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.


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2005 Dodge Durango lights problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 182005

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I bought a 2005 Dodge Durango in June 2005. The first 9000 miles were great. No problems. In October 2005 the headlights/fog lights started to go on and off by themselves. The dealership moved the inspections sticker. Did not resolve the problem. They then replaced the sensors and switched, did not correct the problem, they then replaced the circuit board, did not correct. They then had a tech from the factory look at the vehicle. They replaced the module. I picked up the car yesterday and on my way home from the dealer the lights went on and off again. I have sent the lemon law card to Chrysler. I contacted Chrysler again today about this issue. They basically have stated that it is up to the district manager to resolve this problem. I am waiting once again for him to call me back. The horn also blows by itself (this has happened twice), the radio has turned itself on and off by itself twice, the passenger side airbag light has came on when it should not and the drivers side airbag showed that it had deployed when in fact it did not. The outside temperature gauge on the overhead console did not work correctly (only one time.) I feel that I have been more then patient with these recurring problems. They have put a co-Pilot on the car to no avail.

- Partlow, VA, USA

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