What's Wrong with the Dodge Stratus?

Stratus owners have made 721 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (43%), followed by the transmission (10%) and the hvac (9%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Stratus.

Comparing Stratus Generations

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2001–2007) Stratus because of its overall PainRank™ of 21.34. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Stratus 2001–2007
531 21.34
1st Gen Stratus 1995–2000
190 6.85

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    The Worst Stratus Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2005 (37), 2006 (34), 1996 (21), 1995 (13), 1997 (10), and 2007 (1).