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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,769 miles

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2001 Dodge Durango suspension problems

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2001 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 5 of 9)

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problem #88

Mar 082004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,120 miles

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

At 32120 miles dealership replaced all four ball joints, 10 months later, mechanic determined the need to replace all four ball joints again.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #87

Mar 052004

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took vehicle to an independent repair shop for regular maintenance, and mechanic determined that lower and upper ball joints needed to be replaced at consumer's expense.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #86

Feb 282004

Durango

  • 39,500 miles
During a vehicle inspection it was found that the upper ball joints on the right side had to be replaced due to premature wear.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #85

Mar 052004

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles

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

When either turning the steering wheel to the right or left there would be a grinding or crunching noise coming from the front. Noise could be heard when backing up or going forward. Vehicle had not been taken to dealership to be checked out.

- Ipswich, MA, USA

problem #84

Dec 132003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,357 miles
Rt frt upper ball joint failed @ 29,357 miles on 12/13/03. As of this date-3/4/04 left frt upper ball joint is failing & needs to be replaced.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #83

Mar 042004

(reported on)

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
While driving, the consumer says the front end felt loose. The upper ball were replaced but the steering wheel is hard to turn.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #82

Dec 202001

Durango

  • 15,000 miles

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

When making a sharp left turn there is a popping noise in the front end. Consumer feels it may be related to ball joint failure.

- Meridian, TX, USA

problem #81

Sep 162003

Durango

  • 58,000 miles
While making right hand turns consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front end. Dealer informed consumer that the problem pertained to front upper ball joint failure.

- Hermitage, PA, USA

problem #80

Nov 042003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Bad ball joints on 2001 Dodge duango

- State College, PA, USA

problem #79

Feb 182003

Durango

  • 20,000 miles
At any speed consumer can hear a clanking sound coming from the front end of the vehicle. Also, when turning corners there is a clanking sound coming from the wheel area.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #78

Feb 012004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle makes noise when turning wheels. Mechanic says ball joint is bad.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #77

Apr 092003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
2001 Dodge Durango; ball joint needed replacement at 27,000 miles.

- Goode, VA, USA

problem #76

Jan 012004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
The upper ball joints on my 2001 Dodge Durango failed and needed to be replaced at an expense of over $800. Luckily for me and my family it was not a catastrophic failure when we were driving the vechile!! it was reported to the dealer who informed me it was happening alot to other owners and that no recall has been issued so there was nothing they could do.what, do several hundred people need to die first before anyone recognizes and fixes this problem!!?? this vechile only has less than 47,000 miles it at the time of repair and it is absolutely ridiculous that nothing has been done about this problem!!

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #75

May 012003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Owner of a 2001 Durango slt & 2004 Durango ltd. The 2001 Durango had excessive wear on the ball joints at about 40K miles which required replacement in order to pass safety inspection. (front wheels were loose). The manufacturer did not cover the cost of replacement parts or labor.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #74

Mar 022004

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,810 miles
Have replaced upper ball joints in our Durango 4 times since purchasing it June 2001.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #73

Feb 262004

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Letter regarding daimler Chrysler "investigation" with ball joints on the Dodge Durango SUV and Dakota pickup trucks. The consumer experienced a problem with the ball joints on his vehicle.

- Carencro, LA, USA

problem #72

Feb 232004

Durango 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Left upper ball joint needs to be replaced.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #71

Feb 192004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Ball joints wore out at 45000 miles.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #70

Mar 032004

(reported on)

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Consumer complained about upper and lower ball joints failure. This problem was diagnosed when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection. The brake bulb light was replaced and the front shocks were replaced.

- Quarryville, PA, USA

problem #69

Feb 222004

Durango

  • 35,000 miles
While driving 30 mph the consumer heard a loud bang and the vehicle collapsed on the driver side. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who informed the consumer that the upper ball joint wore out (PE 03-032 front susp upper ball joint). EA03-023

- Mayfield Heights, OH, USA

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