Dodge Durango owners have reported 12 problems related to automatic transmission torque converter (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.
While traveling on I-90 eastbound at 70 mph my 05 Dodge Durango suddenly lost momentum and the engine rpm went up. I managed to get to the shoulder safely. The engine was still running and the vehicle still in gear but the vehicle failed to move. The vehicle was towed to a repair facility just off the next closest exit. Examination showed the transmission fluid was okay, the repair facility found the torque converter had been stripped out. This vehicle had been displaying problems with the transfer case shifting without touching the selector switch. Also you could hear the transfer case motor activating while unlocking the doors ??? research has shown that there are many such incidences of problems with this vehicle. Repair costs me $1403. But the vehicle is still doing the same thing. There are reports of people changing out parts with no fix. I feel this vehicle is unsafe and the dealer should recall before someone gets killed. Repair facility said my torque converter had been totally stripped out as a result of whatever caused the problem. I am disheartened as I like this vehicle but can't afford to spend thousands of dollars chasing a fix that many including dealers have been unable to resolve. Whatever assistance would be greatly appreciated. . Read more...
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I went out one morning to due my daily running for the day and when I turned the key and the vehicle started it made a sound like the starter was stuck. I turned it off and called my husband and when I started it again there was a loud pecking in the motor. I took it to a local garage and the man listened to it and told me that the noise was coming from inside the motor and that he did not do motor work. So I found another garage and took it to them and they told me that it was the starter that was bad and that they wouldn't be able to get to it for a week or so. So I called the lot that the vehicle was bought from and he sent me to his garage and the man there told me that he would take a look at it and get back to me. Well he called the next day and told me that all of the noise was coming from the transmission and that it was the fly wheel so he replaced the fly wheel and the called me back and told me that the torque converter was what was making the noise. That the veins in it was bad and rattling around so I had to wait another three days for the part to come in. After he replaced that part and put it all back together and called me and told me that it was done and that it was still making that noise, and that he could not figure out where it was coming from. He started that he called the Dodge garage and talked to the about it and they told him that the crank was bad. And that there was nothing that they could do about it. So I asked them about rebuilding the motor and he laughed at me and told me that if I could find someone that would attempt to rebuild it that he would shake their hand that no one will attempt it. All I could do is have another motor put in it. We have had that 2004 Durango 5. 7 for only a year and we still owe the bank for the vehicle. And an engine is going to cost us 3400. 00 not to mention labor fee for putting it in.
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At times of high acceleration (passing), the vehicle transmission seems to slip into neutral. I remove my foot from the gas and re-apply more slowly the transmission seems to re-engage and accelerate. This has happened several times. I reported it to a dealership that could find no problem. Most recently, I has some additional transmission problems and they found a bad torque converter (different dealership). They felt this should take care of the other problem too. I thought it had until it just happened again.
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Chrysler has had numerous problems with the transmission on the Durango and dakota with the torque converter overheating causing the transmission to not shift properly or at all. A simple fix would be for Chrysler to install an adequate oil cooler. This is a very common problem with Dodge vehicles and the company is well aware of the problem. Now my vehicle at 94,000 with all services done properly and on time according to the manufactorer is costing me $1500. 00 to fix. When I asked the service manager why Chrysler has not had a recall for this problem his response was because it would cost $1100 per vehicle to fix. Something should be done to let other consumers know about the problem. If I would have known there was a problem with overheating I could have had another cooling system install for less than $100.
See all problems of the 2000 Dodge Durango .
Our transmission would not shift to 3rd gear,removed,rebuilt and re-install, exchanged torque converter needed, replaced all solenoids and switch 12/31/04 started around 80,000 miles. Work done @ 80751. I am one of 3 people that I know who have (or had) a 99 Durango on my sons hockey team, all have had trouble with tranny, 1 at 64,000 miles, fixed and traded, other has same symptoms as ours, has 72,000 miles. -- online stories seem to indicate this is not an isolated problem, transmission shop said seems to be very common with early models tranny 42re?--date of build 9/98-- VIN#1b4hs28y3x535962-- not to mention the new "0 oil pressure" reading that happened this past w/e, which seems to be popping up, will clean pan and replace pvc to see if that problem is solved as research indicates, and last but least- ball joints---and new tires will be needed due to uneven inside wearing, even if "rotated" every 7500 miles. Long term Chrysler owner, all vehicles over 125 k miles, never a problem--what recourse/satisafaction is there for this ?.
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Failed transmission on 2001 Dodge Durango. While driving the transmission failed without warning. The consumer indicated that all regular maintenance was performed on the vehicle and felt that this failure should not have occurred. The vehicle was taken to a transmission specialist who installed a reconditioned transmission and torque converter. The consumer has another Dodge truck which also experienced transmission failure. The consumer requested reimbursement for the cost of the new transmission.
65,000 miles torque converter failed. Dealer would not help. $2300 to fix.
I purchased my 2000 Dodge Durango 8 months ago. It now has 57,000 miles. In the last month, I replaced the torque converter clutch, the transmission, the "computer chip", and now one of my doors will not open (must replace the actuator in the door). I have been told that the bearings on both sides need to be replaced, and that the shock are leaking. Shuold this happen on a 2000?.
Transmission went out at 65000, costing $2300 to replace (I was unemployed at the time too). A Chrysler a-500 transmission was installed with complete pump assembly, torque converter (which had pieces of metal rattling around inside of it) value body, a complete rebuild. This vehicle never towed anything and always maintained. Notified Dodge of this problem and they replied, sorry but not under warranty so nothing they would do about it. Even asked if they would reimburse for the parts only and they just said sorry. Spoke to several mechanics and they were very knowledgable about the problems with Dodge transmissions. Will be checking the ball-joints out now after the latest reports.
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While driving uphill the torque converter burned out. The torque converter was replaced then six months later it failed again.
Vehicle's torque converter failed and would not shift into third gear. Only 35k miles on vehicle. Dealer charged $750 to fix the problem.
Four wheel drive fails to disengage when going from 4th wheel full time to 2nd wheel drive, drive train torque converter problem.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||