Here are Dodge Stratus engine problems, by model year. The most common Stratus engine problems cost $3,800 to fix & occur at 88,000 miles. Regarding the worst model year 2001 Dodge Stratus engine problems, "The Dodge Stratus, Intrepid & other Chrysler sedans are infamous for oil sludge problems with the 2.7L V6 engine. If someone offers to sell you a 2.7L V6 model, it's only worth the price of the scrap metal it's going to shortly turn into." Click on a year below.