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1998 Dodge Stratus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 1998 Dodge Stratus

267 problems have been reported for the 1998 Dodge Stratus. The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 1998 Dodge Stratus. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 121 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (33 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1998 Dodge Stratus

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
121
  Service Brakes
33
  Power Train
22
  Air Bag
17
  Steering
14
  Suspension
11
  Seat Belt
10
  Electrical System
9
  Vehicle Speed Control
7
  Unknown Or Other
6
  Visibility
3
  Gasoline Fuel System
3
  Seats
2
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Wheel
2
  Equipment
2
  Structure
1
  Tire
1
  Child Seat
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1998 Dodge Stratus in 1998.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  1998
2
  1999
21
  2000
29
  2001
35
  2002
37
  2003
28
  2004
30
  2005
15
  2006
4
  2007
6
  2008
4
  2009
3
  2010
0
  2011
2
  2012
0
  2013
2
  2014
0

small car iamge Compare the 1998 Dodge Stratus with Other Model Years

When buying a new or used Dodge Stratus, make sure to check out the following table and see how the 1998 Dodge Stratus compare with other Dodge Stratus model years. We note that the number of problems reported for the 1998 Stratus is 267 while the average number of problems reported for the 12 model years of Dodge Stratus is 191.

Table 3. Compare the 1998 Dodge Stratus with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Stratus
552
  1997 Stratus
346
  1998 Stratus
267
  1999 Stratus
244
  2000 Stratus
216
  2001 Stratus
215
  2002 Stratus
156
  2003 Stratus
77
  2004 Stratus
130
  2005 Stratus
43
  2006 Stratus
49
  2007 Stratus
1


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