The 2 Most Common Stratus Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Stratus owners.

  1. Cracked Dashboards

    Is your Dodge dashboard falling apart and breaking into pieces? Have you been watching the cracks grow bigger and bigger with each passing month? Do you feel helpless as your dashboard caves in on itself? Trust me, you're not alone.

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  2. Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

    Oil sludge buildup and sludge-related engine failure is a design DEFECT in Chrysler's 2.7L engine…

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What Stratus Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Stratus Generations

The Stratus has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 2nd generation (2001–2007).

  1. 2nd Generation Stratus

    Years
    2001–2007
    Reliability
    43rd of 54
    PainRank
    21.54
    Complaints
    531
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  2. 1st Generation Stratus

    Years
    1995–2000
    Reliability
    25th of 54
    PainRank
    6.83
    Complaints
    190
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Stratus Key Numbers

  1. 725 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 264 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 34 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Stratus News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Have a beige interior Stratus?

    Your car may have been recalled a second time for failing passenger side sun visors. The cars were previously repaired for a June 2015 recall using an incorrect part that may not prevent the passenger-side sun visor from detaching if the passenger frontal airbag deploys and the passenger side sun visor is folded down in a certain position.

    During the 2015 recall, the recalled vehicles weren't properly identified and given more faulty parts.

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