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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,159 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.

2006 Dodge Stratus engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 042016


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Stratus. While the vehicle was idling in traffic, the temperature gauge indicated that the vehicle was overheating. The contact later observed smoke coming from the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 052013

Stratus 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
The mechanic told me that the engine needs to be replaced. Sludge on the pick up tube clocked the screen and the engine seized. Always had the oil and filter changed every 3000 miles. Never herd of having to drop the pan and clean a pick up tube when doing a routine oil change. Owned lots of cars in the 30 years I been driving and never experience this. Car has been sitting in my driveway for over a year and I still have to make payments every month. Don't have the money for a new engine. Thanks Dodge. I will never ever buy a Dodge again. Piece of crap engine.

- Prospect Park, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 112013


  • 76,636 miles
Valve gasket cover on engine leaks oil. This is now the 3rd time this has happened in less than a year. It happened in January, February and now in November 2013. The 3rd time the oil leak caused a fire on the engine. The auto place told me every time they fix this, the engine somehow eventually warps the valve gasket cover. This would suggest a defect within the vehicle. It has become both expensive and dangerous.

- Stevens Point, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 282013

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that she noticed fluid leaking from her vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. After diagnosis, they advised her that oil was leaking due to the seals and they needed to replace the engine. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages was approximately 105,000.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

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