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Dodge Durango Water May Pass by Cowl Screen During Heavy Rain/Car Wash

Dodge Durango Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013

Engines Affected: 3.6L V6, 3.7L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.7L V8 HEMI, 5.9L V8

Average Mileage: 116,582 mi (4,000 mi - 260,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 100,000 mi

    I have this vehicle since it was new. The water passes thru the cowl during heavy rain or during a car wash. The dealer acts like the problem does not exist. I will never buy another dodge

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  • , , 4.7L V8, 150,000 mi


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  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 206,000 mi

    when it rains my durango idles rough the problems stops when things dry out after the rain has stopped

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  • , , 3.7L V6, 62,000 mi

    In the last couple rain storms I have been getting water onto the engine. the engine light goes on . they say it is the cowl leaking.I see alot of posts on this how do we fix.

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  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 240,000 mi

    I have this same problem How do you fix this problem.

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  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 97,000 mi

    When ever it rains my 2004 Dodge Durango stalls. It can only be restarted 30 to 50 minutes after the rain ceases. I have visited three different auto mechanic workshops for same problem and spark plugs were replaced with very expensive ones. This however, didn't solve the problem. Dodge company should stop dodging from this question and immediately take action through a recall and fix the problem.

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  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 10,100 mi

    Same exact problem, almost dies in heavy rain and car wash. Better yet though friends, be very afraid...on a heavy rain day my Dodge started running bad like usual and then started knocking. According to my mechanic turns out water somehow shorted a fuel injector which flooded a cylinder causing hydro-lock and bent a rod. Quoted $6000.00 on replacing the motor. I will never buy another Dodge again, and this is coming from a Mopar fanatic from way back :(

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  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI

    Engine shakes and acts like it is going to stall when it rains and goes through a car wash. Has been happening for a few years.

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  • , , 5.7L V8 HEMI, 145,000 mi

    my durango has similiar issues. Iwill try the cowl screen. I,ll let you knoe how it goes.

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  • , , 3.7L V6, 46,000 mi

    I have had the same issue with water leaking from the cowl to the engine. This is a known issue, and although they did not issue a recall, they did release a bulletin to the service dealerships. When I heard that it would be hundreds of dollars to fix, that all 6 coils would need to be replaced, spark plugs replaced, and cowling redone, I called Chrysler to complain. Because the warranty is up, they will PAY for the repairs, but charge a minor co-pay. For anyone dealing with this expensive issue, I urge everyone to call chrysler's customer service.

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