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Dodge Durango owners have reported 71 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

On several occasions upon pulling out in to traffic the vehicle either stopped accelerating or would not accelerate at all. This has also happened on a few occasions attempting to pass another vehicle. Upon pulling out to pass the vehicle would not accelerate. This is a very unsafe problem that has caused my family to nearly get t-boned after pulling out into traffic. Other owners seem to have similar symptoms which eventually get traced back to a faulty cylinder head. Regardless of how many times the vehicles is sent in for service nothing is done about it until the check engine light shows a trouble code. Chrysler has been aware of this problem since the middle of 2012 but has refused to issue a recall.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

I have owned my 05 dango since 07. My Durango has stalled now 4 times in 6 months. Once in a hospital parking lot going very slow. Next time while backing out of my driveway. About a month ago I turned into my neighborhood and made a slow left turn onto my street. It lost power halfway into the turn. No rpm's no speedo. No power stearing no power brakes. I man handled the turn, flipped it in neutral. Turned the key off then on and I had my speedo back, and I continued to start it back up. I thought ok that was crazy weird. No check engine lights, no codes. I thought it was bad gas or fuel system clogged. I have since cleaned all they up and serviced the fuel system. Then yesterday it happened again in the same exact location doing the same exact low speed maneuver. This time I had my kids in the truck. What if I pulled across traffic to turn with no power and stalls. What if my wife was driving? I'm not sure she could remedy a situation like this.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 02/06/2014

1996 Dodge Durango. I have 2006 Dodge Durango limited 5. 7 liter hemi - I bought used car salesman it in December 2012. In February of 214 we started having a problem with the engine cutting off while driving after reading several different internet forums I discovered the engine failure with my Dodge Durango was a common problem. Like others I have taken it in to our mechanic's because the check engine light had come on. We always got oil changes and regular maintenance done at our mechanic's because we thought they would know the car best and be able to inform us of any important recalls or possible problems. I asked him about the problem, he in turned told me that he knew about the Dodge Durango engine failure problem. He also said Dodge knows about it, but there has been no recall for this problem. I am afraid that someone is going to get killed on the road because the engine turns off at any time. It is a same that Dodge is pulling the same thing as general motors has done. Pleaase lets fix this before someone does get killed. So I am here with my 2006 Dodge Durango parked in my drive just waiting for recall. It is getting closer because yesterday they just recalled the 2005,2006,2007 Jeep because Chrysler said on Tuesday that it was recalling an undisclosed number of older Jeep s. U. V. S to correct an ignition-related stalling problem similar to the deadly flaw that has consumed general motors this year. How also owns Dodge so I know they know about the Dodges problems. At this point my senator richard blumenthal office can not do a thing, because I have not been hurt or killed as of yet. It feels like.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 12/31/2013

On 12/30/13, owner started Durango and heard loud pop from engine followed by check engine light. Owner drove Durango to repair shop where he has serviced all his vehicles since moving to area 11 years ago. Shop manager inspected vehicle, noted check-engine still on and recommended engine diagnostic. On 12/31/13, shop called owner stating that engine diagnostic did not identify cause for check-engine light other than issue with cylinder #4. Shop recommended an induction service to flush carbon buildup from the engine. Shop manager called later, stating that after engine flush and during test drive, the bottom of the engine blew with holes in both sides. Estimate cost for rebuilt engine and installation is $8500. Shop pointed owner to an edmunds forum where owners were reporting similar and in some cases almost identical instances of blown engines on the Dodge 5. 7 hemi engine for model year 2004. Owner researched and found 100s of instances where the Dodge 5. 7 hemi engine blew between 70k and 110k for model years 2004 & 2005 under similar conditions (low speeds, little to no warning prior to failure, possible association with heavy rains). Three instances involved highway speeds, one downhill and two which nearly resulted in accidents in trying to stop the vehicle. On 1/8/14, owner called Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 and spoke with agent for help in covering cost to replace engine. Owner stated his research and what appears to be an obvious design or manufacturing problem as evident by the large number of blown engines. Owner expressed loyalty via ownership of 1984 rampage ([xxx]), 1998 grand caravan ([xxx]), and 2004 Durango ([xxx]). Chrysler agent stated that since the vehicle was outside the 8yr/70k mile warranty, they will not provide any compensation of help in covering the cost of the engine and installation. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 10/10/2013

Right after I purchased this used vehicle without any service contract, I started to have problems when it rains the truck will start shaking,stalling and then the check engine light will come on, also after taking the truck thru a car wash it will do the same thing, I need help because I paid 11,000 dollars for these pos.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 08/15/2013

On August 15, 2013, got up got into my 2004 Durango with a 5. 7 lit hemi engine and proceeded to drive to work as usual on my week day the vehicle showed no performance problems no check engine light or any other warnings on this vehicle arrived at work at approximately 10:30 a. M. And parked it , the car sat all day until 6:30 p. M. , I came out from work got into my car started it up and it shut back down I tried to start it once again , I ended up calling my roadside assistance to tow the vehicle to a shop the car showed symptoms that it might be a starter , so an attempt to do an engine diagnostic was done on August 16, 2013 at a local goodyear and they stated that the engine would not turn at all, they even attempted to hand turn it and to no avail it would not. At this point they said they did not have the capacity to fix it and I would have to have it towed to a shop that does major engine work so I did have it towed on August 16, 2013 to car czar and the said they were going to do a no crank, no start test on my car and on August 17, 2013 it was determined that the engine was totally seized and would not turn at all and that I would need a new engine. This auto care center also informed me that they could not fix this problem because this particular vehicle has special bolts and I would have to take it to a dealer also in my research for a new engine I ran across 41 pages of complaint from others with this same make and style of vehicle and they also describe the same problem with this car , I no some one who has also experienced the same problem with this same make and model , I bought my car off a carmax car lot a little shy of 2 years ago and it had one owner before me a very high maintenance vehicle and I'm a single mother with children I can't afford to take this kind of loss plus I'm still paying on it this is really sad.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 7
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   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 09/12/2012

This problem has happened multiple times while my wife and children are in the car also. My Durango shuts off with out warning. There is no engine light on, it seems to happen the most when going into reverse and when slowing down to make a turn or for a light. My wife refuses to drive the car anymore because she fears for her and our children's safety. I have looked all over the internet for the solution and no body has one. This problem needs to be fixed and if it can't be, a recall on the truck should be put out, mopar should have to buy back all cars with this problem before someone gets killed.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 07/05/2012

Vehicle shuts off without warning, no codes when using a tester. Losses power on freeway and in the city which could have been dangerous. No engine light warning.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact was traveling 35-40 mph when the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were 75,000.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 04/25/2012

I was at a stop sign and began to make a left turn when the vehicle stalled. I was able to stop the vehicle from rolling too far into the intersection as a vehicle past from left to right. This was the first time my vehicle stalled. I have had it stall multiple times since each time moving from a stopped position. Each time the vehicle starts right up after the stall and I have no check engine lights or the like appear. This is very concerning to me especially when it happens when im pulling out into busy fast moving traffic.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 04/24/2012

My husband and I were driving to the store after work on April 24th. We stopped for a stop sign, slowly took off and heard a bang! we had to have the 2004 Dodge Durango towed to a mechanic and found that the rods were bent in the engine. . . Particularly the #7 rod. Not one single warning, no check engine light, nothing!! we kept the oil changed according to schedule! the truck is in excellent condition too; top of the line vehicle with dvd player and everything! now we're facing a $4-6,000 replacement bill. Why would we replace it with an engine that is going to do the exact same thing in a few years because of poor quality?! we are done with Dodge products and we're going to tell everyone we know what has happened to us.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 01/18/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph , the check engine warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operation. The dealer was contacted but did not acknowledge the failure. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 103,318.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 12/22/2011

Upon turning into parking lot of local store, car shut down and system locked up. No power steering and no engine light came on. Was able to steer car to parking space, stop and restart vehicle. This is the second occurence in 2 weeks. Same scenario, going slow in parking lot and vehicle shuts down. Another problem has come up now when after I start the vehicle in the morning, it surges from 1000 rpm to 2000 back and forth for about 10-15 seconds. My questions for the Durango makers is when will their be a total recall on these SUV's?.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 12/20/2011

When coming to a stop my vehicle stalls / dies! do not get a check engine light. Have had a Dodge computer put on it and no codes were found.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 12/14/2011

Vehicle stalls with no check engine light, when slowing or in slow moving traffic sometimes while turning.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 11/15/2011

From the time I purchased this vehicle there was a problem with the engine (5. 7l hemi). When driving in rain or going through an automatic car wash the engine would start missing and sometimes die. This would make the check engine light come on. I took the vehicle to dealers in both kentucky & north carolina and to various auto parts stores as well as independent mechanics. The diagnostics reader always showed misfire in #2 cylinder but no one could tell me what caused it. Even though I kept the oil changed as well as other maintenance it started knocking and blew at 124,000 miles. I contacted Dodge and they assured me that they knew of no problems with these vehicles. I replaced the engine with one from a wrecking yard with 60,000 miles. Same problems with rain and car washes. It lasted 2 years and 21,000 miles. I contacted Dodge and got the same reply. After researching on line it seems there are hundreds of people that have experienced the same problem that I have. I was one of the lucky ones. Mine blew up in the driveway instead of on the highway. Dodge seems to have remedied the problem in 2006 & later models but still won't admit that there is a major and potentially dangerous problem in the 2004 & 2005 models. I feel that Dodge should have to repair these vehicles and reimburse the owners for repairs we have already done thank you.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 11/08/2011

I was traveling about 15 mph in my 2004 Dodge Durango with the 5. 7 hemi. The check engine light came on and before I could pull over the engine blew. It knocked a whole in the side of the engine and immeadiately stopped. The engine had 113,000 miles on it and maintenanced reguarly. I have read in several forums with several people with the exact same issue. I called Dodge and they informed me that there was nothing they can do. This is an absolute outrage, I am military and living on a fixed budget as it is and can't afford the price of another engine. With all the issues that the 2004 hemi's are having, there has to be an issue with this particular engine. When it would rain my vehicle would stall, so I am not sure if that has anything to do with the engine failing. Several people have had the exact same issue as that as well.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 10/02/2011

Engine randomly dies regardless of speed/rpm. Restarts. No check engine light comes on. No other dash warning lights come on. 5. 8l hemi no obd ii diagnostics codes.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 05/18/2011

This has happened on numerous occasions. While driving, especially in extremely hot or extremely cool situations, the vehicle engine shuts down unexpectedly. First symptom - check engine light. Second symptom (3 seconds later) - fuel gauge from half full to empty. Third symptom (immediate) - low fuel warning light. Fourth symptom (2 seconds later) - low fuel warning light. Fifth symptom - engine shut down at highway speed. Completely lost vehicle control. No power steering, no power brakes. Muscled car to the side of the road and barely avoided an accident. Could have been easily killed. Problem appears pcm-related, but from what I've read, numerous people have paid $1,000 for a new pcm only to have the same results. This is a serious problem and has been reported thousands of times on the internet. I hope somebody does something with Dodge on this before a child is killed when the truck dies at highway speed.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 04/07/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph the engine stalled and the check engine light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. The engine restarted and resumed as normal. The failure recurred and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The contact was informed that the vehicle was designed without an engine protection cover, which allowed water to leak into the engine causing severe damage. The sensor throttle and fourteen other parts were replaced within the engine. The vehicle remained at the dealer for one month for the repairs. Four days after the repair, the engine warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The contact planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Durango. The contact was driving approximately 30-50 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled. The security, check gauges and check engine warning lights were illuminate on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was then inspected by a dealer and they advised that then failure could have been caused by the fuel pump, battery or ignition switch. All of which were repaired to no avail. The failure would recur on an intermittent basis. The contact stated that the dealer was unable to diagnose the exact cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 128,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 23
Failure Date: 03/17/2011

1. Engine light remains lit: service can see no reason from computer diagnosis. 1a. Engine idles rough for several minutes after a rain storm. 2. Engine won't start unless gas pedal fully depressed: then stalls unless idle remains at least 1500 rpms. 3. Took to service shop: diagnosis is cylinder # 7 has no compression and computer shows 8 system faults relating to failure of cylinder # 7. Research from internet forums shows this is a common problem and the only solution is to replace the engine at a cost between $4000 and $5000. No guarantees replacement engine will not have same problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 24
Failure Date: 02/28/2011

My 05 Durango 5. 7 hemi stalled without warning twice in my driveway and once as I was turning left. No power steering,no power brakes,no check engine lights came on, it was very sudden and find this to be dangerous. I have found that other Durango owners are having the same issues. I think it's time Dodge figures out what to do before something terrible happens. I transport my grandchildren and also like to travel alot and I am afraid to drive now. Lets's hope this problem is acknowledged soon enough. Thank you.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 25
Failure Date: 02/24/2011

2005 Dodge Durango (v8 hemi) periodically stalls during normal driving. Engine will die, power steering and brakes will fail. Engine restarts immediately after each incident. Check engine light remains illuminated. Has been to the dealer twice to diagnose with no rectification of the issue. Date of latest incident is shown below.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 26
Failure Date: 11/25/2010

2004 Dodge Durango with 5. 7 hemi engine was purchased in 2007. In July and August of 2010 I experienced several occasions of stalling and hesitation, many times while traveling at highway speeds of 65 miles per hour as well as 30 miles per hour in local traffic. Vehicle has stalled with no power in traffic. Several times this has occurred during raining and sunny conditions. Various times check engine light has come on and vehicle was taken to dealership for service and keep for days. Chrysler dealership charged for sensor replacements and complete tune-up of plugs wires, adjustments, etc. This all happened in the summer of 2010. The vehicle had been allow to sit in our driveway for several weeks to cut down on driving it due to the performance issues and trips to the dealership. On November 25, 2010, thanksgiving day, I when out to start the vehicle and a loud thumping noise came from the engine without any previous warning of this type of problem. My neighbor told me that it sounds like a blown piston or rod in the engine. I have then found many similar incidents and complaints on the website describing this same dangerous and defective vehicle and engine as mine. Someone will be seriously injured or killed if Chrysler is not forced to replace or repair these defective engines. If this were Toyota, you would have no problem taking action against the manufacturer. You must do the same thing against Chrysler who has given the public a bad and defective product with an extremely high cost to repair and should not be shifted to the consumer while the company is provided the ability and protection to ignore their responsibility. Please do your job as the american public depends on you for justice and recompense on products that are inferior and unsafe. Please take action for recall and replacement and/or repair of all 2004 and later 5. 7 hemi engines right away. There are more than sufficient cases and reports as I found out that I am not alone.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 27
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving at 65mph the vehicle stalled and jerk. The contact mentioned that the engine light illuminated after the failure occurred. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnose that the engine solenoid sensor needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,000 and the current mileage was 94,789. Pmb.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 28
Failure Date: 09/06/2010

I own a 2004 Dodge Durango slt 5. 7 hemi, under heavy rain, engines starts to misfire. It has been over 2yrs with this issue. This happens only under heavy rain. Water is apparently touching a coil or cable which makes the car shake as if it wants to cut off, if under extreme rain engine light turns off. It is horrible. I have not found a remedy for this and I find no recall as yet. I have taken to the dealer and complained but they cannot find anything. When I did a tune up Feb 2010 at the dealer, mechanic mentioned that he found the coil moist, which was odd. But this is a problem as I cannot drive the car under heavy rain conditions. Im afraid of getting stuck in the rain or engine going bad if I don't fix this.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 29
Failure Date: 08/02/2010

I own a 2000 Dodge Durango. My car surges while at a stop sign, a light or in park. It surges forward and if to close to another vehicle it may cause an accident. Also out of nowhere my Durango begin to shut off and the engine lights pops on afterward. After a few tries it will start back up and run fine until it happens again.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 30
Failure Date: 08/01/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 65 mph. The engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle had to be placed in neutral in order to restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer replaced the spark plugs, but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall intermittently. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and a diagnostic test was performed, which located the failure at the cam shaft and crank sensors. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 72,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 31
Failure Date: 07/24/2010

Recently purchased a 2000 Dodge Durango slt 4x4. Car drove fine for first 2 days. Day 3: started my car, it died half way down my drive way, could not get it started again. Pushed it back and let it cool down. No check engine lights on, temperature is normal. Started it after 20minutes and it started up. Let it idle for a couple minutes, and started driving again. As soon as my foot left the gas, it died again. I have not replaced anything yet, as I have been doing some research on the problem. I was shocked to find out what I have. On one website alone there are over 100 cases of the exact same problem, numerous supposed fixes, and none working. This is a very very dangerous problem, and it seems to be due to the placement of the pcm sensor and it overheating. This issue has placed several drivers in danger, with the car dying in the middle of intersections at random times, and losing power steering and power brakes. I believe this issue needs a recall, if so many people are having the exact same problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 32
Failure Date: 05/08/2010

In March I had my 2005 Durango in for the 2 recalls and additional routine maintenance was done at that time as well. It has 55,000 miles on it. This past Saturday, it stalled without warning and without the check engine light coming on. I was able to start it back up. I took it to my mechanic. He ran a diagnostic scan as well as drove it, and nothing at all showed up. I am very fearful to drive this vehicle because of its sudden stalls. I see online that this appears to be an ongoing issue and would like for Chrysler Dodge to address this situation immediately.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 33
Failure Date: 03/31/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 35 mph, the engine stalled and overheated. The contact was unable to restart. Three hours later, the contact tried to restart the vehicle; however, fluid was leaking from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the spark plugs were replaced. When the contact started the vehicle after it was repaired, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but no repairs were made when the complaint was filed. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000. The current mileage was unknown.


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