2nd Generation (2001—2007) Stratus Problems

Stratus owners with a 2001—2007 model year have the most problems with the engine (49%), transmission (10%), and the hvac (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Oil Sludge Resulting in Engine Failure 87 complaints at an average of 90,856 miles in the 2002 Dodge Stratus.
  2. Car Stalls While Driving 27 complaints at an average of 86,532 miles in the 2004 Dodge Stratus.
  3. Transmission Failed 19 complaints at an average of 79,834 miles in the 2002 Dodge Stratus.

What Stratus Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 1 0 4 0.42
2006 34 3 10 8.37
2005 37 6 21 13.59
2004 125 7 41 29.77
2003 59 6 42 15.5
2002 159 6 53 45.39
2001 116 14 64 36.37

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