Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,478 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Dodge Intrepid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,332 miles

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

The brake pedal went down to the floor when trying to stop the vehicle causing the vehicle not to stop. An independent mechanic determined that the brake line ruptured due to the brake line rubbing against a bolt. Please provide any additional information. The bolt was located behind the power steering unit, which was on a collar type device, which appeared to be attached to the catalytic converter unit.

- Galion, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 162002

Intrepid

  • 12,623 miles
One of the brake lines was assembled such that it rubbed on a stud. There is now a hole in the line at the point of contact. Dims 11 IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis-------------770764.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

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