Just went to the dealer today and my 07 Compass needs a tie rod end AGAIN! Only have 26k miles on it!!! Plus one of the rear controling arms needs to be replaced as well.Good thing it's all covered under warrenty the lease is up on mine soon. That Subaru Forester is looking better all the time.
I can say I know how you feel.
'07 Compass -> I apologize to the next owner.
My wife has 08 Patriot (POS) and just found out last night while changing the Brakes at 64k that the front two lower ball joints are hosed. I see this thread has been dead for awhile but do I understand correctly that you have to replace the entire control arm to replace the ball joint?
Front suspension repairs twice this year, tie rod ends, and lower control arms, under 45K Km.
Repaired under warranty, but what can we expect when they engineers use Dodge Caliber parts which are not the caliber a JEEP requires.
Ok so the dealer just told me my tie rods are going on my 07 Patriot with only 42k miles. Tie rods I can sort of accept but they're telling me they're non-replaceable because they are part of the whole rack and pinion assembly. Says has to order the whole assembly for $1026.00! Anyone know if this is true of if the tie rods can be replaced by themselves? Thanks