hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,042 miles

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problem #2

Nov 132003


  • 78,050 miles
Cruise control locked up. Was not able to disengage cruise control. Dealer stated cruise control cable was inoperative.

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 132003

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,035 miles
I had my cruise control on while coming home last night around 8:00 pm. When I applied my breaks when I entered a town my car accelerator was stuck. I turned off my cruise control and I it was still stuck. I took the country route home. When I pulled into my drive and put the car in park it max out the RPM and I quickly turned off the engine. I did notice that Dodge has a bulletin about the speed sensor loss of cruise control (4/99) does that means I have to pray for my life. I forgot to mention that I was being a semi when this happened and he was stopping for a red light and I was not. Thank god I had enough common sense on what to do.

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA