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

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problem #418

Sep 102008


  • 131,340 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle completely shut down in the middle of traffic. The mechanic stated that the failure was caused by engine sludge. The manufacturer stated that they could not assist due to improper maintenance of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 131,340.

- Vernon, TX, USA

problem #417

Sep 132008


  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While the contact's daughter was driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle began to smoke and make a grinding noise. She drove the vehicle back home. A mechanic stated that the engine failed. The failure mileage was 128,000.

- Sharon , PA, USA

problem #416

Sep 102008


  • 131,340 miles
I was driving home, on the interstate, and my engine's timing chain broke. Took it to a mechanic, he said that it will require replacement of entire engine, that this failure is very common in these engines. He referred me to this website.

- Vernon, TX, USA

problem #415

Feb 152008


  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 45 mph, the contact attempted to bear to the right and the vehicle suddenly shut off. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. The dealer has not diagnosed the failure. The current and failure mileages were 145,000.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #414

Aug 022008


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 70 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound coming from the engine. Suddenly, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the highway. He took the vehicle to a mechanic, but the cause of the failure could not be diagnosed. The mechanic could not determine if the failure originated from the top or bottom of the engine. The current and failure mileages were 136,000.

- Yhaima, WA, USA

problem #413

Apr 272007


  • miles
Engine failure many censors blew in a span of a year.

- Batavia, OH, USA

problem #412

Apr 012007


  • miles
I was driving South bound on interstate 15 in centerville Utah at approximately 65 miles per hour. I was in the center lane of three lanes. The engine suddenly lost all power. I was fortunate in steering the vehicle to the right and ended up, stalled, in the median of the on-ramp and the far right hand lane.

- Layton, UT, USA

problem #411

Jul 232008


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 50 mph, the contact heard a banging sound coming from the engine and the vehicle began to lose power. The vehicle did not shut off during the failure. Prior to the failure, she noticed that the vehicle would lose power while beiing driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed for complete engine failure. The current and failure mileages were 63,000.

- Willimantic, CT, USA

problem #410

Jul 232008


  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate, stall, and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. When the contact attempted to pull to the side of the road, the vehicle suddenly shut off and could not be restarted until thirty minutes later. Prior to the failure, the contact noticed that the oil light would illuminate periodically. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 152,000.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #409

Jul 052008


  • 14,500 miles
My car engine on a 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 engine blew a motor.

- Grand Island, NE, USA

problem #408

May 012008


  • 180,000 miles
2000 Intrepid 2.7L engine started with frequent oil loss starting at 1.5L between oil changes and ending at nearly 6L between oil changes. No signs of burning, or leaking, and no oil was found in the coolant. Then a noise could be heard in the engine a, rattling noise, engine quit before noise could be diagnosed. A few weeks later it was discovered that the cam sensor was out, replaced it car run. The noise persisted and was diagnosed as the crank bearing was shot. The engine failed critically shortly after. 1998 concord, purchased to replace Intrepid, engine already failed and was replaced with a new engine from Chrysler by the time I bought it the new engine had roughly 85 000 km on it. This concord has a complete service history through our local mechanic since day of purchase in 1998. The previous owner kept up to date on all oil changes up and until I received the vehicle. I have been driving the vehicle for about 1 or 2 months and recently had its oil changed at the 6000km mark. Only a day or 2 ago the car on start up has been making a rattle noise for about 2 sec then stops. That means I have between 2 cars seen 2 2.7L catastrophic failures and am probably going to see a third. One I could admit to maybe being my fault in some way, 2 is defiantly stretching it, 3.... there is a problem and its not the fault of the consumer, something needs to be done. Chrysler needs to resolve this issue for all impacted customers.

- Bridgetown, 00, USA

problem #407

Apr 102007


  • 80,000 miles
My engine failed while driving from pittsburgh, pa to charlestown, va. I was unable to get any help from Chrysler. I have a 2.7 liter engine. I own a 2000 Intrepid. It died last year in 2007. The car just had turned 80,000 miles during the trip. It was just paid off. It cost me over 5,000 dollars to replace it.

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #406

Jun 272008


  • 98,584 miles
Traveling down I-77 South going through West Virginia I smelled burning oil the car lost power then shut off completely pulled off the highway and tried to restart but all it did was click.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #405

Jun 202008


  • 70,000 miles
Engine and transmission and A/C failure of Dodge Intrepids.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #404

Jan 112007

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 97,798 miles
Catastrophic engine failure occurring unexpectedly 1/07. Purchased a rebuilt engine. Six months later the car started to stop at any speed, while idling, and 50% of the time would not start at all. Had several dealers do diagnostics but could not pinpoint the problem as the car would run when taken to the shop. Was informed that it may be fuel sensor, fuel pump, or fried motherboard in the car's computer. Neither repair shops diagnostic equipment could pinpoint the problem. From 11/07-4/08 the car did not have the problem. Now it has started to cutoff while in motion again. It cuts off atleast three times per trip now, and hasn't nor stared in almost a week. New battery, and a rebuilt engine with under 10K miles on it. Needless to say the continued stoppage without warning has put me in some dangerous situations during my commute.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #403

May 092008

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,445 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 60 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle. He depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle would not stop. He was forced to coast to a stop. The contact exited the vehicle and noticed flames underneath the hood and the undercarriage of the vehicle. Prior to the failure, the contact noticed that the vehicle overheated occasionally. The fire department arrived to extinguish the fire and the vehicle was towed to a storage area. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. Updated 09/15/08 updated 09/18/08.

- Metropolis, IL, USA

problem #402

Apr 202008

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
The check engine light sensor was replaced at 29709 miles. At 31900 miles the oil light sensor was replaced. Both said to be faulty. On fri eve Mar 14, 2008 with 39,250 mileage & with no warning, the engine began making a terrible clanking noise. The oil cap was full of sludge. I had the timing chain tensioner replaced. The tensioner failed after 11 days. My mechanic, per Chrysler, put in 2 additives to make the tensioner work properly. Only days later the engine seized. I had the car towed to the dealership where they determined the engine had to be replaced. It would cost me $5400. Chrysler was "kind enough" to offer me a new engine for $3500. I was able to prove with receipts that the oil & filter had been changed 5 times in less than 10,000 miles. I do not have the money to have this car fixed. When I spoke to carol, a rep at the Chrysler Corp, trying to make her understand my frustration about this issue, she had the audacity to tell me that I "needed to take responsibility for the problems in my own life." This problem was not something I brought on myself. Incidentally, if the car had to have both the "check engine" light & the "oil sensor" light replaced, why did neither give me any warning of a problem?

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #401

May 242008


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The engine failed while turning into a parking lot. The contact coasted the vehicle into a parking space and pushed it the rest of the way. When he restarted the vehicle twenty minutes later, he heard a knocking sound coming from the engine. He shut off the vehicle and later had it towed to the Chrysler dealer. The engine was replaced 9,000 miles prior to this recent failure. The dealer stated that there was no oil in the engine and, as a result, the failure was not covered under warranty. The contact called the manufacturer's costumer service hotline and they stated that they would have the dealer diagnose the failure again. He is still awaiting their response. The contact discovered thousands of complaints on other websites related to this engine failure. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 87,000.

- Ferndale, MI, USA

problem #400

Jan 052008

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving the 2000 Dodge Intrepid, it shut down, failed to start and had to get to the side of the road and call for assistance.

- West Warwick, RI, USA

problem #399

Mar 102008

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
Initially my 2000 Dodge Intrepid began making a clanking noise under the hood as I was driving about 30mph. I have always maintained regular oil changes of 3000 miles or less, but when I checked the oil, it was about a quart low (which it had not ever been low before.) when I opened the crankcase to add oil, the cap was full of sludge. I took the car in to have the engine flushed with oil, replaced the oil and filter, and also had lucas added to the engine. The noise continued. I then took the car to my mechanic. It was determined that the timing belt tensioner had to be replaced. All parts were ordered directly from Chrysler. Less than 125 miles later, the noise began again. I took the car back to my mechanic. He contacted Chrysler, then, per Chrysler, added two separate additives to the crankcase. This was supposed to make the tensioner work properly. However, the noise continued to get worse in the few days that followed. (I was told to drive the car to see if these additives would work.) the engine stopped without warning. I had the car towed to my mechanic. He eventually was able to determine that the engine failed due to low oil pressure. After notifying Chrysler, I had to have the car towed to the local dealership for a diagnostics. The dealership said that the rod bearings were bad and the engine has to be replaced. The dealership says it will be $5400 for a new engine. I do not have the money to get this fixed. I have already spent $1300 on the engine plus the cost of two tows. I still owe on this car and cannot use it. The car only has 39K miles on this original engine. I will never drive, rent, or own another Dodge or Chrysler vehicle again because I truly believe that Chrysler knows that they have a serious problem with these engines and have no integrity to make it right.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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