2nd Generation (2004—2009) Durango Problems

Durango owners with a 2004—2009 model year have the most problems with the engine (51%), fuel system (8%), and the electrical (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 140 complaints at an average of 114,064 miles in the 2004 Dodge Durango.
  2. Engine Failure Due to Oil Sludge 27 complaints at an average of 87,393 miles in the 2004 Dodge Durango.
  3. Instrument Panel Fire 12 complaints at an average of 54,583 miles in the 2004 Dodge Durango.

What Durango Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 5 4 22 2.65
2008 19 2 22 6.07
2007 45 4 26 12.21
2006 91 10 41 13.84
2005 263 9 44 21.36
2004 395 9 56 74.72

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