fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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1998 Dodge Stratus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 072007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Stratus. The vehicle was repaired under recall # 04V021000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:floor shift). The dealer stated that the shift linkage cable was not a part of the recall and will not repair the vehicle for free. The vehicle has not been repaired. The purchase date and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage is 189,608.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 102003

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles
In September of 2003 my brother the orginal owner of the 1998 Dodge Stratus sold me the car. And then right after he died. He purchased the car 6 months before he died in March 03. When I received the car I took it to the shop to get an oil change and the transmiison fliud changed. When I did this the oil man told me that I had no oil or transmisson fluid to change it had all leaked out. The oil man told me to get to a machanic as soon as I could. I took the car to get it fixed and the amco transmisson place chaged over $1,000 dollars to have it repaired. I see that it was 3 recalls on this car and one had to do with the power train, automatic transmisson/level and linkage. I called Dodge at the number provided and they told me that the warranty was up and that if I had aready paid to get these thing fixed it would not be refundable.the transmisson fliud had all leaked out that I had to almost redo the hold engine. I donot have the old parts but I do have the receipt of repairs done.

- Bklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was recalled for automatic transaxle floor shifter/park interlock: NHTSA campaign 04V021000. The interlock knob failed to move and prevented the key from being removed from the ignition and the floor shifter.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 311998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Floor shift indicator does not shift properly. Indicator is located on dashboard & not showing what gear vehicle is located in. Also, steering wheel tilts where it obstructs the view of the indicator.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 231998

(reported on)


  • miles
Automatic transmission floor console design throw from D to R to park is too long resulting in consumer thinking that the vehicle is in park when in reverse.

- Santa Barb, CA, USA

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