The passenger lower ball joint broke is there a recall for this year on 1998 Toyota Tacoma

I was driving and the ball joint broke. My vehicles 136,000 miles. It seems this is a very strange that other years are having the same problem.

by in Magalia, CA on February 13, 2011
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ANSWER by on February 13, 2011
No recall on the ball joint. Actually if it lasted 136K miles you got a very long life out of it. A failing ball joint usually has a symptom. If you have a good shop they check these components during an oil change - we do -, however it's also part of the manufacturer's suggested scheduled services. Zee
COMMENT by on November 12, 2013
This just happened to my 98 Tacoma. Driver side ball joint snapped in two. Towed it to Big O for repair. Upon inspection they found there was no factory port for a zirk fitting so needless to say after 151,200 miles the factory grease had long since dried up and vanished. The fix, $700 later, was upgraded ball joints with zirk fittings for both driver and passenger side.

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