12th Nov 2003, 07:26
There's at least one class action lawsuit going on.
The ball joint problem is getting attention...
17th Dec 2003, 09:41
My Brother asked me to check up on the Durango, as his vehicle only has about 40,000 Km. on it, yet he had to replace the ball joints. He has never driven his truck off-road. He was shocked when he took a tire off and found he could wiggle the rotor. He said the ball joints were the non-serviceable type with no grease fittings. He had to get them ground off (riveted on), and replace them himself with the serviceable type...I'll have to pass the news on to him that he's not alone with. ball-joint problems.
26th Apr 2004, 20:57
The wifes 1998 Durango.
28,000 miles, the transmission was shot. After the warranty was expired no less. The dealer was nice enough to repair for only 50 dollars.
Now, at 45,304 miles, both upper and lower ball joints need replaced. For a price of 1200 dollars!!! The dealer, nor Chrysler is willing to admit there is a problem. I have owned a lot of vehicles, and never had to replace such major components at such a low odometer reading! I will never buy another Dodge Vehicle!
29th Sep 2004, 12:00
I have a 2002 Dodge Durango, The vehicle has been nothing, but problems since the day I purchased it new, a month after buying this vehicle the Transmission gave out and had to be replaced,even though I complained in vain to replace it with a new vehicle, they would not, i got a new tranny, but I continue to have premature failure of parts, the brakes have been replaced twice, keep in mind it only has 30,000 miles, one day while driving with my son to his Baseball game I heard a loud sound coming from the rear, as I approached the ballpark the entire rear axle fell off the vehicle, to my total shock, the vehicle violently came to a complete stop.
Thank God we were not in the highway at the time, now today 28-Sept-04 I proceeded to go and get my vehicle inspected, and the mechanic returns to inform me that he will not pass my inspection because my lower and upper Ball joints are shot, again only 30,000 miles on a 2002 Dodge Durango, so off to the Dealer again, what will be next.
I have learned my lesson the hard way, i will be getting rid of this vehicle before I have a serious car accident, I also have researched this and many more have also complained.
Concerned Dodge Durango Owner.