1st Gen (1998 – 2003) Dodge Durango Problems

The 1st generation of the Durango has a cumulative PainRank™ of 33.52. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 1998–2003 Durango model years have sent in 1406 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (39%) followed by the transmission (10%) and the hvac (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2003 109
30.09
2002 114
31.02
2001 145
35.56
2000 311
50.18
1999 619
34.69
1998 108
19.55

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