2005 Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Stratus

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2005 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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2005 Dodge Stratus Questions

RPM's between 5-6 but doesn't go past 30 mph, shut the car off, works fine. (1 answer)

I was driving to Walmart when I approached a light that turned green. My lowest speed was about 25 I tried to go more than 30 but the RPM'S was was in the 5-6 range and my car wasn't going more than 30 and was slowing down I pulled over to where I can stop. Shut off the car completely for...

Check engine light comes on and will not shift out of 1st gear (1 answer)

This has happened now to me 3 times. First time local mechanic reset the computer and worked fine for 2 days than came on again and than cleared itself. Last time wife was driving it down the road and it down sifted on it's own and about red lined the engine. A few minutes later it started sh...

I have a whistling noise coming from my front drivers side that starts around 30 mph. What do you think causes this? (1 answer)

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2005 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.

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.

Rear Seat Belt Retractor May Not Be Properly Secured

The left and right rear outboard seat belt retractor and turning loop bolts may not have been properly tightened. In the event of a crash, seat occupants may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and tighten the affected fasteners. This recall is expected to begin on November 15, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D52.

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