When the driver continues to operate the vehicle with this condition, the contamination can lead to corrosion, accelerated wear and possibly separation from the steering knuckle causing a loss of vehicle steering control increasing the risk of a crash.

Suspension — Front — Control Arm — Lower Ball Joint

Date Announced
AUG 03, 2006
Vehicles Affected
Jeep Recall #
NHTSA Campaign #
On certain trucks, the constant tension front lower ball joints may experience contamination. If the vehicle is operated for an extended period with this condition, the ball joint may eventually experience wear and looseness.
Dealers will replace the front lower ball joints free of charge. The recall began on September 11, 2006. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
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