Is your 2012 or 2013 Dodge Durango surging between 40-70 miles per hour? You are not alone. Some consumers have complained of a surge, tugging or fishtail like condition they are experience while driving on smooth roads. Normally, at the time of the surge, the transmission is in 4th or 5th gear with the throttle position 30% or greater.
Chrysler is currently working on a new PCM software upgrade to address the Durango surging problem, but the software will not be available until at least August according to many dealers. They are telling drivers that the surging problem will be lessened if they use an 89 octane fuel.
We do not feel that a consumer should have to wait months to have a matter addressed. If you are experiencing the Durango surging problem, get to an authorized Dodge dealer and take your service adviser for a test drive so he can diagnose the issue. Hopefully, they may have some immediate solutions for you. If they do not have a solution, you need to continue to bring this to their attention and make sure you retrieve a repair invoice after every visit. Do not settle for “we don’t have a fix yet.” After all, it’s not like you can stop paying your car note until the matter is resolved. To us, it seems like the company is delaying because they don’t really know how to properly fix the issue, and that means it is up to consumer to take action under State Or Federal Law.
If your dealing with a Dodge Durango surging when accelerating, fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form to see if /how can help you seek remedy.