Dodge Stratus owners have reported 25 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning as the driver began traveling 65 mph. The driver turned the vehicle off on the emergency lane for a few minutes and was able to restart it. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and the mechanic stated the fuel filter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated the crank shaft sensor and the can sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified but they stated that the warranty expired. The failure mileage was 100,000.
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Was stopped at a traffic light and the car "chugged" and then stalled. It restarted immediately and I passed through traffic. This has happened about 8-10 since it's first occurrence. Last occurrence was in a drive-thru waiting for service and the car "sputtered" and then stalled. It took several attempts to get the car started again.
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The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Stratus. The contact was driving 60 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where the contact was advised that the vehicle stalled due to engine sludge build-up and as a result, the engine would need replacing. The contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer advised that there were no recalls forthe failure and that the vehicle was out of warranty so there was nothing they could do. The engine was not replaced. The failure mileage was 85,000.
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My 2005 Dodge Stratus stalls while I'm driving. It does it out of no where. I was on a busy hwy and it almost cut off. My car sputtered all the way home and then it started driving like nothing ever happen. A day or two later it happens all over again.
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The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Stratus. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to safely maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the mechanic stated that abnormal sludge in the engine caused the failure. The repair would cost approximately $4,000. The engine size was 2. 7l with six cylinders. The vehicle has not been repaired. He called the dealer and was referred to the manufacturer. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure and current mileages were 95,000.
I have a 2001 Stratus and my car stalled while driving, with my two young children in the car right before christmas and the weather was 10' outside and no kidding my cell phone had enough charge for one phone call to my husband to come out and help me. I had it towed to the dealer were he could find nothing wrong. But the car was 2 qts. Of oil low. So all they did was change the oil and tell me that the car is drivable for someone that wouldn't be tough on it. I took it out the next day and it made the worst noise ever. No after reading all these complaints I feel very strong that it was also the sludge. I don't want to let this go. It makes me sick to my stomach, my husband kept up with the oil changes to prevent this from happening. I don't want to take this situation lightly, but yet unsure what can be done.
This letter in regards to my service contract #23013588 for # 2004 Dodge Stratus. I purchased the vehicle on 10/14/06 and it had 50,000 miles on it. I have put approximately 36,000 miles on the vehicle and have done routine oil changes every 3 ? 4,000 miles. I have changed the oil myself by draining the oil and replacing the oil filter and new oil. I have no receipts for this and was not aware I was required to keep detailed records of this. Nowhere in my service do I see anything that says to. On 08/10/08 my car began stalling and I was able to get it towed to jack powell Chrysler Dodge in escondido, CA for service. Mike lewis recommended I have the engine dismantled to further investigate the problem. Upon his investigation he saw metal shavings and ?sludge? near the bearings. Chrysler sent a 3rd party investigator to take a look at the problem. It was the inspector?s decision that the problem was due to lack of maintenance and the repairs would not be covered. This is absolutely preposterous! I have taken excellent care of my car and was a very happy customer until this incident. I am requesting in writing an appeal to this decision and demand that the car be repaired as designated in my service contract. I purchased the additional warranty for the comfort of knowing that if something like this were to happen I would certainly be covered. I contacted your company and was told this is the proper channel to make this request. The person I spoke to said you replace engines everyday and doesn't see why this would be a problem. I need to have this repaired as I cannot possibly afford what it would cost to replace the engine. I am a good customer and I cannot understand why my service contract is basically useless. These repairs must be covered and there was in no way a lack of maintenance. Please take whatever actions are necessary to resolve this matter in a timely fashion. I refuse to just be swept under the rug.
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Car stalls, sputters, jumps, kicks and all without warning. Shakes a bit while driving but really acts up when slowing or stopped.
2002 Dodge Stratus began to hesitate and act like it was stalling driving a 10 mile commute. Wife pull over, opened the hood, but saw nothing wrong. Being only a couple miles from home she attempted to restart the car. The car would not start and didn't sound right. She called our mechanic and had the car towed to his business. He told us that after making several attempts to start the car that the engine seized. Both the water and oil were well within the normal operating range. The car has only 58,000 miles on it has been well cared far and driven by my overly cautious wife. As I have learned more about this engine I have found plenty of evidence online that the 2. 7l v6 engine is probably one of the worst examples of faulty engineering in memory. This could have caused very serious problems, and Chrysler should have been forced to recall this. This is an outrageous fraud upon the american public that also makes me think that NHTSA is not doing their job for the american people.
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: the contact stated while idling, the vehicle stalled without warning. It was maneuvered off the road and restarted. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Updated 12/5/2006 - the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was pressed. The consumer repeatedly pumped the pedal to get the vehicle to accelerate. The dealer could not duplicate the problem.
Engine is shaking, and oil is building up on the cylinder, causing the vehicle to stall. Consumer will contact manufacturer.
While driving 65 mph vehicle stalled. Driver was not able to restart vehicle and it was towed to a garage for inspection. The mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.
The car will idle roughly at slow speeds and stall in parking lots and intersections, with just 6,000 miles the brakes are now going bad as well. It also will lunge forward without warning at stop lights and stop signs, my wife was almost in an accident yesterday and refuses to drive the car. It is at the dealership again for the same problem today. Last time they told me I did no know what it means when a car stalls because the computer says it did not and they drove it a few miles and did not have trouble. I wish I could get rid of it today.
While driving vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed to the dealer fore inspection. Mechanic determined that the head gasket needed to be replaced. Consumer informed the mechanic this problem occurred more than once and had not been resolved.
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While driving at low speeds vehicle stalled. After the vehicle stalls it cuts off even when the consumers foot is on the accelerator. Sometimes it feels like the gas pedal has been kicked because the vehicle jerks forward.
While driving at 35 mph check oil light came on, and vehicle stalled. While getting on an off the ramp vehicle stalled permanently. Vehicle was towed to dealer for examination, and dealer found that the pickup tubing in the engine broke.
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The vehicle stalled and would not restart.
Consumer states that while driving at 35 mph vehicle stalled. Dealer notified.
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Vehcile will stall and/or die. Then, vehicle will restart.
4 months after I purchased this car, I started having major problems with it. I've had to pay $830 for a head gasket at 82,000 miles, $318 for suspension + alignment because my tierods busted off while I was driving at 92,000 miles. I still cannot get the fuel injection problem fixed, because I'm out of money. I had taken this car in twice for the stalling, engine dying, and shaking problem, and it has never been fixed (started 4 months after I purchased the car).
Consumer has intermittent problems with vehicle stalling and not starting. When vehicle stalls, it loses steering & brakes. Consumer has taken it to 3 different dealers, who couldn't find a remedy. Crankshaft was replaced, but didn't remedy problem. A diagnostic test didn't give a reading.
While driving vehicle intermittently stalled.
The vehicle has a history of stalling while driving, and more frequently of not starting on occasion regardless as to whether it sat overnight or only a few minutes. Three visits to either jay Chevrolet or al serra Dodge, has resulted in only the timing chain being fixed. However this solved only the original stall, but has not solved the problem completely, and no other solution has been offered. On second trip to dealer, the car would not start while on the tow truck, but did start later when service tried it. They just kept sending the car back with no solution to the problem. I have two children driving this car, and do not appreciate them being stranded. This is a potentially dangerous sitution for my children to be in and no one seems to care.
Vehicle stalls at low speed of 40 mph & up to high speed of 70 mph. Also, stalls while turning and coming to a stop position. Been in/out of dealer shop on three occasions, and problem is reoccurring.
While driving at highway speeds vehicle stalled.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems||
|Engine Head Gasket Leaking problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Blown Head Gasket problems||
|Car Stall problems||