Dodge Durango owners have reported 24 problems related to brake disc caliper (under the service brakes 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.
The front calipers of my Durango have seized up 7 times in the last 3 years. It is professionally serviced and the shop is becoming tired of servicing the vehicle since the failures occur under the warranty period and doesn't cost me anything except time. The time between failures is increasing. It was only 3 months and 2000 miles since having new calipers installed this time. The shop had the vehicle for 3 days because so many Dodge vehicles are having the same problem calipers are in short supply.
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The brake caliper bolts pull out of the spindle. When driving down the road there was a grinding sound comeing from the front wheel, upon further inspection I found that the pins holding the calliper on the spindle has pulled the threds out. After replacing it with an oversize calliper pin the threads pulled agian.
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Moderate to severe pulsation and vibration under normal breaking, due to warping of defective rotors and calipers.
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Front left brake caliper locked during rush hour leaving washington, DC on a Friday evening. The Durango had 79,000 miles on it. The vehicle was purchased from a dealer's lot in August 2006. All maintenance has been kept up on the vehicle. We had to replace both calipers in the front. Also, replace both brake pads and shoes. The brake shoes were brand new. They were placed on the Durango a month prior.
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While replacing the front disc break pads I observed the passenger side upper caliper bolt was no tightening. Upon further inspection I observed that the threads in the knuckle were stripped completely. The price to fix it with a heli coil repair was around 250. 00 not including labor or 750. 00 for a new steering knuckle not including labor.
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: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at various speeds on the highway, the brakes squealed followed by smoke coming from the front brakes. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the front brake caliper mount needed to be cleaned. Afterwards, the problem persisted, and the manufacturer was notified.
Brake caliper bolts. This is a 2nd occurrence. I have replaced the front brake pads and rotors on the 2000 Durango it was noted that one bolt was missing on the left side and the 2nd was stripped. On the right side one was stripped. On the previous pad replacement one was stripped. The replacement bolts do not appear to have enough thread length to make a secure connection.
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Drivers side front brake caliper seized while driving on highway. Vehicle pulled strongly to the left. We were able to stop the vehicle safely. The corresponding wheel and tire were extremely hot from the friction of the dragging brake. Vehicle was brought to a Chrysler dealer for service. The dealer replace the brake caliper at our expense. The vehicle had 22,700 miles on it at the time of the incident. Old part was left at dealer and is probably not available.
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Dt: the contact owns a 2002 Dodge Durango. The contact states that while driving the vehicle the brakes on the drivers side caught on fire. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. The brake pads melted to the rotor and the calipers on the drivers side were replaced. The brakes and the rotors were replaced about two months prior to this and six months before that they were replaced. The total amounts of times the brakes has been replaced 5-6 times and that is changing the rotors more than twice.
While driving on 5/27/05 both front brakecalipers locked, fortunately only traveling a few miles. . Brakes smoldering. . . Warped rotaors and crystalized both front brakes' pads. . . For correction new master clyinder,fron rotors,calipers and brake pads.
While driving home from work vehicle had abrupt braking, and clunking noises were heard inside vehicle. Vehicle was stopped and non intrusive visual inspection was completed prior to further operation. Continuous noise was heard throughout transit home. Once vehicle was home and in driveway, inspection by removal of drivers side wheel revealed loose brake caliper. Stripped mounting threads were found on steering knuckle at brake caliper attachment. Calipers are only attached to vehicle using (2) threaded pins, once they are stripped caliper is free to seperate from vehicle.
2003 Dodge Durango - vibration occurred when braking. At approx. 11,000 miles dealer replaced all four brake rotors. Following replacement of rotors breaking capability decreased significantly. Vibration re-appeared at 24,000 miles. Front brake rotors replaced again. Now at 30,000 miles vibration has re-appeared. I took the Durango to a local garage since dealer was saying no problem with braking capacity. Local garage indicates front rotors need turned again and also that rear brake calipers do not appear to be working.
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Driver side front fluid leaks when brakes. Front caliper brass o-ring leaks. Replaced with correct size o-rings and bleed system.
While braking steering pulled to the left. Front caliper failed. Smoke started to come from the front end of the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.
I was having problems with my 2001 Durango coming to a complete stop when applying the brakes at certain times. I was told by the dealership to replace the brake pads, which I did. The next day, the drivers front wheel started smoking, assuming it was due to the new pads, the truck continued to be driven. A day or two later, it got so bad that the left side caliper seized up and got so hot it started a fire. I then had complete replacement of front roters, calipers and pads. About 6 months later the left side caliper started hanging up and smoking. The rotor, caliper and pads were inspected and found to be in working order. The rotors and pads were cleaned and test driven applying the brakes very hard. After that, things seemed to be working fine. It is now about 6 months later and about a year after the original incident and the left caliper is hanging up again. The brakes on this vehicle have cost me nearly $2,000 up to this point and it looks like it's going to be costing me more $$$ to get it repaired. I have never had such a problem with any vehicle I've ever owned. After my lease is up on my Durango, I will never buy another Dodge ever again.
While applying the brake pedal vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the brakes needed to be replaced, and replaced them three times. On 04/2004 at 9029 miles, they said replaced brake pads with heavier ones and turned the rotors and that would take care of the problem. On 03/2005 19356 miles, they said replaced the calipers which sticking. Brake pads again and turned rotors again. Headlights dim when rolling down power windows.
Faulty upper and lower balljoints and poor quality brake caliper mounting pins.
#1-3 incidents of front brake calipers locking up causing significant steering and control problems, required the replacement of the front hub bearings as a result at the owners expense; #2-left upper ball joint required replacement to maintain safety of vehicle (right side beginning to make the same sound); #3-multiple incidents (at least 5) of cel coming on within last 9 months-the last (8/20/04) indicates that the fuel pump, gas tank, and other components will need to be replaced as the gas tank becomes concave after the vehicle runs for 15-30 minutes leading to a possible explosion.
Beginning in January of 2000 of brakes have malfunctioned. We have experienced our brakes not working at all causing us to run through red lights and past stop signs. Our back brakes have locked up on us on multiple occassions causing us to have to swerve to avoid causing wrecks. On multiple occassions we have left black skid marks on pavement due to back brakes locking up. These breaking problems have happened at speeds varying from 5 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour. This vehicle has been in for repair on the brakes on 7 seperate occassions with repairs ranging from cleaning and adjustments to changing of calipers. On 1/14/200 the dx was brakes dirty and needed adjusted. On 2/3/00 dx calipers not working. 3/23/00 calipers replaced. On 11/10/2000 brakes were cleaned and adjusted. We picked up our vehicle today 1/13/01 for repair on brakes. We complained that again brakes are locking up and failing. The brakes were again cleaned and adjusted per technician. From the date of purchase our rear latch has not locked. 1/14/2000 dx rear lock assy failure. 2/3/00 assembly replaced. 3/23/00 the dx was accuator . 10/17/2000 accuator replaced. 1/13/01 technician made another internal repair in ac/heater system. On 10/17/2000 we notified berry motor that we were smelling our firecracker smell and smell noticable when air conditioning on because it would bring smell into vehicle. No dx noted at that time. 11/10/2000 vehicle in for overheating problems. Dx. Gasket leaking. We recently experienced overheating again. Today's (1/13/01) dx thermastat failure and warped thermastat housing. We have many things go wrong with this vehicle; however, our biggest concern is the brake malfunctioning. We have been told by the dealership that the new anti-lock brakes our made out of a new material which is effected by dirt. They state that when these brakes get dirty, it will cause them to not function correctly.
When applying brakes they will grab, but then they release and vehicle rolls to a stop. Took vehicle to dealer, and they were going to replace calipers and upper ball joints. Please provide any further information.
When touching the brakes slowly vehicle will lock up without warning which caused an accident once. On another occasion caused a child to be thrown foward and hit windshield, cutting her mouth. Certified mechanic stated that front calipers will stick while the rear wheel abs will push it forward.
Brake caliper failed resulting in lock up. (mjs).
2006 Dodge Durango had rear brake failure. The consumer stated he heard a rubbing sound that he recognized as a sign that the rear brake pads were in need of replacement. The consumer was informed that the piston in the rear brake caliper was frozen which resulted in a metal on metal condition when the brakes were applied. The condition had completely destroyed the rear brake rotor. The consumer found there was recall on the anti-lock control unit/module. The consumer went to the dealer, but was told the recall was for specific vehicle identification numbers and his was not included. The dealer also stated the recall was for a software download and had no relationship to the brake failure.
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Rear brake calipers seem to catch and pop constantly at low speeds without applying pressure to brake pedal.
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|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Disc problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||