10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,109 miles

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problem #59

Apr 271999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket replaced, replacement failed resulting in leakage. Mjs

- Somerset, WI, USA

problem #58

May 071999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine head gasket is leaking oil onto the rear of the engine, which could result in a fire.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #57

Apr 271999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket replaced due to failure, replacement failed also resulting in leakage. Mjs

- Somerset, WI, USA

problem #56

Aug 271998

Stratus

  • miles
The main head gasket leaked oil unto the engine compartment which may cause a fire and engine problems. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Soperton, GA, USA

problem #55

Apr 131999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket leaks oil, emits a burning smell from oil falling onto hot engine.

- Pigeon, MI, USA

problem #54

Dec 011998

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gaskets leak oil in puddles. Dealer /manufacturer contacted and aware of the problem, no recall established, problem still exists.

- Culloden, WV, USA

problem #53

May 121998

Stratus

  • miles
Consumer was changing the oil in the vehicle and when the consumer put oil in the vehicle, the oil kept going down due to a leak. When driving the oil will leak out of the engine.

- Pacific Junction, IA, USA

problem #52

Jan 041998

Stratus

  • miles
Severe oil leak. Dealer diagnosed as head gasket failure, but wants to charge me for repairs. Leaking 1-2 quarts per 250 miles.

- St. Joseph, MI, USA

problem #51

Sep 281998

Stratus

  • miles
When trying to start up the vehicle, there is loud knocking noise coming from the engine, and the vehicle uses alot of oil. The engine cylinder head oil is not adequately retained. Took the vehicle to the dealer, and they could'nt find the problem.

- Greenwood, MI, USA

problem #50

Mar 081999

Stratus

  • miles
Excessive oil leak;-took to dealer. Needed head gasket replaced. Still leaking oil when I picked it up. Took back to dealer. Rear main seal leaking oil. Many others with same problem. Please make Chrysler recall these item.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #49

Mar 161999

Stratus

  • miles
Reported oil leak, leak in engine head gasket, dissassembly of engine also revealed crack in the shock block ( bottom half of engine block near cylinder #3).

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #48

Mar 161999

Stratus

  • miles
Reported oil leak, leak in engine head gasket, dissassembly of engine also revealed crack in the shock block ( bottom half of engine block near cylinder #3).

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #47

Mar 161999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Reported a oil leak to dealer and had inspected by them, was told it was a head gasket, informed dealer to go ahead and fix but was told they cannot get parts.called Chrysler Corp. Informed them of trouble and they said they don't have part, they are having vendor problems.asked when a possible solution would be available, none given.voiced concern that oil was leaking on hot exhaust, told by them that it wasn't a problem.when I asked for another way to resolve was told there was no other avenues, asked about fileing complaint with you they said they "wouldn't advise it"

- Corning, NY, USA

problem #46

Mar 021999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket failed.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #45

Mar 041999

Stratus

  • miles
Vehicle had been droping oil, up to a quater every other day. A mechanic had told consumer that an oil leak came from the engine cylinder head gallery plug because it wa S not sealed properly.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #44

Feb 171999

Stratus

  • miles
Rear rattle due to baffle in gas tank being loose and making noise when driving over bumps. Also, engine head gasket leaked oil.

- Alton, IL, USA

problem #43

Oct 201997

Stratus

  • miles
In both reported problems (head gasket and cam seal) nearly all of the engine oil in the vehicle leaked onto other parts of the engine/road or the garage floor. The cam seal problems occurred while the automobile was still under warranty. The engine head gasket did not. Dealer said they would try to get Chrysler to help out with repair of the head gasket.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #42

Oct 201997

Stratus

  • miles
In both reported problems (head gasket and cam seal) nearly all of the engine oil in the vehicle leaked onto other parts of the engine/road or the garage floor. The cam seal problems occurred while the automobile was still under warranty. The engine head gasket did not. Dealer said they would try to get Chrysler to help out with repair of the head gasket.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #41

Nov 291998

Stratus

  • miles
The timing belt tensioner and pulley failed causing the car to totally shut down while driving.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #40

Nov 291998

Stratus

  • miles
The timing belt tensioner and pulley failed causing the car to totally shut down while driving.

- Natick, MA, USA

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