really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,855 miles

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2004 Dodge Stratus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 142015


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that the vehicle made an abnormal noise and the brakes functioned intermittently. The failures happened without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the control arm assemblies were defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. NHTSA campaign numbers: 07E023000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 10E059000 (suspension) were issued for these failures. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 042013

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Driving down the road, I had lost my brakes, took it to a mechanic and the brakes line on the left front wheel broke, this happened in September 2013, and the left front brake line broke again in December 2013. I called the dealer and they said there were no recalls for brakes, maybe next time I'll be traveling the interstate and realize I have no brakes when I need to apply them.

- Athens, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 182012


  • 129,565 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, she applied the brakes but the vehicle would not decelerate, causing her to crash into another vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by a local police officer who stated that there appeared to be a defective brake line. The vehicle had not been diagnosed by a mechanic or repaired. The failure and current mileages were 129,565.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

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