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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,948 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

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 162011


  • 76,000 miles


I got a recall letter for my 2005 Dodge Durango at around 60,000 miles. I was told that the recall did not match my SUV VIN and that nothing was wrong. I now have 76,000 miles on the Durango and it started throwing up fuel when completing a fill up. This happens everytime now. Dodge already said my truck was good and that nothing was wrong with it. I am sure you they will try and tell me to cover the cost on my own. I will not cover the cost I promise you that. Dodge you are responsible for this, so fix it. You are selling junk and I have been a true customer for many years this is my 5th Durango and my last. I hope it starts a fire so I will no longer have to pay for crap your selling.

- North Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #10

Apr 072010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Durango stalls while turning or stopping.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #9

Mar 102010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Gas shoots out of filler neck from gas tank after done filling up.this use to happen about every three fill ups but now its all the time.the other day it shot out and soaked a women across from me. I have complained to the dealer about this the last couple of years and have been told there is a recall out on the Durango but not mine which is ridiculous.I called Dodge with no satisfaction.this is extremely dangerous and should be fixed before someone gets seriously hurt.I talked with conner at Chrysler-the complaint # is 19381977.I took the Durango to spitzer in akron Ohio and they ordered me a fuel tank but they said its on back order(go figure). I have an extended warrentywith a $50 dollar deductible but this should be recalled in my opinion since its got the same problem as the cars and trucks in its class.

- Copley, OH, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Jan 012008


  • 70,000 miles
While filling the gas tank and when the tank is full, the fuel filler nozzle clicks off but then gasoline overflows out of the fuel tank filler neck and usually sprays into the air. This happens 99% of ever refueling trip to a gas station. The gas usually sprays out and gets all over the person refueling. I had the Dodge dealership look into this issue at the time of the first incident but nothing was done to fix it. The Dodge dealer wants approximately $700 to replace the entire gas tank in order to fix this issue.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 062009


  • 48,427 miles
Starting about two months ago every time I filled my gas tank a large volume of gas would splash out of the filler neck as the tank appeared to be approaching full. In addition, the "gascap" light would constantly illuminate. There appears to be an unbelievable fire hazard with this situation. I called Chrysler/Dodge about the problem and was told there was a recall on these events but my vehicle was not included in the recall. Dodge also told me that they would try to work with me on the expense but would not pay for the whole thing in any way, shape or form. I then took the vehicle in for maintenance and was told by the dealer that the entire gas tank needs to be replaced and that they are on backorder because of this problem existing on so many vehicles. In addition, the cost estimate is $854.45 apparently Dodge/Chrysler is aware of the problem but are unwilling to fix it.

- Byron, IL, USA

problem #5

Apr 202008


  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While adding fuel to the vehicle it began to come out of the fuel tank. The dealer stated that there were no existing recalls and he would be responsible for the repair. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 212009


  • 26,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Durango is spilling fuel from the filler neck upon filling up the gas tank. I called my local dealership and was told that my Durango is not involved with a recall for this issue using my VIN#. this is unacceptable and unfair. My Durango has a manf date of 10/04. This is a safety issue that Dodge needs to fix regardless if affected tank relief valve issue was resolved at a certain date. Dodge needs to expand the manf dates for these recalls affecting the tank relief valve issue. It is their responsibility to fix an issue such as this due to the safety, fire and environmental concerns that occur each and every time I fill up my gas tank.

- Centerburg, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 012008


  • 67,000 miles
This problem began in July 2008. Everytime I try to put fuel in my vehicle it ends up spewing back out of the tank all over me, the vehicle and the pavement. My dealer looked into it and said it was a valve problem but would require the replacement of the entire tank with a cost of at least $1000. I have seen other 2005 Dodge Durango's getting recalls but my VIN does not come up as getting this recall. This is unfair that I have the same problem as other 05 Durangos but am not part of the recall. This is potentially an extremely dangerous situation and I can't get any assistance from Dodge on this matter. Can you help?

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 202008


  • miles
When filling up with gas, it back flows all over the place.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 222005


  • miles
While in drive vehicle stalls causing loss of power steering and brakes. Must restart to regain control.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

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