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Dodge Stratus Engine Problems

78 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Stratus. 5 of these members (6.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 10 engine repairs to Dodge Stratuss--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Dodge Stratus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 32 repairs.

Dodge Stratus engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Dodge Stratus repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2004 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual FWD

64000 mi US $51 Replaced Cam Position Sensor myself. Cost is for part only. 
67925   Check engine light on. 2 issues. Evap leak. Replaced evap hose. Catalytic converter failure. Cat covered under federal emissions warranty. Part on order. 
69929   Check engine light on. Cat replaced. Exhaust leak, cat not bolted on properly. Purge solenoid failure. Replaced. Check engine light back on. Catalyst failure. This car has 2 catalytic converters. Wrong cat replaced previously. Part on order. 
71795   Catalytic converter replaced. Car returned with exhaust leak. Never left parking lot. Cat loose. Tightened. Issue resolved. Total trips to dealership to have issue resolved. 10 
192000   Coolant Reservoir Tank was cracked and leaking. Shop replaced that and power steering belt which was cracked. 

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2003 Dodge Stratus 2dr Coupe

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi US $421 Replace Oil Sending Unit, Replace Valve Cover Gasket, Replace Timing Belt, Replace Front Crank Seal 

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2002 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

53000 mi   Engine noisy, tightened accessory drive belt 

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2002 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi US $2100 Anti Freeze leaked into the pistons. Had to do a partial engine overhaul. 

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2000 Dodge Stratus 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

105000 mi US $400 Water pump started leaking. Toke it to a local shop. Also had the timing belt changed at the same time. 
137500   Transmission Input Sensor went bad. Trans went into "Limp Mode" which is when it will not come out of 2nd gear. Sensor is located in just below the air intake assembly. Best to get to it from above. Sensor is white. 

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