hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,536 miles

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problem #8

Feb 092009


  • 142,000 miles
While driving heard bang and car lost power and began to tap. Immediately pulled over and shut car down. Upon inspection found motor was full of anti-freeze. Water pump shaft bearings broke into "pieces" flooding engine with anti-freeze. Installed new water pump and timing chain, but too much damage was already done. Car repair costs too much to fix, have been advised by mechanics that problems will persist with this 2.7 motor. Additionally, air conditioning fails repeatedly. Power window unit fails repeatedly. Front end problems. We tried to have the problem fixed, but apparently there is no "fix" for this engine.

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #7

Mar 102007

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
The car was running fine and they one day just failed.

- Marcellus, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 152007

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles
No events leading up to incident. 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 motor just stopped working while car was moving with no warning. Had towed said it was due to engine sludge. Car was regularly serviced and this shouldn't have happened. I have read all the other 2.7 horror stories and I expect Dodge to do something about it.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 262004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
Was on vacation drove about 300 miles Dodge interpid made noise and my car stalled. Was told by mechanic motor blown. Took wal-mart to court because the change my oil regliously. It was found they was at no falut. I had my car was repaired cost me over $7000. I stll owe, $5000. On vehicle.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #4

Oct 022004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Complete engine failure due to seizure of bearing on water pump and related damage to timing chain and engine intake and exhaust valves -- cost to repair exceeds value of vehicle -- vehicle milewage equals 85,000 miles age of vehicle equals four model years

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 092004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
While driving engine failed. Consumer was concerned that the vehicle was only four years old.

- Belmont, NH, USA

problem #2

Oct 222003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,290 miles
Overheating, motor died out while driving on the highway. Struggled a lot to keep control. Engine is no longer useful. Got an estimate for $14,000 on a new engine. Vehicle has 88,000 miles. Very upset....

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 032003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Air conditioning core went out @ 50,000 miles.

- Naperville, IL, USA