Automatic Transmission May Fail Prematurely on Dodge Stratus

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,840 (15,000–189,000)
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more2001, 2003, 2004, 2006
17 people reported this problem
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I came pulling up at my house and went to put it reverse and as soon as I put it in reverse the car stalled and I tried to start it again and it went to start but then after I got it started after mess around with the battery cables it started but they wouldn't engage in gear and ever since then I've been having problems I can't figure it out I don't know if its electrical or if its transmission if there's anybody out there that knows what's up please give me heads up and let me know what's up thank you
Car revvs at a stop won't go in gear, also has trouble shifting into 4th gear.
two days ago my car started driving funny while im driving it is fine but when im stopped with my foot on the brake my car mph shoots up to 15 and tries to go so I have to shift my car in neutral to keep my car from moving while stopped the check engine light is on the codes were speed sensor first gear ratio and transmission control module I changed the speed sensor and the problem is still happening can anyone please give me any help
Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission
When my car is at a complete stop it jurks forward and tries to go and says im going 20mph. I took it to a mechanic and waz told my transmission is done.
Transmission won't go in reverse.
Car stopped moving after a bang an what sounded like gears stripping ..Motor was find tranny was shot ,had it towed home and after tinkering with it determined it was either rebuilded or replace.Picked one up at a u pick yard and installed myself haven't started yet but if it quits again junk it......
Internal transmission damage, required full rebuild.