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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,256 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.

2004 Dodge Stratus drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 152010

Stratus 4-cyl

  • miles


2004 Dodge Stratus left axle broke off while driving. Consumer also states that the tire fell off, brake rotor was replaced and then the ball joint went bad. The consumer also stated the transmission gasket was replaced twice and the vehicle smelled hot.

- Penfield, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 192007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • miles
2004 Dodge Stratus with rear end problems. Consumer had the resonator replaced, and then was told the rear struts needed to be replaced. When her dad was replacing the struts they broke into pieces because of all of the corrosion. The consumer stated when she purchased the vehicle, there was a minor problem with the horn. The consumer stated she thinks there may be a problem with the transmission. As the vehicle changes gears, it will not change smoothly and ends up jerking back and forth as she tries to increase speed. The consumer stated the only way to stop it, is to take her foot off the accelerator and then accelerate through to the next gear

- Avon, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 162007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,980 miles
The ignition interlock on my 2004 Dodge Stratus is inoperative. At least twice, the key was removed after the engine was shut off by while the car was in drive. The car then began to roll away. The second time this happened, the car ran into an obstruction and suffered 25 thousand dollars in damage.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

Aug 312005

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,045 miles
Click sound in left front area when accelerating (fwd and reverse) and breaking. Seems to be a common problem with Stratus R/T and the similar Mitsubishi eclipse. Similar complaints and discussion can be found here.

- Roslindale, MA, USA

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