hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,455 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 152016


  • 110,000 miles


My wife was driving the vehicle on a country road about 35 mph when the engine died and she had no power steering or brakes and had to drift to the side of the road. When she tried to restart the car the dash lights would light but the starter would not crank the engine. Shop says the computer has failed.

- Glen Rock, PA, USA

problem #12

Dec 152016


  • 60,000 miles
While driving my Durango will just shut off (it doesn't run rough or sputter, it just shuts off) leaving me with no power steering or braking. I will coast to the side of the road, put it in park, then try to start it again. Most times it will start right up and other times it may take 2 - 5 minutes. This will happen about once or twice a month for the past couple of years. Otherwise it runs fine before and after it shuts off on me. One oddity that I notice is that all the gauges seem to work fine except the speedometer drops to 0 even through I am still coasting along. The engine light does not come on during this. This is very dangerous as I have almost hit other cars before since I loose my steering and braking abilities.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #11

May 012016


  • miles
My brake lights goes on and stay for 4 minutes it started with ABS light and now while driving it stop locks the brakes. I need to turn off the car and then on I called and reported 4-28-2016 and now is doing everytime.

- Miltonfreewater, OR, USA

problem #10

Apr 272016


  • miles


I already reported last year on December 2015 and till now 4-27-2016 still doing the problem of light and airbag and waiting for the dealer to call me. I got confirm they got the part, may the 3 will take my car. One of you personnel help to call the dealer and get it fix.

- Miltonfreewater, OR, USA

problem #9

Sep 222015


  • 160,000 miles
The Durango goes into 4 wheel lock for no apparent reason. The four wheel lock light keeps going on and off and clicking. The auto won't go anywhere untill I shift it back and forth - reverse - forward - when I first try to back it up there is a noice under the hood that sounds like a chain rattling. This has happened several times and I have had to the dealership at least 5 times. They can't seem to find anything wrong with it.

- Cary, IL, USA

problem #8

Jun 252015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the rear brakes locked. After, the engine was turned off and restarted the vehicle resumed normally. The failure recurred intermittently. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V554000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Claude , MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 142015


  • 138,000 miles


On 6/14/2015 I was about to back my trailer into my yard, when my gear shift column selector locked in park. I depressed the brake pedal and it would not budge. Additionally, my brake lights are no longer working. Prior to all of these problems I had to replace my ignition for it was locking and would not turn to the on position or accessories position. It cost me $400 dollars for a new ignition to be installed by the dealer and now I have worse problems than before. So I began researching and here is my findings: 1) safetyrecall G28 -ignition/park shift interlock in 2001 and 2002 models for many vehicles which included the Durango. 2) the brake transmission shift interlock connector has malfunctioned will not allow the shifter to move. So if the dealer knows about these recalls why didn't they fix them free of charge.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 222006


  • 111,920 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the anti-lock and the ABS modules needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 111,920.

- Humacao, PR, USA

problem #5

Jul 162013

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Approximately during summer of 2013, upon starting engine, the ignition would "stick" when key was turned forward. Durango would have to be turned off and key taken out of ignition switch to try it again. Then, upon shifting into reverse and backing up, the vehicle would come to an abrupt halt and be immovable for a time, usually until putting into park and re-starting vehicle. This is when the malfunction indicator light came on. We had to have vehicle towed at which time the wheels were locked in place, causing black skid marks from its point of tow to tow truck. The auto shop replaced the emergency brake which was "stuck or locked in position". malfunction indicator light went off temporarily. It came back on again in August, 2014. Took to auto shop to diagnose. After $677.74 dollars in repairs, light still remains on.

- Freeport, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012013


  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while activating the turn signals, the hazard lights would activate instead. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The contact also mentioned that on multiple occasions while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly stall. In addition, while attempting to stop the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal, the brakes had malfunctioned increasing the stopping distant needed to stop the vehicle. Also, when the vehicle was in park, the vehicle would roll away. The dealer repaired the brakes but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 112013

Durango 6-cyl Diesel

  • 80,000 miles


While driving on a neighbor street, while there was rainfall. Hit a puddle steering and brakes locked. This has happened numerous times. I live in South Florida and it rains alot during the summer. Advised carmax in miami. They said this is because the serpentine belt is getting wet. This is very dangerous and someone could get hurt. They need to do some type of adjustment to these vehicles inorder for water not to interfere with the safety of pedestrians, motorists and occupants. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 102013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Durango that just dies going down the road with out warning! this has happened many times. It started around 80000 miles and has gotten worse. When this happens I loss all power to the vehicle including the steering and brakes. This is a very important issue that needs addressed asap. People carry there family's in these vehicle's. from what I have read this is a ongoing problem with Dodge during. Dodge needs to step up and fix the problem before some one is killed from this issue.

- Leslie, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 162011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Our Dodge consistently stalls and dies when sitting at a stop light and/or slowing the vehicle to make turns. When this happens the engine dies resulting in the loss of brakes, steering, etc. Multiple times this has almost caused a wreck with other vehicles or has caused us to jump the curb almost hitting trees, etc. We've also had this happen pulling trailers and boats. This is extremely dangerous. I'd like to see Dodge acknowledge this problem before someone gets hurt.

- Union City, OK, USA

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