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1997 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Stratus

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Dodge Stratus is between $360 and $440 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Dodge Stratus
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$400
Annual Repair Cost
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Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.
An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.
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Overall (3 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
July 28, 2011
1997 Dodge Stratus
My grandmother gave this to me as soon as I got my license! This thing has been sitting in front of a barn for about a year and a half to two years. Ever since I had it, it's been running like a TA...
January 23, 2011
1997 Dodge Stratus
overall my car is GREAT! I have had no major problems other than an a/c compressor going out! Powerful V6 with autostick is fun to drive, suspension is tight like a sports car! Great stereo system,...
September 08, 2010
1997 Dodge Stratus
MY SON-IN-LAW FIRST HAD THIS CAR AND I TOOK IT OVER. THEY HAD TO PUT HEAD GASKETS IN IT WHEN THEY HAD IT AND IT ALREADY NEEDS MORE HEAD GASKETS. IT ALSO PROBABLY NEED A WATER PUMP. OVER ALL IT RUN...