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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Stratus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 082006

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


: the contact stated while pulling into a parking lot, smoke was noticed coming from under the hood. The front hood was raised, and flames were noticed on top of the engine. There was nothing unusual about the way the vehicle had operated prior to the fire. The fire department was contacted, and extinguished the fire. The type of fire and exact component involved was unknown. The vehicle was towed to a local dealership, where it was deemed totaled. The contact planned to notify the manufacturer after filing a complaint with the NHTSA. A police report was not taken, but there were pictures available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

May 041999


  • miles
No summary

- Milpitas, CA, USA

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