really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,345 miles

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problem #8

Mar 012017


  • 207,000 miles
Car won't go into park. Has to be started in neutral. Car has tendency to roll. Wheel(s) has to be blocked. Stationary.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #7

May 052015

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The car was driven into the driveway and put the car in park. He got of the car and opened the gate. At that time, the vehicle slipped out of park and began rolling down the driveway. It hit the curb, then a small tree on the front lawn of the house across the street and finally came to rest on the front stoop of the said house.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 152003


  • 30,000 miles
I was driving home from having body work done, the engine light came on, then 3 seconds later the motor stalled. I put transmission in neutral and started the engine and drove for 50 feet before it happened again. This time engine would not restart. I pulled off the road and called the company that did the body work. They retrieved the car soon after. Subsequently, was told my engine failed due to lack of maintenance, ie; oil change.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #5

Mar 272010


  • 138,000 miles
Car was running great, without any indication of problems. Car died and would not start. Resulting in engine failure.

- Springfield, KY, USA

problem #4

Jul 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,017 miles
Engine in 2000 Chrysler Intrepid started tapping noise at 58017km brought to dealer with complaint, told they would not take engine apart to check noise. I told them I had been told that the 2.7 engine had problems with sludge that prevented the oil from circulating properly. They still refused to check engine. At just over 62000 km engine became noisy. Brought it back to dealer who kept the car for two weeks, then told me engine needed to be replaced at a cost of $6500 and there would be no warranty coverage or goodwill. I gave them a complete history of maintenance records showing that proper maintenance was done with in the required mileage and time. They have told me that the invoices do not clearly identify my 2000 black Intrepid and that it could of been another car. I only own one 2000 Intrepid. The invoice shows the work the mileage and my name and date. Next me they told me the invoice numbers were too close together. The work was done at four different garages. Then they told me there was sludge that showed the vehicle was not properly maintained. Then they asked me the brand of oil the garages used as it may have been faulty. End result is that they refuse to change their position in regards to warranty coverage or goodwill repairs and I will have to replace an engine that was bought brand new in May 2001. I am frustrated and do not know where to turn. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

- Barrie, UN, USA

problem #3

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Since I bought this car on October of 1999, I have taken it to the dealer 31 times to fix things. I have been without a car 100 days. I have paid out of pocket $3,137.64. I am now on an extended warranty. I still owe $8,000 on my car. It has 60,000 miles. I have maintained it every 3,000 miles as suggested in the owners manual. I only use 97 octane gas. I am a very cautious driver. I take care of the car but the car has left me stranded in the middle of highways putting my life and the lives of my passengers in danger. I never know when the car is going to break down again and where so I am always under terrible stress. I pray as I drive that I make it to my destination. This car has been a lemon since I bought it. The biggest problem is the engine blowing. My brother in law was driving and I was the passenger on South dixie highway (US1) in South miami when we were at a red light and then started to go when the light turned green and without any warning lights, noises, or anything the car stopped running. It died in the middle lane. We had to push it to the side. It was rush hour and this highway is filled with very aggressive drivers. They were all cursing, beeping, signaling, and driving so close to us as to almost touch us. I was petrified. I thought a car was going to hit us. I paid for the engine repair out of my pocket, because the extended warranty company told the dealer they could not cover it because there was sludge build up. They send an adjustor who reported it to them. The dealer told us to fight it because the sludge was normal for that type of engine. We provided the extended warranty all the receipts for the maintenance that we religiously did about every 3000 miles. We also had another mechanic go in and look at the car. The other mechanic said that these types of engines always had the problem of sludge build up and that it was normal for the engine and that the extended warranty should cover it.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,742 miles
Our 2000 Dodge Intrepid transmission went in to the limp mode (locked in to second gear). Took to dealer. Needed to replace the input and transmission range sensors. Other internet sites indicate that there have been 32 tsb's on these transmissions and that the dealer should bill Chrysler for any repairs. Can this be confirmed and what can I do about it? secondly, I had to pay for cleaning carbon from the throttle body system. Previously, I had a 93 Dodge Intrepid and had to pay for the same service. I run the recommended octane gas & don't understand why the maintenance manual does not include adding a fuel additive at various mileage intervals if this is a problem that continues to occur with Dodge engines. I appreciate any response to these two concerns.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 302003


  • 42,000 miles
The shifter cable broke, which caused the transmission to lock up.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA