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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Dodge Durango

2005 Dodge Durango

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2005 Dodge Durango Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking type noise may develop, most noticeable when the engine is cold. This is commonly caused by one or more broken exhaust manifold bolts. Our technicians recommend to replace the broken bolts as needed, also the exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced at this time.

Engine -- Verified

On vehicles with a 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8, water may pass by the cowl screen (at the base of the windshield) in heavy rain or a car wash. This can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A revised cowl screen may be available to fix this problem.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A rough engine idle and/or engine stalling condition may develop, often associated with illumination of the Check Engine Light and an exhaust gas recirculation (ERG) fault code stored. This is commonly caused by a clogged EGR tube. The repair involves cleaning the clogged EGR tube.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Drive Train -- Verified

A whining noise heard driving at freeway speeds (more than 55 mph) can be normal noise from the rear axle which is being transmitted through the body. A body/frame damper is available which may help with this concern.

2005 Dodge Durango Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 2009

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The fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve may not fully close when refueling is complete. This could allow some fuel to leak from the filler neck at the end of refueling, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel inlet check valve. If the check valve does not meet specification, the fuel tank will be replaced. This recall is expected to begin during April 2009. The Chrysler recall number is H45.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2006

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The front windshield wiper motor armature shaft may break. Loss of windshield wiping capability could occur, resulting in the driver's vision being obscured, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during June and July of 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F10.

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Drive Train, November 28, 2005

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On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.

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Electrical & Lights, April 2, 2007

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An integrated circuit in the instrument cluster that controls interior lighting may overheat under certain conditions. If this happens, it could potentially cause an instrument panel fire. Dealers will inspect the cluster for damage and replace it free of charge. The recall began April 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G07.

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Engine, April 4, 2005

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The fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve may not fully close when refueling is completed. This could allow some fuel to spill from the filler neck. Any fuel leakage always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the inlet check valve and replace the fuel tank if necessary. This recall is expected to begin on April 4, 2005, The Dodge recall number is E01.

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2005 Dodge Durango Questions and Answers

demmittlaw, 2005 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Lakewood, OH

reccently, when I put key in ignition, i have to push in ignition a bit while turning, in order for car to start. Now, today the key won't turn in ignition and steering wheel is locked. Can no...

sawblade17, 2005 Dodge Durango, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Parlin, NJ

windshield washer has just stop working. Tried to find a fuse in owners manual and in fuse boxes couldn't find one. Is there one? or is it something else?

sparkonelb, 2005 Dodge Durango, 3.7L V6, Gainesville, TX

My windshield washer quit working.Were is the fuse and were is the pump located?

ICUNURSE, 2005 Dodge Durango, Oakdale, NY

During acceleration my durango makes a clicking noise I do not have a HEMI engine, and the oil is fine. I had it to the shop last week and the mechanic thought I was crazy he changed the oil and sa...

saywhat, 2005 Dodge Durango, 4.7L V8, Minneapolis, MN

my oil light symbol came on even though it was not time to have the oil changed i went ahead and had it done. The next day the symbol came on again and stayed on. The oil light symbol continues to...

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2005 Dodge Durango Reviews

RUST!!! Within one year of owning this truck my back lid began rusting out. By years 5 the back fender under the gas filler door area began rusting badly. Lots of minor interior problems that happened under warranty and were replaced with no problem however, when it came to the rust, no dealer wanted anything to do with it. What's a warranty for again? The brakes are way undersized for this vehicle as is the cheap suspension. Torsion bars front and back that rust after a few years (good luck getting replacements) and springs in the back that are worthless. I've done so much replacement work to the suspension I could have rebuilt few trucks by now. Oh, the ball joints, that a whole other problem. Love the giddy up and go from my Hemi, but not worth the hassle!

i have a 2005 dodge durango that has 119,000 miles on it it has started over heating so i replace water pump serpentine belt thermostat and it ran for a little while now i replaced a radiator on it and it is still overheating to the point where it will not drive in order for me to keep it running i have to hold it to the floor to even start it there is no oil in water and no leaks on this vehicle no one knows what else can be wrong with it any other ideas doge come on i see im not the only one complaining about this

I bought my Durango Limited with the 5.7 Hemi used in November 1997 with 38,088, I have about 72,000 miles on it now. I have no maintenance issues to speak of. I only wished the fuel mileage was better, but hey, its a HEMI!!!! I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. ITS A GREAT SUV and I LOVE MINES!!!!!

We have a 2005 Durango with 83,000 miles and a 4.7. The only major issue we have had and believe it or not was a brake pedal rattling. We thought it had major front end issues, but turned out that a 28 cent C clip fixed the problem. Also, when the back seats are empty, they rattle a little. We avereage 22 miles per gallon on the highway. Bought it new and has been serviced by an OCD person.

We bought this 2005 Durango Limited used in 2007 with 6500 miles. We have since put on 14000 for a total of 20000 miles. We do not use it as a daily driver. It has the Hemi engine , so it's not too economical. We do a lot of camping and boating and this is perfect for hauling our boat and camping gear. We also use it for any lengthy trips. Love it so far !!!

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