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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.

5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Dodge Intrepid windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2000 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012010

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

Well, this happened on a cold day in Tucson after going thru the McDs drive thru and window won't go up and is off track so i have to pull over, carefully hold and guide it to close it properly in place, then off to a local mechanic to see what needs to be done. To replace the little clip is almost 200$ plus labor at $90/hr plus cost of the glass if it breaks or is already broken. Also the heater had gone out a week or so before, that's my next complaint.

In other words, in about 3-4 weeks the car began to fall apart and thankfully I did not repair anything because the last straw was the engine died in front of my place of work. Just grateful that it did not happen on the road or highway and cause an accident. I will be recording 2 more complaints on this car: left rear door lock motor died and heater I already mentioned. The only good thing I can say is that the car did not cause me trouble until the end and I did not spend money fixing one thing then another until the engine died.

WE NEED AMERICAN AUTOMAKERS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO MAKE QUALITY PRODUCTS SO WE FEEL SAFE AND SECURE DRIVING AND NOT THINK WE NEED TO LOOK FOR JAPANESE MADE VEHICLES FOR VALUE AND LONGEVITY OF ENGINE ETC. Thank you. the sad thing is this car looks so good and everybody gave compliments on it and that it looked brand new.

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 162006

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Back window quit operating altogether, passenger/front comes out of the track! Just seems like it was poorly made. I'm certainly done with Dodges forever (I had a number of other issues with this car... ended up having to junk it!) Hate to say it but I'm going back to foreign.

- , Etters, PA, USA

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