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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,106 miles

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2004 Dodge Stratus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 192008

Stratus

  • 34,000 miles

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

1. ignition- Ms. Faulkner was transporting me to pick up my vehicle and her vehicle engine shut off just before she came to a stop. She stated that this had occurred on several occasions. The vehicle did not stall the day I drove it but when I stopped at a signal light the engine surged momentarily for approximately 3-4 seconds and then it returned to it"S normal idle. Had I not had the brake pedal engaged the vehicle would have surged forward 2. transmission " while driving on the interstate at speed limit and speed control set, upon resuming speed after coasting down a hill, there was a very distinct clunk that came from the transmission/transaxle. This same clunk occurred again at slow speeds when I slowing down for a signal.

- Woodstock, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 192008

Stratus

  • 34,000 miles
1. ignition- Ms. Faulkner was transporting me to pick up my vehicle and her vehicle engine shut off just before she came to a stop. She stated that this had occurred on several occasions. The vehicle did not stall the day I drove it but when I stopped at a signal light the engine surged momentary for approximately 3-4 seconds and then it returned to it"S normal idle. Had I not had the brake pedal engaged the vehicle would have surged forward 2. transmission " while driving on the interstate at speed limit and speed control set, upon resuming speed after coasting down a hill, there was a very distinct clunk that came from the transmission/transaxle. This same clunk occurred again at slow speeds when I slowing down for a signal.

- Woodstock, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 302008

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Stratus. While driving approximately 35 mph, the engine was between 4 to 5 RPM's, but the vehicle would not accelerate forward. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the transmission failed. The current mileage was 96,000 and failure mileage was 95,500.

- N. Royalton, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 162007

Stratus 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,139 miles

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

The events leading up the failure of my vehicle were, the car kept turning off. I could restart it afterwards without a problem. I took the vehicle to the Dodge dearlership and was told I needed a new transmission. This was repaired under the warranty. Afterwards, the car stalled a few times and I could restart. The last time it stalled I could not restart it and I was told by the dealership that I needed a new fuel pump. I paid for the repair services and the next searched the recalls on the internet. I just want my $724.13 refunded. There was a NHTSA recall, # 03V443000, regarding the fuel system/fuel pump and another NHTSA recall, # 04V313000, regarding the fuel system/fuel pump as well.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022004

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Stalling at toll booths, stoplights, and crossing intersections.

- London, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
When the gear shifter was bumped it shifted from drive to neutral.

- Sandy, UT, USA

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