hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,726 miles

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problem #44

Dec 062006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
: the contact stated when the vehicle was started, there was a loud knocking noise and the warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was driven to a service station. The dip stick was checked for oil level. The contact added two quarts, waited 5 minutes, and then checked the oil level again. The level was indicated the oil tank was still near empty, so the contact added one more quart. Then the level was too high, so the contact emptied the oil and added the recommended 5 quarts. The warning light continued to illuminate, but the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The service dealer and manufacturer were not contacted.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #43

Oct 052006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
: the contact stated that after the purchase of the vehicle there were problems with the brakes which were caused by improper installation of the brake line. The engine also made several clunky noises. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the brakeline was installed improperly and oil sludge build up contaminated the engine causing the problems. On a second visit to the dealer the engine began to smoke indicating a blowout. The dealer determined the blow out was due to poor maintenance. The components affected were the timing chain, the control panel and the engine.

- Lansing, IL, USA

problem #42

Sep 052006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated there was a constant knocking noise in the engine. The noise was heard when the vehicle was started up, and continued until the vehicle was shut off. The noise became louder as the speed increased. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined that the engine needed to be replaced. There were no immediate repairs made to the vehicle.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #41

Sep 262006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on the highway, a very loud noise was heard and then a vast amount of smoke came from the rear of the engine. The engine stalled suddenly without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who determined there was a piston and rod problem resulting in a crack in the engine block; the engine would need to be replaced. There were no problems with the engine prior to this incident. The contact maintained routine oil changes as needed. The dealership was aware of the problem.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #40

Mar 102006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles
: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated while driving at 60 mph. The light had illuminated on 3 separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer who diagnosed the vehicle with complete engine failure. There was metal floating in the oil pan. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Farmerville, LA, USA

problem #39

Jun 162006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,500 miles
2000 Chrysler Concorde, 2.7 liter engine had a engine failure (water pump, causing jump time, causing blown engine) within seconds causing total loss of power brakes, power steering at 70 mph on I-94 at North river road. I was lucky to maintain control of vehicle. I have since discovered the 2.7 liter engine has had many similar problems due to poor design that causes a buildup of sludge in engine.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #38

Feb 122006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,500 miles
I own a 2000 chyrsler Concorde with a 2.7 lemon engine. It blew up at 73500 miles. My mechanic says it is due to oil sludge buildup and too small of oil ports. I have read the 100's of complaints from other people on the internet as well as Chrysler denial of a problem. If former employees of Chrysler have told me this is a design problem. It is time for daimler Chrysler to step up to the plate and act responsibly. Regardless of their claims one or two missed oil changes will not cause total engine failure. It is not unreasonable to expect a vehicle to go for 200 thousand miles or more in this age of technology! I also own a 96 GMC Yukon with 156 thousand miles on it. It still runs great and has not given me any engine problems.

- Manistee, MI, USA

problem #37

Jan 052006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving, a noise came from the engine. The vehicle was pulled over and towed to an independent repair shop. The repair shop determined the crank shaft bearing failed and there was sludge in the oil.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #36

Jan 072006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
Complete 2.7L engine failure at 87,000 miles. Oil changes occurred every 3,000 miles (more than the recommendation by the manufacturer). Schedule a in the owners manual recommends oil changes every 7500 miles under "normal" operating conditions. Schedule B recommends oil changes every 3000 miles if you operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions: 1. day and night temperatures are below freezing or 2. frequent stop and go driving or 3. frequent long periods of engine idling or 4. frequent short trips of less than 5 miles or 5. frequent operation at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 6. frequent trailer towing or &. taxi, police or delivery service, non of which apply to our situation and we still changed the oil every 3000 miles. Without any indication of a problem, the engine shut down on the highway traveling at 70 mph placing us in a very dangerous situation trying to coast to a safe place. The car was towed to a closed Chrysler dealership on a Saturday evening and we were stranded trying to find a rental car. The Chrysler dealership stated the next Monday that the engine needed to be replaced at a cost of $7400. Considering that the balance of the car loan is $6000, it is not feasible to repair the car at that cost. Unfortunately, we are still making payments on this car that we cannot drive and we are also paying a storage fee since we are unable to keep a broken down car at our residence. At the same time we have been paying for a rental car until we find another vehicle. I contacted Chrysler customer relations dept. 1/11/06 and spoke with a screener who gave me a reference number and passed me on to Chrysler rep. #177 only to be told by Chrysler rep. Id#177 that it's not their problem, it's our problem.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #35

Oct 032005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
No warning the car just broke down. I had it towed to my mechanic, and they told me the engine was blown, due to sludge, and it would be about $5000 to fix it. I have not had the car repaired yet.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #34

Aug 142005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
1) timing chain failed @72000 miles without warning (Chrysler repaired after giving me hell for two weeks extended warranty ran out @ 75000 miles 2)last week the engine failed without any warning at 76000 miles. Chrysler will not do anything the extended warranty is over.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #33

Jul 152005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,300 miles
While driving about 30-35 mph on a street and the vehicle cut off. There was no stalling loss of all power. The steering was still working though it was hard to turn the vehicle. Pulled to the side of the street and called for a mechanic. A local mechanic came and towed vehicle to an independent service repair shop. Thee it was discovered there was brown sludge, and this was caked up beyond repair. Suggested the engine would have to replaced. No repairs have been made at this time due to the expense of a new engine replacement. Contacted both dealer and manufacturer, who did not wish to replace or help the consumer with the replacement. This vehicle was regularly serviced and maintained. This happened at 61, 000 miles.

- Pell City , AL, USA

problem #32

Aug 032005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Bought a used 2000 Chrysler Concorde w/2.7 engine 1 year ago w/51000 miles on it I drove it only 1 year and engine stopped was told by repair shop it would require a major repair job and around $4000 to repair. Chrysler knew of this engine failure since it came out and should be held accountable for not recalling for repairs. Thoma strowbridge sr.

- Churubusco, IN, USA

problem #31

Jul 062005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
The caller stated car was idling up while driving, and then it stalled. This happened about 20 times while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the cam sensor and computer throttle sensor were the cause of the failure. The tie-rod ends also failed. The estimated cost to replace the sensors was $300-$400. The car has a warranty, but this problem was not covered under the warranty.

- Telido, OH, USA

problem #30

Mar 202005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
1.) oil light flickering, oil muddy looking, oil shooting out of top of engine 2.) took to dealership for repairs they said no oil leaks found, oil sending unit bad, replaced part then said engine bad"lower engine noises" dealer quoted new engine replacement at $4000 on ride home from dealership engine failed. 3) I called Chrysler and they declined to help with cost of repairs and I cant afford $4000 car is sitting in my garage and im still paying off the car loan. * I kept maintenance and required oil changes to this vehicle had no engine problem until failure. No warning engine warning light

- Lansdowne, PA, USA

problem #29

Mar 012003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles
As other complaints indicate, my oil light started coming on at <700 rpms, car maintenance schedule maintained as instructed, car has 137,000 miles and owe more than its worth now. Can't afford new car, can't afford to pay to replace engine, other complaints indicate sludge problem, I'm taking to mechanic this afternoon, and expect to be told the same thing.

- Covington, TN, USA

problem #28

Jan 032005


  • 80,000 miles
While parking vehicle stalled. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #27

Mar 142005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine seized and caused the vehicle to stop at 55 mph. Vehicle pulled over to the right, and had it towed to a repair shop. Results showed that the engine was blown. Consumer will notify the manufacturer.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #26

Feb 072005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,200 miles
While driving engine shut off. Vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. After inspecting the vehicle sludge was found in the oil, and the engine needed to be replaced. Vehicle was maintained as the owner's manual required. The consumer stated that the temperature at the time of failure was in the low 20's an she is 84 years old.

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #25

Jan 232005

Concorde 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The 2.7L engine seized while driving 25-30 mph. Vehicle was almost rear ended while rolling off onto the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

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