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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052009


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Stratus. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to safely maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the mechanic stated that abnormal sludge in the engine caused the failure. The repair would cost approximately $4,000. The engine size was 2.7L with six cylinders. The vehicle has not been repaired. He called the dealer and was referred to the manufacturer. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure and current mileages were 95,000.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 292005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
The consumer took vehicle to a dealership and repair shop several times for a squeaking noise that came from the left driver's side by the wheel. The source of the squeaking noise was unknown. The engine, a caliber to the steering wheel, air conditioning, brakes, and the flywheel were replaced. There is a still a squeaking noise and consumer does not know where it I comes from. The consumer is concerned about the safety of this vehicle.

- Euclid, OH, USA

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