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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
52,412 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. release trunk. unlock and open driver door before closing tr (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Stratus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012006

Stratus RT Coupe V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I have complaints in both know problems w/ electrical. The PCM was replaced under warranty, and seemed to correct the problem. However, it has since returned. Rather than pay a small fortune to replace again, I simply go through the ridiculous routine of releasing my trunk, and BEFORE closing my trunk I need to unlock my drivers door and open it (leaving it open). If you do this in any other form/fashion the alarm goes off. If you don't go through the routine, you simply set the alarm off and have to disengage by hitting unlock on your key fob. I guess I should just be thankful my car isn't mysteriously stalling out (I'm not), but I've had to replace several batteries from the continuous draw on it from the security.

- , Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052010

Stratus SXT 2.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,823 miles

My wife is prone to migraine headaches and when the alarm goes off upon turning off the ignition or just opening the door it can trigger a headache.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

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