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Engine Failure Problems of Dodge Durango - part 1

Dodge Durango owners have reported 66 problems related to engine failure (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 07/31/2016

My 2004 Dodge Durango suffered the catastrophic engine failure due to hydrolock from the poor cowl design. I live in bear country, if this had happened while I was in a remote area I could have easily been stranded with 800lbs of claws and teeth. I started the motor in my driveway during a light rain shower only to hear an obvious problem in the engine, it ran for 5 seconds then died. Plenty of vehicles have been affected by this issue, but no recall has been issued. The 2012 hemi had a very similar issue and a recall was issued.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 07/03/2015

When wife started vehicle sounded like hammers in engine results was total engine failure.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 03/05/2015

Catastrophic engine failure. The same "hemi tick" issue and consequent valve/piston rod failure that has apparently been reported and complained about by thousands of consumers and thousands of times. Mine was failed sitting in my driveway idling. This is a recurring issue that the valve springs, spring seats, and piston rods are made of garbage materials, yet Dodge refuses to acknowledge or make any effort to make right. This is a major design defect and needs to become a recall.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 07/08/2014

Hemi 5. 7 engine failure drove vehicle on Monday 7/7/2014), park vehicle overnight, went to start the vehicle on Tuesday (7/8/2014) vehicle would not start. Will not turn over, mechanic indicates the vehicle will require a new engine, approximate replacement cost is $4,500 - $4,600.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 07/06/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact attempted to start the vehicle however, the engine failed to operate without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. Aw.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 02/28/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, a loud bang emitted outside of the vehicle as the engine stalled. The engine warning indicator and light bulb warning icon were illuminated and the engine failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis, who stated that there was a blown engine rod and piston. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 72,833. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 01/25/2014

Sudden compete engine failure spun crank bearings and other rod damage. Engine had regular oil changed regularly. I used the good stuff mobile 1. Wow after reading about all of these blown up engines across the USA why haven't you done anything? price to fix $6,000. 95,000 miles and engine failure something has to be done.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 12/31/2013

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while at a stop light and while making a turn. The contact also stated that the central computer was replaced due to the engine failing to start; however, the repair caused the vehicle to stall. The dealer performed a diagnostic test that was unable to locate a failure code. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 36,848. Updated 03/31/lj the dealer replaced the center computer and so far, the stalling has not returned. Updated 04/01/14.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 08/05/2013

I was taking off from a traffic light and I heard a pop sound and the engine shut off. I got the vehicle of the road and had towed to a repair shop. They said engine is shot something in the valve train broke loose and hit the piston. I have changed the oil and filter every 3-4000 miles since I have owned this vehicle. I have found by checking the internet that there are thousands and thousands of complaints for premature engine failure for a 2004 Dodge Durango with 5. 7l engine. It is obvious that Dodge new about this because the problem seemed to go away in 2005 models.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

After a night of heavy rain, I went out to start my Durango, and the engine had seized up. After three or four tries, it started, but was banging and knocking. I had it towed, and was told the engine had failed, with a bend or broken rod. Had to have the engine replaced. I had done the oil change every 3000 miles, and taken good care of this vehicle. I have read of many other's that have had the same problem with engine failures on this particular model. I am waiting to find out if water had gotten into the engine somehow, or if a poor quality rod was the problem.


 
car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

2004 Dodge Durango limited, 5. 7l hemi, purchased on 5/15/13. Extended warranty purchased with vehicle at time of sale. Vehicle has been returned for service five times to date for same root issue. In under one year, only approximately 2600 miles have been driven due to lack of reliability and service related problems. In this case, the root problem is known to the service department and is not unique to this specific vehicle, but rather a known issue with this year, make and model. Chrysler is unable to provide direction or any technical support to assist the service department with solving the issue. It has been clearly acknowledged by the dealership service department, as well as Chrysler directly, that this matter involves a manufacturing defect that has not been corrected and was never issued as a recall. Most recently, I was notified that engine damage had been repaired and the vehicle was ready to be picked up. In the same conversation, however, I was advised that the cause of the damage, being the defect that allows water to enter the engine compartment during heavy rain or car washes, was not rectified. This issue is clearly unresolved and the safety of my family and other motorists could be in jeopardy if catastrophic engine failure were to occur. Chrysler has opted to ignore this frequently reported issue and simply push those who complain away.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2007 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 03/22/2013

2007 Dodge Durango slt 4x4, stalling and engine failure without warning while driving down the road. The first few times the engine stalled it would lose all power and stop in the intersection with little to no way of controlling the vehicle. Once the vehicle stalled and several more times in an attempt to get safely out of the road the engine would no longer start. The dealership has had the vehicle for several days with no luck in finding the issues. I also have issues with the fuel system when filling the vehicle with gas it shoots out of the tank everytime it is filled up. This started at approx 45k miles. I was unaware that this is a safety issue, since it is a know problem with Dodge it should be addressed.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 01/16/2013

The vehicle drove fine on 01/15/2013. I went out to start it on 01/16/2013 and there were a really loud metal on metal sound. It sounded like there were rocks in the engine. I quickly shut the engine off. I had it towed to a local repair shop and I was told that the engine failed. A rod broke and put a hole in the block. The vehicle has been serviced regularly and there were no prior issues. No waring light at all.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 01/02/2013

These vehicles have serious engine problems. (hemi 5. 7l) the engine shut off while driving and almost caused an accident with me and my seven children inside because ethe driver behind me didn't see that my vehicle came to a stop and steering wheel locked up. In heavy rains water gets inside somehow and stalls the engine. The engine finally locked up after taking my truck to numerous of places to see what was wrong and mechanics never seen that the engine was going bad. Looking at reports, a lot of people are experiencing engine failure and this is dangerous. Please do something before somebody gets hurt.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 11/27/2012

The vehicle, which was running fine the evening before this engine failure, was parked outside overnight in the rain. The next morning the vehicle was started and immediately started making loud mechanical noises. The vehicle was turned off immediately and a piece of the engine block was discoverd on the frame and a hole in the engine block was noticed.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 10/10/2012

Complete engine failure. From what I am reading and what my mechanic has told me, this is a common failure. Besides the financial impact of this defective, faulty engine, it poses a safety hazard to the motoring public when the engine has a total and massive failure, especially if it happens at highway speeds. This vehicle should have a mandatory recall and Dodge held responsible for the necessary repairs / replacements.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 09/19/2012

How many more Dodge Durango 2004 is it going to take to investigate. Chrysler is recalling 2012 vehicles for the same problem, what most of the complaints are about, engine failure, blown rod . Is it going to taking someone getting killed to wake you up? seems like someone is not doing their job . Doesn't anyone read the complaints other than other 2004 Dodge owners?.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 08/18/2012

2004 Dodge Durango bent rod # 7 Chrysler dealership replaced bent rod. But said need new engine because they could not find out why the engine failed. Many thousand of dollars were paid to fix and get on road again. Not sure if this would happen again, nervous with three kids in car ages 2,5,6 am I going to kill or hurt my children driving them in this car???? happened again same bent rod 1 month after repair. On 2012 October. Car sits in dealership for 8 months now. Will not move car or drive car till someone tells me that it is safe to drive kids in it. They fluxed motor pressure tested it and still they do not know what is wrong. Look at all the same complaints on line this is not just me!!! something is wrong! do my children need to die or someone elses family need to get hurt by one of these SUV's before someone takes notice. Please look in to this. [xxx], michigan e-mail [xxx] I will be posting this over again till someone hears my cry! information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 07/10/2012

Prior to the engine failure the motor would shut off during any heavy rain storm, then after one rain storm in July of 2012 the next morning went outside to start the truck the motor had locked up. Took it to the garage and was told by the mechanic that Dodge had a major design defect in the 2004-2005 Durango that caused engine failure with rain water getting into the engine. So if that is the case then Chrysler needs to refund everyone that has had these issue due to there mistake and not penalize the customers.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 04/17/2012

Truck driving just fine on April 15th. April 16th it rained and on the 17th my engine failed. I did not go anywhere on April 16th due to the rain, but when I attempted to start my vehicle on the 17th, at first it wouldn't start but when it did the Durango sounded like boulders were in my engine and the truck was idling up and down on its own and shaking violently. My 3yr old and 18 month old were in the back seat scared to pieces. This is a shame! I have read hundreds of complaints against the 2004 Dodge Durangos and I'm just disgusted. I've only had my truck for 2 months and it is still under a 3 month 4500 mile extended warranty, but the warranty, (I'm just finding out) only covers $1,250 in repairs. As a newly separated single mother this is unacceptable and I'm furious! something has to be done.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 03/10/2012

Just like numerous 2004 Durango owners I have experienced . . . . . . . A complete engine failure once I passed 80,000 miles due to unknown causes. I am the original owner, regularly maintained it, and operated it normally. Car stalled in traffic and could have been tragic. Would like an investigation opened considering the large number of owners experiencing the same problem.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 02/15/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the engine failed to start. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was unsure of what the exact cause of the failure was. The approximate failure mileage was 78,500 and the current mileage 79,000.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 23
Failure Date: 01/07/2012

Slowing for a stop sign at about 15 mph rod broke and went through block. Complete engine failure. At 120,000 miles this is ridiculous. No noise or any warning , always changed oil. Daughter has Honda with 200k on it and still runs great. What is with Chrysler?? remember the old fiat== fix it again [xxx]?? if Dodge thinks they will sell me another car I don't think so!! and now the dealer is trying to put me in a new one! will give me a song for mine. It's broke. And finding a motor is not fun either. Seems the junk yards can't keep them. Sell as soon as they get them. It's to bad they won't do anything about this. How many complaints for the same problem before the government says enough is enough?? looking to put a lot of money in to this car and then I;m dumping it. Probably a Nissan or a Toyota. Sorry America I don't have any more money to throw in to America metal. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 24
Failure Date: 10/01/2011

2000 Dodge Durango. Consumer states pressure loss and engine failure the consumer stated the vehicle has poor ventilation through its air chamber causing engine oil sludge. The oil pressure circuit is on the same circuit as the ignition switch which makes it difficult to diagnose the real problem.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 25
Failure Date: 09/22/2011

While driving on the interstate hwy the engine failed without warning.