Problem Description and Possible Solution
Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall.
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Average mileage: 223,898 (11,000–1,800,293)
45 people reported this problem
When going over speed bumps/pot holes we hear a lot of rattling in left front suspension. I entered my VIN # on the toyota website and surprisingly it said "no recalls" for my model.. hmm.... I think I'll call a stealership tomorrow.
The left front tire completely fell off the axle and brake lines were damaged. The front tire was ruined this happened October 2014. Then today the same thing happened again.
Sudden failure of ball joint at 40 mph resulting in loss of control of vehicle, fortunately landed safely in ditch on roadside. Currently being repaired at Toyota dealership.
This week I noticed a squeaking and grinding sound when i turned left even slightly.
While driving approximately 30mph and while crossing a railroad track, the front right side of the vehicle suddenly collapsed. The front tire had collapsed inward. Tow driver said he never seen anything like this, advising tire support system failed. My mechanic advised both ball joints had pulled apart and snapped abs wire in the process.
I HAD JUST EXITED A MAJOR HIGHWAY ONTO A SECONDARY ROAD, CAUSING A MAJOR REDUCTION IN SPEED. ALL OF A SUDDEN THE FRONT END OF MY VEHICLE DROPPED. THE DRIVERS SIDE BALL JOINT HAD BROKEN AND THE WHEEL BUCKLED INWARD. THIS MADE STEERING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.
I CALLED TOYOTA HEADQUARTERS IN CALIF ON THIS ISSUE. THEY ARE AWARE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM, BUT ARE TAKING NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEFECTIVE PARTS. THEY WISHED ME LUCK ON GETTING THE REPAIR DONE.
The lower ball joint failed, when coming apart it forced apart the upper ball joint and ripped apart the axle from the transmission. The tire almost getting sucked underneath the truck but got caught on the runner board.All was caused by the lower ball joint failing and braking apart. This just happened and I have not been able to look into getting it fixed. I had my daughter in the car and just thank God we were going slowly when it happened.
My tire came off my truck TWICE now!!! Today 5-18-2016 and I believe the last time was about 3-4 years ago. Very scary both time, but today was especially scary as I was on the freeway in rush hour traffic headed to work. I crossed from the fast lane of traffic across 3 other lanes of travel and I had no choice as my steering was caught in a turn-type position. I luckily did not impact anyone else or anything else and came to a safe stop on the shoulder of the freeway!!
Lower ball joint on the front-left wheel had a catastrophic failure during a slow left turn in a parking lot. The wheel completely collapsed underneath the vehicle and caused damage to the body.
Truck will make a popping noise when going in reverse. Truck will make a grinding sound when making a hard left.
I noticed the wheel pulling badly this morning. Made a slow turn after a stop sign and it snapped. Its at the dealership awaiting estimate. Was looking it up and found tis
Clunks over bumps feels very loose. How big of a problem is this. Do they make an offroad heavy duty replacement. I don't see any recall as of now.
So I survived. That's the lucky part. Driving 32MPH on a somewhat bumpy road, rear left ball joint gave out, my car crossed the lane, took out 2 mailboxes and clipped a telephone pole before a 180 degree spin. Anyone know a good attorney to sue these dirtbags....
Extremely hard to turn while driving and sitting still
Ball joint broke. Front passenger side.
car drop me on the street
My front left suspension rattles, not fixed yet