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Engine Oil Leaking Problems of Dodge Stratus - part 1



Dodge Stratus owners have reported 153 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2006 Dodge Stratus 1
Failure Date: 03/28/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Stratus. The contact stated that she noticed fluid leaking from her vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. After diagnosis, they advised her that oil was leaking due to the seals and they needed to replace the engine. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages was approximately 105,000.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2006 Dodge Stratus 2
Failure Date: 01/11/2013

Valve gasket cover on engine leaks oil. This is now the 3rd time this has happened in less than a year. It happened in January, February and now in November 2013. The 3rd time the oil leak caused a fire on the engine. The auto place told me every time they fix this, the engine somehow eventually warps the valve gasket cover. This would suggest a defect within the vehicle. It has become both expensive and dangerous.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2006 Dodge Stratus 3
Failure Date: 12/15/2011

The front oil seal came out of its seat causing massive oil leak. After engine removal and dissassembly I found the wrong lower main thrust bearing was installed. This caused exessive stress on the top thrust bearing causing bearing failure causing end play in crankshaft resulting in oil seal failure. Fire danger from oil covering underside of vehical. The lower main bearings were all the same. No flanged thrust bearing.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2005 Dodge Stratus 4
Failure Date: 12/15/2010

***update on my initial complaint*** mechanics have determined the cause of my non-stop oil leaks/spills is from a moving crankshaft that causes the seal to pop out, and thus, continuous oil spillage. They have attempted to fix this issue multiple times with no luck. It is not fixable.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2005 Dodge Stratus 5
Failure Date: 12/15/2010

December 2010 I noticed a massive oil leak/spill under my car. Took to shop immediately. They took apart timing cover set and did some replacements. Cost approximately $900. A few weeks later, an even bigger oil leak/spill. Took to shop immediately. They replaced some sort of part for free seeing as it was the same/similar issue and I was just recently in there. A couple of weeks later, yet another massive oil leak/spill coming from my car. Took to shop immediately (3rd time in about 6 weeks). Mechanic said oil definitely leaking from engine and there was little to no oil left in the engine. They tell me that they are at a loss. They do not know why this keeps happening. My car has about 75,000 miles on it and I am w/out a car for who knows how long. . . Again. The shop owner says he is working on getting to the bottom of the issue and that he is contacting dealerships in the area and national recall to see if I am the only one. I dont have anymore money and time for this. I need my car for work and other people cant drive me around anymore. On top of that, my landlord says that I may not be getting my deposit back due to the damage the oil coming from my vehicle has done to the ground in our parking garage. Please recall!! I am not the only one this is happening to!.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2002 Dodge Stratus 6
Failure Date: 06/20/2008

Noticed increased oil usage with no leaks although oil was changed every 3 months or 3000 miles. At approx. 122000 miles, engine threw a rod. Several Dodge/Chrysler mechanics stated this was due to "oil sludge" buildup, saying this is a very common problem with the 2. 7l v6 engine regardless of the type of oil used or frequency of oil changes.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 7
Failure Date: 06/15/2008

Well I have had to replace my oil pressure sensor about 6 times already, it seems like I replace it ever 6 months or so, it has been leaking out of the electrical end of the sensor but never leaks out of the threaded end that goes into the block, it almost caused me to blow up my motor that last time it happened, it is just becoming a huge hassle there has to be some defect in the part, because it doesn't matter which parts store I go too they all end up leaking.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2006 Dodge Stratus 8
Failure Date: 05/04/2008

My complaint is that I purchased a 2006 Dodge Stratus in 2006. And am already working on putting in my second bottom end of the motor. It started leaking oil at 17,000 miles and now it's started back leaking oil in the same spot at 46000 miles. To say the least my work order to get my now out of warranted car fixed says the same thing it said at 17000 miles. Now I'm looking at paying out over 5,500 dollars to get it fixed again. And still have to make a car payment on this junk!!!.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2006 Dodge Stratus 9
Failure Date: 01/17/2007

Jan 17,2008 car started leaking oil at 53,300 miles. Call dealership said bring in to replace the main crank seal and hopefully that should fix problem and if not the I would have to replace crank shaft. Well 3,000 miles later less than a month later car started leaking oil again. Car been parked since call dealership set up to have crank shaft replace there was a service bulletin that they told me replace the crank shaft and the car would been fine this was may 20,2008 it took then a month to get my part with my car sitting at the dealership then a week and half they call me saying the crank shaft wouldn't work because basely the crank had destroy my engine and I need to replace the engine. I've try to get the dealership to either replace the bad engine or give me a reasonable trade . I was told by there service people to put a seal in it and get rid of it down the road at another dealership since I didn't have the money to replace the motor then the same thing from there general manger when I asked for help they told me to take it down the road at another dealership and get rid of it. I had them replace the seal again trying to take my car home in less than a 1 1/2 the seal came out again I have called at different time to get this problem resolve the won't even return my calls . I have contacted the corp and still haven't any result.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2000 Dodge Stratus 10
Failure Date: 10/03/2006

- the contact stated that while parked with the engine off and the ignition in the on position and playing the radio when smoke was coming from the hood. The contact stated that the fire department was called , and they extinguished the fire. The contact stated that the vehicle wa sinoperable and that fire department informed her that the fire was caused by faulty wiring. The contact stated that the last week of September 2006 the vehicle was leaking oil from the engine. The contact took the vehicle to dealer, and was told there was a leak under the hood. The contact couldn't remember what they said was leaking nor did she know exactly what caused the fire. The contact stated that she received a recall 06v001000. Updated 02/22/07.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2002 Dodge Stratus 11
Failure Date: 08/11/2006

: the contact stated oil had leaked all over the engine. The dealership was contacted.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2002 Dodge Stratus 12
Failure Date: 12/24/2005

Dodge Stratus 2002 2. 7 motor failure at 80,000 due to sludge build up caused by water leaking into motor, poor engine design and manufacturer should of advised that this car needed aggressive oil changes with synthetic oil not fossil fuel based oil. Stranded wife on highway on christmas eve. Dealership will not repair due to poor maintenance. Car is still under warranty. Said that I did not do enough oil changes. Car was maintain to company specs.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2004

Re faulty head gasket on 1998 Chrysler Dodge Stratus. The faulty head gasket caused oil to leak from the engine. The consumer had to put at least 1 quart every other day and even then the oil barely register on the dipstick.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1999 Dodge Stratus 14
Failure Date: 09/20/2004

Multiple failures, continually steering problems. Engine leaked oil, no a/c or heated, ect. The consumer stated that the steering wheel was loose. The consumer attempted to make a left turn and hit the curb due to the loose steering wheel. The consumer stated that there might be a problem with the right side axle.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 15
Failure Date: 04/05/2004

While driving the check engine light flashes, on and off, intermittently on the dashboard. The driver noticed oil leaking from underneath the vehicle while parked. The driver took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that a sensor needed to be replaced due to worn part. Please fill in additional information.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Dodge Stratus 16
Failure Date: 03/30/2004

My Dodge Stratus 1996 leaks oil like a siva. I believe this to be a global issue with this vehicle and the v6 engine used in it. I have cared for this care very well and it has been maintained better than recommended by Dodge.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 17
Failure Date: 03/18/2004

My Dodge Stratus 98 has a major oil leak from the head gasket which can blow my engine - according to my friend who is a mechanic. He says that most of these models have this problem but there was recall only for 95-96 models. Is there anything on process to extend the recall??? the car is worth $2,600 and the repair will cost me $2,000.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 18
Failure Date: 03/07/2004

My 1998 Dodge Stratus is leaking oil to the tune of 2 quarts every 7-10 days. 2 mechanics have looked at it and both feel it is at the very least a defective head gasket and possible rear seal? both have told me it will need about $20 in parts but cost in excess of $800 to fix. I feel this is ridiculous. This has been a problem for some time now and though it started slow at first, it has now become a real safety concern. After researching the internet, I find that this is really a common problem and the manufacturer even redesigned the head gasket because of it but has offered no recall or assistance to the owners that bought the cars on good faith. Please advise as to what you intend to do.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1997 Dodge Stratus 19
Failure Date: 02/05/2004

While driving oil leaked from the head gasket without warning. The consumer had to refill the vehicle with oil often.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 20
Failure Date: 01/15/2004

I just bought a 98 Stratus with 36000 miles. The first day the weather turned cold and I started it, a huge oil leak developed. The head gasket is out. Where can I sign up for the class action suit?.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2000 Dodge Stratus 21
Failure Date: 10/26/2003

On 10/22/2003 vehicle was taken to the dealer for an oil leak. Dealer replaced the head gasket. On 10/26/2003, while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire, and determined that fire started in the engine.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1999 Dodge Stratus 22
Failure Date: 10/06/2003

Car has massive oil leak from head gasket at rear of drivers side head. I have been told this could cause a fire. I fear for the lives of myself and my children. Is there a recall or any investigation on this matter? if not? why?.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 23
Failure Date: 10/03/2003

1998 Dodge Stratus 2. 4l engine automatic 1. The engine is severly leaking oil. Two mechanics have looked at it and both said it needs a new head gasket. This car only has 76,000 miles on it. Upon research, this is a rampant problem. I have seen hundreds of complaints. They have changed the gasket type to fix this problem. This should be a recall item! 2. Trunk latch seems to have a sticking problem. This too seems to be a very common problem.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus 24
Failure Date: 06/10/2003

Engine head casket blew out due to excessive oil leaking. Dealer notified.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1999 Dodge Stratus 25
Failure Date: 06/08/2003

Took my '99 Stratus to my mechanic for an oil leak. I was told it was a head gasket problem and that is common in that year. Did some research on the internet and found a number of complaints confirming this. I called Dodge and they deny having any knowledge of the problem. When I told them about the complaints on this and other sites he again denied any knowledge of it. I was told that it's my problem not theirs. After this experience there is no way I will ever buy a Chrysler product again and I don't think anyone should.

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