hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,667 miles

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problem #3

Jun 112006

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Engine blew up after 70,000 due to engine sludge build up. Had the engine rebuilt costing me thousands and it happened again within 10,000 miles. Cost me thousands again.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 282006

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
We had no injury or permanent failure yet. However, the 2.7 liter engine in the 2002 Dodge Intrepid continued to plague us with problems related to sludge buildup. The vehicle had regular 3,000 mile oil changes prior to the first incident, then more frequent changes after. We had the oil pan drop once to remove sludge buildup, and two oil pressure sending units installed in the last 13 months. I am very familiar with how a vehicle operates, and what to do in emergencies to avoid permanent damage to vehicle parts, and I feel that this is the only reason we have not had a permanent failure of this motor.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002


  • miles
Loose ground wire to battery posed electrical problems. Also, odometer tampering. Vehicle died while driving. Also, suspension/ steering problems. Dealer replaced all four bulbs on headlamps and high/low beam dimmer switch, and cleaned out engine hoses, PCV valve and fuel filter.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA