Engine Knocking Noise problems of the 2004 Dodge Durango
18 problems linked to engine knocking noise have been reported for the 2004 Dodge Durango.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #1
The VIN of the problem Durango is 1D8HB58D64_. Tl- consumer owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while parked the engine would not start after rainy conditions. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after a few days but noticed a knocking sound coming from the engine. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000. Da. This engine knocking noise problem happened on 09/15/11.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #2
2004 Dodge Durango limited 5. 7l hemi had a knocking noise, took it to the dealer and based on thier visual and hearing inspection suspected to be the flywheel ring; dealer stated that they needed to take the trans out for a final assessment. Dealer stated that there was not issues with engine. A week later while driving at approximately 55mph a loud noise and smoke came from underneath the vehicle. The engine stopped and lost power breaks and power steering. Towed the vehicle to the dealer and I was told that there is a hole in the engine block by the 8th cylinder and engine was sized. Dealer found metal parts (piston rod parts) all over the engine compartment. Contacted Chrysler hq and I was told that there are no reports of such failure and they were not interrested into looking at this problem. The vehicle had less than 106k miles. The vehicle was not repaired as the repairs (parts and labor) exceeded the book value of the vehicle. This looks like a matallurgy issue of the piston rod and Chrysler should address it. This engine knocking noise issue occurred Jun. 23, 2013.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #3
The car is a 2004 Dodge Durango. After doing extensive research on the issues associated with my vehicle, I am disgusted to find out how common they are on this make/model/year. Being a parent of four children, two sets of twins, who are of toddler and school age, I have always been compelled to maintain my Durango. Not to mention because it had alot of miles, I factored into my budget high-mileage maintenance as scheduled. Several times my Durango has stalled or hesitated to start during the rain. The problem could never be pin pointed, but reading what I researched I now understand the issue involved my cowl panel. Movng on to the most major of my added stress. . . I just had an oil change completed 2-3 wks ago. I was picking my 2yr olds up from daycare on Friday. I proceeded to the stop light which was less than 200 feet away when I heard this loud banging/knocking noise out of nowhere!! I was horrified so I pulled over and shut my car off. I noticed that there was a trail of oil on the ground coming from underneath. I then called my husband to explain what had just occured, a family member for an alternate ride, and a towing company. After having the shop that performed the oil change take a look at it, I was told that I would need a new engine because there was now a hole in my engine from a rod being thrown. I was emotionally distraut for this to happen me out of the blue. Not only because I am not sitting on thousands of dollars to spend on a new engine, but because this happened on an extremely well-maintained vehicle. . . How?? I am now having to pay for a rental every week. I truly believe something should be done to correct such a common issue with these make/model/year vehicles. If more than one person has the exact same problem than there is something wrong with the manufactor, not the drivers. I feel that these engines should be replaced at the expense of the dealer/manufactor. The failure date was 06/01/2013.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #4
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1D8HB58D94_. My Dodge Durango 2004 with a 5. 7 hemi engine was only driven locally and barely had 60,000 miles on it when I went to start it up in the morning there was a loud banging/knocking sound, I immediately turned off the car. Once we had it towed to a mechanic, after inspecting the issue, it was a rod that had broke off and put a hole in the side of my engine. All of the vehicle maintenance has been up to date and I had purchased the vehicle brand new. With only 60,000 miles on the vehicle , I was extremely surprised and very upset to find out that I needed too replace the engine. I have not had any problems with my vehicle up to this point and after researching the issue, found that there have been numerous complaints from other Durango hemi owners with the same problem happening. Something needs to be done about this, a cars engine should not have to be replaced with just 60,000 miles on it with no prior problems and all maintenance being taken care of through the years with an original owner!. The failure date was Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #5
The VIN of the car is 1D4HB48D64_. The vehicle is a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle there was a loud knocking sound and a rod blew out of the right side of the engine. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told there was no assistance for the repair because the engine was out of warranty. The failure mileage and current mileages were 127,000. This engine knocking noise problem happened on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #6
The car is a 2004 Dodge Durango. Went out to start in the am and the motor was making a loud banging sound and the whole car was shaking. Had it towed to my mechanic and was told the engine blew. Now having it towed to another place to put in a jasper motor is going to cost 5000. 00. After reading up on this it seems to be a problem that should be looked into. It was Jan. 15, 2013 when this engine knocking noise issue happened.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #7
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Dodge Durango. Started vehicle and heard a loud banging noise from the 5. 7 hemi engine. Took to a certified mechanic and learned that it had thrown a rod causing fatal damage to the motor. After conducting research this is a common issue that has not been addressed by Dodge. Supposedly they used insufficient metal quality when building this engine. They need to be held responsible for this well documented issue. I¿m worried that others could experience an engine failure while driving resulting in a possible casualty. Please advise others of this issue. It was December 17, 2012 when this engine knocking noise issue occurred.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #8
The car involved is a 2004 Dodge Durango. While driving the vehicle, it made a loud noise from the engine compartment, a loud banging noise was heard and the engine began to emit smoke filling up the truck cabin. There was very little visibility out the front window, at which time the truck was pulled to the side of the road, avoiding oncoming traffic. It was Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 when this engine knocking noise issue happened.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #9
The car involved was a 2004 Dodge Durango. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1D4HB48D04_. Went to start the Durango when cold herd a loud knocking noise. I shut the Durango off and checked under the hood to see if anythig was stuck under the car. I had the car towed to a service station and they informed me the engine was no good and needed to be replaced. The car has only 65000 miles on it and the powertrain warentee is out on 8/30/11. I can not pay 6000 dollars for a rebuilt motor at this time and need a car to get back and forth to work. This engine knocking noise problem happened on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #10
The vehicle is a 2004 Dodge Durango. The VIN of this vehicle is 1D4HB58D54_. We purchased our car new in may 04. We have had no major issues with the vehicle. Last week I got in the car and tried to start it and it made this loud noise like rocks or marbles in the engine. Then it would not turn over. After a few attempts to start, the engine started but has a very loud knocking noise. The car ran fine 2 days before the failure. We had it towed to a Dodge dealership and they said the camshaft and pistons need to be replaced. But haven't really torn the engine apart to diagnose everything. Total cost to rebuild the bottom half only is $5,000. 00. The service guy told me it was one of the cleanest engines he has seen too. I told them that was too much and they went down to $4,100. 00. But we found another licensed shop to rebuild for less. The shop doing the work has 3 other Durangos at his shop with the same problem. This engine should have lasted a lot longer than 90,900 miles. I checked edmunds. Com and lots of people have complained about this same issue. The dealership said that they sold over a million and a half of these vehicles and this is a fluke that it happened to a few of them. This problem occurred on 01/16/12.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #11
I have the same problem as many other Dodge Durango owners are experiencing. Mine is a 2004 Dodge Durango with a 5. 7 hemi engine. It was always properly maintained and serviced. One morning we went to turn it on and a loud knocking sound came out of the engine. It was a broken rod. Without any symptoms or any warnings whatsoever, a rod decided to break. Incredible to think that a well maintained engine would break for no reason with less than 100k miles on it. It was Wednesday, January 25, 2012 when this engine knocking noise issue occurred.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #12
The vehicle was a 2004 Dodge Durango. After returning home from a long distance 4 day weekend, where the vehicle for the most part ran fine. It stalled a couple of times while decelerating (which had happened a few times prior and our local mechanic couldn't locate the problem). There were no warning lights on and the vehicle ran fine. The next day after driving about 6 miles to work (again with no incident), I started the vehicle and drove about 100 yards and it sounded like rocks and rubber were flying all over under the hood (heavy knocking sound). Had it towed to the garage and have been told the oil has turned to sludge and that the motor threw a rod. The repair quote includes putting in a new motor and the cost is $4,000 - $5,000. We do not have the funds and still owe almost $8,000 on the vehicle. This is a crime!. This problem occurred on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #13
The VIN of this Durango is 1D4HB48D44_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a loud banging noise upon start up. An independent mechanic examined the vehicle and advised that an engine rod was fractured. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. It was 06/15/2012 when this engine knocking noise issue happened.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #14
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1D4HD48D94_. The vehicle was a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact heard a knocking noise as she exit the vehicle. The dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle failure was not diagnosed nor was it repaired. The current mileage was 111,500. The approximate failure mileage was 111,400. This engine knocking noise issue occurred Oct. 11, 2011.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #15
The car is a 2004 Dodge Durango. The VIN of this vehicle is 1D4HB58D94_. Was going to leave for work, started my truck to an instant horrible knocking sound! never even put it in drive. Had it towed to my mechanic, and was informed that there was a hole in the engine block, caused by a rod. No warning signs or check engine/oil lights ever came on. . It was Nov. 3, 2011 when this engine knocking noise issue happened.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #16
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1D8HB58D24_. I recently purchased a 2004 Dodge Durango 5. 7 v8 limited. 6months ago to be exact. I went on vacation for a week and parked the truck in my family's yard. Coming home from vacation I was informed the truck was started up and family members heard a loud knocking noise. When I arrived to pick up the vehicle I was amazed by the knocking noise and it actually gets louder if you step on the gas. Long story short I now need a new engine . Car has 119,000 miles on it and ran beautifully till this incident. I am now out of a truck and still making payments and I am told Dodge is aware of the problem, but offers no solutions. This is how America's car makers treat their consumers. I along with others feel this is a blackeye to the amreican consmer from Dodge. New or used engines start at $3000 and you still have no promises that you wont have the same problem. I cant understand this engine problem because the car is well maintained. It was Jul. 9, 2011 when this engine knocking noise issue happened.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #17
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Dodge Durango. 2004 Durango all maintenance kept up, car was running fine then one day went to start car made loud knocking noise, dealer said blown cylinder. This engine knocking noise issue occurred November 15, 2010.
Engine Knocking Noise problem #18
2004 Dodge Durango 5. 7 hemi. 50000 miles. Was running fine. Started it up after work got a loud knocking sound. Went back to dealer found that it was a bent rod. Still under the 7/70 warranty. Took them a day to figure out what it was. But after reading all these comments they should have known right away. This engine knocking noise issue occurred 03/22/2011.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Car Stall problems||59|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||58|
|Loud Engine Noise problems||31|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||23|
|Engine Failure problems||21|
|Engine Knocking Noise problems||18|
|Engine Stall problems||18|
|Check Engine Light On problems||11|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||11|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||7|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||6|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||6|
|Engine Funny Noise problems||5|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||5|
|Engine Cooling System problems||2|