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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
108,740 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace lock cylinder (1 reports)
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2002 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082010

Intrepid 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,740 miles

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

Trunk keyhole is seized from infrequent use. I tried using a bit of wd40, but that did not help. so now i have to either use the trunk release button by the steering wheel, or use my trunk relase from the remote car starter.

- , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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