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3rd Gen Durango 2011 models

View Poll Results: How many issues have you had(in issues /1k miles) in the first 20k miles
0-0.25 13 56.52%
0.25-0.5 1 4.35%
0.5-0.75 0 0%
0.75-1 1 4.35%
1-1.25 5 21.74%
1.25-1.5 0 0%
1.5-1.75 0 0%
1.75-2 0 0%
2+ 3 13.04%
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:11 AM
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For those interested in a 3rd Gen Durango, here are postings about our reliability

ok guys, here is the deal, i (shrpshtr325, section moderator) like the idea of this thread and think that it will be helpful to ourselves as well as any other people who are looking to buy and are doing research on this truck. Im just going to lay down a few guidelines here as follows.

1.)Each and Every post in this thread will include the following [any post which does not follow this format will be deleted starting today (Feb 16)].
2.)If you want advice on a purchase, opinions on what kind of deal you are getting, opinions on mods you have done, or anything else besides reliability information/problems solutions you need to make a new thread with your issue, or search for and post in an existing thread.



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Type: <year>, <engine>, <driveline>, <trim level>
Purchased:<date, mm/yyyy>
Current mileage: <xxx,xxx>

Problems/issues:
-<problem><solution(if known)>
-<problem><solution(if known)>
-<problem><solution(if known)>

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My information
Type: 2012, v6, crew
Purchased: 9/15/2011
Current mileage: 10,588

Problems/issues:
Trans leaked-dealer fixed
Rattle-dealer fixed

This will help all of us...thanks!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:15 AM
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Type: 2011, HEMI, Citadel
Purchased: 3/15/2011
Current mileage: 23,000

Problems/issues:
Trim piece over rain sensor rattles - Fixed with double-sided tape (keeps the thin plastic from tapping the windshield)
No power / Non-functional Radio/Nav/Blind-Spot detection - dealer pulled and reseated the IOD, hooked up the StarScan and reset the radio.

Other notes:
I have driven from Northern Virginia, south to Port Canaveral and north to Connecticut and she rides great; the superb seating is much less fatiguing on long drives than in the Yukon Denali this D replaced.

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:41 AM
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2011 Express V6 AWD 21,000 mi, bought 6/27/11

Problems = 0

Minor issues - I pod nano doesn't always connect or transfer music, ( i need the reflash but with a 30 gig hard drive who needs an Ipod)

Back passenger door acts like child lock is engaged, won't open unless i hit the unlock or open my door.

Ride and driving position are outstanding!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:15 AM
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Type: 2012, V6/AWD, SXT
Purchased: 11/2011
Current mileage: 5100

Problems/issues:
Black lining in Glove box 'sheds' on whatever is in there.


Gas Mileage: Between 17.21 and 19.04 MPG (18.37 overall average) 60/40 Highway/City

Overall I'm thrilled with my Durango - its everything I was hoping for and more. It drives great, handles relaly well and is very comfortable. Mileage is a little lower than I expected (the trip computer calculations are about 1-1.5MPG high each time compared to my calculations).
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:59 PM
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Type: 2011 V8 AWD Citadel
Purchased: 10 months ago
Current mileage: 6200

Problems/issues:
-Tranny issues, shifting problems,clicking noises -unresolved
-Body panel alignment issues -Dealer corrected
-Heated front seat elements replaced - Dealer corrected (Twice)
-Engine light on twice, misfire condition-unresolved
-FCW issues, random failure of system -unresolved

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Only miles 6200 you be the judge.

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:31 PM
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Type: 2011, RT
Purchased: 11/2012
Current mileage: 5,200

Problems/issues:
Shakey steering wheel, been serviced three times still unresolved
Crooked tail pipe- dealer says can not straighten any better
Steering wheel cocked to the right-unresolved
No bueno!
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:14 PM
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2011 Citadel V8
Purchased 11/2011
Problem: Transmission rear seal leak. Repair in progress.
Mileage: 7,500
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:28 PM
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Type: 2011, V6 Crew
Purchased: 7/2011
Current mileage: 7600

Problem/issues: Scratched chrome piece under driver side door - found by dealer at dealer prep prior to delivery and pointed out to me at time of delivery. I actually would have never noticed it. They ordered new piece and was replaced at first oil change.

No other problems - none! The DD is everything i hoped it to be - ride, comfort, towing, roominess, quiet ride and decent MPG. Would buy again in a heartbeat. It replaced a '03 GMC Envoy- no comparison.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:05 PM
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Type: 2011 R/T
Purchased: 9/2011
Current mileage: 3600

Problem/issues: Drivers windows control replace wouldn't lock or role down rear windows, passenger door and rear left gate alignment (now looks like a paint chip with some rest where the issue was fixed) had radio replaced (730n rhr) kept freezing up and still does was told update coming soon. and new this week drivers heated seat won't stay on ill try this weekend to get over to the dealer.

All in all love the truck and would do again !!

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:20 PM
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Type: 2012 V6 Citadel
Putchased: Nov 1, 2011
Mileage 2800
Problems: None, it's been perfect.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 PM
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Type: 2012, HEMI, RWD, RT
Purchased:12/9/11
Current mileage: 3,900

Problems/issues:
Little rattle sound every once in a while but other than that its been perfect, Love this truck.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:47 PM
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Type: 2011, HEMI, Citadel AWD
Purchased: 4/1/2011
Current mileage: 6020

Problems/issues:
1. Phantom alarm activation - dealership fixed (software update)
2. 2nd day of ownership 1 interior light in the hatchback went out and a bad wire harness - dealership fixed taking another part from a Durango...service tech broke the trim grab handle piece, replaced later on.
3. Lower part driver side door slightly not lined up/flush with the rear.
4. Issue with Sirius Sat service cut after 3 months - went to Dodge corporate to resolve issue beside the original 1 yr free service got extended a few more months.

Other notes:
Mechanically the D has no issues been an awesome daily driver! agree with other posters here...rides great, love the seats and driving position.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:30 AM
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Type: 2011 Citadel V6 AWD
Purchased: August 2011
Current Mileage: 6300

Problems/Issues:
Had driver's side doors adjusted for proper alignment the day after delivery. No other issues. Great vehicle!
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:44 AM
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Type: 2011, HEMI, Citadel
Purchased: 04/2011
Current mileage: 30,xxx

Problems/issues:
-Light bulb in Liftgate went out within 500 miles. Fixed by dealer
-Adaptive Cruise Control and FCW sensor went bad around 18,xxx miles. Turned out to be a bad sensor. Fixed by dealer

comments/notes:
Has been on 2 roadtrips consisting over 3,000 miles each and was great on both. Plus it is my wife's daily driver. Just put on a K&N 77 series and about to put on a Flowmaster cat-back exhaust. Has been an excellent vehicle in the first year.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:52 AM
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Type: 2011, RT
Purchased: 11/2012
Current mileage: 5,200

Problems/issues:
Shakey steering wheel, been serviced three times still unresolved
Crooked tail pipe- dealer says can not straighten any better
Steering wheel cocked to the right-unresolved
No bueno!
Hi phoenix rt, is your steering wheel still cocked to the right? Any fix on this?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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Type: 2012, V6, auto, SXT
Purchased: 06/2012
Current mileage: 900

Problems/issues:
-Passenger side front window - the felt on the rubber trim that touches the window on the inside came unglued so the window would rub against rubber trim and pull it down into the window, it would also leave a nasty streak on the window every time you rolled it down and up.

Solution- Dealer replaced the trim piece under warranty and at the same time scratched my window tint pretty bad. Had to get window tint replaced and they reimbursed me the money to have it done at original tint shop.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:08 PM
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Type: 2012, V6, AWD, Citadel
Purchased: 02/2012
Current mileage: 10,000

Problems/issues:
Heater hose leaked the day I purchased the truck. Dealer fixed it but gave me a used chevy to drive while they had it. Can you imagine on day 1 getting a flippin' used car.

I have some sort of oil seepage around the alternator. Dealer is "monitoring".

Occasionally the trip piece on the defroster pops up. I just push it back down.

No mechanical issues - gets 25+mpg highway

comments/notes:
I love the look of the truck & the ride & fit/feel of the interior. Fun truck to drive - the longer the trips the better.

I hate my dealership - I wish I just bought my second dodge dakota - from the chevy dealer across the street from the dodge dealer!! Wish I could have bought this from them.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:11 AM
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Statistically the JGC/Gen3 Durango has been the most trouble free new model release of any Chrysler vehicle in history.

Your sample here will be tainted because few zero reporters of troubles will be in a section of a forum were trouble is being reported.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:29 AM
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Type: 2012, 5.7, AWD, R/T
Purchased: 7/10/12
Current mileage: 560

Problems/issues:
*Rear A/C blower motor not working. Dealer replaced TIPM. SOLVED
*Airbag light came on and off. No codes stored. UNSOLVED
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:54 AM
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I have owned my Crew w/v6 now for 12 months and have 18,645 miles on it. One minor issue to report is the windshield washer nozzle on passenger side shoots a stream of fluid vs spray as intended.

Overall MPG around 19. Highway around 25. Towing 16 MPG (mostly highway). I tow a 18.5 foot Ranger Reata that weighs in at 3900# plus passengers and just returned fron a 550 mile driving trip to northern Wisconsin pulling boat and loaded Durango. Towed flawlessly.

Overall, very happy with quality, performance and ride comfort. Would buy again, probably will.
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