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Check Engine Light On Problems of Dodge Durango - part 1

Dodge Durango owners have reported 76 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

Was traveling 55 mph the engine goes from drive mode to 4 on the dash without changing the gear shift. Came to a stop on hill vehicle would not go forward when applying gas peddle had to roll down hill tried to move vehicle from park to drive gear on dashboard showed 4. Stopped vehicle placed it in park then checked in neutral then went to drive but it would not show drive on the dashboard display shows gear 4. Turned vehicle off then started vehicle back up the check engine light came on moved gear shift from park to drive but dashboard display shows 4 it will not show drive on the dashboard display but you can drive the vehicle it did not stall. Vehicle was parked until it can be taken to dealer to determine problem why the check engine light is on why the vehicle is showing 4 gear not drive on the dashboard display.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

After heavy rainfall, the engine would not start. The car was towed to a mechanic who told me that the engine was blown. No precursors, no check engine lights, now warning signs.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 10/04/2014

I believe there is actually 3 incidents that are all connected. First was August 2014 check engine light was on and car was losing power. The dealer replaced the battery. I asked them to check alternator but was told it was fine. Oct 4, 2014 we where driving and the check engine light came on car was having power loss and engine began to smoke. Took to the dealer and they claimed it was a bad waterpump. They also did recall work on the braking system. Two days later the check engine light was on again and the battery light would come on and off. My wife and daughter were driving car down the road and car power system just shut down. They had no control over anything at all in the vehicle. Towed to dealer and they claim it was the alternator and the batter. I am sorry but a vehicle with 31,000 miles with proper maintenance and around 10,000 miles a year should not be having all of these problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the check engine light illuminate and the instrument panel gauges would flicker off and on before the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The alternator was replaced and the failure was remedied. In Feb 2014 while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the head cylinder and gasket was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure was remedied. In oct 2013 the contact indicated that after starting the engine the vehicle would suddenly stall. The manufacturer was notified of the failures but no assistance was offered. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 63,167. Pam.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 5
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 6
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle in wet conditions, the engine suddenly began to misfire and the check engine light illuminated. The contact indicated that the vehicle had stalled on several occasion while being operated in the rain or after washing the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the problem was caused by water leaking into the engine compartment causing the engine sensor to activate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 130,000. Pam.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 7
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 8
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 9
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).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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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