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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,946 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced heater/ac control module (1 reports)
  3. resistor was bad, they had updated the part (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Stratus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 062008

Stratus Sedan 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


This was the second time the fan speed control failed. I bought a used control module to replace the old one but it was also defective. So to hell with it. I've heard it's a defective resistor but which one?

- , Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 072007

Stratus Sedan 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,786 miles

Fan speed control failed to work on anything except high. After a couple of months I took it to an A/C place and they replaced the module and charged me 80.00 dollars. Less than one year later the piece of sh*t fails again, same thing only works on high other than that no problems with the car.

- , Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Stratus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

my AC/Heater will only work on High Fan level. Dodge Dealer wants to charge me $150.00 to repair. single mom can't afford it. Been going through this for about a year.

- , Camden, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 162006

(reported on)


  • 36,000 miles

The heater/AC fan would run only on high speed because of a bad resistor. They knew this and had an update to use a better resistor as they had lots of problems with the original, but still made me pay for it! Me, and how many others???!!!!

- , Avis, PA, USA

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