definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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problem #3

Feb 132014

Stratus 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Grandaughter was returning home from college. Vehicle suddenly caught fire on highway between marble falls tex and burnet Texas.. her mother was following in another car and barely had time to rescue some of the personal items before entire car was engulfed in flames. Granddaughter barely escaped the vehicle without injury. She was able to get several pictures of the vehicle fire on her cell phone.. the fire begin either under the hood or under the front of the car and was completely engulfed in a matter of minutes.. grandaughter and her mom was very distraught and terribly upset until fire dept from burnet arrived on the scene. They were called (911) by a passing motorist. The burned out vehicle was hauled in to burnet Texas by advantage towing 512-756-7995. We have never received a recall from Dodge about the possible fire hazards on this vehicle.

- Early , TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 012008


  • miles
My 2002 black Dodge Stratus rt has the clear coat coming off the top of it. The top of my car is almost white.

- Coal City , WV, USA

problem #1

Aug 082004

Stratus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am submitting a complaint on the paint of my vehicle. I have not checked with my warranty yet. I live in a warm climate the car is 2 years old the paint should not be peeling.

- Austin, TX, USA