Ball Joint failed....my Sequoia was manufactured 3 mos before recall. Anyone else? on 2001 Toyota Sequoia

Left front ball joint failed. Toyota "does not know why". Right front fine. Tried to get the work done under recall, no luck. Has anyone else had this issue? I need others to support the expansion of this recall. Has anyone had the repair work done? The estimate is $5000!

by in Cotati, CA on May 26, 2010
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ANSWER by on May 26, 2010
You better get estimates from a different shop as the ball joint cost is $45 to $70 for an AC Delco brand and the labor to replace 1 upper ball joint is 3.4 hours and to replace 1 lower ball joint is 1.1 hour and the truck would need to be aligned http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=3244 and you can get a different opinion from another shop here http://repairpal.com/directory?address=94931&car_brand_names=Toyota
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ANSWER by on November 26, 2012
my toyota was 200 numbers from the recall the right side broke frist i repaired it myself and 7 months later the left side broke i am sueing toyota right now you can call me at 619-454-1082 my attorney would love to talk to you thanks mike