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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%)

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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.
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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

Gas leakage, expansion valve was replaced 
Mar 2010

40920 mi

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

AC evaporator was replaced, it needed opening the dashboard 

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2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

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

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 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 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 
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
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 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 

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2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Durango in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

42000 mi

US $380
Running hot 

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2004 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 

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2004 Dodge Durango Repair Histories

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