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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,888 miles

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2004 Dodge Stratus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 132005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Consumer says vehicle shakes at 50 mph. Also, shakes when consumer first started vehicle. Consumer was told by dealer that shaking was caused by spark plug wires. Consumer stated wires were changed four times already, and it did not get better. Vehicle was taken to dealer to have wires changed. Vehicle was serviced regularly. Vehicle died intermittently. The check engine light came on. This happened about two weeks after purchase of vehicle.

- Granger, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 082004

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,775 miles
Car does the following at random- when driving at low speeds it dies, sometimes when pulling into parking spaces the engines surges and causes car to lunge forward. Once when I backed out of my driveway and put the car in drive it surged and lunged forward. The engine, on several occasions has idled very roughly, the engine light stayed on once and the other time it flashed 5 or 6 times and quit. Noe the motor in the rear window is defective! I have had this car to the dealership 6-7 times for this problem and "they can't duplicate the problem".the lemon law in tennesse requires 4 visits for the same problem, have exceeded that by far! I am done with Dodge/Chrysler and all their products. I will buy a foreign car befor I ever buy another product from them!!!

- Butler, TN, USA

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