Comprehensive insurance said mechanical failure. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, there was an abnormal noise coming from the engine area. I turned it off and called a tow truck to have it towed to a garage. Thanks for taking time to help! At first it sounded like the starter grinding so I removed the starter and had it tested and it fine. We have had no major issues with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 111,000. Maybe I should take it somewhere else? Vehicle had to be towed home.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Cost of new engine greater than blue book. I do have a serious problem with one little thing. This occurred at 110,000 miles. When the engine is cold the thermostat will be closed and will keep recirculating the coolant in the engine block until it warms up sufficiently. Complaint Number: 10563871 Incident Date: November 15, 2013 Date Added to File: February 11, 2014 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 dodge durango. So, not the news I wanted to hear, but I needed to know.
I am thankful that I was not driving when this happened as it has with some, but I suppose it will take a fatality until it is deemed serious enough for a recall. The vehicle was to be repaired. There is obviously a trend here if thousands of people's engines are failing at such low mileage. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. As I was home I went online and did some research when I come to find out that many people had the same problem happen to them with the same vehicle on a rainy day or when they took their car through a car wash. On the other hand, if all you need is room for five to seven people, the Chrysler Pacifica or Dodge Caravan are probably better choices, since they were designed to haul people, and the Durango was designed to haul cargo.
The truck drove fine with no issues after that. I am lucky that this did not happen when I was driving , or someone could have gotten seriously hurt or killed. This water intrusion causes undue stress on the pistons, rods, and crankshaft eventually causing a rod to break and puncture the engine block. The failure mileage was 120,000. We noticed that when we went through a car wash it would stall out. Now having it towed to another place to put in a jasper motor is going to cost 5000. Thanks Complaint Number: 10933634 Incident Date: November 30, 2016 Date Added to File: December 7, 2016 Description of the Complaint: I went to the dodge dealer and made the complaint and they couldn't figure it out and took it to midas and another car repair shop and they could figure it out and when I looked at it online it said it was the cowl so I went back to the dodge dealer and told them.
The vehicle was not repaired as the repairs parts and labor exceeded the book value of the vehicle. The vehicle would not start with the starter and would not turn by hand when tried at the flywheel. It wouldn't turn over at all after several attempts. My engine has just over 113,000 miles on it. Had to get it towed to a shop where they discovered rain water seeped into the cylinder which blew the rod and pistions due to the heavy rain water coming down the windshield and sitting on top of the engine overnight.
I had to pay my neighborhood garage almost 400 bucks including the new oil pump from Melling Corp. The engine light remained illuminated and the vehicle continued to jerk and stall. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. All maintenance was always kept up and recorded. Owner researched and found 100S of instances where the Dodge 5.
I noticed that there was a trail of oil on the ground coming from underneath. The mechanics checked the oil level which was normal. Dealer found metal parts piston rod parts all over the engine compartment. Blown motor due to defective cowl allowing water to lay on top of intake. Complaint Number: 10673000 Incident Date: July 6, 2014 Date Added to File: January 16, 2015 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 dodge durango. I am pissed because I have a excellent conditioned vehicle appearance and mechanically I am out of a vehicle. I went to the service dept.
The engine stopped and lost power breaks and power steering. I am now part of a long list of dissatisfied customer. The contact stated while attempting to pull out of a lane to pass another vehicle, there was a loud knocking noise. This is an accident waiting to happen. I already have a huge investment in this truck and the engine should not have failed when I took such good care of it but it would seem that the dealer knows about this problem.
I don't disagree with you on any thing, in fact I would agree under most circumstances. After researching, there are thousands of complaints about the issue with the wiper cowl leaking. The vehicle needed an engine replacement. I checked under the hood and yes there is water leaking through the base of the front windshield! While driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to shake. Complaint Number: 10592315 Incident Date: May 17, 2014 Date Added to File: May 18, 2014 Description of the Complaint: Just bought vehicle from a used car dealer in nj.