Ignition Switch Problems of Dodge Stratus
Dodge Stratus owners have reported 11 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Stratus
In late July, I was parked in my 2005 Dodge Stratus rt 2 door coupe with the car still running. I adjusted my steering wheel which in turn caused the car to turn off. Every time I raised my steering wheel, my car would turn off. It didn't matter if the car was moving or not, the car would turn off (the key would stay on). Big safety issue if I wouldn't of noticed until I began driving. I could have lost my power brakes and steering. I took the car to a Dodge dealership on 8-7-06. The dealership said that the connector for the ignition switch was broke and they could temporarily fix it. A new connector is being ordered. The dealership said that the connector couldn't have broken without someone being in the steering column previously. I bought this car brand new and to my knowledge, the steering column has never been taken apart. Therefore, I must assume that the connector is either faulty or was broken during the initial installation. This problem occurred on Monday, August 7, 2006.
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#2 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle is a 2004 Dodge Stratus. The VIN of the car is 1B3EL46X24_. When vehicle is parked and the owner inserts the key in the ignition the switch will not move, causing the vehicle not to start. Consumer is not able to use the vehicle. Owner is aware of other similar models that were recalled but this vehicle was not recalled due to model year. This ignition switch problem happened on Oct. 1, 2004.
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#3 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Dodge Stratus. Crash was involved with this problem. I have had ongoing problems with this vehicle in the one year I have owned it. Ive spoken to the dealership and they refused to assist. I most recently had as bazzar experience the day I went to the dealership to get my house key . My key was in the ignition as I was removing key, I fet a mild shock traveling through my arm then into my watch which maintained a vibration for a log time and eventually causing it to never work again this was an odd occurence becouse I was noticing other starange thing in the vehicle . Such as my odometer suddenly accumulating mialeage at a unbelivable rate prior to my scheduled repair appointment at the dealership, (for an oil leak) that ended up being a blown head gasket(that incedently was not under warrenty) becouse of the milage. ) first they claimed I was 200 miles over then someone said 14 but was finaly recorded as 7 to portfolio (my extende warranty provider. ) please keep in mind that I informed the service writter of the odometer occurence and of a buzzing sound I heard in the steering wheel and other electrical experiences. All of which were just brushed off. Furthermore, please note that my vehicle was under the warranty mialege when I made the appoitment and I was never told that it had to be under the mialegae when it arrived. (actually I do believe I was under the mileage when I arrived) so I ended up paying out of my own pocket approx 400. 00 dollars. Only to have my air bags deploy suddenly for no apparent reason,. Which I feel caused me to hit the center island of a busy street,suddenl facing on comming traffic. I was able to manouvere the car over another curb to a safe area. Now moss br Dodge in san bernardino reuses to except responsiblity even after I had coplaid about the strange bussing sounf that could be heard in the steering wheel months before this happended. Now im struggling to repair my car . Please if you know of any attorney or recorse I can take please inform me. Sincerely a. Ayalar.
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#4 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle involved is a 1998 Dodge Stratus. The VIN of this Stratus is 2B3HD46F9R_. While placing the key inside the ignition vehicle failed to turn on its own. Consumer contacted the dealer for inspection, and dealer informed consumer that the vehicle had to be towed for service. This ignition switch problem happened on Nov. 10, 2004.
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#5 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1997 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle involved was a 1997 Dodge Stratus. The moving steering shaft between the steering wheel and floor of the passenger compartment is exposed. A clamp on the steering shaft caught the floor mat and made it almost impossible to steer the car. I talked to the dealer and was told all Stratus are made this way. The steering shaft needs a shield. If Chrysler doesn't fix this, I may sell the car. I have had numerous other problems, including timing belts/iginition key/ head rests/body, electric mirrors,etc. . This may be the last straw. I am a mechanical engineer with 20 years experience and I have worked on cars since grade school. A design flaw like this borders on criminal!!! if there is an accident caused by this design, I would be glad to testify. It would be an open and shut case!!! I would appreciate a reply to this message if possible. It was Friday, February 5, 1999 when this ignition switch issue happened.
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#6 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1997 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle involved is a 1997 Dodge Stratus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1B3EJ46X2W_. While turning the vehicle off the key could not be remove from the ignition switch. This caused the vehicle to continue running. It was 08/12/04 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#7 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Dodge Stratus
The car is a 1996 Dodge Stratus. The VIN of the problem Stratus is 1B3EJ46X1T_. Ecan insert key into ignition to start vehicle, key would work okay; but when vehicle is shut off, key cannot be removed from ignition. This ignition switch problem happened on Thu., Sep. 25, 1997.
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#8 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle was a 1996 Dodge Stratus. The VIN of the problem Stratus is 1B3EJ46X0T_. Defected electrical switch caused transmission not to shift out of second gear.
#9 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Dodge Stratus
The car was a 1996 Dodge Stratus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Dodge Stratus is 1B3EJ46X5T_. They have tried to fix the recall item two times now with no success. The ignition locks up numerous times, the gear shifter is able to be moved when the car is turned off into gear, neutral, etc. It has caused a couple near serious accidents. I am wondering what kind of help your orginization can offer??????? I have no clue where to go from here. I am getting no response from daimlerchrysler and no support or direction from manassas Dodge service center.
#10 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle is a 1996 Dodge Stratus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Dodge Stratus is 1B3EJ56H2T_. The rack and pinion has failed twice. I have also complained to the dealer of a buzzing and/or grinding noise coming from the steering column. I have taken the car in at least 2 other times for this problem and am going to take it in this Thursday (10/21/99) again for the same buzzing noise. Each time I take it in it is there for a minimum of 2 days if not longer. I am concerned for the safety of my family due to the steering column noise. This Thursday I will also take it in for some type of electrical failure - the car will sometimes not start on me. This ignition switch issue occurred Oct. 11, 1999.
#11 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Dodge Stratus
The vehicle involved was a 1996 Dodge Stratus. Nhtsa recall campaign 04v021000 concerning floor shift ignition park interlock. After having recall repairs performed the problem recurred. Driver was able to remove the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle was in reverse. The failure date was Saturday, March 5, 2005.
Other Electrical System related problems of Dodge Stratus:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||51|
|Underhood Wiring problems||26|
|Ignition Switch problems||11|
|Ignition Module problems||11|
|Instrument Panel problems||9|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||8|
|Dash Wiring problems||8|
|Horn Assembly problems||4|
|Battery Cable problems||2|
|Computer Failure problems||2|
|Dashboard Failed problems||2|