Common Issues of a Faulty Dodge Stratus Vent Visor
Your Dodge Stratus vent visor lets fresh air in when you roll the windows down while it prevents dust from coming in. Aside from that, it also works as an extended shade for your tinted windows. Since it is commonly mounted on the door of your car, the component may be damaged by harmful environmental factors like the sun's UV rays and hard rain. If you start notice that the vent visor is showing signs of wearing down, then you should perform some troubleshooting. Listed below are some of the common issues you might encounter:
Vent visor blocking the window from rolling up
A common problem encountered with the Dodge Stratus vent visor, particularly the in-channel type, is its tendency to block the window while it's rolling up. This may be caused by the wrong installation of the vent visor into the window channel. However, another reason can also be the wrong type of vent visor installed on your car. You might also need to check the condition of the adhesive tape you have used. It probably needs to be replaced with a stronger tape so the visor can hold on to it tightly.
Dripping water from the vent visor
Water that's dripping from your Dodge Stratus vent visor only means that there's already a crack on the visor's surface. An accidental hit may have caused the crack on the visor that's why you have to inspect it first to know if you can still repair it. When the component is still repairable, what you need to use is a spray adhesive to seal the crack and stop the leak. It is better to remove the entire vent visor from the car before you apply the adhesive easier. However, if the damage is too deep and can't be repaired by simple adhesive spray, then you should already look for a replacement part.
Loosely attached vent visor
If you notice that the vent visor of your Dodge Stratus is hanging loose on the side of your car, then the reason might be the adhesive material of the vent visor is already wearing down. However, you should also check if the vent visor is glued and positioned properly. A quick and simple way to solve is this by using a new adhesive tape to stick the vent visor. Just remember to clean the area thoroughly before sticking the new adhesive on the surface of your vehicle.