really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,819 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles


I T-boned a drunk driver who ran a red light with my 2006 Dodge Durango. I hit hard enough to brake the frame of the vehicle in two places and I hit the dash, but my airbags did not go off. Chrysler said since the airbag light was not on there were no faults in the system. If they did not go off in this accident what would it take for the air bags to go off? updated 03/01/10 updated 03/22/10

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

May 172009


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving 20 mph, the contact struck another vehicle that drove through a yield sign. She was unaware if her vehicle was destroyed. The air bags failed to deploy and the front passenger side seat belt snapped. The vehicle was unable to be driven after the crash. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. Prior to the crash, the starter and ignition were replaced in the vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 38,000.

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 122007

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag does not work. She stated that when something other than a person was placed in the seat, the passenger ABS light illuminated. The dealer stated that she should not place items in the passenger side seat because it could prevent the airbag from working. The purchase date of the vehicle was unknown. The failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 8,236.

- Syvaln Spring , AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 202006

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,277 miles
On July 3, 2006 I purchased a 2006 Dodge Durango. Not long after the purchase the air bag light started coming on shutting down the air bag system. On July 20, 2006 kari Dodge in kalispell, mt worked on the air bag occupant area. Not long after the air bag shut down again. Although not mentioned on repair log they again tried to repair the air bags, on August 2, 2006. Again they shut down. On September 21, 2007 I again took the car to jack of diamonds in longview, tx as I have moved to Texas since purchasing the car. They again attempted to fix the air bags to no avail. So I took it back to jack of diamonds where they again attempted to fix the air bags on October 16, 2006. To date I still have airbags that are shutting down whenever they want. I have contacted daimler Chrysler with this problem in an attempt to return the car as a lemon with a safety defect. They are researching my situation. I am not sure if anyone else is having this problem but just this last week I had to take my 63 yr old mother to a funeral in Mississippi and guess what they air bags shut down again. This is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately as I do not feel that I can trust this car to protect me in an accident. I also do not feel that I should be inconvenienced with this vehicle any more.

- Longview, TX, USA

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