Automatic Transmission Control Module Problems of Dodge Durango - part 1

Dodge Durango owners have reported 44 problems related to automatic transmission control module (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Durango based on all problems reported for the Durango.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 06/23/2019

Stopped SUV on incline on remote portion of post canyon road in hood river county, or. Upon restarting vehicle, and placing it into drive, the vehicle rolled slightly backwards and hit the park latch, stopping immediately. Indicator above shift knob and dashboard gear indicator both flashing. Engine revved when pressing accelerator, vehicle not in gear. Put back in park and tried again, same result. Tried reverse and neutral. Same result. Stopped engine, restarted and tried shifting into any gear again, same result. After some 15-20 minutes of trying, and lightly pressing on brake, got the car to go into reverse. Backed up as far as I could to get car pointed down hill, but car would still not go into drive, flashing the indicators again. After another 10 minutes or so of trying various combinations, got car into drive by very lightly pressing brake and rolling forward in drive. Vehicle was then normal. If this happened in traffic, it could be very hazardous as one could be hit by another vehicle, not expecting a stopped vehicle in a travel lane. Internet search indicates other Dodge/ram owners with problem exactly as described by me. Transmission control module, or logic therein would appar to be the cause. , do not know if something has failed, but normal operation since that time indicates otherwise.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 10/10/2018

While operating vehicle (street, dry, day, speed approx. 30-40) abs fault lights and brake warning light illuminated. When vehicle was parked would not restart or disengage park. After waiting 5 hours vehicle started with check engine light illuminated. On drive to dealer for service check engine light turned off, abs lights then illuminated and on parking vehicle at dealer it would not engage transmission. Dealer incorporated recalls u65 update pcm and u06 autopark functionality. Abs module placed on order and dealer returned vehicle as fit for use 10 October 2018. After driving approx. 10 miles with abs lights illuminated and parking for 6 hours vehicle restarted and behaved normally for . 5 mile down entrance ramp to limited access highway. Abs lights illuminated, brake red light and check engine lights illuminated, vehicle slipped from gear and would not reengage. Transmission would not shift from park and all attempts to restart engine unsuccessful. Vehicle towed to dealer.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 08/14/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While driving 20 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, it failed to remain started. The vehicle was towed to stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram (located at 800 gold hill rd, fort mill, SC 29708, (877) 679-4176) where it was diagnosed that the ecm and pcm module needed to be reprogrammed. The contact was informed by the dealer that the part to repair the vehicle was out of stock. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2016 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 06/10/2017

While decelerating, at approximately 25 mph, experienced a severe bump during downshift causing driver to lose temporary foot to brake pedal contact. Occurred in traffic approaching traffic light. Made dealer service department aware of condition. While road testing with advisor, I was told condition normal to vehicle. Attempted repair was re flash of transmission control module. Slight improvement was short lived, now worse than prior to re flash.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 11/04/2016

My 2006 Dodge Durango stalled out in the middle of traffic and caused me to be injured in a rear end collision because my pcm shut my engine down per design of the vehicle because my oil sending unit had a faulty wire and my pcm thought I didn't have any oil in my car which disabled my car completely by design of the manufacturer to keep my engine from damage because it thought I had. O oil. I have a faulty design product and not enough warning. I have been off work for a year with the injuries from the accident and luckily I wasn't hurt worse. My car shut down immediately without proper warning someone could be killed I have photos and a service repair documents stating the faulty oil sending unit disabled my vehicle.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 44,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

I was driving 6o miles a hour on montauk highway in NY, vehicle just shuts off, no codes or lights, and then after pulling over, and almost getting killed, losing engine power and power steering. It then shows no bus error on dash, after it cools down, it restarts. It happens several times, and it was the pcm. Apparently, this is happening to thousands of Durango's, rams, and other Chrysler vehicle. I did a google search. This is a super unsafe problem, and I cant understand why it has not been recalled. There are thousands being replaced. Please investigate this super dangerous problem.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

Engine shutdown, out of the blue. Nobus appeared on odometer. All gauges were on 0, but all other electronics worked. Starter would crank, but ignition would not ignite. I'm not sure if fuel pump went on or not. Vehicle would not start back up for apx 20 minutes. A couple days later, it happened again, then twice in one day. The quickest, but temporary, solution is to cool down pcm. An ice pack works great! but this is not always convenient. Needless to say, problem is worse on hot days. Once this happens, you need to replace pcm because solder joints are broken within. When unit cools, metal contracts, and contact is made again, and truck will start. But keep in mind-the solder joints are still broken. When unit heats back up, metal will expand, and connection will be lost again, causing engine shutdown and no bus to electrical ignition system. The very first time this happened, I had gone over a bump, which is probably what initially "broke" the solder joint. A new pcm can run $400. One from a junk yard could work, but there's always the risk that, it too, has the same problem-maybe that's why the truck is in the junkyard to begin with! and if it was in front end collision, good chance it won't be any good either! I've owned my Durango for 13 years, and it has never really left me stranded. But now that it has this problem, combined with bad design of front hub assy, vehicle is very unsafe and it's time to retire it - even though motor still runs strong.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 09/01/2013

Battery light came on. Made an appointment for service. Never made appointment date. A/c went out, airbag light came on, radio stopped, lights flashed, windshield wipers started. Car stalled out while driving 30 mph, lost power steering. No crash, rolled to a safe stopping area. Car was towed to dealer. Dealer said the car needed new battery. New battery was installed but check battery light was still on. After more testing, dealer said alternator needed to be replaced. New alternator was installed, but battery light was still on. Dealer put calls to Chrysler. Chrysler said possible bad new alternator replace with another new alternator suggested. New alternator replaced but same thing still happened, check battery light still on. After more calls to Chrysler, new pcm ( powertrain control module) suggested to be installed. Pcm was replaced as warranty part, no check battery light. Total cost of about $1,000. 00 for out of warranty parts. With in a week car was not starting, would crank but engine would not start or it would start and then stall out, car would finally start after 20 mins. Of trying to start car. This happened several times. Took car back to dealer. Software update was done. Still had starting issues, and running issues. After more calls to Chrysler they now believe the issue is a tipm (totally integrated power module). Tipm is on a national back order with no known release/ expected availability date. Chrysler will warranty the tipm part. Car now sits at the dealer for almost 30 days and no one has any estimate as to a fix date. Now waiting on a case manager to contact about this issue and possible rental car and refund for replaced parts. Sending off paper work for lemon law. Chrysler should issue recall but obviously will not due to lack of inventory in tipm parts.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 04/23/2013

Date investigation opened: Nov 02, 2005 date investigation closed: Aug 29, 2007 NHTSA action number: ea05018 component(s): power train all products associated with this investigation details 26 associated documents manufacturer: Chrysler group llc summary: analysis of the complaint, field report and warranty data shows that the majority of stalling incidents in the subject vehicles appear to be related to the engine calibration concerns that daimlerchrysler addressed with service bulletins releasing revised pcm software. Analysis of the complaints and odi's survey of owners of vehicles that received engine management software updates under TSB #18-013-05 show that these stalling incidents have the following characteristics: - they occur at low speeds, often during parking lot or driveway maneuvers; - they occur during decelerations, such as braking for a stop sign or traffic signal; and - the operator is almost always able to immediately restart the vehicle. When compared with other safety defect investigations and recalls of conditions that result in stalling during low-speed deceleration with immediate engine restart possible, the failure rate in the subject vehicles is low. Analyses of complaint and warranty data also show a declining trend. Accordingly, this investigation is closed. The closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that a safety-related defect does not exist. The agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted. See document file for additional information regarding this resume.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 04/13/2013

The vehicle, on cold start up exhibited a surging idle, from 500 rpm ranging up to 2000 rpm. The idle finally leveled out and settled down. While driving the vehicle, I noted some surging present while at a steady speed. Once, while sitting at a traffic light while in drive, the vehicle idle jumped up and casued the vehicle to lunge into the intersection. Luckily no cross traffic was present and applying the brakes very hard stopped the vehicle from completly running through the intersection. There was no check engine light present, nor has the check engine light ever illuminated on this vehicle, (other than the bulb check on start up), for any reason. As an ase master automobile technician and a former Chrysler factory trained technician, I connected a scan tool to this vehicle to see what was going on. As stated, there was no cel, so there were no codes active, pending or historical. Observation of the live data stream revealed nothing out of the ordinary. With access to identifix, I researched and found several other instances of the same concern with 2006 Durangos, with recommendations of replacing the throttle body assembly due to intermittent "glitches" in the throttle position sensor sending false readings to the pcm causing the idle control motor to increase the idle speed. I currently have this part on order from my local dealership. Once recieved and installed I will determine if further action will be required.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 02/04/2012

Vehicle dies with no notice, problem is pcm. This is a widely known problem with several years of the Dodge products. The pcm fails and the car can lose power while in operation. This is a dangerous situation because the car can lose power while operating on the highway or at any speed! Dodge refuses to acknowledge the problem. A replacement pcm is reported to resolve the problem temporarily. Some complaints indicate that it's an overheating issue, however mine stalls and dies in various weather conditions. Usually, I can unplug the connectors to the pcm and plug them back in to reset the computer and the vehicle will start and run again for a period of time. Since this problem is so unpredictable, the car is not safe to have on the road.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 12/12/2011

The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Durango. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after three minutes. The failure recurred on twelve separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000 and the current mileage was 173,000. Updated 04/18/12 the consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic,who informed the consumer the problem pcm board. Updated 04/20/12.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2001 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 11/03/2011

I was driving my 2001 Dodge Durango to work one day when it died at an intersection. I tried to start it for about three minutes before it finally turned back on. I got to my destination, then on the way back it stalled out three more times in a row. I managed to get it to a safe parking lot. That weekend I went to get it with my wife following me, and made it home safely, where it sat in my driveway until I could replace the fuel pump. Then, on November 16, 2011, I was driving to work when it stalled out again. Obviously it wasn't the fuel pump, and after doing more research and calling the local Dodge dealer I found out that it was probably the pcm (powertrain control module). Apparently there has been a big problem with Dodge Durango's and dakota's stalling out due to malfunctions of the pcm.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 07/14/2011

Warm weather the engine quits. 3 time within two weeks driving 65-70 mph on highway while pulling a boat all 3 times. The problem is the pcm on the passengers side of the engine compartment. Gets to hot and shuts the engine down. No brakes, no steering! this problem is documented in Dodge forums thousands of times with everyone quoting the exact same issues with nothing being done nor any fixes that will work.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall spontaneously and without warning. The dealer diagnosed that the power train control module (pcm) was defective. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 03/15/2010

The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was able to restart the vhicle after waiting approximately forty minutes. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated the engine would have to be rebuilt. The contact had the vehicle repaired, however, the failure continued. The contact believed there was a failure with the pcm module in the transmission. The approximate failure mileage was 152,305.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 06/15/2008

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for an emissions test but did not pass. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised the contact that the pcm would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and was taken back for emission testing twice but did not pass either time. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the pcm was replaced two additional times. The vehicle was not further repaired and the failure persisted. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000. Kmj.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 03/06/2008

Engine stalls infrequently at low speeds <15mph at the same time before this happened rpm jumps up-if a recall is closed will it reopen if this is an already known problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 02/20/2008

My 2005 Dodge Durango 5. 7 w/hemi the vehicle will stall out when turning or when at a stop or slow idle. Loss of power brakes and steering.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 11/24/2007

2004 Dodge Durango with the 5. 7l stalling going around corner, almost causing accident. This is a safety hazard, as it could cause an accident possibly injuring myself, family, or others.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 11/13/2007

Engine starts sputtering then stalls. This has happened on numerous occasions over the last four months. I took the truck to the dealer four times they could not duplicate the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 23
Failure Date: 10/26/2007

2004 Dodge Durango with 5. 7 liter hemi engine. Have been experiencing engine stalling while driving on 4 occasions. There have been two occasions while accelerating from a stop and turning and two while driving at highway speeds. After the first 2 occurrences the truck was taken to the dealership where they were unable to reproduce the event and as a precaution replaced the egr valve. After getting the truck back from the dealership the engine stalled 2 more times at highway speed. Truck is back in the dealership and once again the dealership can not duplicate the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 24
Failure Date: 10/11/2007

2005 Dodge Durango with hemi engine continues to suddenly stall at slow or slowing speeds in traffic. . . . Dangerous! auto trans. Control module reflashed already, vehicle just had complete 50k service with all plugs replaced etc. . . . Dealer says within manuf. Specs. Vehicle stalls and is unsafe !.

car image   Automatic Transmission Control Module problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 25
Failure Date: 10/27/2006

Pcm failure. Was driving on highway at 75mph when I lost all power( I. E. Steering, brakes, etc. ) and the engine died. Tried restarting and the odometer flashed a warning code. 30 minutes later it started. I only got about two miles away and it happened again. Contacted local Dodge dealer and they said that it was a fairly common thing but since my warranty was over that I was on my own. A week later I was driving it and the same problem happened. This time I ended up in a ditch because I lost the ability to stop and steer. I replaced the pcm and the problem was resolved. It should have been covered by Dodge seeing that there are over 300 cases alone that people have put on the web about this exact issue. Does someone have to die or something for Dodge to take credit for their mistake? 4 months ago the abs system went out as well. Again, found that 100's have reported this same issue to Dodge.



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