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#340 of 429 Durango 2004 Hemi failure
Jan 18, 2013 (6:21 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 429 Re: Durango 2004 Hemi failure [wuzziern]
Jan 18, 2013 (6:48 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 429 Update on Durango
Jan 24, 2013 (3:43 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 429 Re: Update on Durango [wuzziern]
Jan 25, 2013 (8:41 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 (2:02 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.
#345 of 429 Re: Help! [atwoods6]
Jan 28, 2013 (3:03 pm)
I'm so sorry. That's how I feel too...I will never buy another Dodge. Please file a report. We sold ours to A-1 salvage (it's a national company) for $1700. I would try giving them a call and seeing if you can just get a little bit of money out of it. Best wishes,
#346 of 429 Re: Help! [atwoods6]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:13 pm)
sorry about your experience atwoods. everyone on this message board has experienced the same pain. I spent 4000 putting a used engine in and I'm semi terrified the few times I drive my Durango now. unfortunately Chrysler Dodge is nothing but a bunch of liars. I too will never buy another dodge; I'd rather buy a Kia. wish I could tell you something helpful. Good luck.
#347 of 429 Re: Help! [atwoods6]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:02 pm)
We are all in the same boat.... I had to buy an old truck just to get to work. I could just cry when I think of it.... we bought our Durango thinking we would have a nice reliable truck for a few years... boy did we get taken, all of us... and now they are having problems with newer models.....
Dodge needs to step up to the plate. Unfortunately they don't care about what this has done to people who own these lemons... it's all about the mighty dollar, but they have seen the last of mine!
Jan 30, 2013 (5:38 pm)
OMG. The exact situation just happened to my 2004 dodge durango yesterday . I was driving and there was a loud clunk and my vehicle started smoking. We had it towed to our mechanic who said there was a hole in the engine and couldn't understand because the vehicle was otherwise in very good shape externally and internally. The next day, we had it towed by a towing company, who told us this was his fourth dodge he had to tow with the same problem, blown engine over the starter. In fact, he said his boss had a dodge durango that blew when he went to start it. It is so sad, cause I had a nice looking vehicle with no payments and it is now sitting in my driveway. The cost to repair is not worth it, too run into other mechanical problems later. I plan to write a complaint of dissatisfaction to chrysler.
#349 of 429 Re: 2004 Dourange Limited, is not "Limited" [meduey]
Jan 30, 2013 (5:44 pm)
I wish I had read this post two days ago. My situation is completely identical to everything that was written. Although, I would desparately like to keep my durango, i'm afraid of what else my go wrong now that this has happened.