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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,212 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.

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2005 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 182009


  • 56,000 miles


Dodge 2005 Stratus engine failure. Engine seized up. No oil in engine caused stall. Oil light came on & thought that it indicated low oil. Instead oil light indicated no oil in engine causing engine seize up, timing belt breaking, stalling in the middle of midtown manhattan.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

May 022008


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that a vehicle two vehicle lengths before him, caused him to slam on the brakes. As a result, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The front of his hood was jammed under the rear of the other vehicle. A passerby informed him that his vehicle was on fire. The fire spread to the other vehicle as well. Both vehicles became completely engulfed. The contact was injured. The fire and police departments arrived and filed reports. The manufacturer has not been notified and the vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The VIN and speed were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 74,000.

- Cedarhill , TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 232008

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,848 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Stratus. The engine warning light illuminated. When the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an oil change, the mechanic stated that the seal on the front crank shaft failed and began leaking oil. A replacement seal was placed on the vehicle; however, there was a 1/4 inch movement in the crankshaft and the seal failed again. The timing belt was also replaced. The current and failure mileages were 48,848. Updated 4/2/08 updated 04/02/08

- Stoughton , MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082005

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Defective engine design. Oil sludge build up in 2001 Dodge intrepid 2.7L engine, leading to dealer diagnosis of engine replacement needed, when vehicle has been seerviced per vehicle manual.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

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