2009 Dodge Durango Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Dodge Durango

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2009 Dodge Durango Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat

The thermostat may fail to close completely, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This problem will prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature; a new thermostat should be installed.

Odor from HVAC vents

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.

Locked up WCM may cause engine cranking problems

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

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2009 Dodge Durango Questions

What would make the rocker arm break on a Durango. If all I was getting done was (2 answers)

What would make the rocker arm break on a Durango. If all I was getting done was an oil change? can over filling cause pressure to break the arm?

I have the same radio problem. How can I update the software? Thanks in advance (1 answer)

Ticking sound from the right side of the engine at start up.. (1 answer)

Ticking sound (sounds like baseball card on a bike spokes) from the right side of the engine at start up. It increases with acceleration and diminishes after engine is warm. The sound can be heard when car is idle,but low. The car mileage is around 16K miles only and I have been doing the regular...

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2009 Dodge Durango Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Rear Axle Can Lock-Up Unexpectedly

The nut securing the rear axle pinion my loosen because an adhesive patch was not installed during vehicle assembly. If the nut loosens, the axle can lock up with little warning, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer to correct this concern. This is an expansion of a previous recall, NHTSA number 12V474000, Chrysler number M34. The Chrysler recall number for this recall is N08.

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