10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,827 miles

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problem #78

Mar 022003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Premature engine failure.

- Columbia , SC, USA

problem #77

Nov 192003

Intrepid

  • 77,486 miles
While driving at 60 mph, the rpms raced up to 4000. Then, the rpms fluctuated between 4000 and 2000 rpms. The vehicle finally stalled and would not restart. The vehicle was towed and after the diagnosis was performed, it was determined the vehicle needed a new engine.

- O'fallon, MO, USA

problem #76

Dec 052003

Intrepid

  • miles
Upon entering the vehicle engine would not start. Took vehicle to dealer, and the timing chain was replaced. The problem has recurred, engine won't start. Dealer stated engine needed to be replaced.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #75

Aug 152003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,416 miles
Engine failure in 2000 Dodge Intrepid; car stopped while driving; there were no warnings or indications that anything was wrong with my car; I had just had the oil changed the day before. After researching on the internet, I have found that this is a common problem with the Dodge Intrepid, and Dodge will not recall these cars to fix the problem.

- Chester, SC, USA

problem #74

Dec 052003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
While driving at 35 mph and without any warning engine stalled. Vehicle was taken to independent shop, mechanic indicated engine had a lot of sludge and needed to be replaced. Dealer stated it was consumer's fault due tom poor maintenance.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #73

Nov 212003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Engine on 2000 Intrepid blown after 60,000 miles. Mechanic said sludge is the contributing factor. Have been very diligent about oil changes even before sludge was discovered by dealer in 2002. Nevertheless, engine blew. Cost to replace engine $5400. This is the 2nd Chrysler car that required engine replacement. We are 3 time owners of Chrysler products, and feel disappointed and disillusioned with Chrysler products at the moment.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #72

Jul 012003

Intrepid

  • 72,000 miles
While driving 40 mph engine locked up and vehicle stalled without warning. Dealer stated the engine needed to be replaced.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #71

Sep 232003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
While driving at 25 mph, the consumer heard a rattling sound coming from the engine. A few seconds later the vehicle stalled and wouldn't restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, who informed the consumer that the engine had a build up of sludge. A new engine was needed at that time. The manufacturer is aware of the problem. While driving at 25 mph vehicle experienced a rattling noise coming from the the engine. Vehicle stalled and would not restart. Vehicle was towed to dealer where sludge was found in engine.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #70

Dec 032003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
While driving at low or high speeds engine was knocking. Dealer stated the need to replace the engine at owner's expense of $ 6,000 dollars. Independent mechanic found alot of sludge in the engine.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #69

Oct 102003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Dodge 2000 2.7 liter DOHC V6 engine failure with only 80K miles. Had to replace entire engine due to "sludge". bought used, told not covered under warranty. Dealer stated this is a common problem with this engine (wish they had told us before purchased the car).

- North Branch, MN, USA

problem #68

Apr 182003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,250 miles
While the vehicle was idling, the timing chain snapped without warning. The actual cause of the timing chain snapping has not been identified. The dealership was contacted. The dealer refused to help. (Chrysler and dominion Dodge refused to help as well)

- Goodview, VA, USA

problem #67

Apr 182003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Motor seized up on a trip to chattanooga about an hour drive from our house.

- Riceville, TN, USA

problem #66

Nov 172003

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 70,000 miles
While driving at 45 mph consumer heard a rattling noise. Engine blew out. This was caused by sludge due to oil build up, per dealership. Also, dealership indicated that oil build up was caused by lack of oil change. Vehicle had regular oil changes every 3500 miles.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #65

Nov 142003

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 43,000 miles
While driving down the road at approximately 25 mph vehicle stalled. Vehicle had to be towed to Dodge dealership.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #64

Nov 132003

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Engine died in the middle of traffic, and would not restart. Vehicle was towed to a mechanic.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #63

May 282003

Intrepid

  • 93,000 miles
While driving at 70 mph on the highway vehicle stopped working. Vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and the engine was rebuilt. Several months later, vehicle stalled again, and consumer returned the vehicle to the finance company.

- Acton, CA, USA

problem #62

Sep 232003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
While driving at 55 mph engine failed without warning. Dealer refused to give consumer any type of information regarding engine defect. Failure occurred while consumer was driving on a busy highway.

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

problem #61

Jun 102003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
The engine failed while driving between 55-60 mph. There was a knocking noise in the engine and the vehicle lurched forward, then slow down. The vehicle did this for about a mile, afterwards, it stalled. This was due to an oil sludge build up which was caused by a design flaw. The vehicle had a variety of electrical problems throughtout three years.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #60

Nov 122003

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The driver was able to avoid a collision and get the vehicle to the side of the road. The dealer determined that the engine must be replaced.

- Hogansburg, NY, USA

problem #59

Nov 042003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,500 miles
I have a Dodge Intrepid 2000 with a 2.7 liter engine and the engine made a huge noise and it was not drivable. It was towed to the shop and after talking to Chrysler Corp. They did find metal shaving in oil pan and they will go 50% on cost. I have talked to several repairmen and friends having this model and they all claim that their motors have blown too! why should the consumer pay for a faulty motor. If they are willing to go 50% then you know that Chrysler knows that they are having problems with this motor. Please investigate this there were no lives lost in my case, but what about the next person. Thank you!

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

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