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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,269 miles

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2002 Chrysler Concorde engine problems

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2002 Chrysler Concorde Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 162009


  • 92,500 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and began smoking. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop. The technician stated that the timing chain and head gasket failed. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 92,500.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #13

Feb 272009


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the 2.7 liter engine in his vehicle was malfunctioning. He heard a loud knocking noise and oil was not being pumped into the engine. The contact had the vehicle serviced for an oil change and routine maintenance in hopes that the failure would be corrected. The mechanic informed him that the oil was not the issue; however, the engine was malfunctioning. The manufacturer advised him to get a written estimate and send it to them. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Minersville, PA, USA

problem #12

Apr 212008

Concorde 6-cyl

  • 40,500 miles
Engine failure on 2002 Chrysler Concorde with 2.7L engine. Vehicle only has 40,500 miles on odometer. Engine fail with no warning. Currently vehicle is at Chrysler dealer for diagnose and possible repair under extend warranty still in affect (7 yrs. Or 100,000 miles). At this time I do not know if the dealer is going to make good on warranty or not.

- Spotswood, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jun 012007

Concorde 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,780 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard a loud rattling sound coming from the engine. The vehicle is no longer able to be driven. The fuel system was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 108,780.

- Elk River, MN, USA

problem #10

Mar 012007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle fails to start occasionally. The dealer performed a tune-up on the vehicle. Approximately three weeks later, the vehicle began to overheat. The mechanic stated that the vehicle needed a transmission flush, belts, and a new water pump and performed the repair. Approximately two days later, the engine completely failed without warning. The mechanic stated that the engine was blown, but was unable to determine the cause of failure. The current mileage is 75,000 and failure mileage was 70,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
: the contact stated while cruising 65 mph on the highway under normal road conditions, the oil light illuminated, and the engine made a clunking sound before the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who determined that the engine had a 90 degree turn, and a buildup of oil sludge. The dealer was notified and determined that the VIN # did not fit under a recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. There are other complaints similar to this such as ODI id #10109198.

- Flanders, NJ, USA

problem #8

Mar 062006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,494 miles


: the contact stated without warning at 55 mph the engine stopped. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop, which determined there was sludge in the oil and the engine needed to be replaced.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 012005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
: the contact stated while parked the vehicle's engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealership after numerous attempts of trying to start the vehicle. The dealership determined the failure is due to sludge in the engine and tension on the timing chain. There were no warning signals indicating a problem with the vehicle before this incident.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 092005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2002 Chrysler Concorde LX in February of 2005 and it was serviced at a key Chrysler Dodge and Jeep in xenia oh twice in March of 2005 for an internal oil leak which is now a recurring problem which is going to cost me at least 6500 dollars to fix!!!! Chrysler has no intentions on helping to fix my car! I still have a car payment with no car. This is very disturbing to me. Being that the oil leak couldn't of been fixed I can't possibly understand why they won't just fix the car. With several attempts to come to some type of agreement I have been unsuccessful. If anyone has any help as to how I can get my car fixed please let me know.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 132005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
August 2005, my Chrysler concord's oil was changed by the dealership, twelve days later my cars engine was knocking loudly, the dealership told me I let the oil run low (which I had not)and sludge was also a problem within the lower engine. They changed the oil again for free, and flushed the sludge from the engine, at my cost. Now two months later my cars engine is blown up from the sludge problem in the engine. The dealership park Dodge @ 301-737-0088 is quoting me 7,500 to replace the engine. I owe 6,000 on the vehicle which is my final 12 months of payments. My engine has 88,000 miles on it and has been taken very good care of. I have been told four times by the service representative and a salesmen these 2.7 concord engines have a bad sludge problem which causes each engine to be replaced. They stated Chrysler is not owning up to the problem.

- Lexington Park , MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 232005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,498 miles


2002 Chrysler concord LX. Consumer complained of an engine failure. It first started by the engine knocking and light colored smoke from the tail pipe. The car was maintained with oil changes every 3000 miles. Took T vehicle O dealer, and they said it was not under warranty. Then engine specialist said vehicl needed a brand new engine at the cost of $5500. I was told by the engine specialist that there is defect in the oil pump and it will not maintain oil pressure and this causes oil sludge and this in turn locks the engine up. I have only owned the car 7 months I bought it used and I still owe $9000. On this car now. I have did research on the internet and found at least 900 other cases of this problem.

- Baltamore , MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 012004

Concorde 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle stalled. Driver was not able to restart vehicle and it was towed to a dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled while driving. Driver pulled over. But, then was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed. Mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced due to sludge build up.

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 212005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
While traveling at 30 mph vehicle lost power, causing it to strike a curb. Vehicle was towed, and the engine was found to be defective.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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