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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
108,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Dodge Stratus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072006

(reported on)

Stratus ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles


Very embarrassing sitting at a stoplight and the transmission won't engage. Cold weather makes the problem unbearable. Really should get rid of the car.

- , Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 132006

(reported on)

Stratus ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

When I come to a stop in my 1998 Stratus the transmission will put itself in neutral and will not move. It does not help to shift thru the gears. To get the car to move again I have to turn off the engine and restart the car. Then it will work fine for a while. There seems to be no factor that causes this to happen, although is seems to be worse when the engine and transmission are cold.

- , State College, PA, USA

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