really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,557 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 152014


  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving 25 mph and coming to a stop, the accelerator pedal stuck to the floorboard for a couple of seconds. The vehicle kept accelerating at 60 mph when releasing the accelerator pedal. The throttle remained wide open when released. The contact had to turn the engine off to be able to stop the vehicle. The contact coasted over to the side of the road and the throttle started to release. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. In addition, the headlights failed when the switch was in the on position and the windshield wipers activated when the switch was in the off position. The failure recurred numerous times only when the temperature was forty degrees or less. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #5

Nov 302014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 103,340 miles
The vehicle operated for 60 miles on the highway prior to the collision. Road conditions were snow packed, and the ambient temperature was -1 degree Fahrenheit. The vehicle was preparing to stop at an intersection. The driver was in the act of braking and slowed to about 1-2 mph. Suddenly, the vehicle began accelerating without control into the intersection. The driver slammed on the brakes while the wheels spunout on the road. Another vehicle collided with the Dodge Durango at about 45 mph damaging the left side and injuring the left rear passenger and the right rear passenger. The accelerator stopped with the collision although the vehicle engine was still running.

- Townsend, MT, USA

problem #4

Jun 162012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
We were driving our 2006 Dodge Durango for about 5 minutes when all of a sudden the dash board lights started flashing. My husband was able to veer off the road on a side street and coast down into a parking lot. By this point the car was completely unresponsive. Smoke started to come out of the vehicle vents on the dashboard. We thought maybe a part broke at first. My husband opened the hood and there was no visible fires and not a lot of smoke. Smoke started coming more and more quickly out of the vents. We got our 3 children out of the car. By this point smoke was billowing out. My husband ran into a building and called for help. The business gave us a fire extinguisher and called the fire department. As my husband ran back to the Durango flames he saw the dashboard start to collapse. Next thing we knew flames were flying up the front window. He used the fire extinguisher on it. The fireman arrived and helped make sure the fire was completely out.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 222011

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles


Upon turning into parking lot of local store, car shut down and system locked up. No power steering and no engine light came on. Was able to steer car to parking space, stop and restart vehicle. This is the second occurrence in 2 weeks. Same scenario, going slow in parking lot and vehicle shuts down. Another problem has come up now when after I start the vehicle in the morning, it surges from 1000 RPM to 2000 back and forth for about 10-15 seconds. My questions for the Durango makers is when will their be a total recall on these SUV's?

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 072007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact leases a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V092000 (electrical system: Instrument panel). The dealer performed the recall repair; however, all of the instrument panel warning lights illuminated one week later. After the failure, the vehicle would accelerate or decelerate automatically and the ignition switch would not engage. One on occasion, the engine continued to run when the key was removed from the ignition. The dealer could not duplicate the failures. The contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 25,000. Updated 01-14-08. The consumer stated that the vehicle starts on occasion and after started will not go into gear. Updated 01/14/08

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 282007

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact leases a 2006 Dodge Durango. The vehicle has been to the dealer several times for NHTSA campaign id number 07V092000 (electrical system: Instrument panel); however, the failure has not been corrected. The vehicle constantly fails to start, accelerates on its own, and the cruise control does not work. The dealer continues to state that there are no failures. The manufacturer agreed with the dealer and would not provide any assistance. The current mileage was 28,000 and failure mileage was 15,000. Updated 01/17/08 the vehicle repeatedly does not start and sometimes when the vehicle does start it does not go into gear and once the key is removed from the ignition the vehicle still continues to run. Updated 01/11/08

- Florence, AL, USA

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