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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Stratus drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 042013


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that the gear shifted from park without the key in the ignition. The contact also stated that the key became stuck in the ignition. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 04V02100 (power train), however, the vehicle was not affected at the time and no repairs were done. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- 2944 Mt Mckinley Way, KY, USA

problem #4

May 072005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle fire

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #3

Apr 072005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle fire

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #2

Apr 012005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • miles
Complaint regarding the waiting time consumer had to endure when having recall repairs performed on 1998 Dodge Stratus. The malfunction indicator lamp had come on. The transmission would not shift. The 02 sensor failed. The 02 sensor was replaced and reset and may have been the cause for the transmission problem. Recall campaign #04V021000.

- Laie, HI, USA

problem #1

Oct 231999

(reported on)


  • miles
Dealership gave me statement that recall item was fixed on 10-22-1999 and they did nothing. The problem still exists. I can manuver the shift lever from park position with the key out of the ignition. They did not replace the shifter assembly and interlock cable as stated in the recall notice I receiverd from Chrysler. I called the dealer and was told to bring it back in. So I trust them to do this correctly?

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

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