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

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problem #251

Dec 262011


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph into a parking space, the engine stalled without warning. Upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normal function. The failure recurred twelve times. In addition, whenever accessing the exterior front and rear passenger locked power doors, they failed to release open with the key fob. The failure recurred twelve times. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #250

Jan 152012


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times, with the illumination of the check engine oil warning light. The timing belt also failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who replaced the O2 sensor, oil switch relay and the cam shaft position sensor. The failure was not corrected and the vehicle could not be driven. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage as 59,000.

- Passaic, NJ, USA

problem #249

Feb 032012


  • 181,253 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that while having a routine oil changed performed, the mechanic advised the contact that the oil was too thick to be released from the vehicle. The mechanic advised that the oil pump failed and was causing a backup of oil within the vehicle. The mechanic advised that the vehicle should be parked until it was repaired due to the possibility of severe stalling. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 181,253.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #248

Jan 102012

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 77,500 miles
Timing chain went do to sludge build up had to replace engine.

- Carneys Point, NJ, USA

problem #247

Nov 022011


  • 84,990 miles
Car was maintained immaculately, 3 weeks before the doa date, there was a very faint ticking sound (like a roulette wheel spinning "click" sound) coming from under the hood. Took the car to the mechanic to have the oil changed and have the cars new noise checked. He said it could be a lifter ticking and the oil change solved the problem. He was correct about the sound muting however the issue may be the tiny oil port holes in these Mitsubishi made mopar engines. On the day of the engines death it made the same ticking sound, my cue that I could share with anyone about to have this failure occur, when I would start the car I noticed an extra "spinning" sound under the hood when I would start the car. It is minor so listen close to your start-up. The ticking got louder and eventually at a stop light on the way to the mechanic the car stopped and would not run. Do an internet search for Dodge Intrepid 2000 2.7 liter motor you will find a horror show on the internet. Loved the car while it worked but the death was too premature, I only drive about 8,000 miles per year.

- Wethersfield, CT, USA

problem #246

Nov 152010

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 99,455 miles
I bought my Dodge Intrepid in June of 2010 knocking in the engine I have never ran the car over 55 mph no warning lights came on kept car up to date on maintenance oil changing and everything else checked oil it was out had it changed 2 weeks ago and also when I added more oil in the car the oil came up on dip stick very sludgy found out I need a new engine by a mechanic.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #245

Oct 112010


  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that the rod malfunctioned in the engine. There was a ticking sound within the engine for two weeks prior to the failure. The contact stated that there were no leaks coming from the engine prior to the failure. The contact was told by a mechanic that this was a common problem with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 122000.

- Center Point, OR, USA

problem #244

Jun 152010


  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the engine would not accelerate normally and the oil light illuminated. The vehicle also began to emit smoke. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the engine had blown out and it needed to be rebuilt. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 149,000.

- Hampton , VA, USA

problem #243

Sep 112008


  • 86,000 miles
This is a basic vehicle complaint that I feel Dodge/Chrysler should be made to fix on their 2.7L engines. I and after searching the internet have found that many people are having the same problem with this problem with their 2000 Dodge Intrepid and the company is doing nothing to help fix it when it is a known issue with the engine. Other mechanics have said the same thing. I think that some authority should look into this and have them recall this engine. People pay a lot of money for their vehicles and need them to work.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #242

Feb 022010

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 129,500 miles
I would like to file a complaint on the 2000 Dodge Intrepid, 2.7L engine. I had a front end crash with no apparent engine damage. When the cosmetics were repaired and I cranked the engine again the oil light came on and it was not running smoothly. Oil light goes on and off at times and now has knock in engine. I blame this on a design flaw in the oil galleys of the 2.7 engine.

- Caledonia, MS, USA

problem #241

Nov 132009


  • 108,757 miles
Hello my name paula howard. My 2000 Dodge Intrepid just died while driving the other day. I called my husband, when he lifting the hood of my car there was steam coming out of the engine. He then checked the oil and saw antifreeze in the oil. I have since taken the car back to my dealership since I have owned the car for less than a year. They of course will not touch it or warranty it. They want a lot of money to even look at it. I started researching and found that I am by far not the only person with this problem. Can you help?

- Log Lane Village, CO, USA

problem #240

Dec 032009


  • 100,300 miles
2000 Intrepid with a 2.7L engine seized up during driving 12/3/09. Auto center suggests this is an engine failure like so many other Chrysler product of this type.

- Hickory Hills, IL, USA

problem #239

Nov 232007


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 40 mph the vehicle began loosing power and slowing down. The contact was able to safely maneuver the vehicle to the emergency lane. No warnings lights illuminated when the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was determined that the motor failed and the repair cost would be $7,000. No repairs have been made. The manufacturer informed the contact to take the vehicle a different dealer to be inspected. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Phildelphia, PA, USA

problem #238

Jun 272009


  • miles
Driving along roadway car made loud noise and stalled could not restart car had towed to garage and was told engine had seized needs to be replaced had no warning will cost between 2000and 3500 to replace engine.

- Pittston Twp., PA, USA

problem #237

Jul 152006

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,532 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 55 mph, the contact heard a pinging noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they found sludge build-up in the engine. The diagnostic cost $235. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and inspected by a technician, who determined that the engine failed. The engine was replaced with a rebuilt engine at the cost of $4,210. The contact called the manufacturer and was advised to send the routine maintenance receipts to the Chrysler dealer to determine if she would receive reimbursement. The contact has not received any compensation or a follow up call. The failure mileage was 82,532 and current mileage was 110,000. Updated 08/04/09 updated 08/05/09.

- Baxter, MN, USA

problem #236

Jan 092009


  • 114,000 miles
I own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. Earlier this year it just failed, engine seized. Come to find out there is a problem with the 2.7L engine seizing because of oil sludge. I was directed by a web site to file a complaint here because you were very interested in this specific item.

- Santa Rita, GU, USA

problem #235

Jun 072009

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving between 68-69 mph with the cruise control activated, the temperature gauge went high and the oil warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and noticed a small fire under the hood. The fuse box and several wires were melted. The contact extinguished the flames. The police and fire departments arrived at the scene and both filed reports. It was unknown if the vehicle was destroyed at that time. There were no injuries. The current and failure mileages were 114,000. Updated 07/17/09 updated 07/20/09.

- Conneaut, OH, USA

problem #234

Mar 052009


  • 135,646 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. When the contact merged into traffic at 40 mph, she heard a clicking sound and the vehicle suddenly stopped. She was able to restart the vehicle and drive home. The following day, the vehicle would not start and was towed to a repair shop. The diagnostic indicated that oil sludge damaged the engine. The repair cost was estimated at $5,000. The manufacturer will be notified. The current and failure mileages were 135,646.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #233

Jan 172009


  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that the vehicle stalls without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they replaced the ECM. Immediately after the repair, the failure resurfaced. She had the vehicle re-inspected and it was found that the cam sensor needed to be replaced at the cost of $429. The component was replaced. The failure and current mileages were 156,000.

- Sitka, KY, USA

problem #232

Jun 152006


  • 145,000 miles
In June of 2006 my 200 Dodge Intrepid I took my car in for routine service and found that my car had oilsludge and have not had it running since, due to the fact that I don't want to have engine failure. I have been investigating the possibilities of recompense from the motor company but have not been able to find out much as of yet except that it is still in process. I feel that I am entitled to having my engine replaced, since I still paid off the car and have not been able to drive.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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