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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.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
73,721 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. recall and extend mfg. warranty (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 212007

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

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

MY 2000 DODGE INTREPID SMOKES LIKE A BOMB WHEN YOU TAKE OFF FROM A RED LIGHT. IT HAS DONE THIS SINCE ABOUT 53000 MILES. I WANT TO KNOW WHY THERE HASNT BEEN A RECALL ON THESE CARS. I SEE SO MANY ON THE ROAD DOING THE VERY SAME THING. WHEN I SEE ANOTHER ONE I HAVE TO WAIT AROUND TO SEE IF IT DOES THE SAME THING. AND 9 TIMES OUTTA 10 IT DOES. THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEAST RIDING CARS I HAVE EVER OWNED BUT WHO WANTS A SMOKING PIECE OF CRAP?? IT HAS MORE ROOM IN THE BACK SEAT THAN MY IN-LAWS 2001 MERCURY MARQUISE. IM JUST TOTALLY PISSED OFF THAT THEY HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING ABOUT THESE ENGINES. I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER DODGE AND I REALLY DO LIKE SEVERAL OF THE NEW ONES OUT BUT THIS ONE HAS RUINED ME FOR DODGE PRODUCTS.

- , Augusta, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 292005

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 55,442 miles

I Can't begin to tell how shocked and angry I am with the Damlier Chrysler corporation for making such a horrible 2.7l engine in my 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The only positive note is the fact that I paid 1500.00 for an extended warranty to be able to pay for all this foolishness. I would love to force the CEO of Damlier Chrysler and three of their other high ranking shmucks to use this car as their only means of conveyance from now until it leaves them stuck on some lonesome autobahn!!! TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW, DONT BUY DAMLIER, CHRYSLER OR DODGE!!!

- , Tucson, Arizona, USA

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