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2000 Dodge Intrepid
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 2000 Intrepid Problems by Category
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- engine problems374NHTSA complaints: 755
- electrical problems26NHTSA complaints: 31
- interior accessories problems25NHTSA complaints: 45
- AC / heater problems16NHTSA complaints: 4
- transmission problems12NHTSA complaints: 31
- steering problems11NHTSA complaints: 76
- cooling system problems8NHTSA complaints: 11
- lights problems7NHTSA complaints: 14
- brakes problems4NHTSA complaints: 30
- suspension problems4NHTSA complaints: 16
- exterior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 30
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 7
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 21
- body / paint problems2NHTSA complaints: 12
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 30
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 10
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 6
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 6
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