Separation of the ball joint could cause a loss of steering control increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suspension — Front — Control Arm — Lower Ball Joint

Date Announced
NOV 13, 1997
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The lower control arm ball joint can separate due to loss of lubrication.
Dealers will inspect the ball joint end housing cover seal for leakage with a high pressure air tester and the rubber boot will be visually inspected for damage. If the cover seal leaks or the boot is damaged, the lower control arm will be replaced.
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