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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,750 miles

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1998 Dodge Stratus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 202015

Stratus

  • miles

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

Having issues with dash and headlight dimming, also radio goes off and looses memory, door locks won't work when radio goes off. Burnt out defogger relay and power amp fuse with no power amp, also had to replace horn relay yet taking all those relays out and problem still happens. Already checked lighter assembly, that was popping amp fuse. Fixed that still happening. Also goes through 1 quart of oil a month but no leaks under the car when moved. "????" help!!!!!! the oil problem should fall under hazardous meterials act if all these cars are dumping used oil all over this country.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012

Stratus

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Stratus. While the vehicle was at the dealer for routine maintenace, it was discovered that the front ball joint and control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. On two separate occasions, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer determined both times that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired both times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Several years later, the contact was unable to remove the key from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 04V021000 (power train) and 98V183000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- New Port Rickey , FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 042013

Stratus

  • 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 #1

Aug 012000

Stratus

  • miles
The vehicle has been in for repairs on numerous occasions for electrical components (3) alternators, (2) batteries, the dealership stated that is was due to the aftermarket alarm system, consumer had the alarm system taken out and the problems continued.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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