Warning........Dakota ball joints

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    Search Results Report Date :     July 10, 2005 at 03:20 PM SEARCH TYPE :     VEHICLE YEAR :     1999 Make :     DODGE Model :     DAKOTA Type :     TRUCK
Results : 196 | 1 - 15 Displayed     First | Prev | Next | Last Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 746978     Date of Failure: June 18, 2001 VIN : 1B7GL22X9S1... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: UPPER BALL JOINT WORE OUT ON A 2 YEAR OLD VEHICLE ,REPLACEMENT PARTS NOT AVEILABLE. *AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 877351     Date of Failure: November 15, 2000 VIN : 1B7GG22Y8XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: FRONT BALL JOINTS BROKE WHICH MAY HAVE CAUSED A CRASH AT 50,000 MILES. DEALER CANNOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION.*AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 893484     Date of Failure: June 1, 2001 VIN : 1B7GG22Y7X5... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: UPPER BALL JOINTS ARE PREMATURELY WEARING WHICH HAS CAUSED A PROBLEM WITH STEERING CONTROL. ALSO, VEHICLE HAS DEVELOPED A VERY LOUD NOISE, CAUSE UNKNOWN. *AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10022557     Date of Failure: VIN : 1B7GG22X4XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: WHILE DRIVING UPPER BALL JOINTS FAILED. THEY WERE REPLACED ALONG WITH THE STEERING KNUCKLE. PROBLEM RECURRED.*AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10028810     Date of Failure: November 22, 2002 VIN : 1B7GL22X0XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: 1999 DODGE DAKOTA P/U LEFT UPPER BALL JOINT FAILED AT 34000 MILES. ON REMOVAL AND INSPECTION THE PART CONTAINED LUBE WHICH HAD BROKEN DOWN AND SOLIDIFIED.THE BALL AND SOCKET WERE BADLY WORN ALMOST TO THE POINT OF SEPARATION. THIS IS A SEALED AND LIFETIME LUBED PART WITH NO PROVISIONS FOR RELUBE. Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10028894     Date of Failure: January 15, 2003 VIN : 1B7GG22YXXS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: HAD TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE BALL JOINTS AT APPROXIMATELY 48,000 MILES Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10028936     Date of Failure: July 16, 2003 VIN : 1B7FL26X9XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: 1999 DOGE DAKOTA. ONLY 44,000 MILES. NEEDS BOTH FRONT UPPER BALL JOINTS REPLACED WITH ALIGNMENT. BEEN TOLD NUMEROUS DAKOTAS HAVE THIS "PROBLEM" Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10029801     Date of Failure: VIN : 1B7GL22Y4XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: VEHICLE FRONT UPPER BALL JOINT HAS A FAILURE, THAT CAUSE THE" VEHICLE TO BOUNCE" WHILE DRIVING PER CONSUMER. Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10031795     Date of Failure: May 25, 2003 VIN : 1B7GG2YXS27... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: THE CONSUMER STATED THE UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS EXPERIENCED PREMATURE FAILURE. *AK *TS *JB Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10032061     Date of Failure: August 3, 2003 VIN : 1B7GL22X6XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: THE UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS LOOSENED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10032640     Date of Failure: June 4, 2002 VIN : Not Available Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: UPPER BALL JOINTS FAILED AT 28,000,FRONT BEARINGS AND HUB ASSEMBLY FAILED 47,000.NOW SURGING IN CRUISE CONTROL. *AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10033676     Date of Failure: VIN : Not Available Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: CONUMEER HEARD A NOISE WHILE TRAVELING. VEHICLE WAS SERVICED, TECHNICIAN NOTICED BALL JOINTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10043725     Date of Failure: July 1, 2003 VIN : Not Available Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: '99 DODGE DAKOTA, CLUB CAB, 4WD, JUST TURNED 100,000 MILES, HAD TO HAVE THE BALL JOINTS REPLACED TWICE SINCE I HAVE OWNED IT. BALL JOINTS WERE FIRST REPLACED AT 60,000 MILES WITH OEM PARTS, BALL JOINTS WERE REPLACED A SECOND TIME AT 90,000 WITH AFTERMARKET PARTS. VEHICLE IS USED ONLY ON PAVED ROADS AND NOT SUBJECT TO ABUSE...PREMATURELY FAILING BALL JOINTS ARE A SAFETY CONCERN AND CAUSING PREMATURE TIRE WEAR.*AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10043861     Date of Failure: September 1, 2003 VIN : 1B7GG22YXXS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: 1999 DODGE DAKOTA 4WD 71500 MILES. NOTIFIED BY MECHANIC THAT I NEED BOTH UPPER BALL JOINTS, BOTH LOWER BALL JOINTS AND BOTH TIE ROD ENDS REPLACED. TOOK IT IN FOR UNUSUAL TIRE WEAR THAT HAS OCCURRED SINCE 40,000 MILES. MECHANIC WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROBLEM WITH DAKOTAS. SAID HE HAS SEEN MANY LIKE IT.*AK Check to Request Research. Submit below. Make : DODGE     Model : DAKOTA     Year : 1999 Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Crash : No     Fire : No     Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10043878     Date of Failure: September 11, 2002 VIN : 1B7GL22Y1XS... Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT Summary: UPPER RIGHT BALL JOINT FAILED. VEHICLE HAD 65684 MILES.*AK Check to Request Research. Submit below.
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Now you are posting well known info which DC has addressed as of December 2004.
What exactly are you hoping to achieve by telling us what we already know?
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I'm not trying to tell YOU anything (I'm sure YOU know it all). I'm trying to save some poor sucker from the nightmare I've been through with this Dodge junk that YOU seem to be in love with. Inbred moron.
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justme wrote:

I got $200 from Daimler Chrysler for the ball joint replacement on my 2002 Dodge Dakota Lemon.
JAM
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Or you could call him into your office.......
Please..... <VBG>
Denny
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Oddly, this IS NOT an issue YOU had, so why does it concern you?
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Oddly I forgot that....... I've had so many problems with this Dodge lemon ($4000.00 CDN after warranty) I can't remember them all.......... for YOUR information.
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Bullshit. You are so worked up over the whole truck, you remembered details that no one would bother with, yet forgot the one detail that has raised a class action lawsuit, AND a NHTSA recall.
Troll.
Done here.
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