miles." I took my vehicle to benchmark-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, 1313 grants mill way, birmingham, Alabama 35210, (205) 957-1313 for this problem. They advised me up front that I would be charged $105 to diagnose the vehicle, but that I would be reimbursed if the problem was covered under any recalls or warranties. After the diagnosis they said they needed to start by replacing the filler neck and if that does not fix the problem they would need to replace the fuel tank. They said this would not be covered under the lifetime warranty nor the recall for this problem. After leaving benchmark I had to fill up the vehicle and I videoed the fuel spit-back when the pump shut off. I feel that this is a serious safety issue and it is documented that they have acknowledged that this year and model vehicle has a problem, but they do not want to take responsibility for correcting the problem.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #113

Jul 272015


  • miles
When fueling my Durango approaching the 90% capacity, gas gushes out of the fuel tank causing fuel spray also additional rust damage on my fender under the fuel door.

- Niantic, CT, USA

problem #112

Mar 052012


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline), but the failure recurred. Upon re-fueling the vehicle, the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve would not fully close or the filler neck may have fractured and caused a leakage. The dealer stated that the contact was to re-fuel the vehicle to test the failure, and that the contact did not comply with what the dealer stated. The dealer performed a smoke test, but found no failure. The dealer refused to remedy the failure. The manufacturer referred the contact to another dealer. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The dealer was unable to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Garner, NC, USA

problem #111

May 222015


  • miles
I have not had a accident thank god. I brought my 2005 Dodge Durango february2, 2015. Make a long story short with in the past 2 month I have had to have my tank dropped 3 times now I have to have it dropped again so this will be the forth time &my truck wil not start &the pump is not coming on. I got a letter about the airbags recalls, my question is have it ever been a recall on the computer or the electrical system for this SUV? I think my whole fuel system is messed up cause when I go to fill it up gas come shotting back out the tank at me & I see it was a recall on that & I have not recieved my letter to go have it checked out. Please please please help

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #110

May 152015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Vehicle throttle stuck in drive as driver was pulling forward to back up into garage. Vehicle plunged forward 20 feet, hit an overhead door and bumper guard causing the airbag to deploy. Airbag lacerated, abraised and bruised left forearm of driver, [xxx], requiring emergency room treatment at mercy medical 301 St. Paul street, baltimore, md 21202. Vehicle was totaled and claim filed with geico claim # [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #109

Feb 202014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The gas will not shut off when refueling the vehicle. Gas runs out on the ground. I have a light that comes on saying gas cap even though I bought a new one. And I have rust on the side where gas has run down the vehicle. I have also had an incident where everything electrical in my vehicle has went crazy. Lights flashing gauges malfuctioning and at this time it would not take any fuel you could push on the accelerator all you wanted but it would not take fuel. I have read where other people have had problems with their gas refueling to. This is a very serious and dangerous problem. I would like an investigation into this and I would like a response please. I think the manufacture should be held responsible for their mistakes and this is clearly their mistake.

- Prestonsburg, KY, USA

problem #108

Feb 202014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
When you go to put gas in it the gas wont shut off and I have an inside light that says gas cap even though we have replaced the gas cap and I have rust where the gas has run down the car. Im also having trouble with my gauges in the vehicle and it takes spells that it doesn't want to take gas.

- Prestonsburg, KY, USA

problem #107

Mar 042015


  • 197,230 miles
After filling up vehicle, a quantity of gasoline flushed out of the fuel filler neck causing a distinct fire hazard. This has occurred for each fill up.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #106

Sep 172014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Was driving and all of a sudden I smelt something burning in the dash board and all instrument lights started to get dim and dimmer and then I notice smoke coming from the dashboard and all most immediately the door locks and windows stop working, the car would lock itself and the windows stop working at all and at this point the rear door do not open at all. I ask the dealer at the lot that I bought it from at the time of purchase if the vehicle had been in a accident or was there any recalls on this vehicle and he said no and that I bought the van as is and to this day I cant get this dealer to see that this car is unsafe to operate and that I am not going to risk mine nor my kids life to drive it and he will not even trade me out of this car for something better. The other day I was fueling the van and all of a sudden gasoline shot back out the tank and spilled gas all over me, scared the hell out of me. Not only that, I was driving down the interstate in my state and out of no where my seat on its own terms began to move forward all the way to the steering wheeling pressing me to the wheel and I am 6ft 3in tall and weigh 230lbs I again call the dealership to complain and got the same story that I agreed to purchase the vehicle as is, I agreed that I did but I told him that I do not think that he told me everything that I needed to know about possible safety issues. And again I have four children age 6 months to four years old whom I love very dearly.

- Marianna, FL, USA

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