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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Stratus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 172003


  • miles


Consumer stated that when they was hit in the front center of the vehicle the air bag did not deploy causing minor injuries to the consumer. Dealer notifies.

- Calcium, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012002


  • miles
Front impact collision air bag deployed, but caught on fire, impact of the airbag caused bodily injuries to driver.

- 0klahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 181999


  • miles
70 degrees, dry level road surface, slight curve in road to left. Frontal impact at 40mph into side of second vehicle that ran stop sign. Pressed brake pedal with both feet at maximum force. Brake pedal went to floor and car did not slow or stop resulting in impact. Normaly, ABS activates at the slightest sign of road irregularity. ABS sounds not heard during entire incident. ABS pulsing sensation in brake pedal not felt during entire incident. Also, front driver and front passenger airbags did not deploy.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 151998


  • miles
Violent deployment of air bag during collision caused the air bag to explode rather that deflate.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

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