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Dodge Durango, SUV
#335 of 390 2004 Dodge Durango Engine
Jan 11, 2013 (12:44 pm)
My motor just blew. My mechanic said he had never seen anything like it before. It was the #8 rod. If this happened to you, you need to file a complaint at (888)327-4236 safercar.com You will need your vin#.
I keep reading the same complaint so I'm posting to hopefully get some people calling in to the government. So far they have lodge 32 complaints on this matter. I asked what is the magic number & there is none. When they notice a pattern they will investigate.
If there are enough complaints the gov will issue a recall & will make them reimburse us.
#336 of 390 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango Engine [karrieta]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:52 am)
I'm in the same boat as you all. 77,000 miles (easy local miles) and I found out today that the engine is shot. Pistons, crank shaft and all. Dodge is worthless. Called them myself and they have no known issues with Durango's and in fact, and in their opinion, they're the best running trucks in the industry. Where's do I file a complaint with the government?
Rob from Philadelphia
#337 of 390 Re: 2004 Dodge Durango Engine [rremus]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:02 am)
Call the 888# in my previous post....it only takes a few minutes. You will need your Vin number.
This has been financially devastating for us; the truck is a total loss.
Best of luck,
#339 of 390 Here is another consumer help option
Jan 16, 2013 (4:24 pm)
I did file a complaint with them. I forwarded the information Todd has after taking his broke motor apart. Here is Todd's link. https://sites.google.com/site/blownuphemi/
I think the louder people complain and to more agencies then maybe the government will force them to fix the problem. But YOU HAVE TO CALL Dodge as often as possible. I am going to call after this message is. Contact me if you have any questions. Lynn
#340 of 390 Durango 2004 Hemi failure
Jan 18, 2013 (7:21 pm)
Do a search on NHTSA for Service Bulletin results re: Durango
Here is the 5th one down:
Make : DODGE Model : DURANGO Year : 2004
Manufacturer : Chrysler Group LLC
Service Bulletin Number : 1802406 Date of Bulletin : JUL 21, 2006
NHTSA Item Number : 10020194
Component : ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Here is the summary!
Make / Models:
DODGE / DURANGO
Service Bulletin Number:
NHTSA Item Number:
ENGINE CYLINDER MISFIRE OR IGNITION COIL MALFUNCTION DURING HEAVY RAIN OR CAR WASH. *TT
Does this sound familiar??
#341 of 390 Re: Durango 2004 Hemi failure [wuzziern]
Jan 18, 2013 (7:48 pm)
I am not sure how I found this but I clicked on the first report:
Total items: 12
RCDNN-03V528-8749.pdf Defect and Noncompliance Notice(Part 573) 234
RCFK-03V528-9777.pdf Fax Acknowledgement 16
RCMN-03V528-8533.pdf Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) 36
RCONL-03V528-8349.pdf Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) 20
RCQPR-03V528-1047.PDF Quarterly Performance Report 67
RCQPR-03V528-1342.PDF Quarterly Performance Report 74
RCQPR-03V528-3781.PDF Quarterly Performance Report 64
RCQPR-03V528-5473.pdf Quarterly Performance Report 13
RCQPR-03V528-6736.pdf Quarterly Performance Report 23
RCQPR-03V528-6845.pdf Quarterly Performance Report 14
RCRIT-03V528-9440.pdf Remedy Instructions and TSB 151
RCRN-03V528-6963.pdf Renotification Notice 7
RCDNN-03V528-8749.pdf : open this PDF. There are more names to notifiy.
#342 of 390 Update on Durango
Jan 24, 2013 (4:43 pm)
No...Chrysler didn't make good on the motor. But we did do something else. Nothing we expected, but we went to look at a new car. Had no intentions of buying anything, certainly not new, and for sure not to included "trading in" the Durango!!! But low and behold one of the car dealers outside San Antonio got us into a new Galant (2012) and they are paying off the Durango . Still had 3500.00 left to pay. I am sure grateful they could do that for us. And we are still trying to fix our credit reports. So maybe check out new cars with rebates and see if you can find a dealer to take it off your hands. So if anybody out there near San Antonio, Gillman Honda/Mitsubishi in Selma is where we went. Lynn
#343 of 390 Re: Update on Durango [wuzziern]
Jan 25, 2013 (9:41 am)
Most dealers will do this, but if you look closely I think you'll find they buried the cost of the payoff in the amount you paid for the Galant.
Jan 28, 2013 (3:02 pm)
I too was just told that the engine on my 2005 Dodge Durango with 110K miles was shot. I had it at 3 local mechanics including a Dodge dealer and no one could tell me exactly what it was. The truck runs but misses at all speeds and the engine light flashes. I racked up mechanic bills to the tune of over $2000 just for them to finally tell me it can't be fixed. This has been financially devastating for our family of 6! We can not afford to go buy a new car and now I have big piece of medal in my driveway that haunts me every time I walk out the door. Dodge has been absolutely no help and I'm so fed up with this. How does a car that is 8 years old just die like that? You better believe I will never own another Dodge vehicle again! Dodge should be ashamed of their business.