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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 16 of 19)

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problem #69

Jul 022003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

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 #68

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 #67

Jul 092003

Durango

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

- Oxford, MA, USA

problem #66

Jul 242003

Durango

  • miles

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

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

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #65

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 #64

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 #63

Jun 262003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles

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

My upper ball joints have worn out way to prematurely on my 1998 Dodge Durango. My vehicle had just over 60,000 miles on it when I first noticed it and now has just over 67,000 and they feel pretty much shot.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #62

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

problem #61

Jul 102003

Durango

  • 43,890 miles
Consumer states that while driving at 50 mph vehicle shimmied vigorously alerting consumer to a what he thought was a suspension problem. The real problem was worn out ball joints.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #60

Jul 312003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
My 1998 Dodge Durango has approximately 85K miles on it. It is in the shop today getting new top and bottom ball joints on both sides. Heard about possible investigation. Read others complaints and feel lucky mine made it this may miles. Also have to replace front rotors because they are out of round.

- Bristol, RI, USA

problem #59

Jul 252003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

Both upper ball joints need to be replaced.

- Liberty, NC, USA

problem #58

Jul 062001

Durango

  • 47,000 miles
Consumer stated at 47000 miles, the upper ball joints failed, which caused the steering wheel to become loose. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #57

Jun 242003

Durango

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

- Browns Summit, NC, USA

problem #56

May 122003

Durango

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

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #55

Jan 102003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
1998 Dodge Durango 4W drive suspension premature failure. Both my upper and lower ball joints on both side began failing at 78000 miles. I understand the NHTSA is investigating similar complaints. I had to replace all my ball joints. If there is a recall on the ball joints, will Dodge reimburse me for the expense?

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #54

Jul 302003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
The consumer heard news report about the suspension problem, and wanted to report that the front ball joints were replaced in 2002 by an independent mechanic.

- New Lisbon, IN, USA

problem #53

Jul 232003

Durango

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

- Richboro, PA, USA

problem #52

Jul 302003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Consumer noticed tire uneven wear while traveling 60-65 mph. Vehicle started vibrating. Vehicle was serviced, and technician replaced ball joints.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #51

Jul 292003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Premature wear of upper front ball joints on 1998 Dodge Durango.

- Marietta, OH, USA

problem #50

Jul 302003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Consumer state while traveling over bumps heard a noise. Vehicle was serviced, technician noticed ball joints needed to be replaced vehicle is now on second set.

- Loudonville, OH, USA

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