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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles

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2005 Dodge Stratus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152008

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles


This issue has happened to my 2005 Dodge Stratus 3 times, already. I have a manual transmission and approximately, every 22,000 to 24,000 miles my clutch wears out. The warranty on the part of course only lasts 12,000 miles. The first time it cost me over $1,600 for parts and labor just to have the clutch replaced at the dealer. For the second time, I took it to a local shop and got the cost down to about $1,100. The third and most recent time occurred in March of 2008. Once again the clutch stopped locking gears into place, rendering the vehicle completely undrivable. This time I ordered a part myself and had a friend install it for me. The part I ordered has a lifetime warranty, so needless to say, I feel a little more confident this time. My point here, is the standard clutch used by Dodge is obviously a sub-standard part, not worthy of installation into any vehicle. One's clutch should not go out 3 times in as many years. I bought my car brand new just over 3 years ago now and it does not yet have 75,000 miles on it. I do not drive it poorly and grind the clutch. I should not be on my fourth clutch in the vehicle. If you happen to have a manual transmission in any Dodge and are reading this complaint, I would recommend extreme caution and if you do end up having a problem, absolutely do not take it to the dealer. You'll just end up spending $1,000 or more a year from there on.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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