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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,784 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #10

May 222001

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

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

Upper and lower ball joints were replaced twice. Also control arms, upper arms on booth sides were replaced twice since ownership of the vehicle. Replacement of tie rods were also made on vehicle.

- Cameron, MO, USA

problem #9

Jul 082003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,921 miles
Noise began in front wheel area and grew very loud within a short period of time. Also experienced steering issues (car shakes and pulls to right). Took vehicle in to check it out - had to replacel front ball joints and tension rods ends. We had to pay over $2000 to repair this defect, and car still does not steer properly. Dealer reported to us that this is a common problem for this vehicle.

- Omro, WI, USA

problem #8

Nov 082003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I have a 1998 Dodge Durango with over 100 K miles, but my ball joint and both upper and lower control arms have been replaced due to early failure. This has also caused uneven tread wear on my tires and my alignment is always bad. This has cost me over 700 bucks.

- Ashburn , VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 142001

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,627 miles

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

Replaced power steering pump at 38,627 miles.eplaced lower left ball joint at 38,657 miles.eplaced upper control arm and upper ball joint at 41,634 miles.replaced right front axle and lower right ball joint at 45,946 miles.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #6

Jun 172003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,287 miles
1998 Dodge Durango: I've had to replace the front control arms and ball joints at only 53,000 miles (fall 02 and summer 03). I found out about the problem because of undue tire wear...the tire dealer indicated the tie rods and ball joints were loose and had to be fixed before they could align my tires. Upon contacting the Dodge dealer, the mechanic indicated this was a common problem and they fixed it (over $1,200). The mechanic indicated this should not happen with such low mileage on the vehicle.

- Minot Afb, ND, USA

problem #5

Apr 252003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The upper control arms, ball joints, and idler on my 1998 Dodge Durango with 38,000 miles were severely worn as identified during a routine inspection. I was forced to repair these items so to prevent a failure of the front suspension. I contacted Dodge regarding this defect yet they would not cover the repair. This is clearly a defect in the Durango and should be covered by the manufacturer.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 242003

(reported on)

Durango

  • 30,000 miles

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

Consumer stated vehicle was taken in for a routine inspection, and the dealer noticed that upper contro arm and lower ball joints needed replacing.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 222000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Upper ball joints and upper control arm failed. Nlm

- Wayne, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 222000

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Upper ball joints and upper control arm failed. Nlm

- Wayne, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • miles
Accident--Toyota corolla grazed front left corner of bumper and hit tire. Tire blew, upper and lower control arms were pushed back.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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