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Engine Shut Off Without Warning Problems of Dodge Durango - part 1



Dodge Durango owners have reported 59 problems related to engine shut off without warning (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

When the key is put inside the ignition, it takes a couple of tries for the engine to start (if at all) after failing multiple times. After it starts, sometimes the engine shuts down completely when I am driving at 30+mph and when I hit a stop sign/red light! this is very dangerous and needs to be fixed!.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

Engine shutdown, out of the blue. Nobus appeared on odometer. All gauges were on 0, but all other electronics worked. Starter would crank, but ignition would not ignite. I'm not sure if fuel pump went on or not. Vehicle would not start back up for apx 20 minutes. A couple days later, it happened again, then twice in one day. The quickest, but temporary, solution is to cool down pcm. An ice pack works great! but this is not always convenient. Needless to say, problem is worse on hot days. Once this happens, you need to replace pcm because solder joints are broken within. When unit cools, metal contracts, and contact is made again, and truck will start. But keep in mind-the solder joints are still broken. When unit heats back up, metal will expand, and connection will be lost again, causing engine shutdown and no bus to electrical ignition system. The very first time this happened, I had gone over a bump, which is probably what initially "broke" the solder joint. A new pcm can run $400. One from a junk yard could work, but there's always the risk that, it too, has the same problem-maybe that's why the truck is in the junkyard to begin with! and if it was in front end collision, good chance it won't be any good either! I've owned my Durango for 13 years, and it has never really left me stranded. But now that it has this problem, combined with bad design of front hub assy, vehicle is very unsafe and it's time to retire it - even though motor still runs strong.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 12/11/2013

Between the end of November 2013 and the middle of December 2013, I was driving on the highway and had to slow down as I approached the toll booth. As I slowed down to approximately 35 mph, the engine shut down and the steering wheel locked. I had no control of the vehicle. I put the gear shift into neutral as I rolled along and turned on the ignition to restart the engine. This was the second time this incident occurred within 2-3 weeks.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 11/05/2013

During November 2013, I drove my vehicle approximately 3 miles from my house to my friends house. I slowed down to approximately 10 miles per hour as I approached my friend's house and the engine shut down with the gear shift in drive. The steering wheel locked. I had no control of the vehicle. I put the gear shift in neutral and turned on the ignition to get the engine started again.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

After reading the other posts on this website, I wanted to share my problem. I own a 2000 Dodge Durango ,it has about 172,000 miles. My husband and I are retired and only drive it a few times a week. After owning the truck for four months, it would not start. I had it towed to the garage and was told it was the cam sensor. After the sensor was replaced I had no problems for about six months. Then it would not start sometimes, even when it was cold. It would die while driving regardless of the speed. I mean it just shuts off completely. Sometimes it would start right back up and sometimes it would take fifteen minutes or more. I took it back to the garage and the mechanic was surprised that the cam sensor was bad again. He replaced the cam sensor and the truck was good for about four months. Just recently while we on vacation (about two hours from home) the sensor went bad again! luckily we made it home, the mechanic replaced the cam sensor again. If this is a common problem, what doesn't Dodge fix the problem, and reimburse Durango owners for the repair bills!.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 03/01/2013

At random times the engine will just shut down and I have no power steering at all. It has happened over 15 times now generally when I come to a full stop and also when I am taking a right hand turn at slow speeds.


car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 10/18/2012

Vehicle stopped running while driving on highway. Engine shut down to 400 (four hundred) rpms. Pulled to side of highway luckily and engine shut off. Would not start. I have owned this truck for 12 years. Something started smoking and possibility of fire was a major concern.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2001 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

While driving my vehicle at 30 mph, it shut off without warning. The vehicle had half a tank of gas, new alternator, and new battery. I was crossing an intersection when the incident occurred.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 06/03/2012

I was driving on the highway at 65mph, and the vehicle shut off completely. Lost power steering, power brakes, everything. Had 3 small children in the car and had to with all my power (I am 5'9" 235 lbs) navigate the vehicle to the side of the road. I have found this is extremely common problem with this vehicle. Many of the posts state is a manufacturing flaw of where the pcm is placed in the engine.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 03/28/2012

I was making a u turn and the truck just shut off on me. I had put it on park and restart the engine. I experienced the issue numerous times and have taken it back to car max and they are unable to locate why the vehicle was just cutting off. I recently experienced where the car would start and turn off. Just today I was trying to park the vehicle and the engine just cut off.


 
car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 01/21/2012

I've owned my 2004 Dodge Durango 5. 7 hemi since 2005. With only 151,960 miles - taking excellent care and pride in it, the #7 rod has been bent. Water has somehow gotten into my motor causing all kinds of issues. Within the past year, it has had issues running hot, running poorly when it rains and rough idle on occasion. After sitting for 24 hours, I went out to crank it and it jumped (I thought a small animal had crawled into my motor) and it shut off. I then re-cranked it and it sounds like a sewing machine. I had to have it towed and am now looking at $4000 for another motor. I've have researched the internet and am totally blown away at the others having the issues with the same exact make and model of vehicle. This is something Chrysler should make right. I am a single mother and live week to week, I can not afford to do this, but I have to. Working full time, caring for a 10 year old and now applying for a part-time job is what this extra expense is causing me to do. I think someone should do something - if I win the lottery, you best believe I will. Chrysler do the right thing. . . . This is happening too much and is a defect - no doubt. Toyota did a recall - maybe if I'm ever to buy another vehicle, atleast they would make it right. *kicks soapbox*.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 06/19/2011

The vehicle had no warning it shut down on the freeway and stalled in passing lane. Now im being told my motor is seized up. I dont know what to do I dont have thousands of dollars to fork out.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 06/18/2011

I have a 2006 Dodge Durango and recently it has started dying while driving. When this happens, the "check engine" light illuminates and the engine shuts off. Steering and braking become very difficult and is very dangerous. My mechanic used a diagnostic tool and said it showed a code for the cam shaft sensor, and it was replaced. Happened again a few weeks later. The diagnostic tool showed a code for the crank shaft sensor, and it was replaced. It is still happening. Vehicle never fails to start after getting the vehicle stopped but due to the difficulty in steering and braking when it stalls, I have nearly had accidents. Please help!.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 04/22/2011

I’ve had my 2004 Dodge Durango since 2006, purchase it while living in paducah, ky. Very nice family vehicle I thought, until about 1yr ago, when I discover when it rain hard, or I take truck through a carwash, it shuts off on me. I would be driving and when I turn off on exit or street, it instantly shuts off, which leaves my tail ends hanging out. Thank god i’ve never been in an accident. I used this truck for personal reasons as well as taking kids back and forth to school. This is so dangerous. I took it to wolfchase Chrysler Dodge, here in memphis 02/2011 about this problem in which I felt was another waste of my money, because chad was so much unhelpful and unconcern. He told me about other problems, in which I already knew I needed brakes. He claims they were unable to find anything. That was the main reason why I finally took it there when I had money. Thinking they would solve my problem. Sad they couldn’t tell me what was wrong with my vehicle. I see where there are so many people complaining about this same problem. This has to be a recall!!! help please…. It’s so strange that I am having so many problems with my 2004 Durango. I had my oil change Friday 04/22/11 at jiffy lube. On Saturday 04/23/11, I was out driving and my truck start shaking, so I turned onto this lot beside menekine shop, because I thought my tires was coming off when I got out to look, the tires was ok. So, I walked over to the owner and asked could he see what’s wrong with my truck. He managed to get it started back up, to pull it under the garage. He checked the oil, which was in there, put it on a machine, which gave him 6 codes, something about a misfire, and something being rich. He continue to check a lot of things and he notice my oil light couldn’t be reset, and also stated something about my valve are knocking and that I needed a needed a motor. Omg!!!, when it rains, it pour. I called Chrysler Dodge again, and chad answered the phone. I asked him about the motor. He to.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 09/08/2010

My 2005 Dodge Durango keeps "shutting off" while I'm driving. I am usually turning and going less than 20 mph when it shuts off. My radio stays when this occurs. I have to put it in park and turn it back on. It has done this since 2006 shortly after I purchased it. I have taken it to the Dodge dealership where I purchased twice and have been told that nothing shows up wrong. They suggested the next time it does it, to leave it be and have it towed. Umm, kinda difficult when I am in the road when it shuts off.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 07/20/2010

I currently own a 1999 Dodge Durango. This vehicle has been an extreme safety hazard. In the last month I have noticed that my vehicle shuts off without warning while I am still driving,on the freeway, or on a main street. Two times that this has happen I had my small children in the car with me on the freeway. I was unable to turn my car back on, and it was almost impossible to get my car pulled over to a safe place. I have taken my car in several times for a diagnostic and the problem for some reason undetectable. I realize now that this has been an issue for many people who own this year and model Durango. I really think that this needs to be looked into a little further because someone eventually may get hurt because of the negligence from the Durango distributors.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 07/15/2010

I have a 2005 Dodge Durango 5. 7 hemi that my husband and I purchased at the end of may 2010. I have only had 5 months and after the first month it stalled on me. The first time it happened I was in a parking lot and went to start it and it wouldn't start. Took 3 times until it did start and stay started. A month later it happened again only this time it shut off while I was driving with my husband and 3 kids. Luckily I was on a back road and was only going 10 mph. So I was able to stop and restart it. It started up fine that time. The third time I was in another parking lot and it wouldn't stay started when I tried to start it. Took another 3 times before it did. The last time it happened was today, October 22, 2010. I was on my way home from taking my kids to school and tried to turn to go up the hill to my street when I realized I couldn't turn or stop cause my vehicle cut off again and I lost complete control since I had no power steering or brakes. I almost went into the ditch but luckily was able to stop since I wasn't going very fast. This was my last straw since if I do wreck it will be my fault and I will have to pay for it since there is no recall out on this situation. I have had it looked at and no one knows what it wrong and thinks I am crazy since it can't be recreated. After seeing how this has been reported since 2005, as long as the gas tank has been reported and got recalled, that this isn't recalled. This is completely dangerous!!!! I have 3 kids and this can cause an accident and hurt someone or even possible kill someone!!! I don't want my kids to die before something gets done. I have reported this and called Chrysler and reported it and I suggest everyone do the same! call 18009921997. If we can report this enough, maybe it will raise attention to someone to do something. I am fearful to drive this truck and even more fearful for my kids to be in it and it is suppose to be our family car. If I get in a wreck I will get a lawyer and I will sue them.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 07/05/2010

2006 Dodge Durango engine shuts off without warning while driving. My Durango shut off twice in the middle of intersections during turns. It doesn't matter if it is left or right turn. It shuts off after stopping at stop sign and then beginning to accelerate. The Dodge dealer can not find a reason for complete engine stall. The dealer has flashed the pcm. The engine stalled next day after flashing the pcm. When engine stalls there is complete loss of steering. In one year of ownership there has been five engine shut offs. In effort to fix dealer charged me for complete fuel system cleaning which was not needed. A throttle body service which was not needed. This is a problem that also belonged to the 2004/2005 Durango and is still present in the 2006 Durango. The flash to the pcm does not work.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 04/29/2010

The contact owns a 1999 Dodge Durango. On June 8, 2010 while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact experienced the failure several times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership, but the dealer could not produce a failure code or duplicate the failure. The contact called the manufacturer who stated they were unaware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 156,000. The current mileage was 157,121.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 04/24/2010

I bought my 05 Durango with the 5. 7 hemi v8 had no problems then a few months went by an started to notice the stalling problem took it to shops no problems so I went online to further investigate and I found similar complaints well today drew the straw was driving down the interstate 75mph an the [xxx] thing shut off no power no steering no nothing had my kids in the back seat as well. . . When is this company going to realize they have a major problem somewhere that is very very dangerous especially if it shuts off with no notice and has no power to slow the vehicle down an get out of harms way. . . And of course it cranks right back up but then shuts off again happens sometimes then weeks months can go by and it just does it again. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 04/19/2010

Whenever I am stopped or idling, my car will shut off by itself. The rpm gauge will jump up and down and the engine will rev by itself, while my foot is on the brake. The dashboard lights will flicker, then the car shuts off. The interior electrical is off but the running/outside lights are still on. The steering tightens up,but the brakes work. The car is able to be put in park, shut off and started right back up, so far. It normally only happens when going at slower speeds, or stopping and being idle. This has been happening for a few months, normally once a week, but this past weekend it has happened three times. We now don't leave town with this vehicle and I am actually scared to drive it just around town. I have kids and don't want something to happen while im driving at accelerated speed. According to all of the 100's of other complaints I have found, no one is able to figure out what is wrong, dealerships can't find a problem or codes. Which has been my issue. Plus, Dodge doesn't want to do anything to help. I was told I shouldn't look on the internet for complaints.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 03/17/2010

1. No events 2. Car shuts off in hot weather and cannot start for another 10 minutes to an hour. No bus light shows up 3. Nothing was done to fix the problem as in, its not fixed.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 23
Failure Date: 03/15/2010

99 Dodge Durango v8. This vehicle is a piece of crap. The car stalls without warning whenever it wants without warning. This is very dangerous for my family to ride in anywhere especially on the freeway. Dodge needs to do a recall on this vehicle as it is hard to tell how many fatalities have occurred from this reason. Sometimes the car will run for 25-30 minutes before it shuts off and seems the car has to cool before it will start again. The code shows no bu5 but it will not run a code.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 24
Failure Date: 03/10/2010

During March 2014, I was driving my 2005 Dodge Durango on the highway. At approximately 50 mph, the engine shut off while in drive. I had no control of the vehicle. The steering wheel locked. I put the gear shift into neutral and turned the ignition switch back on. I was able to restart the vehicle. This was the third incident. Prior to this third incident, I took the vehicle to two separate dealers and they could not find the problem. They told me that they could not diagnose the problem.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 25
Failure Date: 03/01/2010

The vehicle stalls while driving, without warning the whole car just shuts off, leaving the driver with no steering, brakes, or control of the car.

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