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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,292 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

May 282007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


When filling the fuel tank, fuel will spill out on the ground before the pump shuts off. This has happened every time I have filled it. The dealer service states that my VIN number is not included in a recall for this problem. The recall needs to be expanded to include additional vehicles.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 302005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
When filling vehicle with gas the pump stops when full and gasoline spills out of the fill pipe onto the vehicle and pavement, creating a fire hazard and an unnecessary waste of gasoline and exposure to harmful fumes and liquid.

- Laverne, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 152005

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When filling up the gas tank on our 2005 Durango gasoline pours out of the fuel tank filler neck when it is full. The dealership replaced the filler tube but that did not fix the problem.

- Cottageville, WV, USA

problem #4

Mar 152005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gas spurts and/or spills back out of the vehicle and onto the ground when trying to fill up the gas tank. The dealership replaced the filler tube, but that has not abated the problem.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 102005

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gasoline shoots out of the fuel tank filler neck when the gas tank is filled up.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 152005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55 miles
Recall campaign 05V034000 concerning fuel tank filler. Fuel spilled out of the filler neck when refueling to full. Dealer was notified.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 202004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
Each time we fill the fuel tank of our 2005 Dodge Durango the tank over flows and fuel comes pouring out around the refueling nozzle and spills out onto the car and all over the ground. This is a potentially hazardous situation in that at least half a gallon of fuel that spiills out that could ignite and spread to the fuel tank and cause an explosion. Fortuneately it is winter now, but in the summer the chances of fire and explosion are more likely. The car is a new model for Dodge and I think this needs to be investigated immedialtey. I plan on contacting the Dodge to identify the proplem with them. I'm sure they will not share with me if other Durango owners are having a similar problem.

- Great Falls , VA, USA

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