Transmission Gear Slipping Problems of Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango owners have reported 24 problems related to transmission gear slipping (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   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2002 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 04/12/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the gear shift slipped into different gears while parked. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number :07v555000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2011 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving various speeds, the gears slipped into neutral without warning. The vehicle stalled, but the engine was still running and the gear shifted into neutral. Once the transmission slipped, the rpms increased. The contact would have to shift the gear into drive when the failure occurred. The dealer was unable to locate any failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 54,800.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 08/16/2014

At an idle engine rev,s up and down,revs up enough to move the vehicle with the brakes on,transmission slipped a lot esp on the highway,will also drop into passing heare and speed up sometimes on its own. Very dangous to drive sometimes. Speeds up by its self almost caused an accident,.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 12/17/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically. Additionally, the transmission would slip and the vehicle would engage into any gear independently. The contact also stated that the engine rpms would increase excessively and the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal noise when first started. On one occasion, the contact secured the vehicle in park and exited when she noticed the vehicle had rolled away. The contact was able to re-enter the vehicle however, it proceeded to crash into a tree. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle had been taken to an authorized dealer multiple times where the fuel pump and the alternator was replaced but the failure persisted. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76000.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2002 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 11/05/2007

On the first days of November, I stopped on a red light, when the light was green I started going. When the transmission reached the third gear, the engine revved up to 3000 + rpm. Took it to mechanic and used the scanner tool to found out that the transmission was slipping on the third and fourth gear. I was driving late night so not too many cars around. I had to replace the whole transmission.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2007

I have recently been having trouble with my transmission slipping. I will step on the gas and it revs up to high rpm before engaging the next gear. If that doesn't work, I just have to limp along until it decides to automatically shift which could be within a few minutes or longer. I've had the transmission replaced, but the problem still persists. My mechanic is at a loss at what it could possibly be. This problem (and him working on it) has lasted many months.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 12/11/2006

- on 3/13/06 the contact took 1998 Dodge Durango to cottman transmission because the transmission was slipping into first gear. At that time, cottman replaced the valve body. On 3/31/06 the contact took it back to cottman for the same reason, and cottman stated that they would rebuild the whole transmission. When contact picked up the vehicle it was making a loud squeaking noise, and cottman told him to drive it for a few days and the noise would go away. After driving it for a few days contact continued to hear the same squeaking noise, so cottman replaced the transmission. At which point the contact continued to hear the same noise, he took vehicle to at pro transmission and they stated to the contact that the damage was probably internal because they couldn't see anything wrong with the vehicle. On 6/16/06 contact took it back to cottman, and cottman stated that they replaced the transmission; after contact picked it up he continued to hear the same squeaking noise, so contact brought vehicle back to cottman on 12/11/06. Cottman once again replaced the transmission. The contact stated that the transmission is pouring fluid from the pump. Contact will take the vehicle to cottman. Updated 2/6/2007 -.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2002 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 10/27/2005

Transmission slipping,started as slipping at shift points when cold progressed to slipping anytime at shift points and when engaged in a gear. Happens more when engine at operating temperature in bumper to bumper traffic or under strain such as uphill driving,been to dealership 6 times over 1 1/2 years no work done to transmission,repeted claims of unable to recreate problem, personaly went on test drive with service manager,he drove ant experinced problem claimed problem to be from over heating replaced radiator thermostat diregarded fact problem happening more than a year with cold engine, no transmission work done. Still slipping returned back to dealership still no work done but confirmed problem with abs brakes would not repair. Contacted chryslerfor help dealership lied stating unable to recreate either problem. Chrysler not helping.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 10/20/2004

When the transmission gears slip it would cause the vehicle to hesitate before accelerating. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2002 Dodge Durango 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

2003 darango has been taken to jim's Dodge to have a problem fixed when you drive. They tell us that there is nothing wrong with it. While you drive the darango if you hit a dump it jumps to one side or the other it does not stay center. The transmission feels like it slips, or when it is started it like the vehicle just does not want to go. Jim'[s Dodge has told us that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle, but that seems to all we have had with this vehicle. One more thing jim's Dodge is not a very clean place to take your vehicle to have it worked on we have got the vehicle back with oil on the in side on the vehicle, on the paint, scratchs in the paint and on the bumper. The vehicle has come back with a very bad smell in it. It took us a long time to get the smell out. We called jim's Dodge and told them about the smell and they told us that there was nothing tha they could do about it. The date might not be exact be close.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2004 Dodge Durango 11
Failure Date: 07/26/2004

Shortly after purchasing a new vehicle and when descending downhill the automatic transmission slipped. It felt as if it slipped into neutral. This occurred with or without the cruise control switch on. The consumer took the vehicle to a dealer, who test drove the vehicle and determined this was normal. The consumer felt this was a safety issue, and the transmission did not maintain a steady pace. No repairs or corrections have been made. The consumer has not contacted the manufacturer.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 12
Failure Date: 05/04/2004

While driving, the consumer heard a squeaking noise coming from the transmission. The transmission would also slip gears. Please provide more information.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2002 Dodge Durango 13
Failure Date: 01/12/2004

Returned vehicle to dealer complaining of transmission slippage upon first drive on cold mornings. Dealer could not reproduce. Dealer completed 30000 mile service including transmission fluid/filter change and now transmission won't engage at all even though computer says it is. At least it happened at the dealership. They have contacted Chrysler for help diagnosing.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 14
Failure Date: 12/18/2003

I own a 1998 Dodge Durango front end was popping and the transmission was slipping at 51000 miles. It goes into the shop to be checked Dec. 23, with all the known problems with the front end this makes me very concerned. My wife and I are cheerleding sponsers and travel all over the state with the girls.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 15
Failure Date: 11/14/2003

Consumer states that transmission slips when vehicle is cold.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 16
Failure Date: 08/18/2003

1998 Dodge Durango. . . Transmission slips between 2nd & 3rd gear. Tachometer lurches forward with no power to the axle. This is a very dangerous situation when on the highway attempting to merge or pass. Being that Chrysler knows about this, they should be forced to remedy the problem, regardless of cost. This has been happening since I purchased the vehicle. I've returned it to the dealer and they said they've never heard of this problem.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 17
Failure Date: 06/18/2003

Transmission: I bought a 1998 Durango in 2001 and have had problems with the transmission since the day I bought it. The transmission slips horribly and may times the truck will not accelerate at all once I reach 30 mph and the rpms red line almost every time. Now the transmission is completely shot and I've been told it will be a minimum of 2,000. 00. No transmissions could be found at junk yards because it turns out that these vehicles are known to have bad transmissions.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 18
Failure Date: 06/18/2003

The transmission slips or double shifts as you are leaving any stopped position. While at about 50 mph and you put the gas pedal to the floor the transmission will work great. But then when you come to a stop and proceed at a normal pace the trans just slips or double shifts and jerks you around. This has been talked about on other sites that Chrysler has bought back some of the Durango's. I currently have a 1998 model. 5. 2 automatic 4x4.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Dodge Durango 19
Failure Date: 02/06/2003

I currently own a 2003 Dodge Durango. Since I have purchased it in February 2003 it has been in the shop several times. The rotors have been replace twice, the rear end twice and now the transmission slips into neutral while driving. This can be very dangerous. I owned a 1999 Durango and had nothing but problems with it. The steering column had to be replaced a few times and the ball joints. The transmission also had done the same thing. Dodge could never find anything wrong with that Durango and cannot find anything wrong with this transmission. The last Durango the transmission slipped into neutral while crossing over lanes with oncoming traffic coming right at me. Again, the dealer could find nothing wrong with it. Same with this one. I am requesting that daimler-Chrysler and williamsburg Dodge refund my money and take the truck back. They recently had my Durango for 15 days. The first 10 days the district manager, james brown, and shane lockhart, dealers tech manager, argued that my camper weighed too much. I gave them evidence that my camper only weighed 4295 lbs. Daimler-Chrysler sells the Durango boasting it can tow 7400 lbs. After I filed a complaint with daimler-Chrysler, james brown said he made a mistake on the weight. Now, they want to inspect my camper for faulty breaks. They are saying somehow it is causing stress on the Durango. Give me a break!!! I have had my camper inspected. Surprisingly, the place where I have gone says they get this a lot from Dodge owners. Do we see a pattern? they also get a lot of requests for Dodge owners to have transmission coolants put on their Dodges. What does this tell us? consumeraffairs. Com tells a lot about Dodge. We need something to be done with daimler-Chrysler.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 20
Failure Date: 08/15/2002

Premature wear on upper and lower ball joints on both sides of vehicle. The separation of these components cause the driver to lose control of the steering and could cause the vehicle to roll over causing serious injury or death. In addition to the ball joints, the wheel bearing assemblies fail prematurely which in combination with the ball joint problem greatly increases loss of control of the vehicle. This vehicle also has a problem with the transmission slipping with less than 70,000 miles on it. This causes slow acceleration which could cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 21
Failure Date: 08/12/1998

The defective automatic transmission malfunctioned, causing the gears to slip, resulting in decreased speed while driving which almost caused an accident. Cause unknown. Please provide details.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 22
Failure Date: 05/31/1998

While drivingthe vehicle on a highway at high speed, approximately 70mph. When pushing on the gas pedal, attempting to pass another vehicle, the transmission starts to slip and would not find the higher gear. The transmission failed, and was unable to pass the other vehicles. Dealer was notified, and stated it was a normal problem with these vehicles, and cannot duplicate the problem.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 23

Transmission slips almost resulting in vehicle collision due to lack of acceleration.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 24

Usually driving at highway spped about 60 mph transmission will keep slipping. Consumer has been at dealer 3 times, and cannot determine cause.



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