1999 Dodge Durango SLT 318 V8 from North America
A bi-polar vehicle the bounces between a great family car and a repair headache
From all I am now reading on this truck I am really getting scared. It all started with the cable snapping on the drivers side power window after two months of ownership. Next was the rear passenger's window would not go up or down. The dealer replaced the motor and the regulator. The same window broke again and the same parts were replaced. So far all the windows are working, but I need to run them up and down every time I drive the truck to keep them working.
The next to go was the oil pump. The dealer insisted it was a gage problem and tried replacing the gage and the sending unit. However, I did not trust them and tested the truck before taking delivery. Sure enough the pump was bad and had to be replaced.
Then the transmission speed sensor went out at 33,000 miles and was replaced. Now at 37,500 the speed sensor in the rear end was replaced since it too has failed.
I am really scared that this many things have gone wrong with this truck. I know people with the same make and model that have had the transmissions go out on them. It is a nicely styled truck with plenty of room for my family, but my wallet is running out of room for this truck!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th August, 2002