10.0

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

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problem #179

Mar 012000

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has intermittent problems with vehicle stalling and not starting. When vehicle stalls, it loses steering & brakes. Consumer has taken it to 3 different dealers, who couldn't find a remedy. Crankshaft was replaced, but didn't remedy problem. A diagnostic test didn't give a reading.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #178

Feb 192001

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket blew out on vehicle.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #177

Jan 252001

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was leaking oil, and consumer took vehicle to an independent mechanic. Mechanic stated that head gasket was cracked. Problem was remedied by mechanic. The transmission was leaking.

- Swanton, OH, USA

problem #176

Jan 152001

Stratus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Headgasket blewout since purchase. Also, consumer has had to replace master cylinder, power steering pump, catalytic converter, and valve cover gasket.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #175

May 012000

Stratus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Seal of engine cylinder head is not sealed properly causing gasoline to leak all over road. Dealership is aware of problem. Dealership will not fix due to out of warranty.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #174

Jan 252001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket is leaking oil onto back side of engine, possibly fire hazard.

- Woodford, VA, USA

problem #173

Jan 131999

Stratus

  • miles
Engine oil leak. Dealer mechanic dignosed head gasket. Leak got progressively worse. Now have oil mixed in with coolant in radiator. Assume coolant in oil pan. Previously complied with recall 96V006, but unsure if this problem could be related.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #172

Jan 192001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine leaks oil. Dealer said the cylinder head gasket needs replacing.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #171

Jan 232001

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Oil leakage due to a blown head gasket. Dealer has been notified.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #170

Oct 012000

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket leaking and spraying oil over the bottom of the car. I heard of others who have had this repaired and 6 mo later, had the same proplem. Sounds like poor design and I am concerned of fire under the engine.

- Cape Coral, Fl, FL, USA

problem #169

Nov 301998

Stratus

  • miles
It is leaking oil from head gasket. When I went to the dealership to see what was wrong he inform me that they have had a lot of problems with this model and he has had to replace several head gasket from others. He also stated that he believes it is a design problem and the maker should recall the car. It is also going to cost over $800 to repair.

- West Point, GA, USA

problem #168

Dec 122000

Stratus

  • miles
Consume R noticed that vehicle was leaking oil. Dealership was aware of problem. Mechanic told consumer that engine head gasket was leaking. There were no injuries. Ngine check light came on the panel.

- Mcquire, NJ, USA

problem #167

Nov 202000

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket failure, severe oil leak.

- Jasper, IN, USA

problem #166

Nov 132000

Stratus

  • miles
Computer controller, idler arm and pulley, timing belt, and bottom crank gear all went out at same time.head gasket was found to be defective while in shop for timing belt repairs.Chrysler has agreed to pay for 500 of the 725 dollars it would cost to fix head gasket, but nothing on all the timing belt related problems at 525.00.auto was 4,000 miles and 1 year out of warranty when problems occurred.just seems odd that the computer and all the timing belt related problems happened at the same time.the computer was replaced under warranty.after computer was replaced the timing belt problems were discovered.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #165

Nov 132000

Stratus

  • miles
Computer controller, idler arm and pulley, timing belt, and bottom crank gear all went out at same time.head gasket was found to be defective while in shop for timing belt repairs.Chrysler has agreed to pay for 500 of the 725 dollars it would cost to fix head gasket, but nothing on all the timing belt related problems at 525.00.auto was 4,000 miles and 1 year out of warranty when problems occurred.just seems odd that the computer and all the timing belt related problems happened at the same time.the computer was replaced under warranty.after computer was replaced the timing belt problems were discovered.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #164

May 132000

Stratus

  • miles
Cylinder head gasket failed at approximately 48,000 miles. Car is driving fine but leaking about two quarts of oil per day. Head gaskets should not fail at such low mileage. I also have reason to believe that this is a very common problem on 1995-1999 Dodge Stratus, Dodge neon, and Plymouth breeze.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #163

Oct 211998

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket replaced at 54500 miles, needs to be replaced again after only driving 32,700 miles. Dealer wants to charge me $650 again to replace. Dealer also replaced gasket with old model# and not new model#, but charged me to replace cam seals which was part of new tsb bulletin changes.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #162

Nov 272000

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer located recall 96V006000/ manufacturer's recall 671 for engine. Recall didn't apply to this vehicle. Consumer took vehicle to an independent mechanic who found a leaky head gasket. Vehicle was losing 3 quarts of oil at less that 3,000 miles.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #161

Nov 152000

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket oil leak at 45000 miles, dealer replaced head gasket.head gasket leaking oil again at 102000 miles. Has Chrysler issued a recall? please help.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #160

Feb 012000

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket failure at rear driver's side of engine. Have read of many other failures, must be a common problem. Have read of a "secret warranty" where Chrysler will fix for $100 (constant complaining required). Obviously Chrysler knows of a problem, but will not admit one. Safety hazard of catching fire with oil dripping down hot engine block. Redesigned gasket put into production in 1998, all problems before that.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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