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:
137,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012009

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

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

Started consuming a quart of oil every two weeks. No external leaks so I'm assuming valve seals.

- , Mercedes, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 162006

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

Car is burning oil at a rapid rate. Having to have oil added every two weeks. Engine light continues to stay on.

- , South Bend, IN, USA

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