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 3 of 8)

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problem #105

Mar 212012


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. After refueling the vehicle, fuel spewed out of the filler neck. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #104

Nov 202013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when attempting to refuel the vehicle, fuel would spew out of the filler neck. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #103

Mar 082015


  • 64,300 miles
I went to fill my tank up on Saturday March 7th 2015. I just purchase the vehicle that day. Gas started spurting out of the tank and got all over my hands. I then took the vehicle out for a drive on Sunday morning with my girlfriend and the vehicle stalled and I almost rolled back on the car behind men. This happens two more times throughout the day. Then today Tuesday March 10th I drove to my parents and noticed the car sputtering upon gradual acceleration.

- New Britain , CT, USA

problem #102

Mar 032015

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles


Fuel system - replce fuel pump still check engine light stays on denostic says fuel tank sensor, I replace with new pump still say same thing.gas over flow when pumping full tank of gas.gas evaporate quickly.

- Barnesville, GA, USA

problem #101

Feb 152014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
On any number of occasions (regardless of outside temperature or whether or not the vehicle was at normal operating temperature) while the vehicle is at a slow speed (in forward or reverse) the engine will stall without warning. With the loss of engine power comes the normal loss of power steering and power brakes. It appears to be most frequent when pulling into or out of a parking lot, stop sign, etc. The slow speeds are not inherently dangerous, except for the fact that stalling while in traffic and suddenly reducing speed or stopping puts myself and other motorist in jeopardy. When backing into a parking space, the loss of steering and braking capabilities create a risk of minor damage to other parked cars and could put a pedestrian at risk while being distracted and not being able to stop or steer as easily. There are no obvious sounds or engine or transmission noises or vibrations or anything to give warning that this could occur.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #100

Feb 222015

Durango 8-cyl

  • 173,500 miles
Fuel fill burps when tank is almost filled with fuel causing it to run down the sides of the vehicle it is a safety issue due to the possibility of it causing a fire. Have not received notice on this recall yet.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #99

Feb 162015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


My airbag light has been illuminating and when I did a recall search an airbag recall did come up but there is no fix" also when I fill the gas tank I get major splash back. Huge fire issue. I know there was a recall on some 2005 Dodge Durangos for that problem but the dealer said my VIN was not included and wouldn't fix it. How can I get my VIN included" another issue is the engine light comes on and reads code P0456(very small emissions leak)..but the emissions system has been gone over and gone over but there is nothing that would indicate a leak.

- Sequim, WA, USA

problem #98

May 202005


  • 20,000 miles
I bought my 05 Durango back in may of 05 and I've had to deal with all three of the major complaints, the fuel spewing out, the stalling, and the 4X4 activating! the fuel thing I always noticed but always thought it was something that just happened. The 4X4 engaging happened when it still had the power train warranty so I took it to the dealer to get it repaired. The good thing is that they fixed it, the bad thing is that it wasn't covered under the warranty! they told me that they replaced the 4X4 control module and I haven't had a problem since then! I'm not positive if that's the name of the module. This was back in 2008 and I haven't had that problem since then. Hopefully that helps some that are dealing with that same issue! the stalling happens here and there, not too often and usually when I'm at a stop sign. I love my Durango, just hate the way Dodge is just leaving all its customers on their own when there should be recalls for all these issues!! acting like they've never heard of those problems when every owner has the same issues! ill never buy Dodge again! and it sucks because im looking into buying a new car, and I like the new Durango. But there's no way I'll buy Dodge, or Chrysler for that matter!

- Livingston, CA, USA

problem #97

Jan 132012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Durango 5.7 we have had multiple issues with the fuel tanks when I go to fill up it spews gas back out at me. I bought this car used about 3 yrs ago contacted Dodge and they told me that mine is not a part of the 2 recalls that they have with the exact same issue so it was not a safety concern to them. We had the original tank replaced within a few mths and had to take it back immediately for the exact same issue. After that it worked well for the past 2.5 yrs and now I'm having the exact same issue with the tank again. I bought this needed a big vehicle for my family. I don't think that I should be having to replace tank assemblies every few yrs for an issue that the company knows about.

- Decatur , TX, USA

problem #96

Feb 032015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I am not happy that my VIN number pulls up only one recall when a few of the issues that I am having are on the recall list. For starters the side of my vehicle is flaking paint and not to mention everytime I fuel it, gas spurts all over the vehicle and ground. A major fire hazard especially when my children are in the back 2 seats.

- Brook Park, MN, USA

problem #95

Jan 162015


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spew back out of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle experienced same failure listed in recall NHTSA campaign number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Snow Camp, NC, USA

problem #94

Nov 172010

Durango 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
When I put gas on my car the valve in the fuel thank does not close and leak gasoline to the floor.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #93

Sep 122013


  • 60,000 miles
Fuel sprays out of fuel tank once tank is full when filling.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #92

Aug 022010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Gas tank on 2005 Dodge Durango shoots gas out when filling the tank. Called the Dodge recall center and they said there are no "open" recalls. It seems to me that it the gas tank overflows and is a fire/explosion hazard, they should have to fix the problem. Not just say the recall period has ended and be done with it. Any advice on how to get this corrected?

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #91

Aug 162014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 69,181 miles
Engine will without warning lurch forward. It will also completely shut down making steering and braking extremely difficult. This vehicle had no codes showing and repair shop can't replicate the problem this lurching of the vehicle has occurred almost daily. And has completely shut down twice. I drive with two kids in the car and this is extremely dangerous. Their are several complaints with the exact same problem.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #90

Jun 062012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Fuel overflows when you fill the tank up. Gas kicks back smell gas fumes while parked some times. Dealer says its not covered. But there is a recall for fuel tank check valve. Vehicle was already corrected once for same issue. Problem reoccurred.

- Shelton , CT, USA

problem #89

Sep 022013


  • 159,890 miles
I was driving in my apartment complex and as I slowed down to turn my truck just shut off. Steering wheel locks and I am not able to turn. I have to press hard on the brake for it to stop and I can then put it into park and turn the key to turn it back on. I have two small children of the age of 1 & 2. having them in the car with me when this happens is nerve wrecking. It's happened at least once or twice every 2-3 weeks. I have asked mechanics in regards to this and have had it checked and no one can tell me what it is. The previous owner said that it did the same not all the time but when he took it to the Dodge dealer, they couldn't tell him what it was either. My last (most recent) incident was on 5/10/14 - the car shut off four times that day. 2 happened while I was stopped at a red light, one happened as I was slowing down to park and one happened while I was turning and the car shut off in the middle of the turning lane while my family was in the car with me. The other issue I have is with my fuel tank. I can't fill my tank because when I do... it spits out gas. Also, I've had to switch out my il pressure switch twice since February 2014. I have no idea as to why it's doing that.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #88

Apr 042014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
Just purchased my 2005 Durango 5.7 hemi limited used at the end of 2013. Have had it for less than 6 months. After having it for a month the check engine light came on. The next day my Durango stalled while I was driving at around 40-45 miles an hour in downtown san diego!! I put it in neutral and it started right back up. I thought it was just bad gas because the check engine light went off. But in the last few weeks it has done the same thing about 10 times. My friend hooked it up to his code reader and it said my egr valve needs replaced. But now I'm seeing all of these complaints on here about the same issues and I'm quite worried. I am also having a problem with the fuel tank. I can't fill up my tank or the gasoline shoots out everywhere!! I noticed there is no metal piece that closes off when you pull the nozzle out. Also my in dash navigational system/cd player/radio quit working. Screen on in dash console is just lines. Now my blue tooth in the rear view mirror only works intermittently. Have to close the rear hatch twice for cargo light warning on dash to go out. Charger port in front panel stopped working on the second day I owned it. Seems as if there are some major electrical issues here!! I owned a Dodge Dakota years ago and never had any problems with it!! I'm really surprised at the fact that Dodge is not taking care of these issues. I will be contacting a dealer for the recall issues and will let you know how that goes, especially since I've read more than one complaint on here that the dealerships aren't honoring the recalls. Ridiculous!!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #87

Jul 202013


  • 220,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel would spray out of the filler neck regardless of the fuel level capacity. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline) and stated that the vehicle was included in the recall however, the part needed to complete the recall service was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified and they were unable to provide an expected date for the remedy part to become available. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000.

- Colonial Beach , VA, USA

problem #86

Apr 152012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, gasoline spewed from the filler neck without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicle was inspected but not repaired. The contact was advised that the fuel tank would need replacing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not listed under NHTSA campaign number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Sartell, MN, USA

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