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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. a lot of $ that i don't have after replacing transmission (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 222008

Intrepid ES 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND A DODGE INTREPID TO EVEN MY WORST ENEMY. THE MONEY THAT I HAVE PUT INTO THIS CAR, DODGE SHOULD DO SOMETHING OR STOP MAKING PIECES OF SH*T. I HAVE TWO CHILDREN AND ONE IS 7 MONTHS, ITS VERY COLD IN NY AND I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT LEAVING ME BESIDE THE ROAD WITH MY KIDS. I AM A SINGLE MOM, I DON'T HAVE MONEY TO JUST GO OUT AND FIX A CAR PROBLEM EVERY WEEK LET A LONE GO AND PURCHASE A NEW VEHICLE.. BAIL OUT THE AUTO MAKERS0BULL CRAP THEY SHOULD BE BAILING ME OUT OF THE MESS THEIR PIECE OF JUNK IS PUTTING ME IN...

- , Massena, NY, USA

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