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Dodge Durango, SUV
#288 of 428 Re: Blown 2004 Dodge Durango Hemi [rambo818]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:36 pm)
No I guess Im not Ive written letters made phone calls and no one even calls back or responds. We are finally looking into just having the motor rebuilt - I'm hesitant to put a remanufactured or rebuilt motor cause it sounds like we will have the same problem. I'm still trying to appeal to the warranty company but that hasn't gone anywhere either. Its very disappointing because I really love driving the truck - it was my mid life crisis car lol. Kids getting older and sick of the mini van!
#289 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango - Engine failure [burdawg]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:39 pm)
My warranty company said it was because we chose to do the oil changes ourselves. We use Amsoil and keep very good records and even had the oil tested ourselves and our dealer even spoke to them on our behalf and stood behind our upkeep and any repairs made to the truck. We have had an attorney friend talk to them too and it hasn't gotten anywhere. Good luck - sorry I dont have better news.
#290 of 428 Re: 2004 Durango - Engine failure [diannab6b]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2012 (5:27 am)
You could also contact Amsoil for help. Search for their Warranty Security Flyer.
This is an interesting post on motor oil.
#291 of 428 2004 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi engine failure
Nov 26, 2012 (5:52 pm)
Well I am now one of the UNHAPPY 2004 Dodge Durango owners with a 5.7 hemi engine failure. Turned off vehicle to fill up with gasoline. Vehicle restarted fine and drove for approx 1 mile when I started hearing a "ticking" sound. This lasted for several seconds and stopped as fast as it came on. After going approx 3 miles further a loud banging noise started. This noise sounded as though something was in the engine beating around. Parked the vehicle and called a tow truck to take my truck to a local garage. When the vehicle was moved there was a small puddle of oil on the pavement but nothing that would suggest a thrown rod. Upon examination of the engine at the garage it was determined that a rod was in fact thrown and it would require replacing the engine to the tune of $5,400.
This vehicle has been taken care of with regular oil changes and maintenance and had 91,000 miles on it.
Who do I need to contact in regards to filing a complaint. So far I have gotten no where.
#292 of 428 Re: Blown 2004 Dodge Durango Hemi [diannab6b]
Nov 26, 2012 (8:12 pm)
hey it cost 5000 for a rebuilt engine money i do not have i went to start my SUV up and all heard was clunk cluck and that was it end of story no one well pay for it so i am stuck with the SUV that i have 5 months to pay it off ant that some shit
#294 of 428 Another 04 Durango engine failure
Nov 27, 2012 (1:17 pm)
We purchased our 2004 Dodge Durango with 5.71 Hemi brand new and have performed all Owner's Manual recommended maintenance. The last time we operated the Durango it ran like it always had from the day we purchased it. Two days later on October 31, 2012, my wife left to go to work. When she attempted to start the car it started knocking and engine oil started to come out of the bottom of the engine. Upon inspection I discovered a hole in the engine block. Looking at $5,000-7,000 to repair. This vehicle is showing 98,000 miles and had been used primarily as a commuter vehicle for my wife. We have since purchased a replacement vehicle and have a large very dead Durango in our driveway. Would be interested in joining a class action suit or getting any information about who to contact to file a complaint.
#295 of 428 Dodge Durango 2004,blown hemi
Nov 27, 2012 (1:29 pm)
I was searching on the internet and I found that Chrysler recalled certain vehicles . Here is what I found.
Here is the link to this:
Recall ID# 94173
SEP 29, 2011
2012 DODGE DURANGO
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHRYSLER VEHICLES, INCLUDING 200 AND TOWN AND COUNTRY MODELS, DODGE VEHICLES, INCLUDING CHARGER, DURANGO, GRAND CARAVAN AND JOURNEY MODELS AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 31, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH 3.6L ENGINES. THESE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING ROD BEARING FAILURE DUE TO DEBRIS INSIDE THE ENGINE BLOCK.
CONNECTING ROD FAILURE MAY LEAD TO ENGINE SEIZURE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 18, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC L33
So how come the 2004 hemi's aren't recalled??? I going to ask dodge that question.
#296 of 428 I just called Dodge again:
Nov 27, 2012 (1:47 pm)
And asked about why 2012 vehicles were recalled for the same problem as the many 2004,etc. 5.7L hemi engine. Call dodge and complain, then go ro your states A.G.'s office and file a complaint.