really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,118 miles

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problem #11

Sep 152007


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. When the vehicle was started, the engine made a loud rattling noise. The noise occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and discovered that the failure was due to the size of the whole for the timing chain. The mechanic refused to repair the vehicle because this was an issue for the manufacturer. Recently, while driving approximately 55 mph, the engine shut off without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 136,000.

- Haspings, MI, USA

problem #10

May 252006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle began making a clunking noise. The dealer stated that the timing chain failed and needed to be replaced. Two years later, while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle shut off and would not restart. The engine was towed to two mechanics and they stated that the engine was locked. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 163,000 and failure mileage was 78,000.

- Ft. Wayne, IN, USA

problem #9

Dec 242007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and completely shut off. The contact pulled over and attempted to restart the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. He looked under the hood and discovered that the timing chain failed and created a hole in the valve cover. The contact stated that a new motor would have to be installed at the cost of approximately $7,000. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 95,000.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 142006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
: the contact stated while turning a corner at 25 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop which determined the problem was the timing chain however, no repairs have been made. Updated 3/28/2006 -

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 282005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact stated while pulling out from a parking space at 5-7 mph the car started making a loud noise and the engine locked. The dealer said the timing change broke which caused the engine to shut down.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 092005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,600 miles
The contact went to start the vehicle and it would not start. He had the vehicle towed to a dealership. They found the tensioner in the engine broke, causing the engine to blow up. Repairs will be at the contact's expense.

- Elyria , OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 222005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,500 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving it in the middle of traffic the timing chain went out and the engine was trashed. This occurred on 9-22-05. The contact was to have a new engine installed. He found some information on the internet about how oil sludge buildup in these engines could cause the timing chain to fail, which causes the engine to malfunction. Apparently, this was a known problem with these engines. The contact stated Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen have the same problem because they have the same engine. They have extended their warranties to cover sludge problems beyond the normal warranty period. He has not yet talked to the dealer.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 302004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,500 miles
While driving at approximately 40 mph engine seized. The consumer was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, where it was evaluated and is currently being serviced. The consumer was informed that the timing chain failed, and there was sludge in the engine. Vehicle is equipped with a 2.7 liter engine. It was properly maintained.

- Ferndale, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 062004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
In August of 2003. My Chrysler Concorde failed due to a faulty tensioner, 66,000 miles. This caused engine damage(valves bent, etc..) engine rebuilt cost $2500. On September 6th 2004 82,000 miles, I was driving my car to get food. Approximately 1 mile or less from my home, my car died. Oil was sludgy when viewing it through oil entrance on engine. Awaiting repair estimates from repair shop.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,700 miles
The timing chain broke while the vehicle was being driven on the interstate. The manufacture stated that the problem existed because of faulty maintenance.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 312004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 3 mph vehicle stalled. Vehicle was towed to an independent shop, and technician determined that timing belt broke and damaged the engine.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA