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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,465 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced windows (1 reports)
1999 Dodge Intrepid windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1999 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012008

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

piece of sh*t. If you own one sell it now only way to save yourself a headache

- , Romeo, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 022007

(reported on)

Intrepid ES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,930 miles

This happened 3 times. Both windows needed to be replaced

- , Lyons, OR, USA

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