The three-row Durango SUV is another impressive example of Chrysler's recent resurgence. While past Durangos were rather mediocre, the current one is a luxurious, refined, and capable SUV that is competitive with others in its category. The Durango, which shares the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, does an impressive job of combining workhorse utility with ample creature comforts.
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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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The 2016 Dodge Durango has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 2016 Dodge Durango owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"This problem is related to the previous problem in so much as the weather stripping does not fit properly due to the misalignment of each door on the car. This causes wind noise when driving."

John T., TX (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Dealer fixed loose or broken components inside drivers seat."

William B., NJ (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

"This car has a few problems with fit and finish... It was shoddily built and the doors are not in alignment. You can run your hand down both sides of the car and at each door there are high spots where the doors won't close correctly. I have had it in the shop to try to have it fixed last year when I had a recall worked on but they did not fix the problem. I really need to get it back in but my wife passed away recently and I just haven't had a chance. This is very annoying and has created a few squeaks and rattles as well as air noise when driving. Very disappointed with Dodge and their quality control process."

John T., TX (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)

"Poor fit and finish on this SUV. I have told manufacture that I think it was built on a Monday or Friday when no one wanted to be there. Doors don't align, sunroof not aligned correctly"

John T., TX (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"Due to poor fit and finish I am having more wind noise in cabin than I should"

John T., TX (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"On a rainy day was driving slowly down parking garage ramp. The abs did not allow the car to stop, started vibrating. Had to use the emergency brake to stop."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Dodge Durango 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

"Brake squeal with the original set of pads at approximately 12000 miles. We are on the second set of pads and they are squealing again."

Mark C., FL (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

"brake pads replaced, rotors turned and other work done but still have occasional brake squealing"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

"The brakes squeak every time the brakes are applied lightly. Dealership says every thing is fine"

Edwin K., WA (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"No matter what temp is set to, air temp does not seem to match. Also, both driver and passenger side set to same temp. Actual Air temp is different on each side."

Greg W., MD (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Automatic climate control blows much hotter air on passenger side"

Greg W., MD (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor started seizing up and had to be replaced."

Greg W., MD (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Unbelievable that a car with low mileage had a short in the blower motor. It would come back on when i slammed the glove box."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"15 kilometers after an oil change, oil filter housing failed causing the vehicle to lose all of its oil"

Sheldon S., ON (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7-L V8)

"shouldnt be leaking oil yet"

Marlene B., MA (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

"Factory problem where some vehicles had seal failure between oil pan and drain plug. Noticed oil on driveway and took it in. Fixed it for no charge but weren't particularly apologetic"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Factory recall, I didn’t notice a problem"

Ray S., IL (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)

"Recall on computer programs for cruise control"

Michael L., AZ (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7-L V8)

"When backing into parking space, the automatic system will engage and stop the car. There are nearby obstacles that are cleared yet the car stops anyway. Very annoying and unsettling with the vibration of the pedal."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Dodge Durango 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)

"turn signal light went out"

Gary G., CA (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

"Rear lights filled with moisture and have each been replaced twice. Both are moist again so it will be three sets of new tail lights"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"Stop/start unavailable and check engine light came on. Code pulled was for a cam position sensor. Dealer said it was wiring harness that needed replaced and it was fixed under warranty. It took 3 months to get the part due to backorder of the harness."

John A., IN (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

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

"I did not even know they were leaking until the dealer told me they had to be replaced. Car was noisy on acceleration"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

"all four shocks rattled, but did not affect performance."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Dodge Durango SXT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"break pedal would not depress to allow vehicle to start. Vehicle would shift on it's own, could hear grinding beneath selector knob. would shift so rough the whole vehicle would jerk"

Anonymous, AR (2016 Dodge Durango SXT 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Dealer is unable to resolve. Waiting for transmission to fail."

William B., NJ (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Vehicle had check engine light, took it to dealership to have it checked out and was returned same day with light off. Vehicle had check engine light again less than a week later. Returned vehicle to dealership and dealership kept vehicle for about 5 days. Said left bank of engine had to be replaced."

Brandon M., SC (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Rust

"From day one this vehicle has been kept clean in an attempt to keep the paint in great condition and ensure it remain rust free for years to come. as I type this I recently noticed the paint beginning to bubble on the edge of the hood on the passenger side front due to premature corrosion. If I wasn't turning the truck in due to the end of the lease I would be bringing in for warranty coverage."

William R., NY (2016 Dodge Durango Limited 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"with the low miles i cant beleive the radiator was leaking already"

Marlene B., MA (2016 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Recall in 2017/ 2018 for correction emission sensor required to register vehicle in California for that year. Did not effect performance. Handled OK by dealer with correction notice given to send to DMV CA"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Dodge Durango Citadel 3.6-L V6)

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

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"USB does not work"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7-L V8)

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

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.

Drive System

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
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
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Nov 10 2016
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 10, 2016, to April 28, 2016 and equipped with a 3.6L engine built at the Saltillo engine plant. During the assembly of the engine, the fuel rail crossover tube may have been damaged, which, over time, may result in a fuel leak.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly for damage to the fuel rail crossover tube, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 23, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S85.
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: 16V814000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30183
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
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