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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,228 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 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 022009


  • 65,685 miles


Driving my 2005 Dodge Durango in a heavy rain storm at night. There was a pop and something flew off from my wipers then both wipers got tangled up. I couldn't see as it was a back road. I had to pull over and remove the passenger side wiper for inside of the driver side wiper. I couldn't use the wipers at all. I finally was able to move the passenger side wiper arm down enough to be able to use the drivers wiper. Had I been in traffic it could have been very bad. I contacted DaimlerChrysler corporation and was told my Durango did not fall into the NHTSA's campaign # 06V067000 even though this arm breakage is what the NHTSA's campaigning is supposed to cover. The vehicle has 65700 miles on it. There was no indication that the wiper would fail such as rubbing or squeaking. It just failed. I know this has been identified as a recall on some vehicles I believe mine is one of them. I have had two other safety items already fixed on this car so I wanted to insure that owner of these vehicles know that their wipers can fail at any time.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 102007

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
I purchased a 2005 Dodge Durango brand new, and since I had this vehicle it has been given me problems. There were recalls on this vehicle. The vehicle idled very hard, and it shut off when it idled hard, while sitting at a traffic light or when turning to go around a ramp. When shutting off the wheel locked, and I could not control the car. Recently, the care shut off on the New Jersey turnpike and a tractor trailer truck was behind me. Luckily, I was in the outer lane and managed to steer the car to the shoulder before the truck could hit me and my family. This was very dangerous. Last incident happened on une 10, 2007. Every time I took the car to the dealer they determined there was no problem.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 282006

Durango 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
: the contact stated the recall letter was received 7-21-06 concerning recall # 06V067000; windshield wiper motor. The contact is not experiencing problems with the vehicle at this time. The parts needed to repair the vehicle are not available at the local dealership. The manufacturer confirmed the parts are not available.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

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