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: 128,315 (56,000–232,056)
Suspension & Steering affected: 4WD
5 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2005
16 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
paid for replacement before finding out it was a recall item.
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2005 Dodge Dakota71,551
Shop said both front upper and lower ball joints need replacing.
2003 Dodge Dakota123,547
UPPER BALL JOINTS ALREADY REPLACED 85K, NOW LOOKS LIKE BOTH LOWER & WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE...
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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