hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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1998 Dodge Avenger suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 112010


  • miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Avenger. The contact stated that since 2010, both lower ball joints failed. The contact was driving 35 mph when the driver side ball joint failed and the tire began to lean. After having the driver side repaired, the passenger side failed when the contact was driving 45 mph, causing the contact to spin around and end up facing oncoming traffic. The contact referenced recall 00V421002 (suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint) but had never been notified. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 140,000.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 212010


  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Avenger. While the contact was driving 55 mph the vehicle hit a bump causing the lower control arm to snap and the suspension to hit the tire and the fender. The vehicle was towed. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. The failure mileage was 114,000. Updated 01/14/11

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 092007


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Avenger. While driving approximately 70 mph on normal road conditions, the engine stalled without warning. He was able to coast onto the emergency lane. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. In addition, both front tires required three replacements as a result of a defective lower ball joint. Although there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 00V421002 (suspension, front control arm, lower ball joint), the dealer stated that the recall repair was previously performed on the vehicle. The manufacturer would not offer additional assistance. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Connersville , IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 061999


  • miles
While driving on wet pavement 50-55 mph, felt car pulling to the left, pulled over, tire was completely flat and pulled away from the rim, no previous warning or indication of incident. Dealer contacted and will investigate. Provide further information.

- Harrison Twp, MI, USA

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