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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Intrepid accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112006

(reported on)

Intrepid ES

  • 66,000 miles

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

This is the 3rd factory CD changer to fail. In each case, I have had a library CD from a book on CD, so the library police are after me! Luckily, the 1st 2 were under warranty. It dies not seem to be easy to remove and replace with an after market changer. Any suggestions to do some kind of reset/master clear? How do you remove the dash panels?

- , Tampa, FL, USA

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