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:
$450.00
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced the oil pan (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 212006

(reported on)

Intrepid SE

  • 65,000 miles

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

the dealer said that this is a common problem with Intrepids, in addition to the common problem of bad transmissions, water pumps, EGR Valves, I ahve spent about $6,000 getting different things repaired on this car in the past six months.

- , Cypress, CA, USA

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