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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

steering problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142003

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • 42,000 miles

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

While traveing at 70 mph on Interstate 65, the car veered right and would not respond. Hit and bounced off the right guardrail went across 3 lanes of traffic and smashed into the concrete center divider, totaling the car.

- , Decatur, AL, USA

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