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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,907 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango suspension problems

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 12 of 15)

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problem #75

Aug 261998

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

Ball joints have worn out prematurely.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #74

Aug 222003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,849 miles
Drivers side wheel has a loud squeaking noise due to corrosion of the upper ball joint. Through a inspection this problem was spotted. Upper ball joint grease was non existent and the ball joint assembly appeared to be failing. When the vehicle was taken to the dealer, it was determined all four upper/lower ball joints on the left and right side needed to be replaced for safety reasons.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #73

Aug 202003

Durango

  • miles
Dealer had to replace five times the lower and upper ball joints. Every time it cost over $1000, and the crunchy noise was still occurring.

- New Oxford, PA, USA

problem #72

Aug 102003

Durango

  • miles

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

We recently had our Durango in for preventive manintenance and discoverd front end ball joints had abnormal wear and posed a serious hazard while driving. Further research on abnormal wear found that a number of Durango's reported same type of abnormality. We paid over $800 for repair and feel this type of problem should be strongly considered for recall regulations. This could have caused a serious accident to my family and other Durango owners as well.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #71

Aug 142003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
I have been told that my ball joints are not safe and need to be replaced. I have also been told that this is a very common propblem with this make of car and there is an ongoing investigation.

- Hernando, FL, USA

problem #70

Aug 112003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states while driving steering wheel became very loose. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer stated that ball joints were bad.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #69

Aug 042003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

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

Premature wear of both upper and lower ball joints on my 1998 Dodge Durango. The dealership where the vehicle was purchased new and serviced periodically wanted to replace them after 36000 (highway) miles at a cost of $1200. Two other Dodge dealerships have since reported the same problem.

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #68

Jun 142003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,220 miles
1998 Dodge Durango upper & lower ball joint premature failure. Replacement of all four at 57K miles in June 2003.

- Hudson, MA, USA

problem #67

Jul 302003

Durango

  • 110,000 miles
Consumer stated that since ownership, the vehicle's lower and upper ball joints have been replaced twice and another set needs to be replaced again.

- Milton Freewater, OR, USA

problem #66

Aug 012003

Durango

  • miles
1998 Dodge Durango ball joints, they have premature wear, and need replacement in order for my vehicle to pass inspection.

- Mount Bethel, PA, USA

problem #65

Jun 152002

Durango

  • miles

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

Consumer states that lower ball joint is wearing out prematurely.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #64

Jun 192003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Premature wear and replacement of the lower and upper ball joints

- Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

problem #63

Jul 152003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states lower ball joints are wearing prematurely.

- West Unity, OH, USA

problem #62

Jul 022003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
We owned a 1998 Dodge Durango (just traded it in a couple of weeks ago). About a month or so ago we paid $800 to have the front ball joints replaced. We saw where you are investigating this alleged defect. There were no accidents or incidents caused by this defect.

- Sherman, IL, USA

problem #61

Aug 042003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,323 miles
While driving the consumer heard a knocking noise on the passenger's side wheel. The consumer had to have upper and lower ball joints replaced.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #60

Jul 092003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving and without warning ball joints are wearing. Dealer notified.

- Oxford, MA, USA

problem #59

Jul 242003

Durango

  • miles
Vehicle was taken to the dealer for maintenance. Dealer found that front ball joints were worn out.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #58

May 012003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Upper and lower ball joints on 1998 Dodge Durango need to be replaced. Evaluated at local Chrysler dealer and was told that ball joints would need to be replaced. Experiencing tire wear and humming vibration when driven in addition to loose steering. Problem found at 38,000 miles.

- Sunbury, PA, USA

problem #57

Jul 302003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Dodge Durango -after reading article of ball-joint failures we took our vechicle to the Dodge dealer. All four ball joints needed to be replaced-the upper two ball joints were"dangerously worn" and two were"excessively worn". the car has 70,000 miles.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #56

Jan 082003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Consumer stated that while driving at 50 mph a grinding sound was heard beneath vehicle. After taking vehicle to dealer it was learned that the upper front ball joints were completely worn out. About six months later vehicle needed front lower ball joints replaced because they too were worn out.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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