10.0

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

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problem #79

Oct 261999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Oil leakage from head gasket.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #78

Sep 111999

Stratus

  • miles
Was driving vehicle & it started leaking oil. Took vehicle to dealer & was informed by mechanic leak came from top of engine to wires. Had it repaired. Started leaking again. Took vehicle back to dealership when engine blew out. At dealership, mechanic informed owner that engine head galley plug blew out, causing loss of oil. Needed to replace engine head galley plugs & head gaskets.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #77

Mar 011998

Stratus

  • miles
Head gasket leaking oil in engine compartment creating fire hazard.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #76

Jun 121997

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  • miles
I have taken my vehicle in for the head gasket to be replaced 4 times now. I am taking it in again for the 5th time for the same problem. All the dealer keeps doing is putting another head gasket on and charging me my $50 deductable. This is getting very tiring. My brakes went out completely in 1997 after the factory re-call had been preformed. I was informed that the mechanic had put the seal in wrong. The last time I took my vehicle in for the head gasket, number 4, the dealer found that the cv boot needed replaced. Durring the repair the axel just fell apart. Same time the transmission pump needed replaced the fuel sending unit needed replaced and the head gasket was replaced. And it still leaks from the same spot the rear left of the engine.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #75

Aug 181999

Stratus

  • miles
Oil pump failed resulting in extensive damage to the engine. Mjs

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #74

Aug 261999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
While driving the engine rod blew, cracking the cylinder wall, and resulting in a fire. Dealer and manufacurer have been notified.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #73

Nov 271998

Stratus

  • miles
Timing belt and idler pulley tensioner failed. Mjs (attorney for consumer).

- Manchester, TN, USA

problem #72

Nov 271998

Stratus

  • miles
Timing belt and idler pulley tensioner failed. Mjs (attorney for consumer).

- Manchester, TN, USA

problem #71

May 011999

Stratus

  • miles
Engine gasket failure - massive loss of engine oil.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #70

Jul 211999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine head gasket is leaking oil on top of engine, causing a potential safety hazard.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #69

Jul 211999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine head gasket is leaking oil, causing a fire hazard.

- Smithton, IL, USA

problem #68

Jul 191999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Experiencing continued malfuntion of headgasket. Called dealer several times and sent certified letter...never received any response. Currently adding 2-3 quarts of oil per week so as not to damage engine. Have had service employee say he's seen several of them...but no recall has been confirmed. Taken to several area mechanics and were told absolutely should not happen in a car less than 3 years old. Not received any response/advice/proposed solution other than "repair will cost you at least $1,000). Have had other Stratus owners say encountering same..."if you push...they will fix" have tried....no response. Will try again to contact Chrysler direct. Can you help.

- Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA

problem #67

Jun 201999

Stratus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission: Auto was parked, but would not go into reverse. Auto would have to be stopped and restatred to procedd a few hundred feet. Called for tow. Cyl. Head: Auto leaked oil, went to dealer. Dealer said it was cyl. Head, but I never saw the problem. Tie rods: Noise in front end. Tie rods were ready to fall off. Still a noise; maybe stabilizer bars or ball joint. I have owned many vehicles, but this was my first Chrysler product--- and the last! numerous other problems, but dealer did respond.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #66

Jul 141999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine cylinder head/oil galley plug does not seal properly, causing damage to head gasket and cylinder head. Vehicle was not included in the recall # 96V00600.

- Deerfield, IL, USA

problem #65

Jul 081999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine head\valve cover gasket failed.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #64

Jun 281999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine head gaskets have blown out. Dealer and maufacturer have been notified.

- Seaford, VA, USA

problem #63

Feb 011999

Stratus

  • miles
Defective engine head gasket leaked oil which may cause a fire. Common problem.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #62

Feb 051999

Stratus

  • miles
Engine check light keeps coming on. Took to dealer & had it checked. Informed oxygen sensor was causing light to come on. Oil had started leaking out of engine. The head gaskets, which covered oxygen sensor, had burned the oil. Can smell it when vehicle was being parked. The mechanic did all the repairs to vehicle.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #61

Apr 121999

Stratus

  • miles
There is a leakage within the engine head gasket.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #60

May 121999

(reported on)

Stratus

  • miles
Engine head gasket seal was broken and was leaking oil. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Portage, MI, USA

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