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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Dodge Stratus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012007


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Stratus. Within a period of 4 years, the ball joints and lower control arm were replaced a total of 3 times. Recently, she was advised the ball joints and lower control arm would need to be replaced a 4th time. The manufacturer was contacted and advised they would not assist due to high mileage of the vehicle. The vehicle was outside of factory warranty. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current was 120,000.

- Reeds Burg, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 192007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Stratus. While driving 35 mph heard a noise in the tire area and the vehicle started pulling to the left. The mechanic stated that the left front upper ball joint broke. Also, the front and rear upper and lower ball joints had excessive play. The mechanic stated that the left and right front sway bar links were worn out, and the left and right inner, and outer tire rods needed to be replaced. The mechanic repaired the left front upper ball joint. Since the replacement the vehicle has not been driven. The current and failure mileage were 92,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 072005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,800 miles
The contact stated while driving felt a slight bump while turning the wheels. He took the vehicle to a dealership, where they found it was the right side lower ball joints that where worn out. Repairs will be made at the contact's expense.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

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