Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,750 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.

2005 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Dodge Stratus:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 222015


  • 130,000 miles


Car accelerated on its own. When I let off the brakes it took off very fast and got up to 70 before I had to mash the brakes very hard and pull over and force it into neutral and turn the key to stop the engine. When restarting the engine it continued rev in park and neutral which prevented me from putting it in drive'

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 222015


  • 123,000 miles
I purchased from car champs on March 27th stopped working March 30th and decided to start running again April 4th the whole time it was out of use and broken I called car champs no one returned called or responded the center had dates and times and complaint's, as to situation the day I finally get in touch with them on my appointment was set for the 9th half way there to car champs the call center calls me and SAS service manager who is also the worker canceled because of an emergency, me stating the whole time I fear for my life in this vehicle they sold me which I needed a vehicle so bad for my work that I took it had being told it was the only one I could get I asked over several times at purchase is this car gonna stop or break down on me multiple people that work at the lot said no it won't it's good condition, that was a lie 30 day warranty still in effect I was there for 4 hours and 40 minutes tops, it was outrageous a new condition discovered after being told it had cracked break pads which could of broken completely and the car wouldn't stop I could have died, as I'm driving away after the 5 hour delay 2 new lights came on including the oil light. The next day I called and ran there phone off the hook till someone answer I was told to get my car there immediately because had to go.mind you I've been calling since 9am that morning L I rushed down there for the vehicle to stop going 40/45 miles per hour on a highway, 18 wheeler slamming breaks and bumpin and totally fearing for my life after H a 5 hour and 30 minute wait for car champs tow truck to get us and take us to there service lot, as of today they towed loner vehicle given to me after I was in the hospital 2 days cuz of there accident and lemon car leaving a message saying were going to take care of this and do a car switch out then repossessing there car still under 30 day warranty

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012013


  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated as the vehicle exhibited an abnormal noise. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

- Fortworth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 042012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle decelerated and the check engine lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the cam shaft was defective and needed to be replaced. The failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

- Westport , CT, USA

Not what you are looking for?