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5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,197 miles

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1998 Chrysler Concorde engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chrysler Concorde Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 222008

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 1998 Chrysler Concorde started using oil at 70,000 miles it now has 90,000 miles and now uses 1-qt of oil every 500 miles all reports I read say that the engine is ready to fail I have always changed oil every 3,000 miles and maintained the vehicle to mfg specs so I cannot be to blame.

- Otis Orchards , WA, USA

problem #10

Nov 091998

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
The engine has failed twice.

- Bridgenorth, 00, USA

problem #9

Jun 062004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
While driving the engine started making a noise then lost power. I had it towed to a local repair shop who believes that the "wrist pin" may have failed and the only way to find out for sure is to tear it down. They don't recommend repairing due to the amount of work and other potential engine problems but to replace the whole engine. Cost $2000 - $3000. I called Chrysler and received a file number. They will not commit to anything until a authorize Chrysler repair shop diagnosis the problem and of course I will have to pay for the diagnosis. The vehicle is only 8 years old and only has 55,000 miles on it. I would think an engine has a longer life than that!

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #8

Nov 152005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The connecting rod bearings in my 1998 concord failed, causing excessive knocking and loss of oil pressure leading to noise in the top end..because of the high demand for these 2.7 liter engines the repair cost is impossible for me.

- Saint Johnsville, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 112002

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
Car will not start after short drive. You have to wait one hour between restarts. Many attempts to repair at our local five star dealer. Fuel filter was changed, radiator, oxygen. Sensor, fuel pump. We were told that ethanol fuel was the issue, and to only use premium. This has not resolved the issue. We have spent thousands on repairs with no solution.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #6

Dec 082003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68 miles
Catastophic engine failure of Chrysler 2.7 V-6 engine

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 102003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The #4 & # 6 rod barings failed. Engine slug developed.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 012002

Concorde

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 50 mph all gauges went out. Then, engine stalled. Dealer determined that engine needed to be replaced.

- Chardon, OH, USA

problem #3

May 302002

Concorde

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the column gear shift is too hard to shift when needed, consumer used both hands to shift into another gear. Dealer contacted. Consumer also stated that while driving the engine started to race, when she checked the dashboard, she saw that the gear shift had somehow shifted to neutral. (the vehicle automatically shifted to another gear unknown to her, same thing repeats) there is a whining noise coming from the engine. Consumer feels that this vehicle is too dangerous to drive. The consumers mechanic insists that the scarceness of the part is an indication of universal failure.

- Congers, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 272000

Concorde

  • miles
Knocking sound from engine. Dealership said that oil pump failed, destroying engine. Zone manager refuses to pay for new engine. Agrees to only pay half. All recommended service has been done at all recommended intervals. Automobile has been extremely well taken care of.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 272000

(reported on)

Concorde

  • miles
Engine stops while driving. This has happened twice within the past two weeks. Dealership is not able to duplicate owner's concern.

- Elk Ridge, UT, USA

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