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Big Dodge recall in works.

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Tarkus, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    It seems Dodge is having premature ball joint failure in the Durango and Dakota trucks from 2000 to 2003 model years (they did in some fullsized 4x4's too until they upgrade the front axle in 03 but they never had a officail recall on it) Anyone that has or is planning to have a plow on these effected models take notice.

    http://money.cnn.com/2004/12/10/pf/autos/dodge/index.htm?cnn=yes
     
  2. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Horrible. Imagine someone's wheels coming off in the middle of traffic.
     
  3. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I dont Know But I'm Happy I Got my ball joints changed on my o2 ram even though the Heavy trucks aren't effected. Mine Started To Squeak Really bad about 40k so i had um done.
     
  4. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    hello and welcome to last YEAR, the word spread to all the dakota/durango bbs's last september when the word got out about the ball joint issue and as a matter of fact there was a post on here about it. I myself am happy that I have 106k on factory balljoints with 2 years of plowing and they have no play in them at all
     
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Was it a diesel? The had problems with them up to 02.
     
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Well is has reached recall status and the are always exceptions but they would not recall them if it was not a serious problem because recalls can be expensive and not good for bottom line when they are sizable.
     
  7. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Yea it was a Diesel. Tarkus
     
  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Glad you were lucky. I do not make this stuff up. Detroit is really sneaky about the way they fix some problems because recalls or open admissions can hurt profits and sales too. Dodge would not have gone thru the trouble and expense of having AAM design a new front axle from scratch for their trucks if it was not a serious problem. THe only AAM part in the axle than it not new is the ring and pinion as it is used in a GM 9.25 IFS too. Same company make the well known GM 10.5 14 bolt rear axle too and the new 11.5 used in new HD pickups.
     
  9. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    most of you dont have dakotas, but for the ones who do, or even have em for their daily drivers, I know is there is a big wheel bearing recall in 2000+ dakotas
     
  10. rats5656

    rats5656 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    please help 2001 diesel dodge balljoints

    i have 2001 2500 diesel dodge ram quad cab with 8ft bed with an easy dump insert i have had some front ball joint work done... are you saying that dodge truck .and that dodge might be able to help pay the cost from the repair from local exxon dealer please help me my email rats5656@aol.com


    THANKS!!!!

    Dave :angry: