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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,314 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.

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1998 Dodge Stratus suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 152007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Stratus. While driving 5 mph the contact heard a loud noise coming from the front passenger's side wheel. The contact's relative inspected the vehicle and determined the ball joints were broken. The dealer has not diagnosed the vehicle. There was recall 97V201000 concerning the lower ball joints for 1997 vehicles. The contact stated that this vehicle should be included in the recall.

- Shelleyville, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 082002

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 91,256 miles
I begain to have a grinding noise when I turned and then, my half-shaft fell out of my transmission, causing me to have to replace my half shaft and lower control arm. That stuff is not cheap.

- Newport, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 022004

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Consumer complained about a ball joint problem. When turning corners heard a popping sound on driver side. This action occurred at all speeds.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #1

Aug 112003


  • miles
While driving out of the driveway upper and lower driver's side ball joints broke without prior warning.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

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