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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,552 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

May 222004

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,104 miles
I purchased a 2004 Dodge Stratus on 4/13/04. On 5/22/04 I brought the vehicle to a service center for the first oil change. Upon placing the vehicle on the rack, they discovered that there was widespread severe corrosion to the undercarriage of the vehicle, including tie rods, the exhaust system, etc.. they advised me that they felt that, left uncorrected, the situation presented a safety hazard. I have jpeg images of some of the affected areas that can be sent by E-mail. From what I can see, the vehicle is unsafe to drive.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

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