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Jun 14, 2010 (2:39 pm)
I have a 2005 Durango with the Hemi engine. Yes it did the stalling once in a while. But last Monday we were on our way back to Florida coming down a steep Mountain in Tennessee (highway 24) when our engine seized. No you don't have power steering and brakes!! I was very lucky that my husband was driving since we were driving at a high rate of speed. We coasted down the mountain and to safety. We were very lucky!!!
The tow truck company said that this had happened less than two weeks before ours to a lady with a 2004 Durango (hemi).
We were towed to Dodge where they tried to talk me into trading it in. Of course my car isn't worth much without an engine. So I couldn't afford to trade it in.
It is costing me $6400 + tax to replace my engine. I had 156,000 miles on my car. We shouldn't have had to replace it!
I am a Real Estate Agent, I need my car to make a living. And of course they want their payments even though my Durango is in the shop!
Dodge needs to step up to the problems with these engines. I will be more than happy to join any law suit!!!
#41 of 428 Re: 2005 Durango
Jun 14, 2010 (8:31 pm)
2004 Durango 5.7 Hemi, well maintained, about 89,000 miles. Mostly used for highway driving, has never towed or been off-roading. Last drove it Saturday 06/12 and was running fine, no warning lights, no funny noises. Stayed home the following day, Sunday. Monday morning went to start it up to go to work, turned the ignition, heard a loud thump then would not turn over. Had it towed to shop, was told that a piston had gone through the side of the block. Would like to hear back from others who have had this problem and contacted Chrysler. Has anyone actually gotten any assistance in replacing engine if it out of warranty?
#42 of 428 Re: 2005 Durango [mepoillionfl]
Jun 15, 2010 (1:24 pm)
You really need to file a complaint with the NTHSB about what happened. I've been down that same mountain road many times on my way to Florida and its dangerous enough when your vehicle is functioning properly. It's actual injuries/fatalities and near misses such as you've experienced that my eventually prompt the government to force a recall. Save your receipts for the repairs because if something is ultimately done, Dodge will have to reimburse you for the costs of repairs. Glad to hear that no one was injured.
#43 of 428 Re: 2005 Durango [evw1959]
Jun 19, 2010 (4:14 pm)
the same thing happen to me two days ago,and the mechanic told me he never saw something like that,now it is costing me 3500 to get a new engine.
#44 of 428 Re: 2005 Durango [dmprincs]
Jun 20, 2010 (5:02 pm)
You got a good deal. It cost us $6400 plus tax to replace the engine on our 2005 Durango.
#49 of 428 Re: 2005 Durango [dgolf]
Jun 29, 2010 (10:36 pm)
I have a 2004 Durango 5.7 Hemi and when it had about 128,000 miles on it the motor went out. I'm like everyone else, that's not enough miles on a truck for it to be going out. the mechanic said that it had lost its compression. So I had to have the motor replaced. I did not get any assistance since it was out of warranty. I would be glad to to join a lawsuit.