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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,282 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Jun 222001

Durango 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The failure was detected during a vehicle inspection. No one was injured but I don't believe an investigation should wait until someone is hurt. This is a dangerous situation. The suspension does not perform properly and if you know what the roads are like in mo (not the original home of this vehicle, it was bought used) then the situation is even worse. The faulty ball joints/control arms not only effect the handling of the vehicle but also the wear of the tires and struts/shocks. The ball joints/control arms should not wear out this fast.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #12

Jun 252001

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
When traveling on highway vehicle would pull to right without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem, all four ball joints needed to be replaced.

- Geneva, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 182000

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Front rt & lt (upper & lower) ball joints & tie rod needed replacement causing improper alignment & excessive & uneven wear on the tires....we have purchased new tires 3 times due to this problem! in April of 2001, we find that we need replacement of the lt upper ball joint and Chrysler will not do anything as they say we have too many miles! almost entire mileage is open road driving & vehicle is well maintained. A vehicle that is 3 years old should not need ball joints repaired/replaced let alone 2 times in less than 10 months!!!

- Montague, MI, USA

problem #10

Mar 062001

Durango

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ball joints had been replaced twice. Consumer does not know when could be happening again, and dealer could not explain how this problem is happening or what is causing it.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #9

Oct 052000

Durango

  • miles
Consumer has been having trouble with ball joints that wear out fast, and had been recalled. When making a turn feels vibration in steering wheel, and is not tight any more.

- Cuba, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 092000

Durango

  • miles
Ball joints supposedly repaced by dealer rep at purchase of used vehicle - mileage 36,000. Next year inspection denied due to failed ball joints again - upper on both sides. Dealer will replace for high fee.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #7

Sep 072000

Durango 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Upper and lower ball joints on both sides were so worn out that they would fail the state safety inspection in spite of regular greasing. They were replaced only after going to three Dodge dealers.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 011998

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Ball joints failed.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 312000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Almost the entire front suspension has already been replaced due to failures of the ball joints. Currently, I am waiting on delivery of the right upper control arm assembly (which apparently Dodge has updated twice now). It has been on back order for over a month and the truck is more and more difficult to drive.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 122000

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Bought this vehicle new only 20 months ago and the ball joints have failed. Dealer admits that that's unusual and that ball joints should last a very long time.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 011998

Durango 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ball joints failed.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #2

May 011999

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making a turn vehicle would feel like it was losing control. Owner took vehicle to the dealer and was advised that the ball joints were bad, the box in the steering column was cracked. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 011999

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Ball joint going too early on Durango. Contacted dealer and manufacturer wiht no success.

- Chester, NH, USA

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