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 20 of 23)

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problem #64

Sep 012009


  • 85,000 miles


When filling the gas tank, the gas will spill out of the hole when it is about full. This will occur every time you try to fill up the tank unless you stand beside the tank and listen to when you think it is about full. Since this has happened, we have had the gas tank replaced. DaimlerChrysler put a recall on 26,000 vehicles for this same type of complaint. It is complaint # E01, but when I called them, they are stating that since my vehicle was not listed, it was not part of the recall and are doing nothing about it. It is the exact same complaint that the recall was for.

- Britt, IA, USA

problem #63

Jun 022009


  • 70,000 miles
Every time we fill up the fuel tank the gasoline will splash back/spill out when the service pump 'clicks' off. Issue started to occur at approximately 70000 miles. Vehicle is built after existing recalls (campaign id numbers: 09V003000 & 05V034000) -- vehicle build date 3-4-05'.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #62

Jun 012008


  • 30,000 miles
When filling up our 2005 Dodge Durango with gas, gasoline spurts out the tank when it is full. There is a recall, but the dealer says our car is not covered. This is dangerous. How is our car not covered also? it has been happening for over a year, since the car had about 30,000 miles on it. From the recall, it is the "fuel tank filler inlet check valve".

- Saint Charles, MI, USA

problem #61

Aug 102009


  • 63,550 miles


I just bought a used 2005 Dodge Durango last week. Each time I've tried to put gas into it, it spits it right back up. In order to put $20 worth of gas in, I have to pump and let go about 20 times (about every dollar inteval) and even then, some gas squirts out or atleast gurgles around the opening when I pull the nozzle out. I read about the recall online and had a new gas tank put in today, free of charge of course. The problem is as soon as I left the dealership and tried to put gas in, the same thing happened - maybe even worse. The pump now cuts me off every 2-3 seconds. It takes forever!!!! I went back and was told the recall was just for the tank and it's "probably" a problem with the fuel filler tube"??? he quoted me 264 + tax just for the parts of something that is "probably" the cause. Should the filler tube have been replaced as well" I can't believe that I am still experiencing this problem. Oh yeah, most people with this complaint say that the fuel spits back when their tank is full. Well it doesn't matter how much gas my Durango has in it. Even if I have less than a quarter of a tank, the same thing happens. This is damaging the paint since the gas is constantly running down the side of the vehicle.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #60

Jul 232009


  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Durango that was manufactured 03/2005. I have a fuel tank that is malfunctioning just like what was referenced in your case #: 09V003000. I have been in contact with the local dealership and the national Dodge website and they tell me that the recall does not effect my vehicle. However, the recall is for the exact same thing. They are wanting 400 to replace this tank. I feel that it is a huge hazard. Everytime I get gas it spits back at me and all over the ground some times a very large amount.

- Olney, IL, USA

problem #59

Dec 012008


  • 72,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Durango has a problem described in the following recalls by the NHTSA: 05V034000 and 09V003000. I contacted the Dodge dealership where I bought my vehicle and they told me there was not a recall on my VIN, to contact Dodge corporation. Dodge corporation verified that my Durango was not part of the recall, yet it has the 'spit backż problem described in the recall.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #58

Dec 102008


  • 65,000 miles


2005 Dodge Durango gasoline spurts (several ounces) from the tank filling port when fuel tank is full and the nozzle clicks off. This defect began to appear at approx 65,000 miles. Although there are existing recalls for the same defect on other 2005 Dodge Durangos, this vehicle is not covered.

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #57

Jun 202009


  • 66,250 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Durango and every time I fill up with gas, gas sprays out of the gas filler neck once the gas pump has shut off. Gas is sprayed out all over the ground, the vehicle and me, if I'm not careful. Dodge states it's my problem to fix.

- Altoona, IA, USA

problem #56

Jun 052009


  • 60,000 miles
I have the fuel spit back issue addressed in Chrysler recall 05V-034, even though my truck was built in 3-05, after the supposed date of the manufacturing fix. This is very dangerous as my gas tank spews gasoline when filled. Since my VIN is after the date of their expanded recall the dealer will not fix under the recall.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #55

Apr 222009


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. When filling the gas tank, fuel will continue to pump even when the gas tank is full. As a result, fuel spillage occurs. The contact feels that this is a safety hazard because a fire could occur in the presence of an ignition source. She is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer would not provide compensation because there were no current recalls. The failure mileage was 44,000 and current mileage was 44,300.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #54

May 042009


  • 60,050 miles


NHTSA recall # 09V003000 / 2005 Dodge Durango / my Dodge Durango has exhibited the same problems as vehicles covered under recall # 05V-034. The problem is related to fuel spilling out of the filler neck after the pump has shut off. I discovered that Chrysler had expanded the recall to include additional vehicles built between 10/13 and 11/30/2004. The recall states that process modifications were implemented on 11/24/04 to address the spit back problem and they believe that the process changes would have been incorporated in all vehicles built at the assembly plant as of 11/30/04. I checked my VIN number and the date the vehicle was manufactured (01/05), upon discovering it did not include vehicles built after 11/04, I contacted a local dealer and explained the problem I was encountering. Contacted Chrysler directly, after explaining the issue with the first level representative I was transferred to the next level (ref # 18546515). After discussing the issue in depth she finally agreed to have my local dealer evaluate the problem and if it was determined to be an issue with the fuel tank/check valve that Chrysler would assist in paying for the repairs. She stated that if that was the issue the cost could be close to $1000 for the repair and I would be responsible for approximately $400. I insisted that if it was the same issue as covered in previous recalls that Chrysler should cover the total cost of the repair. The dealer's invoice clearly states the problem was found to be the fuel tank check valve was not closing back. The dealer also stated that the diagnosis and repairs were exactly the same as covered under the recalls. They replaced the fuel tank, check valve and O-ring. My portion of the repair was $326. I feel Chrysler should reimburse me for my out of pocket the repair.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #53

May 112009


  • 52,500 miles
Every time the fuel tank is filled on my 2005 Dodge Durango fuel sprays or flows from the fuel neck. This is a vehicle I just purchased used and has done it every time I have filled it. The vehicle has no evidence of ever being in a collision or having any damage to the undercarriage. Looking online I found a similar recall for the year and model but mine according to my local dealer is not included under the recall. NHTSA campaign id number: 09V003000.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #52

Jan 152009


  • 69,000 miles
When fueling 2005 Dodge Durango the fuel pump clicks off and then a couple seconds later the fuel shoots out of the filler neck of Durango, ..

- Heron Lake, MN, USA

problem #51

Apr 282009


  • 82,000 miles
When I fill the gas tank gas comes pouring back out of the fill tube once the tank if full.

- New Hope , MN, USA

problem #50

Jan 112007


  • miles
Fuel overflows when getting gas. We took the car into Dodge three times before they put a new gas tank in car.

- Coram, NY, USA

problem #49

Mar 292009


  • 39,000 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Durango every time I fill the gas tank it spews gas out after the pump has shut off. Now I know theirs a recall on this but Chrysler tells me its not for my VIN# [recall # with Chrysler is H45] I want to know why it isn't covered for my vehicle? and its to the point that where the gas has spilled on the body of the vehicle its damaged the paint!

- Dundas, MN, USA

problem #48

Jan 102009


  • 56,000 miles
Gasoline spills from the filler neck when tank becomes full at the end of the fuel filling operation.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #47

Feb 152009


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact noticed that the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve does not fully close at the end of refueling, which allows some fuel to escape from the filler neck. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap); therefore, they would not assume partial financial responsibility for the repair. The vehicle was repaired according to the remedy referenced in the recall. The failure mileage was 52,000 and current mileage was 53,644.

- Lowell, IN, USA

problem #46

Jan 202009


  • 43,860 miles
2005 Dodge Durango slt 5.7L hemi... when filling up with fuel, check valve does not seem to close properly causing fuel to spray out all over the truck, pump, and person refueling. It occurs at every fill unless you fill the tank only to 3/4 full.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #45

Mar 052009


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. When the contact attempted to fill the gas tank, fuel would spill back out. He took the vehicle to the repair shop and it was discovered that the fuel tank inlet check valve failed. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly). The failure and current mileages were 51,000.

- Enola, PA, USA

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