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Dodge Stratus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Dodge Stratus owners have reported 2,415 problems for their cars built in the 12 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Dodge Stratus. The 1996 Dodge Stratus cars have the most problems reported (553 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Dodge Stratus

  Common problems of Dodge Stratus

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Dodge Stratus cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (843 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (200 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Stratus

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Dodge Stratus to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across Stratus model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Dodge Stratus model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Stratus Model Years

Stratus
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2006 6580,04110    
0.08
  2005 7086,74411    
0.07
  2004 137116,24012    
0.10
  2003 9244,41513    
0.16
  2002 16986,56814    
0.14
  2001 23083,97015    
0.18
  2000 221119,08716    
0.12

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Dodge Stratus is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2006 Stratus
6
  2005 Stratus
2
  2004 Stratus
17
  2003 Stratus
15
  2002 Stratus
7
  2001 Stratus
18
  2000 Stratus
11
  1999 Stratus
13
  1998 Stratus
16
  1997 Stratus
15
  1996 Stratus
31



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