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.

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,792 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 #1

Feb 082004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,792 miles

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

We are experiencing an on-going problem with the brakes on my 2002 Dodge Intrepid. The brake pedal sticks after applying the brakes. When this happens the brake pedal must be pulled up with your foot. Initially we experienced a slight sticking of the pedal when depressing on the brakes, as the pedal was going down. The problem is intermittent and takes you by surprise but has not caused an accident. The manufacturers dealer service has not been able to resolve the issue after several attempts. We are concerned that the problem may get worse but the dealer where we bought the car has given up on resolving the problem and the manufacturer has not yet responded to our messages.

- Imperial, PA, USA

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