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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 8 of 9)

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problem #28

Sep 072003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

Ball joint had to be replaced.

- Hurricane , WV, USA

problem #27

Jul 072003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Premature upper ball joint failure on 2001 Dodge Durango at approx 25,000 miles. I am a certified master school bus tech and became aware there is an investigation after reading a trade magazine. I thought I should report this. Thank goodness it made a squeaking noise causing me to check the suspension and find the problem. I can see where this failure could be catastrophic to someone who does not pay attention to the warning signs. The vehicle was repaired properly and has been fine since. However, I feel there is a defect in the ball joints and they should be checked for cause of failure so a design / manufacturing upgrade can be implemented. A recall probably would be in order. This is not only an unfair expense for vehicle owners who's warranties have expired, but a safety hazard as well.

- Wescosville, PA, USA

problem #26

Apr 242003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,064 miles
I had to prematurely replace the right upper ball joint and control arm on my 2001 Dodge Durango. The vehicle only had 42,000 miles on it when they were replaced. Sounds like it was a good idea that I listened to the rattle and had it fixed before something tragic happened.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #25

Apr 242003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

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

We own a 2001 Dodge Durango, no longer undfer warranty; however, it has been in for service for shaking and no one was able to find the problem. I do believe it is the ball joint problem. What is the manufacturer going to do about this to compensate the owners of these premature wearing of the ball joints" is there going to be a recall? also, what risk am I taking driving the Durango the way it is" we have 3 year old son.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #24

Aug 152003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has been pulling very hard right. I took the vehicle in for front end alignment and was told it couldn't be performed because of bad ball joints. The vehicle has only 44,000 miles on it and it appears there is a major problem with these ball joints as they are on back order all over the country.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #23

Aug 212003

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of upper ball joints on a 2001 Dodge Durango.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #22

Jul 082003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

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

One day while driving with my window down I heard squeaks when driving over small bumps, brought to the dealership and found out that my right front upper ball joint worn out and needs to replace ball joint/upper control arm and align front end ($500). My car was at 37000 mi!!!

- Hernando, FL, USA

problem #21

Apr 212003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,617 miles
Consumer stated the vehicle was taken in for a routine inspection. The mechanic stated the upper ball joints were so bad that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The service dealer (G&G tire) warned the consumer that the upper left ball joint was worn then the consumer informed the dealer who actually replaced the part.

- Ridgeley, WV, USA

problem #20

Jul 222001

Durango 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Control arms/ball joints on both sides of the front of the vehicle wore out prematurely. This includes both sets of upper and lower control arms/ball joints.

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #19

Jul 142003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Noise in front left suspension of our 2001 Durango with only 25,000 miles. Took to dealer, first they said they were replacing tie-rod then they replaced the ball joint. @ weeks after the repair, car making same noise.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #18

Jul 282003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Front upper ball joint wore out pemature causing very unsafe driving--had to replace.

- Glenwood , NY, USA

problem #17

Jul 312003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about the upper ball joints. Also indicated that he is aware of the investigation that Dodge has on the Durangos.

- Glenwood, NY, USA

problem #16

Jul 282003

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that the upper ball joints wore out. Also while driving the vehicle pulls to the right and the faster the vehicle is moving the harder it pulls.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 302003

(reported on)

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
Consumer brought vehicle in for routine oil change service. Mechanic diagnosed excessive wear of the front suspension ball joints. Failure of joints may result in wheel separation.

- Berkley, MA, USA

problem #14

Jul 292003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango, and over the last few months I have noticed a problem with my front end. Approx. 3-4 weeks ago I brought my truck into ntb for this to be checked. They sold me on new front brakes and rotors, front-end alignment, and tire rotation. This did not fix the issue. So last week, I brought the truck into pep boys, and was told that they thought the rack and pinion steering was bad, but needed to bring it into a Dodge dealer. Today I brought my truck into the local Dodge dealer, and was told that it was my upper and lower ball joints. My vehicle only has 45,000, and every person I have spoken with has told me that this should have lasted for at least 100,000 miles. This should be another testament to an issue with the Durango ball joints. I would also like to add that both the dealer and manufacture were not forthcoming with any information about the pending investigation, and very elusive when questioned.

- Glendora, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jul 082003

Durango

  • miles
Consumer stated that the front upper ball joints have worn out completely. Vehicle is in a repair shop at this moment for upper ball joint repairs.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #12

Jul 252003

Durango

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

- Newmarket, NH, USA

problem #11

Mar 102002

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front wheel fell (from the ball joints to the tire) off our 2001 Dodge Durango causing the vehicle to crash into a curb. Appeared to be faulty ball joint (area), Chrysler investigated and said it wasn't faulty equipment. This seems to be a cover-up on Chrysler part. People in my family could have died. The air bags did not deploy during this accident. EA03-023

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #10

Jul 222003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,263 miles
Failure of upper ball-joint on passenger side of 2001 Dodge Durango.

- Atco, NJ, USA

problem #9

May 012003

Durango

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

- Conroe, TX, USA

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