Upper Ball Joint Failure on Dodge Dakota

The upper ball joints may fail due to moisture damage. Our technicians tell us 2000-2001 models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall, please click here»

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Average mileage: 121,076 (42,000–232,056)
Suspension & Steering affected: 4WD
5 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2005
22 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
paid for replacement before finding out it was a recall item.
2001 Dodge Dakota196,000
Clunking noise heard and felt from drivers side front end when turning to the right. Upon inspection the upper and lower ball joints were leaking grease
2000 Dodge Dakota65,000
Bad upper ball joints
2003 Dodge Dakota110,000
Not only did my uppers go I have to rebuild my whole front end uppers, lowers, tie rods, rack
2001 Dodge Dakota120,000
upper and lower ball joints are dangerously bad, according to my mechanic, on my 2001 dodge dakota
2001 Dodge Dakota42,000
I have replace the ball joints in my truck 4 times, along with the sway bar twice and upper and lower bushings. Granted I have 252,000 miles on my truck.
2005 Dodge Dakota71,551
Shop said both front upper and lower ball joints need replacing.
2003 Dodge Dakota123,547
Both upper ball joints with the control arm bushings are worn out and cause clunking when steering. Front Stabilizer lower arms on both sides are bent in result of deficiencies. Suspension is far under-designed for a light truck or any truck!
2003 Dodge Dakota121,000
Upper ball joints bad. 2003 Dodge Dakota.
2003 Dodge Dakota115,000
Turning slowly in a parking lot and the drivers front wheel fell off the upper ball joint.
2003 Dodge Dakota56,000
I've the the same Ball Joint on two different trucks go bad, the upper and lower, on both sides, Chrysler needs to recall
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