fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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problem #2

Apr 142011


  • 40,000 miles
Lower ball joint/ control arm defective. No extenuating circumstances or unusual wear on the vehicle to precipitate this problem. The same defective part was seen on other 2000 Dodge Stratus vehicles with applicable recalls. My vehicle has the same problem but based on my VIN number the recall does not yet apply. The problem has been diagnosed at steve white Dodge dealership in newton, nc. The parts are still in place on my vehicle at this point.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 152009

Stratus 4-cyl

  • 0 miles
Front passenger tie rod on 2000 Dodge keeps breaking. Have replaced tie rod 4 times, but 2 separate mechanics are telling us that the only reason that tie rods would break repeatedly is because of a defective ball joint. Tie rod has snapped next to ball joint every time. It is already cracked and about to break again. It has resulted in several near accidents for us and once being stranded at a gas station an hour from home. The last time it broke was November 2009. The ball joint is the original that came on the car.

- Springfield, OH, USA