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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$486.00
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace lower control arm & bushings (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Intrepid suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 232007

(reported on)

Intrepid ES 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

i WAS TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM WAS LOWER FRONT BUSCHINGS FIXED THAT, PROBLEM STILL EXISTED. WENT BACK TOO MECHANIC KNOW HE IS SAYING IT IS THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND BUSHING THAT CONNECTS WITH CHASSIS. COST IS ABOUT $500.00 US. I WILL FIND OUT IF PROBLEM WILL BE FIXED THIS WEEK.

- , San Diego, CA, USA

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