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:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Intrepid exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 022006

Intrepid SE 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The car started to smoked, especially when taking off and sitting still and pressing the gas pedal, it was fairly white and it smelled bad!! The problem is still there, but not so bad after we had the torque converter replaced, I don't know if that would have anything to do with it or not.

- , Lenoir, NC, USA

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