hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,898 miles

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problem #11

Feb 242007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,200 miles
Engine in my chrystler Concorde seized up while I was driving it. I had it towed to a dealer and they said it was nothing I did. They said the timing chain slipped causing the motor to spin.

- Auburn, IN, USA

problem #10

Jul 302005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
My 2000 Concorde had to have the engine replaced at only 36,000 miles. Maintenance was done routinely and the off brand warranty company refused to pay because sludge in the engine. I really took care of this car and it failed me.

- Cleveland, MS, USA

problem #9

May 032006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalled while stopped at stop lights and the steering locked. The vehicle eventually failed to start and was towed to an independent repair shop who determined the engine needed to be replaced and was later towed to a service dealer who determined the engine needed to be replaced because of sludge build up. There was no determination of what caused the sludge build up and no warning lights ever illuminated prior to any of the problems. In addition to the oil sludge the dealer also determined one of the pistons was bad.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #8

Jan 122005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
My Chrysler Concorde(2000) just up and died on the side of the highway a couple of months ago. It was due to oil sludge. We got the oil changed every three thousand miles and it threw a rod. The mechanics said it will take 4000 to fix but I can't afford it. So I have been paying on a car that I can't drive. The car only has about 70000 miles on it. The oil was changed aabout a month before this happened. Nothing has been done to the car because I can't afford it. It lost all power on the highway as my wife drove it and had to be towed.

- Deridder, LA, USA

problem #7

Mar 082005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,600 miles
Chrysler Concorde 2000 engine noise, timing belt tension off due to low oil pressure from clogged oil lines in engine. Mechanic said engine would need replaced at a cost of $6000 plus labor.

- New Kensington, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 132004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles
My 2000 Chrysler concord engine began a loud knocking, after taking it to a mechanic, he informed us that the engine was shot (possibly a rod). I have read "coutless" accounts of this problem. I paid for a year and a half for a car I can not even drive. Why with so many complaints about these engines isn't something being done? something needs to be done, and amends need to be made.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 152005

Concorde 24-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
I have a 2000 Chrysler Concorde with a 2.7 engine that is sludged. I have changed my oil properly but do not have but 2 or 3 receipts. I have an extended warranty and that company has denied the claim. I am a realtor and must have a car, this has been a great hardship and when the engine started to go I was on the expressway. The warranty company nor Chrysler is standing behind the product. I have basically been called a liar by the dealership and the warranty company because we don't have receipts. The car is just sitting because I cannot afford a new engine. I have done research and there are a lot of the 2.7 engines that have gone out like mine. Something needs to be done, other companies stand behind their auto products but Chrysler is not. I still owe on the car and have to pay the payment and insurance. Chrysler consumers need help please.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #4

Oct 132000

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The engine of my 2000 Chrysler concord failed while I was driving the car on October 13, 2004.I have slightly over 60,000 miles on the car and it is 4 1/2 years old. I had the car towed to my dealership. Upon inspection, they stated that they "found engine sludged up causing minimal amount of oil pressure (rod bearings and timing chain bad)" they stated the engine needed to be replaced at an estimated cost of $7000 plus tax. The service manager, pete, said that this engine is a continual problem and that they hate to see these cars come in for repair. I had the automobile towed to a private repair shop on October 19,2004 for a second opinion. The repair shop came back with the same issue and a repair estimate of $5400. The repair shop also stated that they have done several of these engine replacements to the Chrysler 2.7L engine. That there engine has a very poor design that leads to sludge pulling into the engine even with regular and timely oil changes. It is a problem of the engineering design of the engine. I have performed the oil changes on the vehicle based on the recommended miles in the owners manual. I still owe about $4800 on a vehicle that does not run due to a manufacturing defect. Chrysler refuses to extend their warrenty. There should be no need to replace such a low mileage engine that has been properly cared for.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,080 miles
While driving off the highway engine rattled/overheated, causing sludge in the motor oil. Consumer was able to slow down and eventually stalled. Consumer heard knocking in the motor, and as the vehicle slowed down, the vehicle stalled. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer, where it was discovered that the engine had sludge in the motor.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #2

May 072004

(reported on)


  • 66,000 miles
Engine filled with sludge, causing the engine to fail completely. It was diagnosed as the pistons going through the valves. Also, vehicle was hit in the rear, causing the front seats to break off the floor. The entire track assembly had to be replaced along with the motors underneath.

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #1

Nov 132003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
My brother was driving my car on the expressway, he was going about 70 mph when the engine locked up and had to keep the car under control until he could get the car to the side of the road.thank god he or know one else was hurt. The car is a Chrysler Concorde 2000 with a 2.7 liter engine.

- Fort Gratiot, MI, USA