2000 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 5.2L SMPI V8 from North America
Would never buy another Durango
Oil pressure light came on at 25,000 miles. Replaced oil pump.
Oil pressure light came on again at 40,000 miles. Dealer claims I need new engine because of sludge due to "poor maintenance." New engine cost is $5K. Even though I have receipts proving timely oil changes, dealer says it's highly unlikely the extended warranty will cover this.
There are hundreds of identical cases of this problem documented on the Internet. According to an operator of an independent service center on www.consumeraffairs.com, Daimler Chrysler "attempts to cover up the fact that the engine is (in trade terms) a smog sludge motor... the engine develops sludge."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd August, 2003