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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Stratus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #14

Jun 252002

Stratus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes went out, and pedal went all the way to the floor while driving. Thiscould have caused an accident. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 042002

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Consumer received notification of brake change, consumer returned notification notice, but dealer has not responded back.

- Eastman, GA, USA

problem #12

Apr 042002

(reported on)

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  • miles
Consumer received notification of brake change, consumer returned notification notice, but dealer has not responded back.

- Eastman, GA, USA

problem #11

Feb 042002

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving and without warning stepped on brakes and pedal got stiff, resulting in vehicle coasting and not slowing down or coming to a complete stop. Problem has occurred several times. Dealer has checked vehicle, and found no problem with consumer's concern.*akconsumer took car to dealer for the inspection of brakes because of hard brake pedal, limited brake use and pedal movement. They were unable to duplicate the problem, the dealer replaced the brake booster, but was not sure if that was the problem.

- Sobieski, WI, USA

problem #10

Jun 252001

Stratus

  • miles
I've addressed this same problem now three times with two different dealerships and again the braking system is not correct. I initially took the vehicle back to where I purchased it after only owning it for about 6 weeks. They supposedly did $700 worth of brake repair work per the manager there at aero Ford (steve corbish). I called them again in January of 2001 with the same braking problems and was told they couldn't help me so I went to royal Chrysler in oneonta, New York. They did $220 worth of brake work to the front end of the car. Again in June of 2001 I took the car back to royal Chrysler with the same braking problems, they replaced the front rotors again, brake pads, buffed the brake shoes on the back and replaced the front brake pads. Not even a month down the road the car is having braking problems again and I'm just so frustrated I don't know where to turn. I've spent hundreds of dollars on the braking system and it is still unsafe I feel. The brakes constantly squeel, the wheel shakes when I brake coming down an incline, and at times an odor is given off, like asbestos? please help me in resolving this brake issue or direct me where to turn next. Thank you cindy hotaling.

- Cherry Valley, NY, USA

problem #9

Feb 052001

Stratus

  • miles
Brakes fell in middle of street.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #8

Feb 022001

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  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bolts to brakes came completely off in middle of street. Dealer had a tow company to come pick up vehicle. Tow company for whatever reason still has car. A loaner was suppose to be given consumer until vehicle was repaired.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #7

Aug 012000

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  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 192000

(reported on)

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Brake system does not last more than 20,000 miles due to engineering defect. Manufacturer has increased size of rotors and pads on newer models.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #5

Aug 112000

(reported on)

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes continue to make excessive noise causing the consumer to replace the brakes every 1500 miles. Nlm

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Sep 181999

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  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

70 degrees, dry level road surface, slight curve in road to left. Frontal impact at 40mph into side of second vehicle that ran stop sign. Pressed brake pedal with both feet at maximum force. Brake pedal went to floor and car did not slow or stop resulting in impact. Normaly, ABS activates at the slightest sign of road irregularity. ABS sounds not heard during entire incident. ABS pulsing sensation in brake pedal not felt during entire incident. Also, front driver and front passenger airbags did not deploy.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #3

May 031999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
When brakes are applied there is a squeaking and rubbing noise then the pedal releases pressure and goes to the floor. Dealer says there is no solution.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 121998

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  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes there is a very loud noise coming from the brakes. Also, the consumer is having problems with the passenger's window, where there is air coming through the window. In addition, the turn signal lights work intermittently. The cosnumer can't determine the problem.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 211998

Stratus

  • miles
The first day that consumer took vehicle home he experienced brake failure. Consumer was backing up and the brakes failed to stop vehicle. A second time, consumer was driving approximately 25 mph when a truck stopped in front of vehicle. When driver applied brakes there were none, she rear ended the truck.

- W. Conshohockon, PA, USA

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