definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,061 miles

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2006 Dodge Stratus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Dodge Stratus Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 232010


  • 37,000 miles


Bought 2006 Dodge Stratus in 2007, it had very low miles. Not even a year later its began to have electrical problems and repeatedly had check engine lights on. Also we had the fuse replaced, had windows checked because they weren't working properly but it was too expensive to fix so we left them broken. Check engine light had stopped but recently began to come on again. We had took it to the transmission place they drove the car and said he didn't feel anything wrong with the car and if the light came back on to bring it back to the shop. Transmission still keeps slipping and sometimes we smell a substance like rubber burning and at this moment the lights still on but it most likely will turn off before I make it back to get it checked out.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 142008


  • 48,000 miles
The right side passenger head light continues to blow out from some kind of short in the wiring. I notice alot of Dodge status on the road with a headlight out. There is also a water spot always in the passenger side floor with no antifreeze smell just a water smell. I have replace 3 headlights in 3 months. Far to many. Is there a problem with the fuses the reason for the bulbs burning out? when the air condition is running and you are driving along put on the brakes you hear a sizzling sound as you are slowing down. And finally the brakes have chattered since day one of purchasing this car. They rumble and grind as this car had 48, 000 miles on it when I purchased it in 2008. Thanks

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 272008


  • 51,243 miles
I went to go start my car and it wouldn't start. I went to get someone to give me a jump and it started. I left the car run for 10 min before shutting it off. About an hour later I went back out to start the car and it wouldn't start again only to find out that I needed a whole new starter! of course I was not thinking a starter because of the car being a 2006.

- York, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062008


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Stratus. The contact could not remove the key from the ignition. She must shift the gears in order for the key to release. The failure occurs whenever the vehicle is operative. The engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle has not yet been taken to an authorized dealer. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 36,000 and current mileage was 38,000.

- Portland, OR, USA

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