really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Stratus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 222000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Brake repairs every 3000 miles. Dealer cannot correct problem. 1. repaired: Brake pads/turned rotors/brake shoes and drums; 2. brake shoes and drums; 3. left and right drums; rear wheel cylinders, and brake shoes. Was told possible ABS problem. 4. brake master cylinder leaking /proportional valve. 5. brake recall, was told did not need done, 6. rods and master cylinder and left front caliper. As soon as vehicle gets close to 3000 miles brakes start grinding.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 222000

(reported on)

Stratus 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall number 99V244000/manufacturer's recall 843 concerning right rear brake tube. Dealer refused to correct the problem without charging the consumer.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 141998


  • miles
I was hearing noised coming from the brakes and took car in for inspection, I was handed a list of noises that were to be considered normal. I went in a second time with black dust on outside of hubcaps again I was told it was normal. Then my brakes failed while backing out of driveway. Dealer replace numerous parts of factory defective parts. Also I was stopped at a traffic light and vehicle acellerated on its own, I almost hit a pedestrian and went into oncoming traffic. I held my foot on the brake to try to keep the vehicle from moving. The vehicle was jumping from side to side and smoking while the engine was racing at max throttle.

- Elgin, IL, USA

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