10.0

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

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problem #91

Dec 132004

Intrepid

  • 21,000 miles
While driving at low speed engine locked up. Consumer pulled over and restarted the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Kellogg, IA, USA

problem #90

Jan 242005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83 miles
I was driving along when the engine oil light came on, I checked the oill, it was full. Had the the car towed to don jordan Chrysler dealership and was told by the man in the service dept that I would need to replace the engine at a cost of 7.000 plus tax. I still owe 11.000 on a car that is now sitting in my driveway, while I have to rent a car to take my son to and from school and shopping.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #89

Jan 112005

Intrepid

  • 76,000 miles
Complaint received via E-mail. The engine failed while driving. The oil light came on, and the motor locked up before I could get of the road. I changed the oil between 2500/3000 miles all the time since I have had the car.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #88

Apr 122004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Consumer was driving at 30 mph when he heard a noise. Vehicle suddenly stopped while coming to a traffic light. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, and the engine was found to be defective.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #87

Jan 162005

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,001 miles
While driving 45 mph the engine failed without warning. The dealer states the engine needs to be replaced. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide additional information.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #86

Feb 102003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine made a loud noise while being driven eventually causing the engine not to operate.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #85

Dec 302004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,406 miles
While driving to work I heard a knocking sound in the vehicle. I drove the vehcile home on my lunch hour for my husband to look at it. I turned the car off and it would not restart. We had it towed to the dealership and the mechanic initially stated that it may have been the timing chain. After he further inspected the vehicle, we were told that there was sludge in the engine. This vehicle has regular oil changes so this didn't make sense to us. Also, there were no oil lights or engine problem warning lights to indicate a problem. The manufacturer refused any assistance with the repair that was to cost $6700.

- Toledo , OH, USA

problem #84

Nov 012004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Engine began making a clicking sound while driving on the highway at 55mph. Ase certified master technician looked at the vehicle and said that I need a new engine as it is about to cease up due to oil sludge build-up which is common in this particular engine. I maitained my vehicle with routine oil changes and services through my father, who is an ase certified master technician for over 35 years. I feel that DaimlerChrysler corporation should be held accountable for these deffective engines.

- Bussey, IA, USA

problem #83

Nov 102004

Intrepid

  • 81,000 miles
While driving 35 mph consumer heard a knocking noises coming from the engine. Then, vehicle stalled. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #82

Oct 122004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
There was a loud knocking coming from the engine. Consumer proceeded to the shoulder of the road, turned the vehicle off and on and the noise was still there. Vehicle was towed, and the engine was found to be defective.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #81

Nov 242004

Intrepid

  • 26,000 miles
While driving at unknown speed engine seized and the vehicle stalled. Consumer managed to pull over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership repaired the problem.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #80

Nov 152004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,900 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid.I just got it back after having the "sludge" cleaned from the motor.my dealer did cover this under my extended warrenty but how long until it happens again?? there should be a recall on thie engine.

- Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #79

Mar 312003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
My 2000 Dodge Intrepid engine failed with no warning. I had the car 6 months prior to this incident. The warranty company states that it was due to lack of lubrication and there was engine sludge. I have had 2 oil changes prior to the engine failure. I paid $4428 to have my car repaired.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #78

Dec 012004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. A rattling noise was heard coming from the rear. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced because a rod sheared off the engine, and poor lubrication.

- Bad Axe, MI, USA

problem #77

Nov 202004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine stalled when the check oil light illuminated. When the vehicle was restarted there was a grinding noise which came from the engine.

- Hammond, NY, USA

problem #76

Aug 012004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
My Dodge Intrepid with a 2.7L engine started knocking then locked up while driving so I took to dealer and they said it was neglect and I told them I follow maintence scedule to a T with 3000 mile oil changes and all they told me it was sludged up and will not fix this. This is a defective design when a well maintained car dies at 60,000 miles.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #75

Sep 052004

Intrepid

  • 16,000 miles
While driving 50 mph vehicle stalled. It was towed to dealership, who did not resolve the problem.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #74

Feb 102004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Engine stopped while driving at 55 mph. Vehicle was taken the dealer, who stated engine needed to be replaced.

- Bensenville, IL, USA

problem #73

Nov 092004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63 miles
Second engine replacement due to the well known 2.7 L engine problems "oil sludge" ---- how can this continue to happen to so many with no class action suit taking place"?"

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #72

Jun 092004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,282 miles
When driving at any speed consumer heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. Dealership was notifed, but did not see a problem.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

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