really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,276 miles

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2004 Dodge Stratus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 252007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • miles


2004 Dodge Stratus. Ltr forwarded from fmcsa requesting investigation of consumer complaint re non-deployment of the airbags in her Chrysler vehicle. The consumer hit a utility pole. The consumer suffered injuries to her face. The manufacturer denied the consumers claim for any assistance. The manufacturers inspection revealed that the threshold for air bag deployment was not met. The impact was absorbed by the vehicle's crush points. Also, during the electronic testing, no fault codes appeared that would have indicated any malfunction at the time of the incident.

- Centerville, IN, USA

problem #4

Feb 122007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,900 miles
- the contact'a vehicle crashed into a second vehicle which had spun out in front of her vehicle due to the icy conditions. The contact was traveling at 40 mph when she stuck the second vehicle. Both vehicles proceeded to slide down a steep embackment. Although the vechile was rendered inoperable the airbag did not deploy, it seemd that the seat belt pretentioner did engage and kept the driver from hitting the steering wheel. Both the officer at the scene, and the insurance agent were surprised that the air bags had not deployed. The contact had a police report. The failure mileage was 50900 miles.

- Peru, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 162005

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact's vehicle rear ended a vehicle at 40 mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The bumper was cracked, but the frame was not damaged. Daimler/Chrysler inspected the vehicle, but the contact received no report. A police report was taken at the scene. The vehicle is currently being repaired. Updated 02/13/06.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152005

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,680 miles
2004 Dodge Stratus rt. Last Thursday consumer's car was involved in an accident. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. Consumer let someone barrow the car, and while driving at high speeds between 80 and 100 mph, the car hit concrete poles and totaled the car. There were no injuries; the seat belts were worn. The police came, but consumer was if a police report was filed.

- South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,800 miles
Consumer's vehicle was involved in head on collision, whereby the seat belt did not secure the consumer, causing him to strike his head on the steering wheel, then, the air bags deployed only because his head hit the steering. Consumer broke his nose, and had other multiple injuries. The vehicle was totaled.

- Concord, CA, USA

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