2004 Dodge Durango Dodge Durango 2004

We are 105,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2004 Dodge Durango repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (21%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

Select a problem area

Need advice about specific Dodge Durango problems?

Chart based on 48 repairs.

2004 Dodge Durango repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (32%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2004 Dodge Durango repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2004 Dodge Durango

Engine not specified

Dodge Durango in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2013
Mar 2011

59000 mi

US $560
Driver's side windshield wiper malfunctioned due to wiper transmission failer. Wiper transmission replaced (Part was $360.00 plus $200.00 for labor = $560.00). 
Apr 2011

60000 mi

US $850
Front ball joints, $650. O2 sensors, $200. 
Oct 2011

65000 mi

US $200
Fan clutch replaced. The engine kept over-heating, usually while idling at extended periods or while in heavy backed-up traffic. Added a gallon of antifreeze. 
Dec 2012

76000 mi
Car was overheating while idling. It was low on antifreeze so he added a half gallon. There must be a very small leak in the radiator somewhere. I haven't had it fixed yet.  
Jul 2013

80000 mi

US $600
Loud ticking noise coming from engine area when engine was cold (i.e every morning). The bolts holding the manifold were rusted and broken off. The mechanic replaced all of the bolts and gaskets. 

Return to top

2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

330-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Durango in Bahrain
Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
Oct 2008

32240 mi

$260
Gas leakage, expansion valve was replaced 
Mar 2010

40920 mi

$100
The alternator rectifier got damaged. The agent did not have the part, except the whole alternator which cost US 400, I asked the mechanic to replace the rectifier with any other vehicle rectifier. He put Ford parts, the car now runs well. 
Mar 2011

44640 mi

$400
AC evaporator was replaced, it needed opening the dashboard 
Dodge Durango in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2013

183500 mi

US $1500
Blew engine gasket. Needed new water pump, thermostat, gaskets and new head. 

Return to top

2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

330-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Dodge Durango in Virgin Islands, U.S.
Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

99200 mi

US $600
replace radiator 
Dodge Durango in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

106300 mi
front/rear shocks at 106k miles (was time) 
Dodge Durango in Nebraska, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013
Jul 2011

91300 mi

US $100
brakes replaced fine 
Apr 2012

93000 mi

US $105
Replaced battery, Car would not turn over 
Dodge Durango in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

104000 mi

US $533
Left upper control arm Leak Detection Pump replaced original battery 
Dodge Durango in Arizona, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2010

50000 mi
We purchased the vehicle used in July, and discovered with a week that the 4WD did not work. It needed a new 4WD drive motor. SInce we had paid to transfer the remaining factory powertrain warranty, the repair was covered. We purchased the vehicle used in July and noticed a drivetrain rattle within a week. I discovered a TSB that seemed related so I asked the dealer to check it. Since we paid to transfer the factory powertrain warranty, the repair was covered. 
Aug 2011

66000 mi

US $369
A/C started blowing hot. (on the hottest day of the year, no less) Coupler to rear A/C was broken and leaking. it was replaced. 
May 2012

79500 mi

US $511
Front Brake pads worn out quickly Rear A/C not working 
Dec 2012

88000 mi
Slow leak of engine coolant when cold 
Jul 2013

94300 mi

US $515
A/C clutch and clutch coli replaced. Had melted. 
Apr 2015

115700 mi

US $750
Drivers side exhausted header bolts snapped. Replaced bolts. 
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $120
Passenger side windshield mister broke, replaced. Battery weak, would not start car after sitting for more than a few days. 
Dodge Durango in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

183000 mi

US $1350
Transmission front pump failed. Transmission was replaced 
Dodge Durango in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2009 - May 2011
Nov 2010

64480 mi

C $400
Lower ball joint and two front shocks replaced due to a front end clunking 
Dodge Durango in Virginia, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2011
Dec 2009

101000 mi

US $6500
Engine threw a rod. No warning-just tried starting and huge rattling noise in engine. Found out this is not unusual for 04 Durango HEMIs, but Dodge not helpful and warranty for engine 70k 
Dec 2010

117000 mi

US $200
Brakes noisy 
Dodge Durango in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
Apr 2010

127000 mi

US $120
rear axle seal, transmission gasket 
Aug 2011

136500 mi

US $80
egr valve replaced 
Apr 2012

141000 mi

US $600
check engine light on.had to replace oxygen sensor and fuel gauge with fuel pump because cover had deteriorated and was leaking. 
Nov 2012

147000 mi

US $326
locked in 4 wheel drive and svc 4x4 light on.had to replace transfer case motor. 
Jul 2013

152700 mi

US $380
replace right lower ball joint plus alignment 
Dodge Durango in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

35000 mi

US $85
5.7 L HEMI low speed stalling happened. Found TSB 18-013-05A, had the dealer perform TSB, involved flashing the PCM with new firmware to avoid idle undershoot. No problem since 
Dodge Durango in Delaware, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2009

72000 mi

US $100
$100 deductible. Transmission valve body replacement needed due to shifting issues. Also under hard braking the engine would stall. This was due to the trans valve body. 
Apr 2010

86000 mi

US $3500
Transmissions Rebuild 

Return to top

2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Durango in Maryland, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

195000 mi

US $50
Crankshaft position sensor failed; engine suddenly hard to start and ran very rough. 
Dodge Durango in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

42000 mi

US $380
Running hot 

Return to top

2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Dodge Durango in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

130000 mi
Engine leaking fluids from rear cylinder heads; no work done. 

Return to top

2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

Dodge Durango in Delaware, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

143000 mi
Hard down shifts, caught in between gears when accellerating from stop. Replacing valve body in attempts to correct. 
Dodge Durango in Indiana, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013
Aug 2010

152000 mi

US $995
The vehicle would randomly and momentarily hard lurch at highway speeds 65 to 70 mph, and randomly stall out at stop signs. The lurching was so aggressive it felt like the vehicle was going to flip. Replaced transmission valve body. 
Oct 2010

155000 mi

US $75
Front brake pads. 
Jul 2013

184000 mi

US $2000
Jumping out of, slipping, stalling. 

Return to top

2004 Dodge Durango Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2004 Dodge Durango problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.