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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Stratus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 292002

Stratus

  • miles

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

My Dodge Stratus/98 has recently began giving me a load of problems.it all began summer 2001 with the drivers side door not being able too close.I did not think anything was wrong untill I attempted to continuously close my door and it would not shut.so I looked carefully and the latch that locks the door in place was comming undone.I than tried to make the door shut but the problem was greater than that.the screw was gone and the second was almost out of tact.the labor and screw replacement along with the towe cost me around $60.than luck would have it the same incident occured again on the left-hand front passenger side with labor and parts costing $30.the problem with my engine began in November, I had noticed that my car oil and engine warning had appeared so I took my car to a mechanic had oil-filters, air-condition fluid, water, & engine all checked and repaired.the mechanic told me all I needed and $360 was well invested.I thought all was fine but the service signal for oil and sometimes engine were constantly appearing. I took my car back and the mechanic told me that I needed more oil and when did I last have my car checked, I advised him that it was not long ago he than emphasized that I was lucky my car had not locked.the next week the same thing but another mechanic.he told me my oil was leaking he could not determine from where so he recommended I change my oil-filters, oil brand and put car on machine dialiysis.he did all this totaling $73.yet a week later I'm having to place up to three quarts of oil every week.I contacted a local Dodge dealer here in eastman ga 31023 and he told me of daimler luck would have it you all had just sent me notification of brake change. I made the complaint and no one contacted me so now today I had a bad accident my car completly stopped leaving me stranded and when my car stopped it jerked me leaving me stunned but concious and my car is now out of service.

- Eastman, GA, USA

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