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Dodge Durango, SUV
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 428 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 428 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 428 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 428 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.
#350 of 428 Re: 2004 Dourange Limited, is not "Limited" [durangolover]
Jan 31, 2013 (1:18 am)
Please file a complaint at (888)327-4236 safercar.com You will need your vin#. I feel like if enough of us complain they will have to do something.
#351 of 428 Re: Here is another consumer help option [wuzziern]
Jan 31, 2013 (1:27 am)
Wow, Todd's documentation is impressive.
I was sure where you filed your complaint. Dodge told me I had to file (888)327-4236 safercar.com This is the gov agency in charge of recalls. I also filed a complaint with dodge.
#352 of 428 update on Catistrofic Failure
Feb 05, 2013 (10:52 am)
My original post is # 184 back in Nov. 2011. After about 2 months I had a mechanic rebuild my 5.7 Hemi and it is doing fine now. It was a broken rod and it did go through the block. After the $500.00 core charge for the block and the remove and replace cost I paid about $ 4,200.00 for a newly rebuilt engine with a 3 year unlimited milage warrenty. Otherwise I would have had a beautiful flower planter in my driveway.
Like every on else I called Chrylser and they knew nothing about this problem.
Today I filed a complaint with Safecar (888) 327-4236
I asked and was told as of today there are 41 complaints filed about broken rods.
The more complaints the get filed the more of a chance we have to get compensated.
#353 of 428 Re: update on Catistrofic Failure [rickraff]
Feb 11, 2013 (2:43 pm)
After letting mine set for 6 months I had another mechanic ask to look at it. After doing all the tests he told me my number 3 cylinder is shot but it is repairable without replacing the entire engine. Has anyone else had these problems? I am half afraid to drop the $1,000 into it and have it break down on me again!