The three-row Durango SUV is another impressive example of Chrysler's resurgence. While previous Durangos were rather mediocre, this one is a luxurious, refined, and capable SUV that rates at the top of its category. Too bad a history of lackluster reliability gives pause. The Durango, which shares a platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, does an impressive job of combining workhorse utility with ample creature comforts.
Alerts
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Dodge Durango owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Confusing, distracting and poorly designed"

Bobby S., NH (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Interface with iPhone is not smooth. Works okay with iTunes, but can't control audible.com and other audio apps from car"

David M., NY (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The navigation was not correctly tracking the location of the vehicle. The unit was replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

"Not functional/long delay in replacing greater than 6 months/still not done"

N W., TX (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

"Navigation Maps out of date and no updates from Chrysler. Navigation system gets lost/forgets where it is supposed to be going and gives wrong directions. I have tested it going home from work and once wanted me to go the opposite direction and it also doesn't recognize an entrance ramp onto the highway I travel"

Gerard O., VA (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)

"GPS picked a home location 100 miles from what we entered and lost connection. Would not work after only 2 months owning the car. Disgusted and ready to return the car for our money back. Technician had no idea how to fix GPS. Worked on it two s"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)
Radio

"Got an update from FCA and the radio stopped responding to audio controls. Everything was all bass, very muddy sounding. The radio was replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Left front Turn signal kept blowing the bulb. Took Dealer almost 2 years and 5 trips for it to be serviced before they finally stopped replacing the bulb and replaced the Socket"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"Dim lights. Apparently meet national safety standards, but terribly under powered. Over driving lights at normal speeds. DANGEROUS. Have to drive with high beams on, and ironically oncoming traffic doesn't seem to be bothered. WHAT DOES THAT TELL you? Dealership says they're fine. They are wrong"

Bobby S., NH (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat position memory fails repeatedly. Seat module has been replaced, seat track has been replaced. Dealer "calibrates" the seat, and the system works fine for a few weeks, then stops working again"

Shannon T., SD (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Windshield wiper fluid would not come out - very disruptive during winter weather"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Advised that front struts needed replacement at 46K miles and at a cost of $1300 - vehicle is driven same way as my Acura with 230K miles on it - Acura has had zero issues"

Shawn H., AZ (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Bad wheel bearing, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

"The electronic release for the fuel door failed to release. I was able to use the manual release until it failed, Dealer replaced solenoid"

John G., LA (2015 Dodge Durango R/T 3.6-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Failure"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Tail light was getting water in it"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"clicking sound with front seats when gong over bumps or hilly roads"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Water in left side of brake light assembly on the hatch/tailgate"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Windows

"Had to have the drivers side window control switch for the drivers and passengers window changed"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Several areas of molding inside and out had to be repaired. Felt it was just cheaply done"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Dodge Durango SXT 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

"Almost every 3 to 4 months the front A/C would just stop blowing air through the vents. You would turn on the vehicle and the A/C and no air would come out through the front vents. It would sometimes start working suddenly. The rear A/C and the vented seats do continue working as normal and blow air through the vents, but the front A/C would not blow any air. The problem has persisted continuosly since I purchased the vehicle and the blower has been replaced about 5-6 times. It is currently expe"

Anonymous, PR (2015 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"At one point could not put gas nozzle into filler cap neck.. Had it changed and now I have an engine light on that the dealer says is related to the filler neck. They are going to replace it as the code shows an exhaust leak and they cannot find any other reason"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Shifting is rough, even after 1800 miles"

David M., NY (2015 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission failed at approx. 56,000 miles. I was very fortunate that it was still covered by warrenty. Would not purchase another Dodge product"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Dodge Durango SXT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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Recalls
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
May 17 2018
If the vehicle maintains its speed or accelerates despite attempts to deactivate the cruise control, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Dodge Journey, Charger and Durango, RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis (more than 10,000lb), 4500 Cab Chassis and 5500 Cab Chassis, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, 2014-2019 RAM 1500, 2015-2018 Dodge Challenger, 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2016-2018 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis (less than 10,000 lb), 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. These vehicles are being recalled to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. If, when using cruise control, there is a short circuit within the vehicle's wiring, the driver may not be able to shut off the cruise control either by depressing the brake pedal or manually turning the system off once it has been engaged, resulting in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the software, and perform a software flash on the engine or powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began June 4, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: Owners are advised to stop using cruise control until the software update has been performed. In the event that cruise control cannot be disengaged while driving, owners should firmly and steadily apply the brakes and shift the transmission to neutral, placing the vehicle in park once it has stopped.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V332000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4815661
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Mar 23 2016
A cracked brake caliper may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured December 9, 2015, to January 14, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the left front brake caliper may crack due to being made from an incorrect material.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front left brake caliper and depending on its casting date, replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 12, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S16.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V168000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21183
SUSPENSION:REAR
Jul 27 2015
If the rear lower control arm fractures it may result in a change in ride height, loss of rear end stability, and reduced braking capabilities, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured June 12, 2015, to June 20, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with rear lower control arms that may have been incorrectly heat treated. This may cause the rear lower control arm to fracture.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the lower control arms, free of charge. The recall began July 29, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R38. Note: This supersedes Recall No. 15V-407.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V469000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5492
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
Jul 23 2015
Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500, 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger, 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, and Dodge Durango, and 2013-2015 Dodge Viper vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. Optionally, owners may download the update to their own USB drive from http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ or take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for immediate installation. In an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, Chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. This measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update. The recall began on August 25, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V461000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1416903
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