definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,906 miles

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2015 Dodge Durango lights problems

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2015 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #167

Jul 302018

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles


The taillights on my vehicle have developed a leak for water to enter the housing, and cause them to burn out. This is common amongst all early model years 2014 and even up to the current model year. This is a manufacturer defect and poses a serious safety concern. Drivers behind me may not be able to see my brake lights if they are burned out. The housing is for led lights and is VERY expensive, it should have been sealed better for the life of the vehicle. Again, this is a very serious problem and deserves to be investigated properly. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your action on this safety item. [XXX] INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- China, MI, USA

problem #166

Aug 202020


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the rear exterior taillights failed to operate as designed. There was no warning light illuminated. Upon investigation, the contact discovered corrosion on both taillight assemblies and on the rear license plate lights. The contact discovered that the failure was caused by excessive moisture build-up in the rear taillight assemblies. The contact initially called the local dealer and was informed that there were no recalls on the Vin. The contact was then referred to the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and confirmed that the Vin was not under recall. The contact was referred to the NHTSA for assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Pine City, NY, USA

problem #165

May 012017


  • 30,000 miles
Dodge "racetrack lighting" has cracks at upper left and upper right corners. Causing water to enter housing and short out a section of lights. Thankfully it has not caught fire. I see the same section of lights out on other Dodge Durangos. The dealership told me the "crack" was caused by me and there is nothing they can do about it and the cost would come out of my pocket. When inspected the cracks are uniform in shape and size.

- Kirtland, NM, USA

problem #164

May 012021


  • miles


Water gets in the back track light which is a known issue with the Dodge track lights. My track light completely shorted out including my license plate lights. Dodge knows of this design flaw and should have to cover the cost of the replacement which is $1000 plus labor. Totally ridiculous and a obvious safety hazard

- Pleasant Valley, NY, USA

problem #163

Oct 022019


  • 49,500 miles
My left turn signal went out, so I replaced both my left and right turn signals. My vehicle now registers that my right turn signal is out constantly, even though it is operating properly and my left turn signal does the same periodically. Since my purchase of this vehicle, I have had issues with the navigation not functioning properly. The radio display itself has a mind of it's own, this is how you operate most of the vehicles climate functions, back up camera, navigation and radio. When the vehicle comes on, it is supposed to turn on. However more often than not, it chooses to be off, and I have to wait for it to decide to turn on. If I do not have the A/C know turned off when it does this, both my front and rear defrosters will turn on full blast until the display chooses to operate properly. I have had this system updated with a usb drive at a dealership and nothing has changed. Overtly, I am not at all satisfied with how these electrical issues continue and there seems to be no resolve.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #162

Jan 232021


  • 49,000 miles
Front left blinker works intermittently exterior lights have water inside the lenses just noticed a few months ago but could have been longer

- Batesville, IN, USA

problem #161

Mar 012021


  • 68,888 miles


Request recall from Chrysler Dodge due to rear track light failure. Track light consist of 80% of your rear night time lights. Attached to the track light (rear back up camera and license plate light. I'm not able to travel freely after 7:30 pm due to no license plate light and constant flickering on/off track light. Dozens of youtube videos and different internet blogs complaining of the same issues. Chrysler Dodge is very aware of these issues but refuse to recall the lights. $1,000-$1,200 replacement cost from dealerships. Used with some damage on line sights $600-$850. Issues caused by water/moisture dripping into the cheaply made design with no seal gaskets. Recall please!

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #160

May 012017


  • 29,000 miles
Whether it rains or I get my the vehicle washed, water collects in both sides of the tail light and shorts the led out. This poses a risk of night time rear-end collisions if the entire light shorts out which I am afraid it may eventually. The cost is over $1000 to replace it because it is one, big assembly which houses both the left and right lights and also the backup camera.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #159

Feb 262021


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the lift gate light was retaining moisture, which resulted in loss of the light. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was informed of failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not under recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 93,000.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #158

Feb 182021


  • 46,000 miles
Rear racetrack tail lights keep filling up with water from rain, carwashes and melting snow and now has damaged lighting in one area and it's inevitable that other areas will soon be damaged.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #157

Feb 102021


  • 110,000 miles


Durango lift gate racetrack taillight is out, entire tail light is blown and brake is not functioning on it nor license plate light.

- Woodbridge, NJ, USA

problem #156

Jan 302021


  • 55,398 miles
Tail middle light get water inside when it rains. Now my light is completely out with water inside the light.

- Branson, MO, USA

problem #155

Jan 052021


  • 113,000 miles
I have contacted fca (Fiat Chrysler of America) about the highly common issue with the tail lamp issue on my vehicle as well as many others having the exact same issue. In cold temperatures my center 'track bar' and passenger tail lamp don't turn on whatsoever including the led brake light or turn signal on the one side. When they do decide to work the bottom corners of the 'track bar' appear out and this is due to a highly common issue of the tail lamp assemblies being poorly sealed at the factory allowing water/moisture to make its way in causing the lights to fog up and eventually fail. This can be very easily looked into and verified on multiple forums, customers of the vehicle or even youtube videos addressing this. They need to issue a recall on this addressing this issue as I've been pulled over once due to this issue and almost rear ended at night due to the other driver being unable to see my vehicle with the lights out.

- Walden, NY, USA

problem #154

Jan 122021


  • 91,456 miles
Seat heats don't work properly when remote starts. Sometimes when you manually start they work. Back track light some how got water inside and now the whole track light is not working along with license plate light.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #153

Dec 232020


  • 85,000 miles
Water in rear center racetrack tail light.

- Gonic, NH, USA

problem #152

Dec 222020


  • 58,000 miles
Race track lighting on rear lift gate has burned out. Lighting fixture is supposed to be sealed. Moisture was able to get into lighting fixture causing light to burn out. Neither Dodge customer service, Dodge dealership, or complete titanium plus extended warranty are willing to rectify this problem that is being experienced by many other individuals. This race track lighting fixture illuminates the rear of the vehicle and without it may result in a serious rear end collision.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #151

Mar 152020


  • 70,000 miles
Rear track lights fill with water. It is really dim and the only way to drain is to unscrew the bolts. Afraid that eventually the whole thing will burn out.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #150

Feb 102017


  • 40,000 miles
Rear taillight was not sealed properly at factory and water got inside. Water water collected inside and burnt out the right lower taillight. I have seen 100's of other Dodge Durangos with the same problem. Dodge needs to make this right for customers and recall and correct the problem. This problem is occuring when in a car wash as well as in rainy, wet weather.

- Deer Park, WA, USA

problem #149

Feb 012020


  • 85,000 miles
The rear center lift gate racetrack light (lower right passenger side) is dim and flickers on and off like if I were applying the brakes. This is both when in motion and stationary. I believe water or moisture accumulates in that area. I believe it's a safety hazard and could cause an electrical taillight failure causing an accident. My vehicle is only 5 yrs old and shouldn't be having this problem. I see a lot of 2015 models with that exact same problem and feel that Dodge has a responsibility to its costumers in fixing this. Thank you.

- Monroe, NY, USA

problem #148

Jul 012019


  • 50,000 miles
Water infiltration into raceway rear light-led shorted out and no longer works. Not sure when or how it entered.

- Brookfield, IL, USA

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