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

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problem #97

Apr 052011

Concorde 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Hello, I would just like to take the time to explain the situation with my year 2000 Chrysler Concorde LX. I am a college student and I purchased this car roughly a year and a half ago with 41,000 miles on it. The carfax vehicle report stated that the car had perfect routine maintenance and it was owned by one female owner over the course of its life. After owning the car I now have about 65,000 miles on this car, with perfect routine maintenance. I am experiencing the symptoms of the engine sludge problem that these 2.7 liter engines experience. My rpms are dropping to low revs at idle, and my mechanic says that the engine will eventually seize while driving. At this point I no longer drive the vehicle and leave it stationary in my parents garage. To replace these engines they cost around 4,000 - 10,000 dollars. That is more than the price of the vehicle itself. There is clearly a defect in the engine design, and any quick google search can show this. There are hundreds upon thousands of complaints online in public forums and engine oriented websites. I only hope that this organization investigates this situation, and takes it seriously.

- Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #96

Jul 272010


  • 120,000 miles
The motor on a my 2.7L 2000 Chrysler Contour rod bearings went out ruining the motor. The repair would be 3,000. I did not know it was a known incident with these motors that Chrysler uses in this model. The motor went out on a camping trip 180 miles away from home. I left the car at a shop and am currently donating it to charity.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #95

Jun 142010


  • 113,721 miles
Complete engine failure, loud knocking.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #94

Dec 152009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While turning into a parking lot there was a loud noise, and then the steering wheel locked. She then tried to pull to the side of the road, but the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility, and the mechanic concluded that the failure was caused by engine sludge. No repairs were made. She filed a report with the dealer, but no assistance was provided. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Jeddo, MI, USA

problem #93

Dec 182008


  • 99,131 miles
My wife was driving our 2000 Chrysler Concorde LX with the 2.7 liter engine when the engine blow up luckily there was no one in front or back of her when this happened.

- Hawley, PA, USA

problem #92

Jan 192009


  • 83,520 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the engine failed and the vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The vehicle made a knocking sound when it was restarted. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was informed that a new engine was needed due to sludge build-up. The repair would cost between $4,000 to $6,000. The dealer would not honor the warranty on the vehicle because she is the second owner. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 83,520.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #91

Aug 132008


  • 114,100 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle hesitated briefly. After making a right turn, the vehicle shut off completely. The vehicle was towed to the dealer approximately two days later and they stated that the timing belt skipped linkages, and the water pump needed to be replaced. After the repairs were made, the transmission light illuminated on the instrument panel. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 114,200 and failure mileage was 114,100.

- Avon, NY, USA

problem #90

Apr 052008

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 40 mph, the rod began knocking in the motor and the vehicle began to decelerate. The vehicle would not gain speed and was driven to an auto shop. The mechanic stated that the motor failed completely and was no good. The current and failure mileages were 53,000. Updated 04/28/08.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #89

Feb 072008

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
With only 53,000 miles, regular maintenance and oil changes my cars 2.7L V6 engine needs replaced. This has been a problem for many, many customers and while still owing large sums of money on our loans, are stuck without vehicles because of the enormous cost involved in this repair. Having this problem has left our family in a very bad position, and Chrysler failure to act upon it is causing great hardship for many of their customers.

- Wilmerding, PA, USA

problem #88

Feb 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. As of January 3, 2008, the dealer or manufacturer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 85,000 and current mileage is 95,000. The VIN, engine size and number of cylinders were unavailable.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #87

Dec 112007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 35 mph, the instrument panel lights illuminated then he heard noises coming from the engine. In addition, there was smoke coming from the engine then the vehicle shut off. The contact stated that he noticed an oil leak underneath the vehicle. The mechanic stated that he was unable to start the vehicle due to a complete engine failure. As of January 3, 2008, the mechanic had not repaired the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 108,000.

- Mt Joy, PA, USA

problem #86

Oct 182007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it is currently located. The dealer stated that there was sludge build up that led to the failure. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, and powertrain were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 72,000.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #85

Aug 142007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,011 miles
I am the original owner of Chrysler Concorde 2000, with a 2.7 engine. I have only used the dealer for all maintenance work and the car in no longer under the 7 years, 70,000 mile extended warranty. I have followed all maintenance for the car. On August 14, the engine light came and the engine performed erratically and I had the car towed to my Chrysler dealer. They called, without specifically pinpointing the problem, and indicated that the engine would probably have to be replaced due to loss of pressure in one of the valves and that the engine would probably have to be replaced at a cost of almost $8,000. It cost $250 for that estimate. I had the car towed to a second auto repair shop and they stated the engine had major piston damage in the valve and a rebuild engine was the only option. They also indicated this engine had long term and well known problems of failure due to engine sludge. A review of numerous web sites indicates hundreds and hundreds of such complaints and Chrysler pointing the car owners as responsible instead of being held accountable. The web sites indicated the engine was discontinued by Chrysler within 2 years but no notification was ever made to current owners of the possibility of the problem occurring. I am extremely fortunate, that the engine failure did not occur while driving on my normal commute in a car pool on the interstate. Any assistance that you can provide to hold Chrysler accountable would be greatly appreciated

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #84

Aug 062007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
Engine knocks at 115,000 miles. According to resources this is a common problem that leads to engine malfunction.

- Cortland, NY, USA

problem #83

Aug 032007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,900 miles
Was on interstate heading to hampton Virginia when had to pull over for traffic and sit for 20 minutes due to traffic accident delay, when I pulled back into traffic my car would not go over 10 miles per hour and was squealing and sounded like engine was falling out. Had towed to Chrysler dealership, said I need a new engine costing $7500, internal engine problem and my warranty expired 5 months ago!! still owe 2 years on this car with only 63,000 miles on it. Took it for regular oil changes.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #82

Jun 012007


  • miles
When I first bought the car in Oct 07, it would occasionally make a knocking noise. I was told by the dealer this was normal. One night it started making a knocking noise when I accelerated. The next morning while driving it the engine made a loud noise and that was it. I had it towed and was told that the engine would need to be replaced.

- Bloomfield, NY, USA

problem #81

Apr 272007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
I was just driving one night home from my mothers house and the engine just blew with no warning. I have changed my oil every 3,000-3,500 miles and after reading the hundreds of complaints about the 2.7 Chrysler engine I am quite displeased that a company can get away with this kind of neglect.

- Chesterfeild Twp., MI, USA

problem #80

Jan 152007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,454 miles
2000 Chrysler concord with 2.7 engine failed at 58,450 miles, all scheduled maintenance done at Chrysler dealer. Dealer estimates repairs at $7,000.

- Williamsburg, MI, USA

problem #79

Jul 012006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I went to start my vehicle one morning and it would not start. I had my brother and father in law whom are mechanics come take a look at it and they said the engine was filled with sludge. We then cleaned out the engine real good and changed all the liquids in it. It worked for approximately a month. I then got up in the morning to go to work and started my vehicle and went to my mothers down the road before work. On my way to work the engine started acting up and luckily I was just down the road from home. I went straight home and made it right before my Chrysler concord quit completely on me. I then had my brother in law again come look at it and he said the engine was toast and needed a new one. Now I had already replaced the motor approximately a year before this incident happened. Now I owe $8,000 on this vehicle and can not drive it due to not being able to afford to replace the motor again. It sets in my drive as a lawn ornament now. Now the incident date below is an approximate date since this happened some time ago. But I know it was in the summer time after June of 2006.

- Columbia City , IN, USA

problem #78

Dec 052006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Chrysler Concorde 2000 engine seized at 69000 miles too much money to repair timing belt/chain replaced at 55000 miles door locks replaced ignition switch replaced engine quit with family in car during 65 mph.

- Saddle Brook, NJ, USA

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