hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,448 miles

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2008 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #6

May 152016


  • 90,000 miles


Dodge Durango 2008 with hemi 5.7 L engine stalls at low speeds after I fill up the gas tank. This happens every time I fill up the tank now. I have read on consumer forums that other Dodge trucks and car owners have also reported this problem. It is dangerous, as the car stalls without any warning. This happens multiple times after fillup and after driving 20 miles or so the problem goes away. It is very dangerous as my car has stalled in busy intersections and while taking yield turns. The vehicle has also stalled while driving on highway after gas fillup and as I tried to slow down. When I reported to the dealer, they said it is not covered under warranty.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 162009


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. While driving at 35 mph, the air conditioner was activated but the air vents blew hot air. In addition, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from underneath the glove compartment. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times. The technician diagnosed that the evaporator coils and air conditioner line seals needed to be replaced. In addition, the dealer recharged the vehicle system with freon and stated that dye needed to be added to the system. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and sent out a specialist multiple times to inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was 1,500. MA 10/6

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 142015

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 106,185 miles
Vehicle started to run very rough just after exiting the highway, warning lights came on, and almost immediately, the brakes became sluggish. Car was pulled into a parking spot just before it completely died. Attempts to restart the vehicle were unsuccessful. Mechanic inspection found that the vehicle overheated and caused the vehicle to lose power and brakes. The engine was damaged as well as the radiator, which split from overheating. Noise was found coming from the timing chains as well as the rocker arms. At least two cylinders had low compression. It was determined that the engine and radiator were damage to the point of needing replacement.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #3

Sep 022013


  • 115,000 miles


After several weeks of diagnostics, it appears that the engine control module was operating inconsistently which caused excess gasoline to flow to the catalytic converters that eventually clogged the catalytic converters and caused a cylinder to blow. As a result, the ECM (a fairly inexpensive part) caused over $10,000 of damages to the vehicle. There could be a severe risk when the catalytic converters are clogged as they become so hot they will glow red and cause a fire if any flammable items are below such as leaves, for example.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 162013

Durango 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle hit a bump or rough patch of road, the traction control light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle had been to the dealer twice and they replaced the crankshaft position sensor and the camshaft position sensor but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 092012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
While pulling into a parking space at low speed while cranking the steering wheel, the engine just shut off. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the other cars. This has now happened twice. The Dodge dealership couldn't find a problem and the message boards are full of people experiencing similar near-crashes.

- Smithville, MO, USA

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