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 18 of 23)

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problem #104

Dec 152009


  • 50,000 miles


Upon filling up at a gas station. My 2005 Dodge Durango slt will spit fuel back approx 5 secs after clicking off at the pump. My truck was built Jan 2005, 1 month outside of the orginal recall window and subsequent new window. I have checked the www and it seems alot of owners have similar issues. I would suggest that the original clean/ dirty point provided by the teir 1 supplier was incorrect and infact did not capture all vehicles with this issue. I believe this is a huge saftey issue that should be changed to encompass all 2005 Durangos as it it obvious that the current clean point was ineffective.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #103

Dec 012009


  • 83,000 miles
Fuel spit-back from 2005, Dodge, Durango (manufacturered 03/2005). According to NHTSA recall campaign number: 09V003000, this problem was solved on all vehicles manufactured after 11/30/04 and the complaint closed. It is time to revisit this problem, as indicated above, my vehicle was manufactured after that date. I and fuel station attendants are "dodging'" the violent eruption of fuel from the filler neck. Seems to me a new recall is necessary.

- Brookhaven, NY, USA

problem #102

Feb 022010


  • 30,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Durango has the defective fuel tank filler inlet check valve described in NHTSA campaign id 09V003000. This was confirmed by performance Dodge the Dodge dealer in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chrysler claims my VIN is not part of this recall, however the needed replacement part is on nationwide back order due to this recall. I have confirmed my vehicle has the defective part and Chrysler should replace it at no charge. I have noticed spillage while refueling for several years but did not realize it was due to a defective part.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #101

Feb 102008


  • 41,000 miles


2005 Dodge Durango fuel check valve problem. Gas comes back out of the fuel tank when filling the vehicle. I've been drenched with gas many times, lucky there was no static discharge in the area! I was hit the eye with fuel on more than one occasion. Chrysler knows this is a safety issue and has one recall and an extension of that recall but refuses to warranty my vehicle stating that my VIN number is not effected! obviously, I have the same problem as the other vehicles covered under warranty. It's a safety issue and with 2 young children I'm even more concerned. The dealer who diagnosed the problem also agrees this is the same defect as the other Durangos covered by the recall. Chrysler is just ignoring the fact that more vehicle are effect because the initial investigation is closed but does need to re-open, it's a safety issue! the date below is not correct, this has been occurring for well over a year but it is getting worse.

- Waterville, OH, USA

problem #100

Jan 192010


  • miles
Gas sprays out when fueling 2005 Dodge Durango. Started about 1 year ago. I contacted the Dodge dealer at that time and they said they'd never heard of a problem like that and that it must be faulty gas pumps. Problem has gotten worse and now occurs every time I fill the tank. I contacted the Dodge dealer again and they said there had been a recall for this problem but that this vehicle is not covered under the recall. Vehicle was inspected by independent auto shop which verified that there is a faulty fuel inlet check valve and that it is a serious fire hazard. They also verified that the recall was issued for this same faulty part but that the Dodge dealer told them this vehicle wasn't part of the recall when they contacted them on my behalf.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #99

Jan 012010


  • 74,000 miles
Every time I fill up my 2005 Dodge Durango the fuel comes spilling out of the fill pipe. If I do not stand back in time it ejects fuel all over me, my hands, my clothes, the ground and the side of the vehicle. I have contacted Dodge over a week ago and have not heard back from them. I checked the VIN for recalls and it is not included in the recall that is going on with the exact same problem.

- Wells, NV, USA

problem #98

Jan 252010


  • 108,000 miles


2005 Dodge Durango; gas spills out after filling with gas at gas station. Dealer said my vehicle is not covered under the existing recall for other 2005 Dodge Durango's that also spill gas after filling. I logged a case with Chrysler and they want me to pay for analysis at the dealer, and then they will determine if and how much to cover; if any. They said its not covered and that the supplier of the part that has failed on the others is different, though I have seen numerous other complaints on discussion boards that they also are not getting covered repairs under a recall because their vehicle's VIN is not covered under the recall. I believe that they need to issue a new recall or expand this to more vehicles, it is very clear that more vehicles have this same safety hazard that they are admitting too. I do not feel that I have to pay the dealer to determine the issue. I want Chrysler to repair for free since this is covered under recall for other same vehicles.

- Zeeland, MI, USA

problem #97

Jul 012007


  • 20,000 miles
When pumping gas, something in the gas tank will not shut off the gas pumping into the tank. If you are attempting to fill the tank, a large amount of gas spills everywhere including on the person pumping gas, on the car and all over the ground as the gas station. This is not alleviated from constantly pumping it by hand instead of the automatic. Our dealership said they have seen several of these complaints. The only way to correct is replacing the entire gas tank. I am concerned about the risk of fire due to the amount of gas just from filling tank. This has occurred since we purchased our used vehicle.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #96

Jan 012010


  • 32,052 miles
We just bought a 2005 Dodge Durango with 32000 miles that spits gasoline out of the filler neck when the tank has been filled. This is a common problem with these vehicles but Dodge won't recall them. And they want $900 to replace the tank can you help stop this safety problem?

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #95

Jan 252010


  • 102,000 miles
I puchased a 2005 Dodge Durango. When I fueled up the vehicle fuel spilled out of the filler tube on to the floor no matter how carefully I fueled the vehicle. I researched the problem and discovered a fuel tank inlet check valve safety recall for the 2005 Dodge Durango. When I contacted Dodge I was told that the recall was VIN# specific and my vehicle was not covered by the recall. The problem described in the recall is the exact same problem I am having with my vehicle yet Dodge refuse to make the repair because they claim it is a warranty issue and the vehicle is out of the warranty period.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #94

Jan 012010


  • 74,000 miles


Gas overflows when filling gas tank.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #93

Mar 012009


  • 61,000 miles
Fuel spews out of filler neck when tank is filled. Dodge said I would have to pay for the repair, about $700, then I could request that Dodge reimburse me, but they did not expect me to be successful. Other 2005 Dodge Durangos were recalled for the same problems, but my VIN was not included in the recall.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #92

Oct 152009


  • 43,000 miles
The fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve does not fully close at the end of refueling. This allows some fuel to escape from the vehicle filler neck spraying on my wife every fill up.

- Garnerville , NY, USA

problem #91

Jan 182010


  • miles
Fuel tank failure - filling gas tank and the tank will overflow.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #90

Jan 182010


  • 70,000 miles
Dodge Durango won't take gas pump keeps shutting off.

- Montrose, MI, USA

problem #89

Jan 132010


  • 83,000 miles
2005 Dodge Durango - every time I try to fill the gas tank up, it spits gas back out. Dealer says that my VIN is not covered in the recall regarding this, but I have the exact same problem. I have heard stories of other owners getting this replaced by reporting it through NHTSA.

- Edgerton, KS, USA

problem #88

Jan 112010


  • 46,000 miles
About a week ago, my husband was filling the gas tank and once the tank was full, the fuel began to spew out of the tank. Gas leaked along the side of the vehicle and onto the ground. Then just yesterday, I failed to remember that the vehicle was having trouble with the fuel tank and filled it again. Just as I walked toward the vehicle, the gas meter stopped and there was a click and gas spewed all over the side of the car and onto the ground. I contacted Dodge and was told that although there was a recall on the vehicle, my VIN was not included in the recall. The person took my claim and someone that did not give me his name called and told me that they are not aware of the condition of the vehicle and therefore would not inspect or repair the vehicle. I am taking the vehicle in to be diagnosed on 1/13/2010 at carmax, which is where I purchased the vehicle.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #87

Nov 012009


  • 148,000 miles
My vehicle spits back fuel everytime I fill up. I believe it is being cause by stuck inlet check values in the fuel tank filler tubes. There is a recall on my model vehicle for this problem. The NHTSA action number for this recall is RQ08005. But I am being told by the dealer than my VIN number is not included in this recall, however I am having this problem.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #86

Dec 012009


  • 70,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Durango that spews gas violently from the gas tank once you fill it up. This is a know recall from Dodge but my VIN # was not included in the recall. This recently started happening with my Dodge and has happened the last 5 times we purchased gas. This could cause a fire and puts my family and others in life in jeopardy.

- Summerville , SC, USA

problem #85

Dec 052009


  • 43,450 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Durango limited. Recently, every time I fill up the gas tank, the gas pump shuts off when the tank is full, but immediately thereafter, a great deal of gasoline erupts from the filler tube of the Durango. This occurs every time I fill the vehicle and with different gas pumps. Research reveals that Chrysler actually issue a recall for this exact same problem for a limited number of VIN's for 2005 Dodge Durango's, but since my Durango's VIN does not match the recall, Chrysler will not fix the problem as a safety issue, potentially requiring me to pay a $700 repair bill. This is a significant safety issue that should be addressed, but Chrysler is failing to recognize that it's initial recall should be broadened to cover all Dodge Durangos.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

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