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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,667 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032011

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


Car is driven on regular city streets and freeways. Roads I drive are paved - no country, dusty roads and area isn't heavy in pollution. I purchase my gas from shell or chevron and refill at 1/4 to 1/3 tank to reduce chance of picking up sediment from fuel tank. Noticed while driving on freeway.that car would drop in speed from 60 mph to 20 rather quickly and then forget about going up a hill. I was also getting 8-10 mpg. A couple weeks later I noticed even on level city streets the loss of power. Car was diagnosed as catalytic converter and with California emission regulations the cost of parts and labor was $ $1,600. A year later, I noticed some loss of power and increased fuel consumption. Car was diagnosed to need cat converter replaced again and paid another $ $1,600. Also was diagnosed that rear mounts needed replacement and was wondering if this was normal. Very bouncy ride.

- Seattle , WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012008


  • 80,000 miles
Fuel pump in 2004 Dodge Stratus, needs to be replaced, however I've notice these makes and models Stratus do have a recall problem.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 172006

Stratus 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles
: the contact stated during filling up the vehicle, the gas tank does not click alerting the contact it is full causing gasoline spillage. The dealership has not been alerted.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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