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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 202008

Cirrus 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Chrysler Cirrus. While driving 30 mph, the driver's side lower tie rod dropped from the vehicle and the tire turned at a ninety degree angle. The contact left the vehicle to get a tow and, when he returned, the police removed the vehicle. Chrysler stated that the vehicle had previously been repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 97V201000 (control arm: Ball joint separation). The current and failure mileages were 80,000. Update 09/10/08 updated 09/16/08

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 241999


  • miles
While driving at 70 mph and without prior warning front control arm lower ball joint broke, causing the vehicle to drop to the ground.

- Lamar, AR, USA

problem #3

Jul 301999


  • miles
Was having problems with vibration. Had aa a check & mechanic found problem with left/lower front ball joints. The vehicle was rolling off suspension ball rollers. Took vehicle to dealer & was informed by mechanic, no problem was found with front lower ball joints.

- Darby, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 171998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer replaced lower control arm/ball joint due to recall. But dealership did not realign suspension, causing the vehicle to pull to the right. Dealer refuses to do this.

- Millstadt, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 071998

(reported on)


  • miles
Front lower control arm ball joint failed three times prior to recall notice.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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