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2000 Dodge Stratus

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2000 Dodge Stratus Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

If a Check Engine Light illuminates indicating leak detection pump (LDP) failure, the cause is often pinched or disconnected vacuum lines to the pump. Vacuum lines should be inspected before replacing the leak detection pump. Contamination (carbon or debris) in the pump can cause failure and any hoses should be cleared before a new pump is installed.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Check Engine (MIL) light illumination, along with hard starting or a rough engine idle, can be caused by the EGR valve; a revised EGR valve is available.

2000 Dodge Stratus Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 27, 2000

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The supplied labels could cause confusion as to whether the child safety lock is activated. This could cause a safety issue. Chrysler supplied the proper labels to the customer to be installed.

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Brakes, September 25, 2000

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Dodge is recalling 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, and Plymouth Breeze models because the stand-off bracket could separate from the block and cause damage to the right-side brakes. This can cause a half-system brake loss. Dealers will add a brake line bracket to the right front brake tube.

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Engine, March 20, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH UNPAINTED FUEL TANK STRAPS.

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Suspension & Steering, April 10, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING HOSE MAY PREMATURELY HEAT AGE AND DEVELOP A LEAK.

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2000 Dodge Stratus Questions and Answers

corrector685, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Dayton, OH

dose anyone know where I can find a front drivers seat for a 2000 Dodge Stratys SE, I have a power seat that my son broke the back on it and I have to have stuff positioned behind the seat to hold ...

mr dre, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Round Lake, IL

does a 2000 dodge stratus have a temperature plug?

mr dre, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Round Lake, IL

why does my 2000 dodge stratus blow out cold air instead of hot air?

mr dre, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Round Lake, IL

why does my 2000dodge stratus overheat even though i put a new thermostat? it overheats mainly when im sitting still for about 10 minutes?

Jake_1, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2.5L V6, Pocatello, ID

left turn signal flashes 3 times/right turn signal does the same. hazard lights do not flash. on steady. all bulbs work

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2000 Dodge Stratus Reviews

2000 Dodge Stratus 199,432 miles ,as far as the the body is concerned ,my rocker panels are decaying like cancer. the brakes i take care of , front pads and rotors about 25-30 thousand miles . rear 75000 or so. drive train , had to replace the shift solenoid at 65,000 miles, been good since.the timing belt went at 161,000 yeah i was dumb enough not to replace it earlier. electrical and lights, the only door switch that works for my dome light is my drivers door,the light for the shifter comes on and off sporatically.engine knocks a little when i start it up , i change the oil. as far as emissions, had to replace the gas tank filler neck , and as of 02/25/2012 sounds like i have an exhaust leak. i put many dollars into the suspension , seems like a weak part of this car. getting back to the hvac i let the the a/c go i dont use it,the heat is still very good although. any questions contact me. i have 199,432 on it ,i cant complain since i bought it new ,its still my baby.it still gives me 25 mpg.seriously!

Since I purchased this vehicle we have had to replace so much it should have been left where it was. I will never buy another Dodge Stratus. The purchase price is very reasonable but you more than make up for it in repair costs. If it isn't one thing it is another. I liked the cars ride, size, and gas mileage. In order to make it worth the cost it needs to be able to stay on the road and running. I baby my vehicles so it isn't becaue it gets treated rough.

do not buyicait alot fblems lik the brak tgithball jintan the gine chight not b i mrible

I have a 2000 Dodge Stratus. It's a nice looking car and very comfortable. I've had it for years now and the only major fixes were to replace a water pump, rotters, and the gas hose neck. At over 265, 000 miles my car is still a great running, dependable car!

bought my 2000 dodge stratus in 2004 with 86000 miles. Made some initial investments I knew I would need at the 100000 mile mark. Change oil religiously. The car is at the 201000 mile mark and I think I'll reinvest. It handles great, looks great (little rust at corner of hood in front) Am very happy with it. Hope it could last forever.

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