5th Mar 2004, 06:17

I have a similar problem, my 1999 Dodge Durango just died on us. It has 54,000 miles on it and all of a sudden the oil pressure dropped to zero, the check gauges light came on and the engine siezed up. So, we now need a new engine to the tune of $3,000 plus. I am trying to see who else has had this problem and it looks like many.

10th Mar 2004, 12:17

I also had slipping transmission problems at 75,000 miles. $1,500 later it was fine. I have noticed fluctuations in my oil pressure readings. Thanks for the "heads up". Mine is a 2 wheel drive and the front right bearing sounded like it was shot. It is a pretty impressive flat bearing, but no way to lube it. It appears that the flat design doesn't really work because of the road camber. The camber forces wear to the sides of the bearing whereas the conventional coned outer bearings are designed just for that. It is a comfortable ride.

29th Mar 2004, 10:30

My husband and I purchased a used 1999 Durango two summers ago - specifically to tow an older boat that we bought. The Durango specification indicated that it could do the job. While driving to vacation with our 3 children, the engine blew up with no warning (60,000 miles). Same story as what I've heard from others - oil pressure plummeted, temperature skyrocketed. As if that isn't enough, it's 8 months later & we have to replace the transmission & ball joints (70,000 miles). What's going on here & why aren't their recalls? We owe too much on this vehicle and can't get rid of it with what needs to be done still. We sure can't afford these repairs though, either. From what our mechanic has said, Dodge hasn't fixed any of the problems from the beginning, they just keep rolling them off the assembly line with the same problems.

9th Jun 2004, 11:16

I have a 99 Durango, seems like it always has something wrong with the front end, ball joints, tie rods... also the gas pump went (that was nice) I had to have the gas tank dropped to get to it, that was another $700 bill. The Durango is a nice looking vehicle, only if it was asreliable as its looks!

24th Jul 2004, 07:27

I had to get rid of my 1999 because I could not drive it. The oil pressure problem could not be solved even though I changed the oil every 3000 miles. There is a major defect in this engine, and Dodge will not come clean and admit it.