pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Stratus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 042012

Stratus LS 2.4L Dohc 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


I have a very well kept up 2003 Dodge Stratus Sedan. It runs well, has had the oil changed every 3000 miles, all the manufacturer's recommended maintenence on it. The only thing it has required was a wheel bearing, new brake system, and a new transmission. About a week ago the abs light came on. Since the brakes were still under warranty I took it back to the place I had the brake system installed, and the brakes were fine. I thought it may be a fuse, or something like that, so I changed the fuses. The ABS light went out. Then it came back on, and the car felt like it was braking without me touching the brake pedal, or missing when I did hit the brake pedal. It steadily got worse until I went back to the shop yesterday and started yelling at them about the issue. They hooked it up to there computer and what came back was the speed sensor was out. It was causing my car to downshift or shift at the wrong times, or causing the car to stall out. My motor would rev way up, when I thought it was the brakes doing it. I felt like an ass....I called Dodge asking if they knew anything about this issue, and they told me that a speed sensor would not do this to a car, but all the research I have done, seems to me that it is a popular issue with Dodges. I miss the days when you could work on your own cars and figure it out without paying a 100 bucks just to find out it is a cheap sensor that is hard to get to in the damn car. I hope this fixes it.

- , Littleton, CO, USA

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