Chrisler Auto Complaint - Bad Material - Ball Joint

Review by earl the pearl on 2007-01-07
MISSISSIPPI -- I would like to know how many Dodge & Chrisler autos and trucks have had ball joint failure in less than 50,000 miles? The same problem exist in Ford & Chevroley that have no grease zirks. They have a plastic surface to steel and they wear out extremely fast. Nat. Safety Board had no comment and Mfg. stated they build a quality product.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-01-08
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-01-07:
Chrylser is known for cheap parts. Helps cover all that design and engineering cost to make the cars "look" cool. My wife has a Jeep Liberty with a current recall out on those same ball joints. Thanks for the reminder to get that fixed!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-07:
I am running right out to check my grease zirk!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-07:
earl the pearl I have also noticed no grease zirks on the Toyota and even my lawn mower (John Deer). OK on the mower that is one thing, on cars that is simply not safe!
I to have asked the same question you did NSB and got the same answer you did. It makes you wonder what the he11 is going on?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-08:
Earl & Liddy, I am gonna guess that you are over 40 years old or have some auto experience with classic vehicles to even know what a zirk fitting even is. Bravo. The reason ALL manufacturers stopped using zirk fittings is because the units are now design to be maintenance free (sealed units). You can still buy zirk fittings and install them if you like but usually you will find it not neccessary except under extreme conditions. Good Luck
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-08:
Hey dealer, you would be correct about the age thing (at least me), lol. I understand what your saying and I know you are correct its just an "old guy" thing I guess. When you get so used to something its hard to axcept new.

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