1st Gen (1995 – 2000) Dodge Stratus Problems

The 1st generation of the Stratus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.85. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1995–2000 Stratus model years have sent in 190 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (27%) followed by the hvac (16%) and the electrical (14%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2000 56
10.16
1999 49
9.64
1998 41
12.16
1997 10
2.13
1996 21
3.55
1995 13
3.46

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