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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.

6.7

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$200.00
Average Mileage:
67,772 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. super glue (3 reports)
  3. had the dealer drive out to replace (2 reports)
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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 012006

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

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

Like everyone else, my weather stripping was coming off, but it was a little more than that. On one door, it had shrunk and peeled off, so it was impossible to just glue back. On the other one, it turned into paper and started flaking (which is quite nice when you have kids that sit and pick at it even more). I am so tired of problems with my car, I go out of my way to make sure my friends NEVER buy one!

- , Aiken, SC, USA

problem #10

Jul 252007

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

wind rain bugs ect get into ur car and then the fabric starts smelling like mildew yuck!

- , Pgh, PA, USA

problem #9

Apr 172007

Intrepid RT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,992 miles

its a nice interior until you see the stripping hanging all over. it looks sloppy and creates a whistling noise when your doing some serious highway mile, so annoying.

- , Fort St John, BC, Canada

problem #8

Oct 262007

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Weather stripping falling off cause wind noise let's the weather in Hot or Cold and ruins the ride. Doesnt sound like much but it will ruin the ride/feel of the car.

- , Belleview, Fl, USA

problem #7

Aug 052007

(reported on)

Intrepid ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

The 2000 Dodge Intrepid has been one of the best cars I have ever had. A few of the door locks needed replacement and I just replaced the door seals that shrunk like all of them did. These are definitely minor issues in a car that has been excellent over the past 7.5 years and 115k miles. A fun to drive big car!

- , Holland, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 142006

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 11,500 miles

This first happened when the vehicle was still under warranty. However, the problem continues and after a while, you just say the heck with it.

- , Greenfield, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 042007

(reported on)

Intrepid 3.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

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

I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT STARTED, BUT THE TRIM AROUND THE DOORS IS LIKE SHRINKING!!!! WHAT THE HELL? NOW MY KIDS ARE CONSTANTLY PULLING IT OFF, AND PLAYING WITH IT. IT LOOKS LIKE SH*T ALSO. AND I NOTICED THE ROAD NOISE IS MUCH WORSE .... I HATE MY CAR.

- , Escanaba, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 042006

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • 60,000 miles

Had to have the dealer come out to fix the weather stripping coming off, they did fix, but the stripping did the same thing about 4 - 5 months later. I actually ended up fixing it the 2nd time, myself, by pulling some of the stripping up and creating a gap down by the floor/door, but at least it wasn't up by the window/door, so everyone could see it and it was falling off in their face. The 2000 Dodge Intrepid is a good design, but poorly put together by Dodge (also see engine problems for 2000 Dodge Intrepid, DON'T BUY THIS CAR)

- , Morrison, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 162006

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 110,000 miles

The weather stripping has come loose on both back doors. I took some ordinary super glue and fixed the problem. It seems to be holding up rather well.

- , Martinez, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 052005

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • 60,000 miles

If it was one door, thats one thing but for the weather striping coming off all 4 doors and I was the only one in the car, come on. But with the problem with the engine this was minor. The whole car is a LEMON!!!!!!

- , Grants, NM, USA

problem #1

Jul 212005

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • 15,000 miles

All they had to do was make it a little longer and glue it a little more. I've seen this on a lot of them to. I'd brought it in for it once and wasnt happy to have it come back off the next day. You kind of just forget about it after a while.

- , St. Paul, MN, USA

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