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1998 Dodge Stratus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 1998 Dodge Stratus

274 problems have been reported for the 1998 Dodge Stratus. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 1998 Dodge Stratus. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 122 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
122
  Service Brakes
33
  Power Train
22
  Air Bag
17
  Suspension
14
  Steering
14
  Electrical System
11
  Seat Belt
10
  Vehicle Speed Control
7
  Unknown Or Other
6
  Visibility
3
  Gasoline Fuel System
3
  Equipment
2
  Seats
2
  Exterior Lighting
2
  Wheel
2
  Tire
1
  Other Fuel System
1
  Child Seat
1
  Structure
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
3
  2013
2
  2014
0
  2015
4

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 274 while the average number of problems reported for the 12 model years of Dodge Stratus is 197.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2007 Stratus
2
  2006 Stratus
56
  2005 Stratus
63
  2004 Stratus
133
  2003 Stratus
82
  2002 Stratus
166
  2001 Stratus
225
  2000 Stratus
216
  1999 Stratus
252
  1998 Stratus
274
  1997 Stratus
346
  1996 Stratus
553


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