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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2005 Dodge Durango seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 032005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


Engine stalled about 5 different times while slowing down. She started vehicle and it died while she was sitting still. Dealer did not know what the cause of the problem was, and they didn't know if it will be covered by the warranty. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet. Update 11/15/ complained about vehicle stalling. Manufacturer's recall of fuel tank, and airbag light problem. In regard to stalling, the contact was told by the dealership that the stalling problem could not be repeated by service technicians and that no codes were available after computer diagnosis. Then, was told to start vehicle when it stalls the next time and have it towed directly to the dealership. In this way, they would be able to obtain the code for the problem. Also, they told the contact that the idle wasn't correct and they adjusted it appropriately. Concerning the fuel tank recall, after recall service was performed, the fuel tank was replaced. Finally the driver's side airbag light would come on and stay on during vehicle operation. The dealership investigated it and found a wire problem which they repaired.

- Valley City, OH, USA

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