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1998 Dodge Stratus
7 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 1998 Dodge Stratus
Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Dodge Stratus by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Dodge service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Dodge customer service.
1998 Dodge Stratus SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM NHTSA Campaign #10E059000
Summary: Federal-mogul is recalling certain replacement control arm assemblies, part numbers K7425, 10945, fa4510X, K7427, 10946, and fa4611X, sold for use on various passenger vehicles listed above. The ball joint on the control arm assembly can fail causing the ball stud to wear through the control arm housing resulting in noise and/or separation of the ball stud from the housing.
Consequence: If there is a separation of the ball stud from the housing, the driver can loose steering control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners of record and replace the affected control arms free of charge. The safety recall began on January 28, 2011. Owners may contact federal-mogul at 1-877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10E059000 »
1998 Dodge Stratus SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #09E056000
Summary: Qualis automotive is recalling certain aftermarket ball joints sold for use on certain passenger vehicles. The socket may have been excessively hardened which could cause it to crack near the retaining ring groove allowing the ball stud to separate under impact load. The subject ball joints were sold as four part numbers, D10945, D10946, G10945, and G10946. The affected control arms, D10945 and D10946, are stamped with the following dates on the ball joints: 134308, 135708, 100109, 102709, 104109, 105509, 107609, 108909, 110309, 113209, and 116609. The G10945 and G10946 are the same part as the D10945 and D10946 respectively. They are labeled differently depending on the aftermarket customer.
Consequence: Separation of the ball stud from the socket of the ball joint housing would allow the control arm to collapse and the wheel to fold in causing loss of steering control, possibly resulting in a crash.
Actions: Qualis automotive will replace the ball joints free of charge. The safety recall began on November 9, 2009. Owners may contact qualis automotive at 1-800-493-4128. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E056000 »
1998 Dodge Stratus EQUIPMENT NHTSA Campaign #09E043000
Summary: Import products is recalling 30,351 fuel filters sold to and branded by the affinia group as Carquest P/N 86523, Napa P/N 3523, and Wix P/N 33523 for use as replacement equipment on the vehicles listed above. These filters may develop a leak in the hose assembly and/or connectors due to improperly adhered line connectors.
Consequence: This condition may result in a vehicle fire.
Actions: The affinia group will notify owners and the filters will be replaced free of charge. The safety recall began on August 1, 2009. Owners may contact Wix filter return center at 1-704-869-7411 or import products at 1-508-279-8207. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E043000 »
1998 Dodge Stratus FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06E088000
Summary: Certain tigas fuel pump modules manufactured between June 1 and September 24, 2006, sold under various brand names and P/nos. These fuel pump modules are sold as aftermarket for use in certain DaimlerChrysler vehicles listed above. Silicone material used in manufacture of the flapper valve was out-of-specification, leading to excess swell of the flapper valve restricting the flow of fuel to the fuel pump module.
Consequence: Fuel restriction could result in loss of power and/or engine stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Actions: Ti automotive will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pump modules free of charge. The recall began on October 6, 2006. Owners may contact ti automotive toll-free at 1-877-461-1834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E088000 »
1998 Dodge Stratus POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT NHTSA Campaign #04V021000
Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the floor shifter ignition-park interlock may fail and allow the shifter to be moved out of the park position with the key removed. An inoperative interlock may also allow the key to be removed when the shifter has not been placed in the park position.
Consequence: Either circumstance may result in the vehicle rolling away without warning.
Actions: Dealers will install a new load-limiting push rod into the floor shifter lever of the affected vehicles. Owner notification began on June 14, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V021000 »
1998 Dodge Stratus SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #99V244000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The right rear brake tube can contact the exhaust system clamp and wear a hole in it.
Consequence: DaimlerChrysler recall no. 843. If this happens, the tube could leak, reducing the effectiveness of one-half of the diagonally split braking system, and resulting in longer stopping distances.
Actions: Dealers will inspect the brake tubes for visible evidence of contact with the exhaust system clamp. If the tube shows evidence of contact, it will be replaced. If no evidence of contact exists, the tube will be fastened with a clip. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V244000 »
1998 Dodge Stratus POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #98V183000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. The adjustment of the cable connecting the console shifter mechanism to the ignition key can cause a trapped key condition which can result in a low force required to depress the shift button. A combination of applying a mis-adjusted release button with a low force attempt to shift out of park with the key in the locked position, can break the connecting pin in the shifter.
Consequence: If this happens, the "ignition-park" interlock system will be nonfunctional.
Actions: Dealers will inspect for proper operation of the system. Any vehicles that are not functional after the inspection will have the shift mechanism and cable replaced with a "self-adjusting" design. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V183000 »