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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 7 of 9)

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problem #48

Nov 112003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Dodge Durango 35,000 miles purchased new from dealer defective ball- joint problem.

- West Cape May, NJ, USA

problem #47

Nov 102003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,953 miles
We have a 2001 Dodge Durango and it has 52,953 miles on it and needs to have the front ball joints replaced. Our mechanic tried to order the ball joints for this vehicle and they are on back order. The ball joints should not be going out on a vehicle with this low of miles. It is our primary vehicle and we have to drive it as is because the ball joints are on back order.

- Hitchita, OK, USA

problem #46

Nov 022003

Durango

  • 19,000 miles
When driving over bumps vehicle shook. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership. Mechanic noticed that the upper ball joint was wearing out prematurely.

- Waianae, HI, USA

problem #45

Jun 122003

Durango

  • 41,000 miles

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

The consumer took the vehicle in for inspection. The mechanic noticed that the front upper ball joints were wearing prematurely. The owner will have the dealership fix the upper ball joints.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #44

Nov 102003

Durango

  • miles
Front suspension, ball joint assembly wore out prematurely... before 30,000 miles.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #43

Nov 032003

Durango 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
PE 03-032, front suspension/upper ball joint: The upper ball joint wore out prematurely. The problem was noticed during maintenance.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #42

Nov 042003

Durango

  • miles

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

The front suspension ball joint wore out prematurely on my 2001 Dodge Durango.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #41

Nov 042003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Upon having the tires replaced, the dealership noticed that the front left upper ball joint was defective and needed to be replaced. The dealership was unable to replace the part due to a 800 back order.

- Fairmont, MN, USA

problem #40

Oct 212003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
With 51,000 miles on my 2001 Dodge Durango, I had to have the left front ball joints replaced at my expense. After speaking with an independent mechanic, he claimed that this premature wear is possible but not likely.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #39

Oct 302003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Have a 2001 Durango with 48,000 miles. Having ball joint problems as well. Checked them and appear worn. Will replace them before something bad happens. Should last a lot longer than 48,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #38

Feb 262004

(reported on)

Durango 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles

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

Consumer took vehicle to dealer for an oil change, and it was noticed that the ball joints on the right front wheel were in need of replacement.

- Wapakoneta, OH, USA

problem #37

Sep 232003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
The upper ball joints wore out prematurely (PE 03-032, front suspension/upper ball joints). The front end popped while making turns.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #36

Sep 142003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,326 miles
Passenger side front suspension failed.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #35

Apr 012003

(reported on)

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The upper ball joints were replaced due to premature wear. This caused the vehicle to shake while driving.

- Ellsworth, PA, USA

problem #34

Oct 282003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Dealer replaced upper and lower ball joints at 40,000 milles.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #33

Oct 082003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,322 miles
2001 Durango required rt upper ball joint arm, rt lower ball joint assembly, let lower ball joint assembly, rt outer tie-rod end replacements and front end alignment. 45,322 miles considered premature defects.

- Baden, PA, USA

problem #32

Sep 252003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While driving at low speeds a loud grinding and thumping noises could be heard. The dealer determined that the upper ball joints were worn out and replaced the right upper control arm assembly. The consumer stated with out having read the newspaper they would not have been aware of the problem.

- Rancho Mirage, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 062003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
Advised by mechanic that ball joints are no good.

- Tuxedo Park, NY, USA

problem #30

Oct 032003

Durango 8-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
When the steering wheel was turned there was a clicking noise. The consumer was told by the dealer that all four ball joints, upper and lower were bad. This vehicle always knocked. The dealer checked out the problem, but couldn't duplicate it. The part had not been replaced. The consumer heard on the news a recall was in the making, but the dealer stated that they were unaware of any recall.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #29

Sep 232003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
2001 Durango, $52000 miles had to replace ball joints at a cost of $587

- Collinsville, IL, USA

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