Power Train Problems of Dodge Durango - part 1

Dodge Durango owners have reported 294 problems related to power train (under the power train 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.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 03/08/2019

Car stopped at idle for a few minutes - check engine light came on, tried to shift into reverse - light on shift indicator and dash blinked, no reverse. Tried drive - light on shifter and dash blinked, no drive. Luckily I was in a parking lot, but if this had happened on an interstate? tried turning the car off several times for up to 30 minutes - impossible to move the vehicle! scary! hard failures need immediate correction. Towed to dealer - they said they will look at it next week. Woo hoo!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 03/01/2019

My vehicle has 69,000 miles on it. It is very well maintained. Recently I have experienced when coming to a complete stop the vehicle for whatever reason shuts off. I have to push the ignition button to restart the vehicle and it runs fine. It�s scary to think that your vehicle can just shut it�s off without any warning. The dealership doesn�t have an explanation and there is no recall. However; there are multiple people via the internet that have experienced this same event. I think fodge should be looking into this issue. Fuel related. . Electrical?? lots of questions, but something needs to be done!!! scared for my safety!!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 02/22/2019

About a week ago my alternator and battery had to be replaced, a day or two after I had them replaced I was pulling out onto a state road and I heard something got crunched, so I stopped and got out ans looked and nothing. Got back in rhe car and put it in drive and I looked down at my dash and heart something trying to engage and on mh dash my svc 4wd light started flashing. . Im not sure how ro fix it or what to do, it does it quite frequently. I opened the trunk and heard it trying to engage. Stopped at a stop light, I can hear it trying to engage to 4 wd. I have been looking into thia and I see several consumers have had the same issues. It seems Dodge should beable to come up with a permanent fix, but no recalls yet. . . My main concern is, what happens if im doing 80 mps on the freeway and it tries to engage into 4low?? thank you for your time!!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 02/15/2019

Tl takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. When the vehicle was placed in drive, it would not accelerate and the check engine indicator illuminated. Also, whenever the four wheel drive was engaged, a loud clunking noise was heard. Furthermore, the air bag indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to family Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram (215-492-8600, located at 6735 essington Ave, philadelphia, PA 19153), but the cause of the failures could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16v352000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 166,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 02/05/2019

Tl- the contact owns 2013 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving, the rpm will get to a certain number and the transmission will jerk violently. Now the vehicle jumps violently and occurs often. The check engine light did illuminate. The vehicle was not towed. The vehicle was taken to the local mechanic. The vehicle was diagnosed and the test read a new transmission needed to be installed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 85,000. Jw.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2019

Tl the contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the four wheel drive engaged independently. Also, when the vehicle was slowed down, the steering wheel seized. The failures were experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who believed that the four wheel drive engaged independently due to an electrical switch failure. The contact inspected the vehicle himself and believed that the four wheel drive engaged independently due to a failure in the wiring harness behind the dashboard. The contact also stated that the heater blower motor failed. The heater blower motor remained on the high setting. The contact replaced the heater panel himself, but it did not correct the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 01/31/2019

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while the vehicle was in park, the vehicle unintentionally rolled away with the backseat occupied with occupants. The contact stated that the on/off switch was pressed by an occupant located inside the vehicle which made the vehicle come to a complete stop. The contact stated that while attempting to get inside the vehicle she fell and the vehicle rolled over her fingers. The contact sustained injuries to her right ankle right leg and left arm that needed medical attention. The vehicle was not taken to an dealer or independent mechanic for a diagnostic test or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. Dr.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 01/20/2019

It switches into 4 high and 4 low all by its self. The vehicle can be off for hours and it still will do it. The scary thing is it will shift like that while delivering as well. Very dangerous, and lucky there was not another vehicle either coming towards me or behind me, cuz I lost control of the vehicle and I an sure a incoming car would of kill everyone. This needs to be fix. There is hound to be a law suit and I read three is alot of other and you people know it. . This will be on you people,.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 01/16/2019

I was driving on the freeway during a very bad rainstorm at night on January 16th, 2019. I was traveling around 50 mph on the freeway, in the number three lane, when my car shut off, where I lost complete power to my engine. My speedometer dropped from 50 to 30 mph immediately, leaving me with no power, to barely make it to the emergency lane. No power, no brake, no steering-nothing. My horn was also honking, my headlights flashing, windshield wipers attempting to move but unable to, and speakers making weird noises. And to make things even more scary, my 9 year old son was in the car with me. This is an issue that needs to be investigated, and possibly issue a recall. I feel that I am extremely lucky that my son and myself were not severely injured or even killed, with my car shutting off like that without warning. If I had not been able to cruise to the emergency lane, no doubt we would have been struck at a standstill by oncoming traffic, averaging 50-60 mph. I am extremely concerned, and this is a huge safety issue. I brought the car into the Dodge dealership, where I was told that it was from the rain and it shorted out my electrical. That's it. That's it? there should be a better explanation, and action taken to prevent something like this from ever happening. That car shutting off without warning from 50 mph to 0 mph on a freeway could have cost my son and I our lives. I am expecting to hear back from Dodge regarding this very dangerous problem that occurred, and I have also read about similar complaints with the Durango, so I know this is not a fluke. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 01/13/2019

Takata recall. I could feel my car was not shifting properly then finally my check engine light came on & I went & got the code p0730 read it came back as gear ratio. Something to do with the inside of the transmission.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 01/03/2019

"takata recall" I've had several experiences with my 2016 Dodge Durango that was bought brand in June or July 2016 with 23 miles on it from a Dodge dealership. A couple months after it was bought, the car cut off while driving presenting signals of "pull over", "check engine", "power train" and more. The signals were flashing non stop. Once I pulled over, the car wouldn't start or move so I put it in park and contacted the dealership. My car was towed to the dealership and the dealership stated that the repairs lied with the computer chip(s). It was a simple update needed. My husband and I paid for that. In March/April of 2017, we experienced our car rolling into the neighbors yard while on and in park. Our home camera taped me getting out of the vehicle while in park (according to the rear lights) in my front yard on the grass and then the car moving forward of which the camera stopped recording at this moment. When I walked back outside to my car, it was rolling onto the neighbors' property. I had to run and catch it. In the later months of 2017, the gas lever stopped working. After pushing the gas button, it wouldn't open and still doesn't open, so we have to open the gas using the "string" or pulley in the trunk space of the Durango by lifting the lift gate to get to it. In December 2018, the car wouldn't start. Dodge towed it to the nearest dealership and a new battery was needed along with recall updates. January 2019, the vehicle's dashboard went out with no lighting or anything showing although the car was operable. It is currently still in the shop while my family of 5 is operating with one vehicle.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2018

Durango started jerking when going up hills, hard time shifting gears, and sometimes wouldn�t shift at all, and overdrive not functioning.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 11/28/2018

My 14 Dodge Durango began to make a clicking noise when running. 10/17/17- it was found that the exhaust cam lifters and rocker arms on right side of engine were worn. It was warrantied and replaced. It was replaced again in the summer of 18. I was told the left side would eventually need replaced as well, but they couldn't until it presented a problem. In November of 18 the same noise happened again. It was put in the shop Dec. 26th. It was diagnosed with the same problem(right) and the left. The dealer will fix the right side(for the third time) because it is under warranty. They will not fix the left. My car just went over 100,000. The dealer expressed that he was surprised it was not a recall because this is so common. At this point, the wear happens every six months. I feel it should be under warranty as the very least, or recalled. It is the same problem three times in a little over 1 year.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 11/06/2018

Engine shutdown twice today during low speed driving 30mph. Needed to shift to neutral and move key to off and restart. During shutdown dash lights went dark - no rpm, speed or warning lights were turned on. Has happened multiple times since 2017 including when accelerating on an highway ramp, currently shutting down daily typically when engine is cool. Humes Dodge in waterford PA could not replicate issue when vehicle was checked 10/2018. Dealer stated battery was low capacity, battery replaced and issue repeated. No fault codes shown in computer scan.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2018 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 10/10/2018

A few days after the purchase the car felt a strong blow in the transmission when going from parking to d or from the parking to r. I took it to the dealer where I bought it and after a simple inspection they said they did not find anything I think I'll take it when I have the first maintenance and tell them to go back to review since it is doing it more and more frequently.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2018 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 09/11/2018

With less than 4000 miles on my brand new car, the transmission drops from 8th gear to neutral (and would go from reverse to neutral) and lose all power while driving. The engine will rev and nothing happens. You have to place the vehicle in park, turn the car off and back on to get it to work again. It happened while making turns (left and right), driving down the interstate, reversing, pulling out of parking spaces, on city streets, highways and interstates, and while stationary. This is a serious safety issue. This happened several times (after being serviced) and nearly causing accidents. At one point, I was driving at approximately 80mph on the highway, in traffic, and the transmission dropped to neutral with the engine light coming on. The engine light does not stay on. I have done a little research and have found where this has happened to multiple new Dodge Durango owners. I can get copies of the service records if needed.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 09/10/2018

Tl the contact purchased a 2015 Dodge Durango. When the vehicle was purchased, the dealer (jimmy britt Chevrolet Buick GMC, 1011 town creek blvd, greensboro, GA 30642, (706) 453-2500) stated that there were no recalls or failures with the vehicle. However, the contact had to make several repairs. The contact stated that the electrical system failed, which affected the heating and air conditioning. Also, the mileage on the odometer was incorrect based on the previous owner. The dealer finally agreed to repair the vehicle after the contact informed them that she was aware of the failures. The most recent failure was with the transmission, which was currently being repaired. The dealer stated that due to the odometer mileage difference, the contact would have to take a financial loss in order to trade in the vehicle. The contact did not the state from where the vehicle was purchased did not have a "lemon law" and was referred to the state's attorney general's office in her home state. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2018 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 09/04/2018

Since approximately 4,000 miles we have experience numerous electrical issues. Our back-up camera, navigation, radio, and a/c work intermittently. The dealer initially felt the battery was backfeeding the system causing a short. That was quickly changed and we are still just waiting for an answer. While parked overnight, one of the map lights came on and could not be turned off. The overhead control panel was replaced due to an open circuit. Most recently, when shifted into reverse, the "r" indicator on the shifter and display would blink and the car acted as though it was in neutral. The engine would rev, but the vehicle won't reverse. This has occurred on both a flat surface while trying to back out of a driveway and once on a hill while backing out of a parking spot. While on the hill, the car rolled forward while engaged in reverse. We do have a video but are unable to upload.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 08/05/2018

Driving on freeway coming back from payson area and we heard a pop noise at drivers seat headrest and saw that the headrest popped open. We didn't know it was an airbag until a Dodge dealer said that it was the airbag and it's not under warranty and can't take care of it. Kept asking if we were in a collision when the headrest broke and we were not! we were driving at about 65 miles an hour when that happened. We were also told that our motor mounts have to be replaced and the vehicle is only 3 years old. We have kept our vehicles for longer than this before and never had to replace motor mounts. Not sure if they are defective or if these problems are just because it is a Dodge. I have never owned Dodge before. I've been driving the vehicle with the headrest open for about 2 months now as one Dodge dealer in tempe made me go to the one in avondale since that is where I purchased it from and I had to make appointments each time and it took forever to get the appointments for each. Now my neck hurts as a result of driving my vehicle with my head leaning forward and still I haven't heard from the warranty company or the dealership. I called an 800 # after the dealer told me they couldn't do anything and they were to call me back within 3 days and now it's been about 2 weeks and no word from them. The date below is approximate. Please help. Irma chaira.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 07/17/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after stopping and switching the transmission to the park position the contact stepped out of the vehicle and the vehicle erroniously rolled backwards causing the opened door to crash into the a wooden gate. The contact was able to get into the rolling vehicle and pressed the brake pedal to stop. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer was not notified of the failure and no police report was filed. The failure mileage was 61,000. Jft.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 07/15/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked with the gear shifter in the park position with the ignition in the on position, the vehicle rolled away. The contact stated that the vehicle rolled onto the neighbors farm. There was no damage done to the vehicle. There was also no injuries. Neither the dealer nor manufacturer were contacted or made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Ah.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 07/04/2018

The vehicle randomly switches from awd to 4wd lock, does not seem to be any one thing that causes it. Also have looked up hundreds of other reports on this from other people. Everyone says that Dodge dealers claim they have never heard this before. Bullshit. Dodge is trying not to have to do a recall. That is obvious. Shame on Dodge.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Dodge Durango 23
Failure Date: 06/30/2018

I started the vehicle with one foot still outside of the vehicle so the key fob could be detected and exited. As I exited the vehicle and took my right foot off the brake the car then engaged into drive and crashed into the woods. My right arm was slammed in the door and I hit my back on the side of the vehicle. Four of my small children were outside of the vehicle when this happened. There was a decent amount of damage to the vehicle. I took my vehicle to a local dealership where the problem was not duplicated and they could do nothing to rectify the problem. I am currently waiting to hear back from the manufacturer. I have received medical attention for my injuries and a police report has been filed. This a very dangerous issue that needs to be addressed.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Dodge Durango 24
Failure Date: 06/19/2018

Using the push button start system, with the engine off, the brake pedal not depressed, and the transmission gear selector set to p(ark). When the push button start is pressed twice, the vehicle attempted to start up, and started to move on it's own. There was nobody in the driver seat, the brake pedal was not depressed, the transmission was in park. Blue water Chrysler dealership in fort gratiot, mi has verified this to be happening and reproducible.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 25
Failure Date: 06/11/2018

My car would not downshift, I was going 50 mph on freeway and it was raving by itself at 5-6000 rpms. . . . At dealer now they tell me I need a new transmission cooler!!! this vehicle has been a complete lemon, headliner caught on fire while I was driving, due to recall on visors which had already been performed. Alternator caught on fire due to recall they had no fix for. . Engine heads replaced, recall. . . Totally unsafe, as my vehicle lost all power, lights steering, when alternator went out.

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