10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,948 miles

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problem #111

Mar 022005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,200 miles
Vehicle experienced sudden stalling at 60 mph, and is no longer was able to start. Manufacturer was contacted by the consumer, and was aware of the problem.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #110

Dec 232004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
I was driving along when suddelny then check engine light came on. Then the car started screeching as I accelerated. When I got to a gas station, I cut the engine off, and the car did not want to start again. I had a mechanic look at it and he said that one of the rods had broke and that I either had to get the engine rebuilt or buy a new engine.

- Gonzales, LA, USA

problem #109

Mar 142005

Intrepid 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled on the highway while traveling 65 mph. Driver was pulled over and tried to restart vehicle, but was able to restart it fifteen minutes later. Then, took it to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Corinth, NY, USA

problem #108

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 #107

Mar 082005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
While driving to work, I noticed the engine was making rattling noise. There was no oil indicator light on or engine light on. I took the car in to 3 separate mechanics and was informed by all 3 that the car needed a new engine. They all said that there was sludge in the engine. I took this car in as recommended every 3000 miles for an oil change. This car is barely at 62000 miles and there is no way this should have happened. I was informed it would cost me a bare minimum of $4000 to get the car running. I called the corporate office of daimler Chrysler and they insisted they had not heard of a problem with these engines.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #106

Mar 012005

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,912 miles
While driving at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and the exhaust smoke was very black. The timing chain became defective and the engine stalled completely. The owner had the vehicle towed to the dealer and was informed that a new engine was needed. Provide further details.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #105

Jan 042005

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
While driving 40 mph vehicle stalled, and was towed once. Consumer was able to restart vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #104

Oct 172003

Intrepid

  • 85,000 miles
While driving 45 mph engine seized then stalled. Vehicle was towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #103

Nov 152004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
While driving home consumer heard a noise. Then, took the vehicle to a mechanic, who determined that engine was defective, and urged consumer not to continue driving the vehicle. Consumer tried to make it home, and the vehicle stopped. It had to be towed.

- Sharon Hill, PA, USA

problem #102

Oct 102004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While traveling the vehicle shut down. The consumer had to have the vehicle towed, and it was discovered, the engine is defective and needs to be replaced.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #101

Jun 262004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I have a 2000 model Dodge Intrepid with 35,000 original miles on it and a blown engine. I have since found out that this is quite normal for the 2.7 litre V6 engine. They are very expensive and very hard to find used because there are so many incidents. You can look on ebay motors right now at the Dodge Intrepids and there are three with bad motors. Please help me.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #100

Jan 012005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving on the highway at 55 mph engine blew out. Contacted the dealer, and was to told to contact NHTSA.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #99

Dec 012004

Intrepid

  • miles
The engine light would come on, there was stalling and revving while at idle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #98

Feb 072005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The check light remained on while the engine tended to freeze up, could not start the vehicle. Manufacturer was contacted by consumer, and was aware of the problem.

- Greece, NY, USA

problem #97

Feb 122005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 890,000 miles
The motor is making extreme noises and I am sure it is ready to fail. I have always changed the oil in the recommended mileages. I am afraid it will lock up on me, and the majority of my driving is highway.

- Lawerence, KS, USA

problem #96

Feb 052005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle stalled unexpectedly on the road and the consumer was unable to restart it. The cause was undetermined at this time and manufacturer will be notified by consumer.

- Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

problem #95

Jan 272005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was being driven when all of sudden the water pump bearings shot into the oil pan causing the engine not to operate. Owner will notify manufacturer.

- Howard City, MI, USA

problem #94

Feb 102005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While sitting at an intersection vehicle stalled. Driver was able to restart vehicle, and drove it to a mechanic, who determined that the problem could not be duplicated. Later that day the problem recurred and mechanic indicated that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #93

Feb 092005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle stopped on its own. Driver tried to restart vehicle, but was unable to do so. Had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #92

Jan 292005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,714 miles
Vehicle 2.7L engine seized while driving 50 mph. Consumer was able to coast the vehicle over to the side of the road. Vehicle was towed to the consumer home. The tow truck mechanic informed consumer that the engine needed top replaced. The dealer was not notified at this time.

- Georgiana, AL, USA

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