4th Nov 2006, 22:08
This is not a joke things like this do happen to a lot of dodges and its not funny! my dodge has had so many problems. both front windows needed new motors, the engine does not have power when you need it, transmission slips, both doors in front don't lock correctly. I hate it I will never buy a dodge again. I should have listened to my friends and bought an Envoy not a piece of crap!
4th Jan 2010, 10:02
I own a 1999 5.2L Dodge Durango. It has well over 200,000 miles on it now. Luckily I have not had any mechanical issues. When I bought the Durango, the window sticker did say that it got 15 mpg and 23 highway. It does pass everything but a gas station, but I really do love my ride.
I am planning on having the engine re-built soon. I guess I am one of the few lucky ones that has a well built Durango. Knock on wood :)
5th Jul 2010, 08:54
I, too, have no idea why there are so many complaints.
I have a 1998 Durango SLT 4x4 with 238,000 miles, and will drive it anywhere still. I have only had to do the general maintenance on mine (ball joints included, just like all other cars that have them).
I have noticed that most of these Durangos were bought used. Has anyone even thought that these vehicles were abused by the previous owners? I am tired of hearing that the foreign cars are better, they aren't and will cost you more for repairs!
Most of these oil consumptions are caused by hardened gaskets or seals, which mainly happen by "not" changing or checking your oil. I had to replace these heads on my buddy's Durango because he neglected it and it was sucking oil past the valve guide (hardened valve seals), the intake plenum was coated with baked-on oil (cleaned out now). I replaced the idle sensor and now it runs like a brand new Durango (151,000 miles). The total costs for parts was around $500. He learned his lesson, and plans to maintain his vehicles better.
Everything mechanical has to be checked and maintained, and you will never find a car that all you have to do is buy gas. Oh and please stop spreading the word that Japanese cars are better, because that is what you heard from people that know nothing about cars.
I do plan on keeping my Durango forever, and for all of you that hate yours, maybe I will eventually get yours and spend very little money and have it running like brand new also.
19th Apr 2011, 19:08
Check the speed control module in your transmission. There is an additional module in the rear differential. Many times owners have replaced the transmission at great cost. This is a fifty dollar part. Most likely (and the dealer will not tell you this), it is the module in the transmission causing your ABS system to trip. If the rear wheels are locking up when you start from stop, then check this.