Auto Recalls for Consumers

DODGE STRATUS Problems with Engine & Engine Cooling

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2005 DODGE STRATUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 DODGE STRATUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 DODGE STRATUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (59 Complaints)
Date reported Jun 08, 2007
Location WAUKESHA, WI
Manufacturer DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION
Vehicle 2005 DODGE STRATUS
Transmission Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 2
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

I HAD MY DODGE STRATUS (WHICH HAS 37053 MILES) HAVE A RADIATOR FAN GO BAD FOR THE SECOND TIME IN APPROXIMATELY 2-3 MONTHS. I REPLACED THE RADIATOR FAN THE FIRST TIME DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT TOOK ME 5 MINUTES TO DO AND WAS AN EASY FIX (APPROXIMATELY FEBRUARY/MARCH TIMEFRAME). ON MONDAY, MAY 14, 2007, I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE HOME FROM NORTHERN WISCONSIN WHEN MY TEMP GAUGE SKYROCKETED TO THE TOP OF THE GAUGE. AFTER PULLING OVER AT A SAFE LOCATION (WAS IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE) AND HAVING THE DEALER TOW THE CAR TO THE LOT, I CAME TO FIND OUT THAT MY ENGINE WAS NOW BAD DUE TO OVERHEATING AND LOSS OF COOLANT. THE RADIATOR FAN HAD FAILED THE EXACT SAME WAY AS IT HAD BEFORE AND THIS TIME CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE TO MY VEHICLE. MY RADIATOR FAN WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY SO I HAD REPLACED IT MYSELF BACK IN FEBRUARY/MARCH. ALL-IN-ALL CHRYSLER SAYS THEY WILL NOT COVER ANYTHING UNDER WARRANTY (ENGINE AND DRIVETIME UNDER WARRANTY UNTIL 70000 MILES) BECAUSE THE FAN I HAD INSTALLED FAILED AND CAUSED THE DAMAGE. I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS DUE TO A LACK OF QUALITY IN THE PART, THUS CAUSING FAILURE AND TERMINATION OF MY VEHICLE. I'D LIKE TO GET THIS RESOLVED BUT DONT KNOW WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP. I HAVE PICTURES OF THE FAN'S FAILURE THE FIRST TIME AFTER REMOVING IT FROM THE VEHICLE.

Now lower prices on ALL K&N products. Save up to 15% / $85.
Home  •  Car Recalls  •  Tires  •  Motorcycles  •  RVs  •  Commercial Vehicles  •  Car Seats  •  Complaints  •  Sitemap  •  Privacy Policy

Edmunds  •  Kelley Blue Book  •  SaferCar.gov  •  Consumer Recalls  •  Government Recalls
Follow arfc_recalls on TwitterRSS Feeds