2000 Dodge Durango SLT V8 magnum from North America
Think I will have to go Toyota from here on
It is in the shop for freeze plug. $800 at the dealership extended warranty will not cover. The parts are not the bulk of the expense. It is the darn labor. This just happened at 47000mi. Well of course the radio was the first thing to go at 39000 miles which happens in all dodge vehicles early it seems. Door locks started making noise at 40000mi which luckily the extended warranty covered.
Love the power and the ride, but I have read about the nightmares and this is usually where they start at 50,000mi.
Going to trade as soon as I get it out of the shop.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th November, 2004
11th Dec 2004, 07:16
I have a 1999 Durango and love it. So far I have had two minor problems. When I fill up, the gas meter reports as being empty. The solution is to turn off the enginne and re-startr. The other problem is the gear shift, the engine won't start unless you have in park. It is corrected by putting in gear and back to park. In light of that yes I would buy another Durango.
25th Dec 2004, 16:45
I have a 1999 Dodge Durango. I bought it used, with only a few thousand miles on it. I love the truck completely and have had no problems until recently and I am not sure if what I am experienceing is a problem or just something routine. The first snowstorm of the season hit so I used the four wheel drive. There was an awful rotten egg smell shortly after I disengaged the four wheel drive. I stopped and checked the motor and there was fluid on it. It looked to come from beside the radiator at what looked like a possible overflow valve. I looked in my manual and could find nothing. The truck still runs great, but this does concern me as I don't want to let something "run dry" and cause damage. If anyone out there knows of this and could explain, I would really appreciate the information. Thank you, Jayson Vance from Missouri.
23rd Jul 2005, 23:46
On 4x4 vehicles, once you disengage the four wheel drive you have to drive backwards for a few feet to unlock it. Otherwise problems will occur. This might be why you smell rotten eggs.