CarComplaints.com Notes: The Dodge Stratus, Intrepid & other Chrysler sedans are infamous for oil sludge problems with the 2.7L V6 engine. If someone offers to sell you a 2.7L V6 model, it's only worth the price of the scrap metal it's going to shortly turn into.

NOTE: Only the 2.7L V6 has the oil sludge problem. Our "Avoid like the Plague" designation is ONLY for models with the 2.7L V6 engine. All other available engines are very reliable with no major problems.

Even with regular maintenance, the oil sludge defect eventually destroys the 2.7L engine typically around 80,000-100,000 miles. The only true fix we know about is to put in the larger 3.2L engine, which has a great reputation.

This issue was never deemed a safety defect by the Feds, so there was no recall. In the end, Chrysler got away with FOUR YEARS worth of defective 2.7L V6 engines in their sedans.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
174,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Stratus lights problems

lights problem

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1999 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052007

Stratus 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,000 miles

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

ITS REALLY RIDICULOUS. WHEN I GOT THE CAR, WE DIDN'T CHECK EVERYTHING, BUT ONCE NIGHT CAME, WE FIND OUT THAT THE BREAK LIGHTS, TAIL LIGHTS, REVERSE LIGHTS, NOTHING. NONE WORK. SO WHEN WE GOT BACK FROM BUYING THE LIGHTS, THE LIGHTS WERE ALL WORKING AGAIN. ANNOYING. ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS, ONCE AGAIN.

- , Clarksville, TN, USA

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