Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Stratus

Dodge Stratus Problems

Recall to inspect front, lower ball joints
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.
Gear Whine or Whistling Noise

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.

Starting Issues and Trouble Code Due to Defective Cam/Crankshaft Sensor

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.

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Dodge Stratus Questions

01 Stratus Coupe 3.0 won't run unless I hold in the mfi relay by hand its good 2 (2 answers)

The MFI relay will not come on when I turn the key on I have to energize it by hand to get the car to run.

Has spark has has to fuel rail turns over but won't start evenwith startingfluid (2 answers)

How come it won't even fire with starting fluid it started had to hold foot on pedal to keep it running changes map sensor now cranks but no start

pressure in gas tank,remove cap,car dies,evap canister repaired.withoutcap run (1 answer)

is fuel pump leaking in tank and when you remove cap there is not enough pressure for car to run? I've never heard of a pressurized tank to make the car run. sounds dangerous

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Dodge Stratus Recalls

Passenger Sun Visor May Detach In Collision

The passenger side sun visor may detach if an accident occurs with it in the down position, and the passenger front air bag is deployed, striking it. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 06V001000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING HOSE MAY PREMATURELY HEAT AGE AND DEVELOP A LEAK.
Right Front Steering Knuckle May Fail

The right steering knuckle may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. This could cause the steering knuckle to crack and separate from the upper control arm, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the right steering knuckle. This recall is expected to begin on December 27, 2004. Chrysler recall number is D55.

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Dodge Stratus Reviews

My daughter has a 2004 Stratus that we are prepairing to retire. She takes very good care of her car and has all the recommended oil changes, tune ups etc. She got the car in 2011. in the 4 years she has owned the car has had numerous problems including the check engine light going on randomly with no explanation after having it checked multiple times, it makes a loud whistling sound when she a...
Good reliable car runs and drives great. We bought the Stratus in 2003 with 40,000 after doing that time never once gave us a problem. I am still happy to be driving this car its at 185,000 no issues with nothing or breakdowns. Took care of everything on car oil changes, filters, plugs, brakes, rotations and more would not retired yet on us being a good little car ever owned. It was 1st car eve...
Play has developed in the crankshaft/harmonic balancer area and in turn the front seal is bad and leaks oil. 140,000 miles on car and being told by mechanic that seal replacement by itself is no good. would need to drop pan and replace at least front main bearing along with seal and with the miles probably the timing belt and water pump as well but cost may be prohibitive and may or may not ...

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