CarComplaints.com Notes: The Dodge Intrepid, Stratus & other Chrysler sedans are infamous for oil sludge problems with the 2.7L V6 engine. If someone offers to sell you a 2.7L V6 model, it's only worth the price of the scrap metal it's going to shortly turn into.

NOTE: Only the 2.7L V6 has the oil sludge problem. Our "Avoid like the Plague" designation is ONLY for models with the 2.7L V6 engine. All other available engines are very reliable with no major problems.

Even with regular maintenance, the oil sludge defect eventually destroys the 2.7L engine typically around 80,000-100,000 miles. The only true fix we know about is to put in the larger 3.2L engine, which has a great reputation.

This issue was never deemed a safety defect by the Feds, so there was no recall. In the end, Chrysler got away with FOUR YEARS worth of defective 2.7L V6 engines in their sedans.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
102,300 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Intrepid accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1999 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 302006

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 102,300 miles

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

when on the radio, clear sound is only from rear speaker at right and rest of all 5 speakers giving bad noise without clear sound

- , North York, Ontario, Canada

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