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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Dodge Stratus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 212007

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


At 28,000 miles the airbag light came on. The dealer said it was a seat belt retractor. They replaced it. I have had the air bag light come on every few months. They have replaced seat belt components and messed with the connectors. I have had it in 5 times now.

- Altoona, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 252006

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
: the contact stated that the driver's side seatbelt caught on fire twice and the passenger side air bag deployed. During each incident the air bag light illuminated on the dash. On the first incident the dealership determined there was an electrical short in the airbag module and in the left and right front squids. The seat belt tensioner was determined to be faulty. The dealership replaced the air bag module and the air bag. The seat belt tensioner was repaired. The second incident resulted in injuries to the passenger of the vehicle. The air bag module was determined defective and the driver's side seatbelt retractor was faulty. The dealership replaced the air bag module, the air bag and the seat belt retractor. The seat belt is malfunctioning again. The air bag light is illuminated on the dash of the vehicle.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 082004

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into school bus head on. Upon impact, driver's side air bag deployed, but driver's side seat belt retractor bracket broke. The seat belt failed to restrain the driver, causing eye and back injuries, and driver was transported by helicopter to the hospital. Vehicle was towed, and totaled by the insurance company.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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