Dodge Durango owners have reported 16 problems related to axle assembly (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.
Howling noise coming from rear differential. Inspected by Dodge dealership, service writer said carrier assembly failed causing differential to be damaged and entire rear axle had to be replaced.
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On the evening of August 28, 2005 while driving down the indiana toll road near michigan city, in. , my 2001 Dodge Durango suddenly started to loose power, shortly after that we smelled something burning. It was at that point we discovered the rear differential had been smoking and as we were slowing down we could hear clunking coming from the rear-end. That night the Durango was towed to michigan city, and the next day it was towed to my local Dodge dealership lochmandy motors in elkhart, in for repair. After several days and inspection from an independent inspector from hired by insurance company, it was determined that the carrier bearing in the rear-end failed and caused the rear axle to be damaged beyond repair. The entire rear axle had to be replaced for a total cost of $1795. 60. My 2001 Dodge Durango only has 59736 miles on it, but none the repairs were covered by the warranty not to mention the towing costs. Both the dealership and the independent inspector agreed that the carrier bearing breaking was a manufactures defect. I feel all costs for the repair and towing of my Dodge Durango should be paid for by daimler Chrysler.
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I have a 1999 Dodge Durango, on Tuesday 11-2-04 the front axle fell a part. This required the vehicle to be towed, I had to rent a car and the vehicle is still in the shop at this point 11-9-04. There are only 80, 177 miles on the Durango.
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Arriving home, pulled into the driveway and front passenger tire fell off. Vehicle was towed, and the axle, wheel bearings, and front shocks were replaced.
My front passenger wheel broke and nearly fell off. The mechanic who fixed it said he didn't know what caused it, probably a defect. It is a 1998 Dodge Durango.
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While driving approximately 15 mph right, the front wheel detached from the vehicle. The axle broke which caused the wheel to detach. The consumer stated that he attempted to slow down, went over a speed bump and felt a lost of steering due to the flat tire.
I have a 200 Dodge Durango 2 wheel drive with 54000 miles and my family were at a stop light in joplin mo, I went to take off and before I went 3 inches the driveshaft started hitting the bottom of the truck and ground. I stopped engine and got out to see what happened thinking a ujoint broke, no chance, the pinnion broke in half. Upon closer investigation you could see what appears to be a bubble in the center of pinnion shaft where it wasnt cast properly weakening until it broke. After it broke the truck wouldnt move forward ( locked up ) just pushable backwards . If I was going down the road 65 mph and it broke it could of killed us all not to mention a 7 mth old daughter stuck there for 4. 5 hrs and now sick. Im a ase master certified tech with over 27 yrs experience. This is the last Dodge ill buy and ill never recomend anyone else to buy Dodge either. After the new rearend gets in it im trading it off for a Chevrolet.
While pulling into an intersection vehicle made a loud crunching sound. Consumer pulled over, and noticed that drivers side front wheel had almost come off. The left front axle broke. Mechanic recommended replacing the hub and bearing, steering knuckle, abs sensor, front brake and caliper pins. Consumer declined and noted that the repair included keeping the failed parts. Ea03-023.
While on the highway, my Durango suddenly pulled to the left. All attempts to steer or use the brakes failed and my car went into a spin and hit the barrier wall of a bridge two times. The police report states that the cause of crash is that the driver "lost control of her vehicle when the left rear tire/rim separated from the axle. ".
Vehicle's left rear wheel separated from axle causing vehicle to go out of control. The consumer had gone around a small bend and the vehicle pulled to the left. As the consumer tried to steer back into the lane, the vehicle went into the right lane. The consumer had no control of the steering. The consumer applied the brakes but the vehicle didn't slow down, instead it went out control and traveled backwards facing traffic, the vehicle hit a barrier wall of the bridge on the drivers side, bounced off the wall, spun around again, and hit the barrier wall again in the rear left side. The vehicle spun around again and ended back on the interstate. The left rear wheel had separated from the vehicle and was found across the highway. A witness stated that it appeared as if the rear axle cracked and the left rear wheel went at an opposite angle of the vehicle.
Very high rear-end failure rate for this vehicle which could lock up at any speed. Nlm.
Consumer's was sitting still at a intersection and heard a loud noise coming from underneath the vehicle, axle broke.
Replaced power steering pump at 38,627 miles. Eplaced lower left ball joint at 38,657 miles. Eplaced upper control arm and upper ball joint at 41,634 miles. Replaced right front axle and lower right ball joint at 45,946 miles.
Abs light stayed on intermitently. Abs system locked in normal driving conditions. 4- wheel drive malfunctioned. It will not engage in 4- wheel drive. Entire rear end was replaced do to leakage. Ransfer case was replaced to rectify problem. Consumer has been arguing that 4- wheel drive never worked.
The rear axle assembly failed and was replaced.
Consumer was involved in collision due to rusted front axle. As a result, front axle completely broke off the tire.
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|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||