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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
136,636 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
1996 Dodge Stratus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1996 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012012

Stratus 2.0L 4cly

  • Manual transmission
  • 170,289 miles


So i bought a 1996 dodge stratus from my dad and i was having problem with many things for the longest time. and when i change out my battery my door chime started to go off for no reason. that stuff was driving me nuts, i have a 45 min drive home every day. so i did my research on this car and found out that the door ajar sensors have a common short in them so i took out the one screw and unplugged all of those sensors and it stop the issues for me. and all the rest of the issue have stop to. the passenger senors was the one what case my short.

- , Omak, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 212008

Stratus 2.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,256 miles

this god damn car one thing after another first the fuel pump, then the brand new cam sensor. now the frecking irritating ding ding of the door ajar. every time i go around and slam the doors that helps for 5 minutes until i hit a pothole and there it goes again i dont know what i should do plz help me Oh never buying another dodge again take my advice

- , Leeds, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 262007

(reported on)

Stratus ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

Can anyone help? Need a cheap, preferable at-home fix.

- , Massillon, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 272006

(reported on)

Stratus ES

  • 125,000 miles

I have come to hate my car. You know the "ding" sound a car makes to let you know that a door is open, well my car makes that sound on right turns and bumps. Also, sometimes it goes off constantly.. it's enough to drive a person crazy. I have taken it to the dodge dealership, they were not able to fix it.

- , Appleton, WI, USA

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