Last post on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM
You are in the Dodge Durango
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Durango, SUV
#34 of 36 Re: DODGE DURANGO 2002 (BET U HAVE NO CLUE!!) [wrecked325]
Dec 16, 2011 (12:41 pm)
First off, was it a 4wd or 2wd? What was the mileage?
Actually, many of us do have a clue about this. The problem on some first generation Durangos was due to upper ball joints that allowed moisture to enter the joint, displace the grease, and eventually wear out the dry joint (somewhat quickly). The recall was issued around 2005 or 2006 for 2000 - 2003 models, but only 4wd. The 2wd models were only afforded a longer warranty (10yrs/100k miles, if I remember right) on the front ball joints. I think the rational here was that the 4wd models would get more severe front end travel and wear thus would be more of a risk. The rest of the front end parts you mentioned were usually casualties of the ball joint seperating. I'm not saying that this was what caused your accident, but would be a front runner for cause I think.
Since you didn't own it whe the recall was issued I guess one could surmise that was the reason you weren't aware of it. I have a 2000 SLT 4wd 4.7 that I had the recall done on around 2007 or 2008, but the upper ball joints had been checked a couple of times and were OK prior to that. I don't put that many miles on the Dodge, it only has 103K on it now after 12 years or so. I'm not aware of so many "recalls", but there is a lot of service bulletins out there on this model, most of which I know about but won't go into now.
I wish you good luck with your legal action though. I think that any gain you receive from it will more than be offset by your costs however.
I enjoyed reading your post, that must have been a hair-raising day indeed!
#35 of 36 Re: My Durango Won't Start [manda6]
Apr 18, 2012 (4:22 pm)
try the pcm .. i changed mine and it helped you can get them on line cheaper than what you would pay at auto parts store
#36 of 36 Re: DODGE DURANGO 2002 (BET U HAVE NO CLUE!!) [wrecked325]
Apr 29, 2012 (11:50 pm)
I am at a loss. I have a 2002 dodge durango SLT + and have had it since 2005. I have had TONS of front end problems, stalling, windows falling down in the doors, brakes, ETC. We haven't received anything about recalls either. This hits too close to home for me. I am driving around with my 4 children on a daily basis and I just so happened to stumble onto this website looking for info about my radiator leaking. Something defiantly needs to be done about all the issues. Dodge should pay for the obvious problems that EVERYONE seems to be having. I would def be interested in seeing the photos if you wouldn't mind. Glad to hear that you weren't severely injured.