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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

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 17 of 19)

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problem #49

May 122002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

Consumer states that upper ball joint is wearing prematurely. Dealer notified. Lower ball joints were wearing prematurely. Consumer had to replace two electric window motors and another one went out. Shocks and brakes had to be replaced. Mechanic stated a recall should've occurred a long time ago for the problems.

- Sontag, MS, USA

problem #48

Jul 292003

Durango

  • miles
The upper ball joint on the right side of the tire warbled from left to right.

- Westwood, NJ, USA

problem #47

Jul 142003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states that front upper ball joints have worn out.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #46

Jul 212003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

I had to replace the upper left ball joint on my 1998 Dodge Durango on 7/21/03. The vehicle has 58,000 miles on it.

- Jeffersonville, PA, USA

problem #45

Jul 292003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told the upper and lower ball joints had worn out. The mechanic stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #44

May 072003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states upper ball joints wear prematurely. Dealer notified.

- Farmingville, NY, USA

problem #43

May 152003

Durango

  • miles

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

Consumer states upper ball joint is wearing out. Dealer notified.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #42

Apr 012003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,784 miles
The consumer had problem steering and controlling the vehicle which was caused by upper ball joint failure. Lower ball joint also failed.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #41

Jun 282003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer states that the upper balljoints are wearing out prematurely.dealer notified.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #40

Jul 152003

Durango

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

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #39

Jul 252003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

Premature replacement of Dodge Durango ball joints. I am currently replacing the second set of ball joints since 12/2000 both sets of ball joints did not exceed 45000 miles before they wore out.

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #38

Jul 282003

Durango

  • miles
Regarding NHTSA action number PE03032 Dodge suspension front ball joint the dealership told me about 1 year ago that this needed to be fixed before they could align the front end of the car. I complaint that this should not prematurly wear out after 40000 miles. I just would like to state that I also have problems with this vehicle in conjunction with this action number. Thank you

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #37

Jul 232003

Durango

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

- New Matamoras, OH, USA

problem #36

Jun 212003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
My Durango has just over 60,000 miles on it. It has been very well cared for. During the first 3 years (while under warranty), the vehicle was taken to the dealer to check for squeaks in the front end. They said they lubricated the ball joints and the noise would go away for a day or two... then return. Recently on inspection, I was notified that the upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced.because of recent announcements of failure of that front assembly due to ball joints, I wanted to add my bit of history as well. This car also has leaking seals on transfer case. I understand many people have had that problem along with transmission failure in the 60-70,000 mile range... so I probably have that to look forward to. If I can provide further information, please let me know. Thanks.

- Bartlesville, OK, USA

problem #35

Jul 282003

(reported on)

Durango

  • 70,000 miles
Consumer noticed that the front tires are wearing from the inside out. Took vehicle to mechanic, and he stated that upper ball joints need replacing.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #34

Jan 072003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ball joints had to be replaced in Jan 2003 on my 1998 Dodge durrango.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #33

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 #32

Jul 262003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The front end of my Durango has had over 3 thousand dollars worth of work, and has never had an accident and only has 60,000 miles on it. Both drivers and passenger side ball joints have been replaced (twice). Tie rod ends, control arm, and front shocks have had to all be replaced.the vehicle pulls to the right (dramtically) especially when braking, and has always done so, no matter what we do. This is an on going problem, the last replacement was done approximately 1 year ago.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #31

Jul 072003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We had to have the ball joints replaced due to what dealer shaid was unusual wear. Vehicle had 84,000 miles.

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #30

Jun 272003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 1998 Dodge Durango that needs both upper and lower ball joints to B ereplaced, and the vehicle only has a little over 60,000 miles.

- Madison, OH, USA

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