really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,090 miles

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2007 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 152014


  • 76,600 miles


The vehicle stalls/loses power while driving down the road, it gives no warning and once the vehicle loses power you lose control of steering and come to an abrupt stop. This leave the vehicle stranded wherever you are with little to no way to safely pull to the side of the road or highway. This is an ongoing issue with this vehicle, it has been into the dealership multiple times and they have continuously failed to find or solve the issue. It is extremely concerning that this vehicle is ultimately putting my family in grave danger as the times that the vehicle has broke down have been in the middle of busy intersections. The forums and web searches online appear to prove that this is a common issue with Dodge yet the manufacturer is unable to solve the issue or put out a recall in regards to the problem. This is not only endangering the lives of my family but potentially the lives of many other unsuspecting owners/families.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #7

Nov 052013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while shifting into reverse, the vehicle erroneously accelerated to 40 mph and crashed into another vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to the back and was taken to the hospital. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000....updated 03/07/14

- Hopkins, SC, USA

problem #6

May 142013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 167,700 miles
I was driving on the expressway and my car began to stop and several indicator lights came on, engine, asb/bas, and tps. The car stopped and I had to move it into park and restart. This has happened several times in the past fw days. Usually while I am driving on a non hwy surface. I called and asked about a recall to this number 800-853-1403. I was then referred to the nearest dealer.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 132012


  • 67,000 miles


The accelerator of our 2007 Durango at rest is about 1 inch lower than the brake. I have several times stepped on the brake to put it in gear and am also stepping on the accelerator, because it is too close to the same height. The brake is slightly higher. This causes quite a jerk when I start the car and put in gear quickly. We have a 2000 Durango. The separation height of the brake vs the accelerator is 2 3/4 inches. I've never experienced the same with it. I took the car to two dealers that said there is no adjustment to either the brake or the accelerator. Chrysler Corp. Offers no solution. I'd expect that a recall for the brake arm (bent to give higher at rest) should be done. I am very afraid of this condition and fear that it will cause me to lurch ahead or back at some time when I forget to make sure I only have my foot on the brake. I have pictures of the position of the brake and accelerator and can get them to whomever may need them.

- Altoona, WI, USA

problem #4

Apr 012011


  • 34,017 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the engine rpms would fluctuate while the vehicle was sitting idle. Most recently, the failure would occur when the vehicle was in motion or idle. The failure would cause the vehicle to lunge forward abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the throttle body was cleaned, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 34,017 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Venton, LA, USA

problem #3

Mar 182011


  • 49,406 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle would surge abnormally when coming to a stop. While driving approximately 1-5 mph and turning to enter a parking space, the vehicle accelerated abnormally. The contact engaged the brakes and crashed into two poles and a chain. She sustained minor injuries to the neck and back and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The entire front end of the vehicle was damaged including the hood and windshield and the power steering also became inoperable. The vehicle was towed to a local collision center where she was awaiting an assessment of the damages. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 49,406.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 292009


  • miles
Had owned our 2007 Dodge Durango for over 2 months, and had been driving it with no problems on snow, slush, etc. On Dec 29th, 2009, I slowly pulled into my in-laws' driveway and was just about to come to a complete stop, when the car surged forward. I took my foot off the brake and hit brakes again, though it did slide into my father-in-law's car before I could stop. Considering the slush, I thought perhaps I was confused in the commotion and maybe it was just a skid. However, the exact same thing happened the next day, at an intersection I was approaching at less than 5 mph. Right at the moment the car "should" have stopped, it suddenly accelerated, and I had to again take my foot off the brake and then quickly press on it hard so that I would stop. Thankfully the car approaching from the left had not yet reached the intersection yet. My sister-in-law also felt the surge and asked me what it was. I told her that it was what had happened the day before, but I didn't understand what was happening. That was over 2 months ago and it hasn't happened since, and from what I understand, taking it into the dealer probably won't do any good because it is not a consistently occurring problem and they likely won't be able to tell me what happened. However, I am still concerned about it, especially considering the recent brake failures/sudden acceleration incidences I am hearing about... I had never heard of it happening to anyone else before.

- Lafargeville, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 172008

Durango 8-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that she took the vehicle to the dealer eight times. When slowing the vehicle down, the brakes became soft and the vehicle accelerated without warning. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure and the diagnostic did not produce any error codes. The failure occurs at random. During the first visit to the dealer, they kept the vehicle for three days and found no failures. During the second visit, they kept the vehicle for 13 days and still found no failures. During each additional visit, no failure was found. The failure mileage was 19,000 and current mileage was 30,000. Updated 05/26/09 the consumer also stated the vehicle would jump put of gear. Updated 05/28/09.

- Wayne City, IL, USA

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