10.0

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

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problem #199

May 272001

Stratus

  • miles
In Oct 1999, head gasket was replaced at 35900 miles. Went back 2 weeks later complaining of oil still leaking on my driveway. They tightened one valve cover bolt which was loose. In February, 2000, with 39500 miles, complaining that the vehicle still has an oil leak. They used an engine dye to try to detect source of leak. They test drove the car, let it run for a few hours, and could not detect any leaks. So I lived with slight oil leaks, which recently got worse, but did not notice immediately because my driveway is loaded with spots. While driving on the expressway, the head gasket blew. Construction barriers were lined up alongside the expressway. It was difficult to pull off to the side because of these barriers. This presented a real hazard. I feel it is important for a recall of Dodge Stratus 1995-1998 head gaskets to be implemented. (as well as other models which use this same type of head gasket.) head gaskets should be good for at least the typical life of a car. That is a very costly item. It already has happened twice, and I only have 50000 miles on my car. I know I will never buy another Dodge in my lifetime. My dealer has given me horrible service on numerous occasions. It was never a pleasure to get my car serviced.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #198

May 282001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket has failed twice: Once at 43000 miles and again at 94000 miles.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #197

Feb 012001

Stratus

  • miles
Headgasket failure should be covered under an extended warranty if the car has less than 50,000 miles.0,000 miles.

- Highland, NY, USA

problem #196

Jan 012001

Stratus

  • miles
Consumer noticed a little leak. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and they said it was engine head gasket.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #195

May 032001

Stratus

  • miles
Tie-rod failed no steering,2 headgasket failures in past 5 years, brake rotors fail every 2 years....

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #194

Apr 232001

Stratus

  • miles
Consumer had found coolant all over engine. Then, had taken vehicle to dealer, where they found out that engine head gasket had cracked, causing vehicle to stall, but did not catch on fire.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #193

Jul 012000

Stratus

  • miles
Consumer has to put a quart of oil a day. Seal isn't holding fluid. Dealer has really explained too much of problem or what cause was.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #192

Jan 131999

Stratus

  • miles
Faulty head gasket caused the vehicle to leak oil, the oxygen sensor was also faulty, consumer request reimbursement. Nlm

- Canyon Lake, TX, USA

problem #191

Apr 062001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket is leaking oil which could cause damage to engine.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #190

Mar 272001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
I have been told by the dealer that they are having a great deal of engines of my typ come in for there head gasket. I was also told that Dodge was recalling and paying for the repair for a while but stopped. This car started leaking a very small amount of oil before the warrenty went out but I didn't think it was very serious at the time so I did nothing. Now it is up to 2 qt a week now and will cost me over $800 to repair.

- West Point, GA, USA

problem #189

Jan 162001

Stratus

  • miles
When we bought this car, 1999, the head gasket was supposively fixed by robert hutsons, now 2 years it has done it again, and robert hutsons, and Chrysler said because of miles they aren't responsible for fixing this again.

- Moultrie, GA, USA

problem #188

Dec 012000

Stratus

  • miles
June 2000 - freeze plug popped out of radiator, caused the car to overheat, October 2000 - problems accelerating, December 2000 - learned that needed the head gasket replaced.

- Joppa, MD, USA

problem #187

Jan 012001

Stratus

  • miles
I had an oil leak took to dealership they advise me my head gasket is blown which I always had an oil change every three months.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #186

Mar 262001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 96 V 006 000. Vehicle is leaking oil from galley plug. This vehicle is not included in recall due to VIN. Manufacturer notified. Engine had massive amount of oil leaking, engine caught fire and consumer burned her hand, there was $2800 worth of damage, mecahnic replaced gully plug and head gaskets along with burned hoses and belts, mechanic stated head gasket was leaking very large amounts of oil, also stated that fire was probably related to gulley plug oil leak.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #185

Mar 162001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Head gaskets blewout, causing oil leakage. Dealer will be notified.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #184

Mar 142001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Galley plugs in engine would leak oil. Would need to continuously put oil in vehicle. Have taken vehicle to dealership for repairs, andwas informed that could not do anything because vehicle was out of warranty. Repairs will not be done.

- Custard, WA, USA

problem #183

Mar 122001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Oil is leaking from oil cylinder head, cause unknown.

- Karne, NE, USA

problem #182

Feb 202001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Cylinder head gasket leaking; worse as time goes on.

- Branford, CT, USA

problem #181

Mar 012001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Was driving when the head gasket blewout. Vehicle was parked, and noticed oil leaking out after moving vehicle. Had oil in the water. Took vehicle to mechanic, and problem was diagnosted as head gasket leaking.

- Courtland, IL, USA

problem #180

Feb 282001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has leaking head gasket, and was told that gasket was too small which could be causing leak. Consumer must keep checking oil level before it can damage engine.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

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