Under pressure after a CBS News report and a recommendation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DaimlerChrysler has announced a recall of Dodge Dakota pickup trucks and Dodge Durango 4x4 SUVs with model years from 2000 to 2003. The vehicles are being recalled because of problems with ball joints on the front suspension.

Approximately 600,000 vehicles are being recalled for repair at no cost to the owner. Consumers who have already paid for repairs for this problem will be reimbursed, and the warranties on 400,000 additional vehicles made after 2003 have been extended.