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Dodge Recall 967: Daimlerchrysler/Lower Ball Joint Boot

1998 Dodge Avenger

This condition could cause the lower lateral arm ball joint to separate, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. This campaign supercedes mmc's previous safety recall campaign, see 99V-066.

Suspension — Front — Control Arm — Lower Ball Joint

Summary
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. If the rubber boots on the lower lateral arm ball joints of the front suspension were damaged during assembly, dirt and water can intrude. Also, mmc has added the potential of leaking moisture, which can cause the ball stud to corrode.
Actions
Dealers will inspect the lower lateral arm ball joint for wear. Ball joints that exhibit wear beyond the established tolerance will be replaced with newly designed lateral arm ball joints. Ball joints that are within the established tolerance will be cleaned and a special sealant will be applied to prevent intrusion of moisture.
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Date Announced
DEC 18, 2000
Vehicles Affected
393,796
Dodge Recall #
967
NHTSA Campaign #
00V421002
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