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

Dodge Durango owners have reported 89 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 2005 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 05/16/2017

For no reason the vehicle shuts off with no warning. No lights on the dash or anything, shuts off and no steering. Not safe to drive. It has happened while driving and while sitting at a light, no warning signs. Acts fine, both times during city street driving.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 04/08/2017

My Durango shut off on me this morning while cruising down the highway. I was just driving along maintaining 65mph and out of nowhere the engine just shut off as if the key had been turned off, no sputtering or anything.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 02/08/2017

Several times, while driving my 2005 Dodge Durango, it has shut off. This has happened 4 times. 1st: I was stopped at a highway intersection and it shut off, 2nd it shut off while stopping in the median getting ready to turn into work, 3rd: I was slowing down trying to turn off the highway when it shut off and almost caused me to hit a stop sign since the power steering went out and the brakes didn't work. 4th: I was pulling out of a parking lot and it shut off. I had no power steering or brakes. I had children in the car 2 out of the 4 times this has happened. This is very unsafe and I feel like it's a fatality waiting to happen. There has been no indication this was going to happen before it happened. I have been on highways or very highly traveled road ways. Each time, I have had to stop and restart this truck. Once it threw a random misfire code, but has not had a code since. We have replaced spark plugs and the 02 senor, but it is still happening. 90+ people have complained on carcomplaints. Com about this happening while driving and almost wrecking. That is how I found this site. This needs to be handled in the utmost urgency. This is the only transportation I have and it worries me each time I have to get behind the wheel or have my children ride in the truck. This puts everyone's lives at risk. I don't have money to buy another vehicle or to even trade this one in on something. I don't have money to spend guessing at what is wrong with this truck. . Dodge needs to recall this and find out what is happening before someone gets killed. Dodge paying to fix this is a lot better then paying someone's family that has been badly hurt or killed by someone trying to overlook this.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2006 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

While driving my Durango will just shut off (it doesn't run rough or sputter, it just shuts off) leaving me with no power steering or braking. I will coast to the side of the road, put it in park, then try to start it again. Most times it will start right up and other times it may take 2 - 5 minutes. This will happen about once or twice a month for the past couple of years. Otherwise it runs fine before and after it shuts off on me. One oddity that I notice is that all the gauges seem to work fine except the speedometer drops to 0 even through I am still coasting along. The engine light does not come on during this. This is very dangerous as I have almost hit other cars before since I loose my steering and braking abilities.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 12/04/2016

Vehicle has had campaign 14v530000 (and all other recalls and powertrain TSB's) performed. While driving on highways and rural roads, engine shuts off abruptly, causing loss of steering assist and only a couple brake actuations before brake assist is lost (occurred before tipm campaign, still shuts off after campaign). Typically occurs during coasting or mild braking when preparing to enter a turn (does not matter if right or left turn). No "check engine," alternator, or other warning lights appear on the dash (as they would if the engine stalled) -- it is as if ignition switch were immediately turned off. Occasionally when engine shuts off, the instrument cluster gives a forward collision warning disabled warning (but the fcw does not beep, alert, signal, etc. Before the engine shuts off, and there was no obstacle to set off or block the fcw). Since engine seems to shut off, there are no codes active or stored after the engine shuts off. Repeated trips to dealership, and they can not diagnose, or cause the issue to occur.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 07/21/2016

Driving on a major highway in NJ on 7/21/16 , all the car warning lights went on randomly and unexpectedly, windshield wipers went on on their own, radio shut off, all power was lost and car shut down almost immediately with limited or no braking or steering power and the car would not turn on any longer. I tried to make it safely to the side of the road (left shoulder was the closest) with big trucks and fast moving cars going by. Had it towed to an auto body shop which took 2 days to diagnose the problem which they deemed a failure of the main board which caused the alternator to fail which caused the battery to seize and fail as well. The costs of repair I had to pay to fix the issue on my 4 year old car with 92k miles on it was approx $1,500. The symptoms and diagnosis were almost identical to the p60 recall issued by chrylser but when I inquired with Chrysler about getting my vehicle covered under the recall and reimbursed for the costs of repair, they claimed that the recall did not apply to my car bc it is 180 amp vs 160 amp (?) but it is very obvious and clear to me that what happened to my car was exactly the same as the p60 recall. Not to mention it was a very dangerous situation that I encountered with my car stopping in the middle of a busy highway. It could have been tragic had I not been able to navigate it well. Chrysler is basically refusing to extend the recall to my VIN # and not reimbursing my repair costs.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

The alternator in my Durango failed suddenly. We luckily had just arrived at my daughter's day car when the car shut off on its own and we noticed smoke. When we got out to check under the hood, the alternator was smoking! I had to have the Durango towed to my dealership as there was no power to the Durango at all. The dealership attempted to start the vehicle, and could not start the car using a jumper box, or by jumping it with another vehicle. The alternator had completely drained the battery. We were told a few days later that they were attempting to locate an alternator as it was back ordered, and it could be up to 6 weeks or more before they could get one. When we inquired as to why, we were told there was a recall on the alternator for many Chrysler and Dodge vehicles and that even though our Durango falls in the specific years, it was not part of the recall. When they finally called to let us know the Durango was ready to be picked up, we drove maybe a half mile down the road and the battery light came on. We returned it immediately back to the dealership. A couple of days later, they informed us that because of the alternator failure, the engine control module was bad and needed to be replaced. Now, the dealership is telling us that the ecm is no longer functioning properly because of the issues with the alternator and that we will not be able to drive the vehicle without it. They contacted Dodge to inform them of the faulty alternator that caused the ecm failure and Dodge told them, too bad.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. Whenever it rained or snowed, water leaked into the inside of the vehicle through the hood. The water entered the motor and caused the vehicle to stall and the engine to shut off without warning. The check engine indicator illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the water was leaking into the motor and the pistons, which caused them to fail. As a result, the motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

Dash lights started flashing car shut off, charged battery, alternator started smoking, replaced alternator, replaced battery, battery is still draining.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 03/05/2016

Both the crankshaft position sensor and the 2 4 transmission solenoid constantly go bad. The result is loss of power and/or engine shuts off. In a scenario where the vehicle is traveling on a highway/roadway at high speed, this may cause a collision. I have replaced the crankshaft position sensor 4 times in 6 months and the 2 4 transmission solenoid twice.


 
car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2013 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

My daughter & granddaughter was driving along and the vehicle just shut down while driving no messages no indicators lights no warning nothing just so happen they were on the same street as the Dodge dealership & was able to get it started long enough to get it down the street now I'm being told it could possibly have been running hot & now having motor issues now I've told them before I've smelled coolant and was told there was nothing wrong now there's an issue this is some bs.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

2 different episodes of unexpected vehicle shutdown/stalling. First event was in the process of a left hand turn. Vehicle shut down partway through the turn. Lost all power steering and brakes. Struggled to keep the vehicle out of the ditch. Put the vehicle in park, and it restarted immediately, and continued home uneventfully. Approximately 2 months later, the vehicle again unexpectedly stalled at a traffic light. The light turned green, and I took my foot off the brake, and the vehicle stalled. Again, it restarted uneventfully and I continued to work. The vehicle appears to be working normally otherwise. Acceleration and fuel economy are normal, and there are no episodes of hesitation/stuttering/missing. There was no warning of the stall either time. Both episodes were approximately 5 minutes into my drive, and the vehicle should have been mostly warmed up each time, but perhaps not all the way. The "exact" moment of the stall seems to coincide with removing my foot from the brake, once to turn and once to accelerate. The Durango was taken to the dealer that same day each time, and there were no significant error codes.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

If any water gets into engine compartment (rain, etc. . ) the engine will misfire (stationary) or shut off (stationary or driving). If driving while raining, the SUV will misfire and may shut off while driving. The error seems to be well documented on the internet and became all to real this week when the car shut off at 70 mph on the highway while it was raining almost causing an accident and potentially killing my family.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 09/20/2015

While driving the alert chime indicated that the key fob was not in range. Then the vehicle shut off. The key fob was in the cup holder. The vehicle was in the drive position. I had to stop. Put vehicle in park, restart the vehicle and then put in drive and continue driving. This is the first time that has happened.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 08/26/2015

My car repeatedly cuts off while I am driving. I noticed that other people have the same issue with the same model as I have which a 2005 Dodge Durango. I did my research and it was identified by Dodge as a low maneuver issue. One incident that happens a few days ago was that my vehicle shut off on a curve while merging on the highway. I am very luck that it was a car behind me and they were not going fast. My car shut off and I lose control of the steering because of the loss of power. I have to put the car in park and then try to start the vehicle. I would like this issue addressed I have complained about this since 2006.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 08/18/2015

While driving on the highway the car's engine shut down. I placed the car in neutral and restarted the engine with no difficulty. Days later the car was parked and would not start. The engine turned normally but it seems like the fuel is not reaching the engine. It almost seems like a flooded engine. I researched it online and it seems to be an known issue with this car. The tipm (totally intergrated power module) seems to be the issue.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 08/02/2015

While driving at various times on the highways my car shuts down and I lose steering and power brakes which makes it hard to slow down and move to side of road. After 10 to 15 min l can restart my car.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 07/14/2015

Usually happens when it is hot out but the truck just shuts off with out notice all power too all gauges go to 0 power steering. Does not matter how fast or slow I am going. I have to park it and let it sit anywhere from 5 minutes up to two hours. I have had several parts replaced and the problem continues no one seems to have an answer. This is so dangerous not only for me but also all other drivers on the road. This needs to be figured out soon I fear for my life and the life of others.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2007 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 07/13/2015

While driving the car I turned to park and it shut off. It has done this many times, while driving down the street. I am afraid to drive my kids in the car for fear it will shut off on the highway.

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car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

When it rains water would pour into engine and effect electrical sysytem and cause engine problems engine lock up ,engine would automatically cut off and power steering would lock up while making a turn in my 2005 hemi Durango, the engine shut off in the middle of the road.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 03/01/2015

I've had my Durango back to the dealer several times for the stalling issue. They allege that all repairs were completed in late November. I then went out of town on business for two months. I came back in late January, and the vehicle continued to stall on me while driving. They said the warranty work was done on the fuel pump relay in November. When I took it back in February, they replaced the computer and the keys because they said that the vehicle was shutting down because the the computer didn't recognize that the key was in the vehicle and it shut down to prevent the vehicle from being stolen. On February 26th, it stalled while driving again. I left a voice mail for the dealership with no return phone call. On March 1st, the vehicle stalled while driving again. The vehicle is now back in the dealership.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 01/16/2015

I have been having issues with the vehicle engine shutting off as the vehicle is in motion. Sometimes it restarts right up other times it takes a jump pack needed to start ir up. I have complained about this issue before. I contacted Dodge/ Chrysler recall center and I was told that this was happening because of my fuel relay switch that was already recalled and that the situation would be fixed once that was replaced. Well last week the relay switch was replaced on Monday and on both Wednesday and Thursday while operating the car at about 55 mph the vehicle shut off on me. Both times I was able to safely move off the road way. Upon trying to restart the car it would turn off just fine but never start up. Both times I was lucky enough to have a state trooper stop and jump start me using a jump pack. I have had my battery tested and it is fine. The dealer ship stated that there are no error codes showing up so they can't diagnose what is wrong. This is an accident just waiting to happen!.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 23
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

Transfer case motor engages while driving going from awd to four wheel lo. This can potentally cause a very bad accident. 4wlo light fickers and transfer case motor engages even with vehicle shut off.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 24
Failure Date: 09/24/2014

Vehicle engine shut off/stalled with no warning. Dash lights turned off, brakes wouldn't work.

car image   Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 25
Failure Date: 09/02/2014

I was driving approx. 45 per hour, when the vehicle seemed to just shut off in stages, I was able to pull into a parking lot however it did not want to start for a few minutes. When I hit the push button, it would not start. Also it has since been turning over, but not starting. This has been an intermittent problem, and has done this under all conditions including when it has been sitting, and after it has been driven.

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