14th Mar 2003, 11:39

I have a 2000 Dodge Durango and guess what... it needs a new engine and was questioned, "did you get the oil changed?"

14th Mar 2003, 12:04

Guess what?

All Chrysler dealers and mechanics ask you that. Then they blame you for not changing your oil at the EXACT time.

Get rid of it and buy a Chevy. Stay away from the Malibu though.

3rd Dec 2003, 14:46

I bought a 2003 Durango... I bought it with 25 miles on it and did all the "standard" maintenance. The first engine had to be replaced at 4,200 miles and the second at 13,000. This is a obviously a defect with Durango's... it has nothing to do with getting the oil changed.

I've only had my vehicle 6 months... it's on it's 3rd engine. That isn't to say anything about the problems with the transmission and 4-wheel drive.

I'm being told now that they are going to "buy it back"... haven't seen any numbers or been given anything in writing. But we can always hope?

If anyone wants more details feel free to email me at andiz@aol.com... please put Dodge Durango in the subject line so you don't get deleted as Spam!

6th Jul 2004, 11:28

I have had some excellent engines that have gone for thousands of miles over the recommended change time.

They have never seized, and have always lasted through my hard driving..

Now I own a 92 toyota 4 runner.. and I tempt you to go check the reviews for that truck...

Invincible I say...


17th Mar 2006, 11:38

It may have a few problems, but I like it none the less. At 100,000 miles I can still eat 4-runners for lunch. And lets not even get into Explorers, to my Durango they taste almost as good.

17th Mar 2006, 15:18

Sure sure, it must taste good shelling out $4000 for a new engine every 10,000 miles.

Lessons to be learned:

1.) change your oil according to owner's manual or every 3,000 if not specified.

2.) don't buy dodge.

16th Nov 2008, 15:23

The people who don't change their vehicle's oil regularly are looking for problems, and they complain loudly when these problems occur.

Change your oil every 3,000 miles for goodness sakes!

15th May 2009, 20:29

I now have 127,000 miles on my 4.7 Durango. I have never had any engine problems. I just recently replaced the alternator but it has been a very nice car. I also have changed my oil every 3000 to 3500 miles without fail. If you don"t do this, you deserve to have engine problems...

28th Feb 2010, 20:23

I have 186,000 miles on it. Never broken down once, pulls Tacomas and Land Cruisers out of mud like it's a joke. I have won races against Mustangs. Been through two front end car wrecks, one of which actually dislodged the engine back almost 1 FT.. Change the oil like normal.. I don't know what the hell you guys are doing wrong... overall it's a great car that has served me for almost 10 years now...