really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
55,581 miles

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problem #77

Dec 252006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • 84,620 miles
At a point about one month ago my car began making a knocking noise, a neighbor told me to check the oil and see if it was low, it was, I filled it and the noise diminished. No light ever came on except briefly on a left hand turn once while driving the car. On christmas day while driving a total of 60 miles my check engine light came on, the car began to stutter and jerk and act very bad once I reduced speed and got off the highway. I took it to the dealer the next day. Today I found out my engine was blown and they are waiting for warranty coverage to approve repairs. My vehicle is a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. I purchased it the end of October 2006 and it had 82468 miles on it. I drove it for two months and put 2000 miles on it when the engine went.

- Clifton Heights, PA, USA

problem #76

Dec 042006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds on a city street, there was a loss of all vehicle power, and the engine stalled without warning. Afterwards, the engine would not restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop, who determined there was excessive oil sludge present, and the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Northfield, OH, USA

problem #75

Nov 122006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph on the highway, there was a loss of all vehicle power and the engine stalled without warning. The engine would not restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop who determined the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #74

Nov 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,345 miles
I purchased a 2000 Chrysler Concorde in June 2001 from patterson Chevrolet. I purchased an extended warranty on the car and it was serviced for engine problems (oil leaking and smoke under the hood) in November 2001, twice in December 2001 and once in January 2002 before the problem was fixed. Car engine suddenly began to run very loudly. I put 2 quarts of oil and the next day the engine simply died while I was on my way to work on a very busy street. There had been no prior indications there was anything was wrong with the car.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #73

Nov 062006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,036 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 45 mph, the vehicle lost power, was pulled over and driven to an independent repair shop. Then, the vehicle was driven to the dealership, who determined the timing chain tensioner fractured causing the engine to run erratically. The timing chain gears and tensioner were replaced. Afterwards, when the vehicle was started, the oil pressure was low and the dealership determined there was oil sludge in the engine.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #72

Oct 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Sudden engine failure, cracked engine.

- Wilmette, IL, USA

problem #71

Oct 202006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,369 miles
I was driving along interstate 295 just passing into Massachusetts on October 20th 2006 when I heard my engine making horrid sounds, all of a sudden I had no control and instead of panicking like a normal driver and crashing horribly(which would have happened I assure you) I popped the car into neutral, turned off all power and coasted into the breakdown lane(turning with no power is no fun at all). As it turns out my engine had blown up while I was driving which could have killed me and had my 2 week old daughter and fiance been in the car they as well. My mechanic told me that I should not have been able to do what I did but I was lucky and there were very few drivers on the road. I have worked at oil change garages and I do regular maintenance on my car. The fault is with the engine.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #70

Jun 252006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles
When I was driving on the highway going to work in the am, the car started sputtering and I had to pull over to see what was wrong. It seemed to be ok after that. Then later that evening, I was driving on a 70 mph freeway and the car suddenly and completely lost power this time and I had to make an emergency pull off to the side of the road, and I almost caused a major accident. I had the vehicle checked and it was determined to be engine failure and that I would have to replace the engine at a cost of about $3200. I have not had the repair done yet so the car is sitting in my driveway until I decide what to do.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #69

Jul 182006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,241 miles
I was responding from home to an emergency page when I began hearing loud noises coming for the engine. I was turning a corner when this began so I was driving approximately 10-15 mph. I pulled over, shut off the engine. Upon attempting to start my vehicle it failed. I had it towed to dealer which informed me the timing chain came loose and bent the valves, damaged the heads. I need a need motor. They want to charge me $4,000 for a used motor plus labor costs. I still owe $3,000 on this vehicle. I purchased it late 2003 and the dealer didn't inform me this was an ongoing, very common issue with this vehicle. I'm a single mom with no means of purchasing a replacement vehicle let alone thinking of fixing it. I can't even trade it in for a vehicle since I owe more than the car is now worth.

- Ada, MN, USA

problem #68

May 032006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Timing belt broke while driving on the road. Engine quit and I coasted into a driveway. Mechanic said the timing belt broke causing the valves to be bent and engine failure. $6000 to replace the engine. Hard for a elderly couple!

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #67

Apr 212006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
My 2000 Chrysler Concorde 2.7 liter with 56,000 miles was just reported by dealership that the engine was shot because of sludge build up. I was puzzled because I change my oil every 3,000 miles ? please help me ! thanks, lance.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #66

Mar 152006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,100 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where they determined the engine needed to be replaced.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #65

Mar 292005

Concorde 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Engine made a noise and before I could get to the dealer which is 5 miles away the car died. Told it was sludge and even though I had proof of oil changes, they would not fix engine but wanted $7000 to replace.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #64

Feb 062005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 45 mph the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. This is the second time the vehicle has been to the dealership due to the engine stalling. The first time the vehicle was taken to the dealership the engine was replaced. Upon inspection, the dealership determined the engine needed to be replaced again however, no repairs have been made. The manufacturer was notified.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #63

Dec 102005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,316 miles
I have an 2000 Chrysler Concorde and was turning from one highway to next and car died right in middle of turn. There were no warning lights or loud engine sounds that would indicate something was wrong. Had car towed to Chrysler dealership and they said engine had froze up and would cost $7,100 to replace it with new engine as no used engines were available. Car only had 85,300 miles on it and had regular maintenance...warranty had expired previous year. Called daimler-Chrysler Corp and they were very rude.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #62

Dec 202005


  • miles
Oil light went on yesterday morning. I immediately stopped at a service station and they put in a quart of oil. On the way home from work last night, oil light was still on. I stopped at another service station and they put in another quart of oil. Minutes later, the engine shut off while I was driving. I pushed the car into a nearby gas station and had the car towed to the dealership this morning. They just informed me that I need a new engine - minimum cost will be $6,400. They advised that these were not great engines and Chrysler is not proud of them.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #61

Sep 052005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,609 miles
The contact heard a tapping noise coming from the engine on September 5, 2005. He had not driven it for a couple of days. Then, he took it to a mechanic, and they told him they believed that it had an engine problem. The contact drove the vehicle home, and the next time he tried to start vehicle up but it would not start. The contact towed it to a dealer, and they said the engine needed to be replaced. He had the engine replaced now. Updated 12/7/2005.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #60

Nov 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The car was purchased used from yankee Ford, so.portland. With 60,000 miles on it. After a few days, the car seemed to idle high. Yankee Ford diagnostic could find nothing wrong. In 2004 fall, I took it in because it was running hot, the engine sounded rough. The oil changes were up to date. The oil was clean when the mechanic looked at it. He did a diagnostic check. Then he looked in the engine. It was very dirty. When the machine shop cleaned it, the mechanics said they never saw anything like it, it was caked with sludge. The car has been sitting in the shop while the mechanic has looked for a new used engine. The cost is very, very high and I still owe $7,000 on the car. It had less than 80,000 miles on it when I took it in.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #59

Jul 202005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Consumer heard a knocking noise while driving or idling. Took vehicle to a mechanic, who was unable to repair car because he did not know what the noise was. Referred to a dealership, who had 3 technicians inspect the vehicle. It was suggested not to drive any further or the motor may blowout. A new motor was recommended. There was sludge in the engine and shavings in the oil pan. Consumer was not exactly sure what the final diagnosis was on the motor, but remembered the sludge and shavings. Contacted Chrysler about the motor because the vehicle had been maintained regularly. Chrysler returned consumer's call and stated they would pay 50% of the bill for the replacement of the motor. Vehicle is in the shop for repairs now.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #58

Jun 232005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,009 miles
2000 Chrysler Concorde with 2.7L bought new started making engine noise on June 23rd 2005 with 57009 miles. June 24th failed to start attempting to take it to an automotive repair shop. Towed to shop and later told that the engine had failed blaming engine sludge. Currently having engine replaced. Read article in consumer reports August 2005 edition about engine sludge listing 6 different models of engines including the one in this car that seem to be prone to this type of problem. This article states that all the automakers listed but Chrysler have begun replacement or repair programs

- Fort Madison, IA, USA

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