hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Durango steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 162004

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving approximately 5-10 mph the right front wheel shook. Would hear noises every time steering wheel was turned, stopping or even braking. Took vehicle to mechanic, who determined that upper ball joints separated. Also, the steering knuckle separated, and the suspension moved. Mechanic indicated that this was causing the shaking problem. Vehicle would need to be lubricated every 2-3 months. After having the vehicle serviced the consumer stated that the left side began having the same problem.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles
I have a 98 Dodge Durango that has to have the entire front end linkages replaced. All ball joints, tierods, linkages etc. Entire front was loose. Saw newsreport of this problem and took truck in for free inspection. Now, $2000 later I have my truck back. Dodge claims no responsibility. Its just news and no recall is done. This is unacceptable and this appears to be a national problem and this defect should be recalled and reimbursed for expenses.

- Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, USA

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