Always fun to resurrect an old thread, give it new life, her a nice sense of accomplishment!
Anyway, so I've got a 2012 Crew Durango, 5.7L AWD. I bought when it was about 9 months old and had roughly 12,000 miles on it. Just turned 103,000 this week!!
Whilst I love the vehicle, she had not been without her problems. Let's call a spade a spade, it has consistently ranked at the bottom of Consumer Reports expected reliability scale. Say what you will, I'd say they were pretty spot on, but again, still love it!!
So things that I've dealt with (dates are approx cause I can't remember anything):
- Drunk POS side swiped me on the driver side - 23,000 miles (The nice uninsured driver policy covered it)
- New tires - 48,000 ($800)
- Water Pump - 55,000 miles (covered under extended warranty)
- Right rear self leveling shock mount broke - 71,000 miles ($1100 STUPID EXPENSIVE!!)
- Right rear body-to-frame bolt sheared (This was caused by a substandard repair during the side swipe body work. It was REALLY weird when it happened, don't recommend) - 77,000 miles (Covered under original claim)
- Both catalytic converters fail, indication was a inefficiency code for each separate bank. - Codes popped approx. 3,000 miles apart, first one at 88,000 ($1500 installed)
- Lift gate actuator failed - 95,000 miles ($350)
I have run BND Automotive QuantumBlue oil in the motor since I bought it. I've run upwards of 14,000 miles change intervals and pull oil samples every time. And every time the oil comes back clean as a whistle. I'll probably be shortening those durations now that she's part three first third of her life. Also have kept up on all the scheduled maintenance and fluid changes, to include the damned copper tipped sparkle plugs every 30,000 miles! Dudes, that is a $300 job if you have a shop do it!! Luckily the access to all 16 is easy peasy, lemon squeezie!!
Again, love the vehicle, gonna keep it as long as I can!!!