really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Mar 222007

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
About two weeks ago I was driving my car and when I went to let off of my brake pedal and I felt and heard a pop. I drove a little further and again stopped and when I let off the brake I heard and felt a grind and a louder pop that shook the car. It did this one more time before I got to were I had to go, and when I stopped my driver side rear tire was smoking and had an awful smell of burning rubber. Thank good I had someone close to area to stop and come help. I had no brake on that rear tire, it was metal to metal, the cylinder was so hot there were no rubber boot left on it and the hub had seized. I had no indication of any of this, no squealing or anything it was pretty sudden. The emergency brake cable was sticking on the driver side and had to be replaced. The spring on the emergency brake cable was flat. All the other brakes were fine still looked new. I'm not sure what damage this could have caused but I have two small children who ride in this car all the time. I was also told buy the selling dealer that this vehicle has anti-lock brakes, after this problem I had someone looked over my whole brake system and they stated that they could not detect an anti-lock brake system there is a spot for a fuse but no fuse was there. I will never buy a Dodge again.

- Pottstown, PA, USA