really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,568 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 222011


  • 2 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph down hill the brakes were depressed and smoke emitted from the brakes and smelled as if they were on fire. The contact was forced to drive onto the emergency lane. The check engine and air bag lights began to illuminate intermittently. The contact was concerned that there was no air bag in the vehicle. The brakes were currently making a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer repeatedly where they continued to turn the warning lights off; however, the manufacturer was not notified. The dealer took the vehicle to another dealership for diagnostic testing and advised the contact that the catalytic converter failed and she would be responsible for half of the repair cost. The failures occurred immediately after she purchased the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 2 and the current mileage was 91,000.

- Mt Washington, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052009

(reported on)

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,703 miles
2006 Dodge Durango had rear brake failure. The consumer stated he heard a rubbing sound that he recognized as a sign that the rear brake pads were in need of replacement. The consumer was informed that the piston in the rear brake caliper was frozen which resulted in a metal on metal condition when the brakes were applied. The condition had completely destroyed the rear brake rotor. The consumer found there was recall on the anti-lock control unit/module. The consumer went to the dealer, but was told the recall was for specific vehicle identification numbers and his was not included. The dealer also stated the recall was for a software download and had no relationship to the brake failure.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Dodge Durango with brake failure. Consumer states that the brake failure has caused her to be in 3 accidents. She states that everytime the vehicle has been taken to the dealer it comes back with the brakes feeling worse. The rear brake pads were replaced. Water was leaking from the windshield. The dealer replaced the glass.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

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