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2001 Dodge Stratus Problems

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Most Common 2001 Dodge Stratus 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 ...
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged. Most commonly, drivers find that a clunking sound occurs when passing over bumps, and popp...
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0 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Brakes Problems

1 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Drive Train Problem

The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.

0 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Electrical & Lights Problems

7 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Engine Problems

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 ...
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.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

2 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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.
"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.

1 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Sedan If you hear a honk or "fog horn" sound within a few seconds of turning on the air conditioning, that can be fixed by replacing the AC expansion valve. Occasionally vibration from the honking ...

0 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Maintenance Problems

3 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Miscellaneous Problems

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.
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.

2 Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Suspension & Steering Problems

The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged. Most commonly, drivers find that a clunking sound occurs when passing over bumps, and popp...
SedanA click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).

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Known 2001 Dodge Stratus Problems & Complaints

The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.
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 ...
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.
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged. Most commonly, drivers find that a clunking sound occurs when passing over bumps, and popp...
One or both windshield washer nozzles may plug or clog. There are revised washer nozzles available which are more resistant to plugging.
A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
If the car will not start, stalls, or hesitates while accelerating, it may be caused by wires in the wiring harness that are broken internally. This is typically found where the wires pass under th...
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.
"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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 co...
Sedan If you hear a honk or "fog horn" sound within a few seconds of turning on the air conditioning, that can be fixed by replacing the AC expansion valve. Occasionally vibration from the honking ...
SedanA click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).
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.
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