2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7 from North America
I've purchased a lemon.
My engine locked at 71,000 miles.
No indication of engine malfunction or warning.
The engine light came own literally 12hours after the truck stopped working.
I purchased a 2001 Dodge Durango SLT in Lithia Springs, GA on April 3, 2004. On, October 4, 2004, my Durango stopped on a crowded Atlanta highway during rush hour. This was really scary, as the engine light came on just the day before and I checked the oil levels as well. The oil indicated it was time for a oil change, however there were no obvious signs of things going bad (loud noises, difficulty driving, etc.). I also purchased an extended warranty on this vehicle, and I was told by the warranty company that they would not authorize any repairs unless, I the consumer authorized the dealer to remove the oil pan for $400. I was also, told from the dealer, that while completing their inspection, it was found that there is a crack in the engine block and the engine has completely locked. I have only had the Durango for 6 months, and I am almost sure that the extended warranty company is not going to pay out. They are already hinting at signs of vehicle neglect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th October, 2004
6th Dec 2004, 08:15
YOU are hinting at signs of vehicle neglect.
The engine light came on the day before and the oil INDICATED that it was time for a change???
How did the oil do this? Did you pull out the dipstick and find taffy-like sludge???
Anyway it sure doesn't sound like you were changing your oil every 3000 miles.
You know you can't just drive a car until a warning light comes on, and then maintain it.
26th Feb 2006, 20:08
I am considering purchasing a durango coming from the same area and wanted to make sure that it was not the same vehicle, and that's why I am getting such a great deal on it. To verify this please include the first 3 and last 2 characters on your VIN please.
Don't want to buy a vehicle with serious problems right off the bat.