Friday, March 21, 2008

Grrrr....Don't buy a 1999 Dodge Durango

If you are considering buying a Dodge Durango, do some research, they are a piece of garbage or atleast thier transmission is. My son has one and has the problem of shifting from 2nd to 3rd, goes from abt 1800 rpms and jumps to 4000 rpms before slamming into 3rd. He has taken it back to the dealer, they supposedly replaced gaskets, it was fine for a while now it's doing it again, he has had it to the local Dodge Dealer and instead of knowing what the problem is or trying to find it they have come up with a bunch of other problems with the vehicle in the last 2 trips there, oh they did put the UV dye in the transmission to check for leaks. Well he took it to an independant shop and they took a look at the stuff that Dodge was saying was wrong and low and behold very little was wrong and still has several more miles before having to have work done.

In the mean time I did a google on 1999 Dodge Durango Transmission Problems and found there seems to be some issues with certain parts. Monday he is taking it to a Transmission place and see if they can find the problem.

It's funny, he added an independant extended 2 yr warranty to the vehicle when he bought it from a non Dodge Dealer and all the stuff that Dodge Dealer is now saying needs fixed isn't included in the warranty, yet the transmission has a serious problem and would be covered under warranty and no one so far can "find the problem"

Interior and looks of the Durango are great, I love it but mechanically as far as I'm concerned it sucks, just like the last Ford we owned

Boy do I love my KIA

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