definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,008 miles

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problem #2

Jul 022005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
2002 Dodge intripid blew it's engine 2.7 on 07/002/05 on hwy 50 while I was driving with my daughter in the car. It has been 14 days and the car is still at the dealers not fixed. We are still in a rental while they decide if my car will be fixed. We had to drive apx 2 miles as slow as 5-15 miles per hour to get off the hwy. The service writer says the problem is oil sludge. I think the engine is a hazard to human life and any other vehicle on the highway.

- Shingle Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles
I was driving to church on May 15, 2005 while I was approaching a stoplight the water temp. Gauge began to move to the dangerously high temp. Side and then the engine began making a ticking sound and white smoke came from the engine, then the engine shuts down completely. The thermostat & water pump failed which led to the oil getting hot inside the engine, which led to oil sludging because of narrow oil ports within the engine, which cause the timing chain to fail and the cylinder heads to become damaged. I called Chrysler about this engine defect and they placed the blame on me instead of fixing the defect. I will now have to replace the engine for $4,000 or let it be repossessed. I have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid SE with 2.7L engine.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA