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Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance Costs

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

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

Dodge Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1995 Dodge Stratus Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Water Pump Replacement
$525 - $766
1995 Dodge Stratus Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Timing Belt Replacement
$214 - $311
1995 Dodge Stratus Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Head Gasket Replacement
$671 - $1104
1995 Dodge Stratus Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$95 - $145
1995 Dodge Stratus Engine: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
$163 - $218

Dodge Stratus Problems

Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain

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

Engine Does Not Start and PCM Fault Code Stored

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.

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.

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Dodge Stratus Questions

Is my battery top mount or side cant see it and don't want to take wheel off yet (1 answer)

My battery went dead left a light on, I can't see the battery unless I take the wheel off is there any other way to tell if it is a top mounted battery or a side mounted one.

When I try to start it just clicks (1 answer)

Is it the starter or something else

Bad TCM/ECM on 2000 Dodge stratus 2.4 or not? Needs reprogramed? (1 answer)

Through some research on the net, found steps to replace TCM/ECM. Reinstalled with a used unit with identical numbers. It said when you first turn key on and check engine light comes on that the unit is working good. followed all steps. Car runs pretty good but check engine light still stays on. ...

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Dodge Stratus Recalls

Passenger Sun Visor Propels Rearward In An Accident When The Air Bag Is Deployed

The passenger sun visor may be propelled rearward in an accident when contacted by the deployed passenger frontal air bag. Dealers will install the correct tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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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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