hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,310 miles

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problem #6

Mar 012005

Stratus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The vehicle stalled intermittently while driving. The consumer inspected the vehicle and found that the electrical connector on the fuel pump had shortage out. The consumer replaced the fuel pump. The old part is available for analysis.

- Howey In The Hills, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 192004

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,325 miles
Fuel pump failure. Vehicle stalled and failed to restart. Had vehicle towed to Mr. Tire but they were unable to determine problem and recommended to take it to my Dodge dealer. Dodge dealer service department determined the fuel pump failed and had to be replaced along with fuel filter. Dealer unable to provide cause except that it failed. Mentioned that my research showed that a number of NHTSA fuel pump failure complaints pointed to the connection. Was advised that fuel pumps don't normally fail. $700 repair because warranty expired 5 months ago.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 162004

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,357 miles
Failure of fuel pump mounted in fuel tank. Ground connection inside fuel tank (male to female conectors) melted plastic harness possible spark ingition explosion in fuel tank when tank is near empty. Like twa 800. Replace fuel pump

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 192003

(reported on)

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with vehicle losing power due to melted plastic connector wire. The electrical wiring failed at the gas tank connector which melted due to excessive heat creating a potentially hazardous problem. The vehicle lost power. This gave an indications that the problem was a faulty fuel pump.

- Galena, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 042003

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,181 miles
The fuel pump wire burned inside the gas tank, which caused the vehicle to stall. The mechanic stated that he thought the fuel pump had gone out on the vehicle. It was discovered that the wiring harness for the fuel pump had burnt inside the tank. The pump was burnt in several places.

- Harrisburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 092002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump has failed where plug attached to another plug inside the gas tank, which was extremely "hot" when removed. Also, noticed that fuel line that went to fuel filter had twisted/crimped. The vehicle acts like it was sturggling to get gas. No warning lights came on. Both of the plugs were melted together. Great force was used to pull them apart. The fuel pump was only working at 5O percent.

- Flatwoods, LA, USA