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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,514 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 15 of 23)

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problem #164

Aug 112010


  • 77,000 miles


2005 Dodge Durango (80,000) miles. Gas over flows from gas tank take when filling. Has happened numerous times. A real fire hazard ! 2005 Dodge Durango (34,000) miles. Gas over flows from gas tank take when filling. Has happened numerous times. A real fire hazard !

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #163

Feb 282008


  • 48,000 miles
Upon filling the gas tank, the shut off valve does not close when tank is full thus spilling fuel down the side of vehicle onto the ground. Checked recall database and there is a recall (NHTSA action # RQ08005) so I contacted the manufacture and was told that my vehicle was not built in the plants in question with the recall so they told me that they were not replacing my gas tank or filler neck, but once a week when I fuel the vehicle gasoline spills down the side onto the ground and I'm concerned that it will ignite.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #162

Mar 092009


  • 78,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango a low fuel escape from the vehicle trough the filler neck at the end of refueling.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #161

Aug 062010


  • miles


2005 Dodge Durango (34,000) miles. Gas over flows from gas tank take when filling. Has happened numerous times. A real fire hazard !

- Englewood, FL, USA

problem #160

Jul 242010


  • 91,000 miles
Fuel sometimes sprays out from the neck of tank (where pump goes into car) when fueling is complete if tank is pumped until full. I bought the vehicle used from a dealership in September 2009 and have had the problem about 6-12 times in the past year (I have added about 8,000 miles to the car over this time). I contacted the dealer as well was Chrysler, who both stated that the vehicle is not covered under the existing recall.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #159

Apr 162009


  • miles
I am sending this in due to the fact that Chrysler hasn't tried to make things right with me. We tried to talk to them last April about a issue with my gas tank and it not closing like it should and that it was on a recall and when this was presented to them they pretty much wanted to make us help pay for it which upset me when we have the clip from the paper about the recall. It is terrible when I go to the gas station and I have to watch my gas tank and am nervous about it spraying all over me which it has done to me. And I am sorry but that is not okay and how wasteful is that and that is dangerous for it to be on the ground like thatwhen I start my vehicle. And like my husband if there would ever be a spark or someone smoking that would not be good for my situation. I could use some help with this problem and I feel like this is not good customer at all on Chrysler part. I heard Chrysler has bad customer service but to me this is really bad. I know that alot of car factories are struggling but this is not how to do good business and I will not buy anymore vehicles from them if they treat there customers poorly and unfairly. This is a serious problem and I feel they do not care.

- Arcadia, OH, USA

problem #158

Feb 102010

Durango 6-cyl

  • 57,069 miles


2005 Dodge Durango- gas overflow problem while fueling occurs everytime pumping. Started 2/10/10.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #157

Jul 092010


  • 60,000 miles
When I fill my 2005 Dodge Durango fuel tank, I get a splash back of fuel. This happens more than 90 percent of the time when I fill my tank. It does not occur when I refuel without filling the tank. I am aware of a recall(dated 2009-01-08) that covered this issue for 2005 Dodge Durango, but I was advised by my local dealer and by Chrysler customer service that my VIN was not included. I am told repair will cost me in excess of $800. My problem matches exactly that of the recall notice and feel I should not be required to pay for this extremely important repair.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #156

Mar 132010


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when gasoline was added to the fuel tank it would spill onto the ground. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The Dodge manufacturer was contacted and they offered to file a claim since there was nothing else they could do to assist him. There were no related recalls or warranties. The failure and current mileages were 85,000.

- Mason City, IA, USA

problem #155

Jun 162010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango: Starting at about 80,000 miles, or about 6 months ago, whenever we topped off the fuel tank, gasoline would spurt back up out of the filler tube at the end of the fill when the pump kicked off. This is still happening every time we fill up the tank. Filling up our other vehicle at the same pump does not reproduce the problem. Filling up our Durango at any pump reliably reproduces the problem.

- Almo, KY, USA

problem #154

Jun 142010


  • 57,000 miles


Fuel filler neck on vehicle, sprays gasoline during fill up- about 1- 2 cups each time. Dodge dealer refuses to fix under the 2 recalls- Chrysler has basically said tough. This is a dangerous and recurring problem.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #153

Oct 102009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
When completed pumping gas into the vehicle and removing the gas pump nozzle, the gas comes shooting back out of the tank. SUV was taken back to place of purchase and a new gas tank was installed in approx. Beginning of October 2009.. the problem is now occurring again in June each time gas is pumped into the vehicle.. looked up online recalls on vehicle. There is a recall on vehicle for this year make and model for fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe: And cap.. when I called the dealer phone # I was told the recall was VIN # specific and my vehicle was not included in that recall.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #152

May 012010


  • 58,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Durango which I bought new. About six months ago, it started spilling fuel out of the filler tube everytime I fill it. The gas pump shuts off but a great deal of fuel sprays out all over everything. I took it to the dealer and the service advisor said although some 2005 Durangos were covered under recall for this problem, mine wasn't. he suggested I fill the tank slower. Now I know why this dealer isn't a 5-star dealer. The dealer I purchased the Durango was eliminated when Dodge downsized.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #151

May 232010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Any time I fill my gas tank up on my 2005 Dodge Durango when the tank gets close to full the fuel doesn't stop and it spills all over the side of the truck ground and myself. I T has happened at multiple gas stations so I have eliminated the possibility that it is the pump. Gas station attendants get upset whenever you spill gasoline because of the cleanup procedure and I am also upset as it's gas I have paid for but can't use. The dealer tells me my vehicle falls outside of the recall H-45 and the cost to replace the tank is in excess of $650.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #150

May 242010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Durangos fuel tank spews fuel all over the place when I am finishing a fill up. This happens everytime that I fill my tank full. I see that a recall was issued for 2005 Dodge Durangos for this exact problem, but the recall doesn't include my VIN. If a recall was issued for this problem it should take care of every affected vehicle. It is not safe at all!

- Neligh, NE, USA

problem #149

Mar 102010


  • 60,000 miles
Each and everytime our vehicle is refueled gasoline sprays out of the filler neck..we have found recalls of 2005 Dodge Durangos such as ours but according to Dodge our SUV is not one of the ones covered for the recall. There answer to us is oh just take it to the dealer and pay for the repairs and send us the bills and maybe we will pay for it.. we feel that this vehicle should be included ion the recall as it does fall within the recalls of 2005 Durangos.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #148

Nov 152009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Every time I fill my gas tank gasoline sprays out just after the gas pump clicks off. There is a current recall for this issue for my type of vehicle, 2005 Dodge Durango, but it does not cover my vehicles VIN. The recall is DaimlerChrysler E01. I contacted the daimlerchrylser recall center and was told that they can't fix my vehicle free of charge because it is not covered by the recall.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #147

Sep 302008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Fuel overfills when topping off the gas tank on my 2005 Dodge Durango. Since I bought it two years ago I have researched online and seen a recall but when I contacted Chrysler they said mine doesn't fall within the VIN number recall. This occurs everytime I put gas then I have to clean up the mess.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #146

Mar 052008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The vehicle stalls out at low speeds. So when you are at a stop light or slow down to turn or are in a parking lot, it stalls. When this happens, you can't steer because that only works with the car running. This started right after the 3 year warranty was over and has continued through today. They also didn't fix the recall item and I have fuel spills every time I set the nozzle on automatic and it is supposed to shut off. It does not shut off because the gauge is defective. Now I have a spot under the fuel fill that was eaten away by gas and it is now rusty.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #145

Nov 102009


  • miles
I have 2005 Dodge Durango that spills gasoline all over the outside of the vehicle when filling it up and the gas pump turns off. This happens everytime the tank is filled completely up. Contacted Dodge but they said my vehicle identification number isn't part of the recall # 09V003000. Others are having this same issue when I searched the web for information. Here is just one website that folks are reporting the issue: here is the info I found on the NHTSA website: NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000 on certain sport utility vehicles, the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve may not fully close at the end of refueling. This could allow some fuel to escape from the vehicle filler neck. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.

- Severance, CO, USA

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