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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,715 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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2006 Dodge Stratus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #8

May 132016


  • miles


2006 Dodge Stratus. Consumer writes in regards to airbags did not deploy during vehicle accident. The consumer stated her son hit a utility pole head-on at 85 mph.

- Hubert, NC, USA

problem #7

Apr 302016


  • miles
My passenger side airbag is lifting from its place on the back side of the cover. This is a concern for me because I fear that it will release at some point due to the heat or motion. I notice the protrusion when I am cleaning up my car and I do not touch it nor do I prefer for anyone to sit in the front seat.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #6

May 162015


  • miles
While investigating a minor two vehicle traffic crash involving the above mentioned vehicle, I noticed that both front air bags had deployed. The driver had sustained swelling and abrasions to his hands and forearms from the airbags, and the front seat passenger complained of soreness in the shoulders. No medical treatment was called for. Upon examining the damage to the vehicle that they were riding in, I saw that the only damage from the crash was to the right front corner. A vehicle that was traveling to the right of them and slightly ahead of them attempted to make a left hand turn. The left side of that vehicle (Chevy trailblazer) struck the right front fender of the Dodge Stratus, as it turned (sideswiped). The damage to the Stratus did not seen severe enough to warrant an air bag deployment, and there was no direct frontal impact between the two vehicles. Pictures are available.

- Roselle, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 182014


  • 137,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Stratus. While driving 45 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000.

- Vineland , NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 132014

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
At the impact of accident the air bag did not deploy.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 182010

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus when another car rear ended me going about 60mph. This pushed my vehicle into another vehicle with enough force to smash both the front and rear of my vehicle. No air bag ever deployed. Serious safety issue.

- Batesburg, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 192008


  • 63,000 miles
II was in a accident and my seatbelt did not lock nor did the airbags deploy. I rearended someone at 25mph. They were stopped on the freeway. So it was a fairly hard hit. I fractured my sternum, and bruised chest, there was a big lump in middle of breastbone. Currently under a cardiologist for several tests on heart. My out of pocket expenses was $5,281 dollars, hers was minimal. I am just lucky I am not dead and she was not hurt.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 102007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,720 miles
My daughter was driving home when another vehicle made an illegal left turn in front of her. At the time of the crash, she was going approx. 40 mph, but the air bag did not deploy, the seat belt flew off and the driver seat flew forward (and yes everything was locked in place). Because of the accident, she had a strained neck, shoulder, back and because the seat flew forward, her knees were injured. I sent a complaint to Dodge, but because the insurance company had already repaired the car, they did not want to look at the car. At the auto shop, they did not check to see if the air bags worked (or even if there are air bags in the steering wheel) or find out why the seat flew of or why the driver seat flew forward. All of my children have been putting their seat belts on since they were small children -- I can guarantee that the seat belt was secure.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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