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#1628 of 1712 2006 Durango SLT AWD Question
Aug 17, 2006 (3:30 pm)
I was at a local Dodge dealership looking at the 2006 Durango SLT with AWD. The salesperson claimed that an AWD Durango operates via 2WD (i.e. back wheels only) during all normal operations and only goes into AWD when the vehicle senses that AWD is needed. Is this correct or does an AWD Durango use all 4 wheels to propel the vehicle at all times? Also, will the AWD cost me MPG versus a 4X4 operating in only 2WD? Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
#1629 of 1712 Fuse Locations
Aug 19, 2006 (9:17 am)
Does anybody have a chart that matches the fuse numbers on the location charts to the function of the fuses? One of my 12v outlets isn't working and I suspect the fuse, but which one?
#1630 of 1712 Re: 2006 Durango SLT AWD Question [duanessong]
Aug 19, 2006 (5:54 pm)
I have the 2005 Durrango and it is all wheel all the time. This is a killer in gas.
Itraded my 2000 Durrango in which was 2 wd until you put it in 4 wd. Much better milage.
I am dissapointed in the new Durrango. I have had it for 7 months and hate it!!
Also the warranty package doesn't include roadside service like it did in years before so be careful. My dealer told me I was getting the same and it isn't.
#1631 of 1712 Re: 2002 won't shift out of 4h to 2wd [charboneau]
Sep 08, 2006 (10:41 am)
You must come to a complete stop when trying to get back to 2wd. It also helps if you shift into neutral. I know it says it is does not have to do this but I had a 2000 PT4x4 and it always worked when i did this. Hope this is not too late for you. I just got back on here.
#1632 of 1712 2004 DURANGO REAR END GONE--HELP!!
Sep 10, 2006 (6:29 pm)
Yesterday my 2004 Durango with 41,000 mi. stopped with a bang. Thought I had a blowout but found the front of the driveshaft on the ground. I thought rear end had locked up due to 75 ft of skid marks. Also, two 1" square tubes on front inside of rear tires were broke and about 3" apart.
Dealer says these bars (traction bars? stabilizers?) had been bent (probably by a poor hoist job) and they both cracked then broke. This caused the rear axle to move rearward pulling out the driveshaft. THE REAR END DID NOT LOCK UP AS I THOUGHT IT HAD. IF this is the case, the powertrain warranty covers nothing. HELP!!!! Has anyone heard of such a thing? The last time on a hoist was at another Dodge dealer about a month and 2000 miles earlier. The two dealers are scheduled to discuss my problem tomorrow 9/11. Luckily I was going about 20 mph when this happened or things might be worse.
IF THE DEALERS WONT PAY FOR THIS, WHAT RECOURSE DO I HAVE THROUGH CHRYSLER?
#1633 of 1712 Re: 2002 Durango R/T [idntnvu]
Sep 10, 2006 (6:54 pm)
I have the same a/c problem with my 1998 Durango. Have had it fixed twice and now have in over $1000 into the air conditioning. First it was the H-valve, which was $900. Then the a/c still didn't work and I don't remember what it was the second time. Got it fixed again, then drove 11 hours this July on vacation and had a puddle on the passenger floor in front. Our friend that was with it says it's from the a/c leaking. It doesn't happen when we drive short distances, so we've let it go for now. I'll wait till next summer if we still have it. We had it "fixed" at the dealership twice so next time we'll go somewhere else. All in all I love this car and HATE the look of the new models. I'd buy another one in a minute if they looked the same. (Even with the 13 mpg)
#1634 of 1712 Your thoughts
Sep 28, 2006 (3:44 pm)
After looking thru all of your entires I really did not notice any major issues with the 2006 models. Is this true?
Reason for asking is that I'm looking for a good SUV that will compete with Toyota and Honda quality. Does the 06 Durango hold up?
#1635 of 1712 We need your help!
Oct 15, 2006 (11:19 pm)
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Nov 12, 2006 (4:17 pm)