Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$50.00
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. wetsand with 1000/2000 grit, then wax and buff (1 reports)
2000 Dodge Intrepid lights problems

lights problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012007

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

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

A common problem with the headlights is that they are hazing. The best and least expensive way to fix your hazing headlights is to wetsand them. I used 1000 and 2000 grid wet sandpaper and a regular buffer. All you have to do is to get rid of oxidation and yellowing on your headlights by wetsanding them with 1000 grid sandpaper and then 2000. Finish it up with some wax and a buffer. Mine look like new now.

- , Orland Hills, IL, USA

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