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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$671.00
Average Mileage:
49,262 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. pay to replace door latches (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Intrepid accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 192007

(reported on)

Intrepid ES 4 Door 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,262 miles

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

Replaced three door latches and now the forth one will be replaced. Out of warranty will cost an arm and leg out of pocket using Dodge mechanics. So far I have spent $670.94 on three doors!! Company needs better door latch motors and latches.

- , Toccoa, GA, USA

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