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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Intrepid electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 032007

(reported on)

Intrepid LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

I WAS TOLD IT MIGHT BE A SHORT BUT EVERYTIME I TAKE IT TO SOMEONE IT WORKS AND THEN BEFORE YOU KNOW IT ITS OUT AGAIN. CIRCUITS CONTINUE TO BLOW WHEN YOU STEP ON BRAKE!! BETWEEN GETTING A TICKET OR SOMEONE HITTING ME IN THE BACK THIS IS A PAIN!!

- , Newport News, VA, USA

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