Dodge Durango owners have reported 96 problems related to engine shut off without warning (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Durango based on all problems reported for the Durango.
Vehicle shuts off without warning while driving, total loss of power, steering, brakes and throttle. Almost killed my family.
See all problems of the 2013 Dodge Durango .
While driving on an interstate highway at 65 miles per hour the engine shut down and I pulled off onto the shoulder. After sitting for about 5 minutes I tried the ignition key and the engine started and I continued on my way.
See all problems of the 2002 Dodge Durango .
The vehicle will shut off without any warning. No warning lights or anything, the vehicle just stalls in the middle of traffic, brakes or power steering doesn't work when vehicle shuts down. This can cause a very serious accident or death to myself and others around me. Help! this happened several times and when I take it to the shop they can't find anything wrong with because no error codes come up.
See all problems of the 2006 Dodge Durango .
When driving foe 10 miles. Engine shuts off. Loose all power. New pcm. Same results.
See all problems of the 2000 Dodge Durango .
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.
See all problems of the 2005 Dodge Durango .
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.
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.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 2011 Dodge Durango .
My 2006 Dodge Durango stalled out in the middle of traffic and caused me to be injured in a rear end collision because my pcm shut my engine down per design of the vehicle because my oil sending unit had a faulty wire and my pcm thought I didn't have any oil in my car which disabled my car completely by design of the manufacturer to keep my engine from damage because it thought I had. O oil. I have a faulty design product and not enough warning. I have been off work for a year with the injuries from the accident and luckily I wasn't hurt worse. My car shut down immediately without proper warning someone could be killed I have photos and a service repair documents stating the faulty oil sending unit disabled my vehicle.
My vehicle began having this issue in 2015. My vehicle has a long crank and sometimes does not turn over. It will also turn over, then sputter out after running for 20-30 seconds. In 2015, I began to have the issue with the vehicle not turning on/not turning over. I had the vehicle towed dealer and the tipm module was replaced. The vehicle intermittently had the issue turning over, but when I took it to the dealership, I was told that the issue could not be replicated. In 2016, my vehicle shut off on me while I was driving on the freeway. The hazard lights would not work, the vehicle would not turn on, and the gears would not change to facilitate a tow. Upon opening the hood of the vehicle, it appeared as though there was a malfunction with the alternator and fuses (of which I have video). I had my vehicle towed to the dealer and was called by a service advisor the next day. I was told that my win module had to be replaced, which I paid for. In addition, my battery had died, and I paid to replace that. I told the dealership I had video of the alternator and fuses malfunctioning and they stated they did not need the video as the computer diagnosis pointed to an issue with the win module. Several months later, I began to have the issue with the vehicle not turning over. I requested a tow and the tow truck driver suggested I use the actual key instead of the push button ignition, which I have been doing. I took the vehicle in again in October, as the vehicle again began to have the long crank issue and would intermittently not start. I was told there was a recall on my alternator, but a replacement was not available. The dealership replaced my alternator, but informed me that it still would not be the improved/recall part. I have taken the vehicle back in three (3) more times for the same issue and every time, I am told that the vehicle required a software update.
See all problems of the 2012 Dodge Durango .
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.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 2004 Dodge Durango .
Dash lights started flashing car shut off, charged battery, alternator started smoking, replaced alternator, replaced battery, battery is still draining.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 2014 Dodge Durango .
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.
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.
I purchased a 2000 Dodge Durango used at 147k miles in November 2014. By March 2015, it turned off randomly while I was driving, multiple times over the course of 6 months. The speed didn't matter. After seeing 2 mechanics, they sent me to an electrical specialist who determined it was my pcm. I replaced it 3 times, and the second one sent to me had holes drilled in it then filled with silicone. That one worked the least. Apparently, the pcm was replaced once before I purchased it. When I got the third one in, it seemed to correct the issue. How is the engine shutting off randomly not a recall issue? what if it shut off while I was driving down the highway at 65mph? what if there was no good place to pull over, and with no power steering I might add? I had my kid in the car with me most of the time.
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.
See all problems of the 1999 Dodge Durango .
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.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||
|Engine Failure problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||