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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.

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1998 Dodge Stratus engine problems

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 112002


  • miles


Consumer state that while driving on the NY state for about 2 1/2 hours, the cruise control was set at 65 mph, as consumer was pulling into a passing lane without accelerating to pass a slower vehicle, the speed jumped to 80 mph very rapidly, consumer then hit the accelerator two or three times without any results then turned off the cruise control and the slowed down back to normal.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 222001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will take off on its own while driving at low speeds. Consumer must hold down brake pedal and shut engine off. Cause is unknown.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #2

Sep 141998


  • miles
I was hearing noised coming from the brakes and took car in for inspection, I was handed a list of noises that were to be considered normal. I went in a second time with black dust on outside of hubcaps again I was told it was normal. Then my brakes failed while backing out of driveway. Dealer replace numerous parts of factory defective parts. Also I was stopped at a traffic light and vehicle acellerated on its own, I almost hit a pedestrian and went into oncoming traffic. I held my foot on the brake to try to keep the vehicle from moving. The vehicle was jumping from side to side and smoking while the engine was racing at max throttle.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 181999


  • miles
At nearly zero speed the engine speed surge with the foot on the break.

- Lexinton, KY, USA

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