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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,936 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 15 of 19)

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problem #89

Aug 232003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Upper ball joints on 1998 Dodge Durango worn out and had to be replaced.

- Columbiana, AL, USA

problem #88

Sep 232003

(reported on)

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
While the vehicle was being serviced, the dealership indicated the upper ball joints were worn and needed to be replaced. The consumer felt that Chrysler should cover the expense to repair this vehicle before any major accidents occurred.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #87

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 #86

Aug 202003

Durango

  • miles

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

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 #85

Aug 012003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,615 miles
PE 03-032, front suspension upper ball joint failure. The upper ball joints, and the tie rods have been replaced. Vehicle barely has 74000 miles.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #84

Aug 102003

Durango

  • miles
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 #83

Aug 142003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

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 #82

Aug 132003

(reported on)

Durango

  • 47,000 miles
*akconsumer has been hearing "knocking" noises from front end when driving and making turns. Took vehicle to tire dealer for replacement. Dealer diagnosed excessive play with upper ball joints.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #81

Sep 122003

(reported on)

Durango 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
PE 03-032/ front suspension: Upper ball joint failure. Consumer stated the upper ball joints had completely worn out, which caused uneven wear of on the front tires. When the tires were being replaced, the consumer was told an alignment could not be performed because the ball joints had excessive wear.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #80

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 #79

Aug 082003

Durango

  • miles

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

Front ball joint was checked and is going out, we discovered it after having to replace tires because the ball joint is causing the tire O wear uneven.

- Austin, MN, USA

problem #78

Aug 072003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 1998 Dodge Durango. I saw reports of the NHTSA investigation of defective upper ball joints for Durangos (1998-2003). I had the vehicle inspected and not only were the upper ball joints in need of replacement, but the lower as well. I was put in the position to either spend $760 or risk the safety of my family. I paid for the work, have a receipt and the ball joints that they replaced. My question is, if there is a recall, will I be reimbursed by daimler Chrysler for the work that was done

- Denville, NJ, USA

problem #77

Aug 042003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
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 #76

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 #75

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 #74

Aug 072003

Durango 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the vehicle made noises. It was taken to the mechanic to diagnose the problem. They had to replace the upper ball joints, the right inner tire rod and the idle arm. The fuel pump assembly malfunctioned which caused the vehicle not to start.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #73

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 #72

Jun 152002

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states that upper ball joint is wearing prematurely. Dealer notified.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #71

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 #70

Jul 152003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states that upper ball joint is wearing prematurely.

- West Unity, OH, USA

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