2006 Dodge Stratus Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2006 Dodge Stratus as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.

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.

4-door sedan
A gear whine or whistling type noise heard when accelerating or coasting between approximately 65mph and 85mph may actually be caused by an improperly seated steering column boot. The steering column boot seals the steering shaft as it passes through the firewall.

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.

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.

If the Heating A/C fan only works in certain positions ie. 3&4 but not 1 or 2. You most likely need a new blower motor resistor.

For the sedan trim only, Coolant can leak at the coolant bleeder valve and is usually evident because of an orange crust formation on the housing. A revised bleeder and housing is available to correct this problem.

Foam tape placed between the door trim panel and door sheet metal can solve a rattling issue caused by audio output from the door speakers.