hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,255 miles

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2001 Chrysler Concorde engine problems

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2001 Chrysler Concorde Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Jul 222009


  • 118,000 miles


I was driving my 2001 Chrysler Concorde on the highway when with no warning the engine started to rattle and eventually the engine failed. The engine was a 2.7L and the car had 118,000 miles on it. This was a very scary situation on the highway. The engine filed and the car is currently not running.

- Elsie, MI, USA

problem #23

Jan 152004


  • 51,800 miles
The first breakdown occurred in January of 2004. The engine froze with no warning. We had purchased an extended warranty that covered the damages to the vehicle and replaced the engine. The second breakdown occurred on August 1st 2008. That's right the second breakdown. The same thing happened the engine went from running great to running like crap in seconds. I have been informed that I will be needing to purchase another engine.

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #22

Jun 152007


  • 100,000 miles
I was driving down the highway on way to work one morning, as I had done many times. I was going approx 55 mph and made a decision to pass a slower veh that was traveling ahead of me. As I passed the other vehicle my car shut down, without any warning of lights or anything the engine just stopped. It has not started since. It needed to be towed from the scene. It was definitely a safety hazard. I am lucky that I was able to coast to the edge of the road safely. I have been making a $300 per month car payment on a vehicle I can't use unless I spend $3000 to replace the engine. I am a single mother and I do not have the means to do that. I has infered with my safety and my job.

- Emporium, PA, USA

problem #21

May 282008

Concorde 6-cyl

  • 70,300 miles


2.7 liter V6 Chrysler Concorde engine in excellent working condition with constant oil and filter changes every 3,000 miles unexpectedly failed. After taking engine to dealer I was informed that the engine had to be replaced. No other explanation as to the cause of the problem was given. After checking the internet we have found that this is a known problem with these engines and that Chrysler is not taking responsibility for this defect.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #20

Jan 112008


  • miles
2001 Chrysler Concorde engine failure while on highway

- Two Rivers, WI, USA

problem #19

Oct 152007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
I had a 2001 Chrysler Concorde with a 2.7L engine. I serviced it every 3,000 miles and never had a problem. Then one day, at 95,000 miles, I was driving it and the thermostat shot to overheating. I pulled over, had a service station look at it, and they said it was something a dealer needed to look at. I had it towed to a dealer and they said the 'engine block was cracked, that coolant and oil mixed and got sludge in the engine and the engine was shot.' At 95,000 miles it would cost me more to fix then the car was worth, so I had to buy a new car. Someone told me there were thousands of this exact problem with this Chrysler engine and Chrysler told me there was no recall and nothing I could do. I searched the web and found a lot of articles about how big a problem this is and how many cars it has affected, and suggested owners report this to you. Someone needs to make Chrysler do something about this. While in my case it didn't result in an accident (it almost did when my car died on the road), and the car didn't catch on fire, do people have to die or cars catch on fire before Chrysler is made to be accountable for an obvious engine flaw? I would appreciate any help or guidance you can give on what recourse I have and should pursue. Bob bladel ashburn,

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #18

Jul 262007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound, the vehicle shook, and the oil light illuminated. She shut off the vehicle and had it towed to her residence. The contact believed that the engine failed. As of September 5, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 67,000. The mechanic informed the consumer there was visible signs of oil sludge. Updated 09/26/07.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 272007

Concorde 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
2001 Chrysler Concorde, knocking so hard, felt like motor was going to come out, I could've crashed. Found out engine is bad. Locked in garage. Oil light just started coming on at stop or idle.. updated 01/11/08. The consumer stated the oil light illuminated. The consumer was informed there was visible oil sludge. Updated

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #16

Apr 142007

Concorde 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
2001 Chrysler Concorde engine failure. No warning engine quit without any warning sign almost causing me to be rear-ended by the vehicle behind me.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #15

Apr 232007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 40 mph the vehicle made a banging and diesel noise, then the engine shut off. The mechanic stated that the engine failed, and they may have to replace it. The current and failure mileage were 65,000.

- Lavonia , MI, USA

problem #14

Feb 012007

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


On 2/1/07 I brought my 2001 Chrysler concord in for maintenance with the complaint that the oil light is randomly flickering on. The service adviser informed me that there is a problem with this engine involving sludge and eventual engine seizure.

- Glens Falls, NY, USA

problem #13

Jul 282006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
: the contact stated black smoke came out of the exhaust and the engine stalled completely when startup was attempted. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer who determined that there was sludge in the timing chain and the engine needed to be replaced.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #12

May 112006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • 65,678 miles
Total engine failure, loss of power steering, brakes at high speed.

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jun 282005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Consumers beware! contacted by impartial services group (for Chrysler) to settle my claim for $5,561.16 for engine failure. They offere #300.00 after I complied with all their requests for information.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #10

May 212005

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2001 Chrysler Concorde with 80,000 miles. The engine failed and I still owe $6,000. A month ago I had it checked, oil changes, etc.. then 4 weeks later I'm at a stop sign and it just shuts down. I took it to Chrysler and they told me that the timing chain broke which ruined the engine. This just doesn't seem right or fair. I feel this car should have lasted me longer than 1 1/2 years. I can't believe this is actually even happening...I can't afford this. Yesterday a friend of mine had the exact same thing happen while driving her 2001 Concorde down the highway. This happended to my aunt a couple of years ago too and her intrepid sat useless while she finished paying off the loan for it. I hope something can be done about this. Obviously something is wrong with the engines if it's happened to not only myself but also my friend and my aunt.

- Aberdeen, SD, USA

problem #9

Oct 292004


  • 88,000 miles
While driving on a side street at 25 mph vehicle stalled. There was noise under the hood a couple of hours prior to stalling. After being towed to a mechanic then a dealer, consumer was informed that the engine was shot, and there was not point in replacing the engine. Dealership arrived at this conclusion without taking the engine apart, leading the consumer to believe that this was a common problem with these engines.

- Jamestown, RI, USA

problem #8

Nov 042004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
2001 Chrysler Concorde 2.7 liter - has been in for service (towed) 3 times due to engine not starting or suddenly stopping while driving.. dealer is unable to locate the problem however stated that problem is probably due to slude buildup in the engine.. car has 24000 miles and sludge is horrible.. dealer states engine may have to be replaced. Vehicle is not safe to drive as engine stops at any time without warning..

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #7

Oct 242003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
I was driving on the highway and my engine just failed. I had it towed to the Chrysler dealership and paid 100 to find out what was wrong with my car. They told me that the timing chain failed. Once the timing chain failed it sent the chain through the engine and basically destroyed the entire engine. There was only 59,000 miles on the engine which is well below Chrysler's 100,000 mile replacement reccomendation. I had to have the engine rebuilt which cost $4,000 and drained my savings completely.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #6

Jun 042004


  • 80,000 miles
While driving 65 mph engine blew out and smoke started to accumulate inside the vehicle. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but the problem was not resolved.

- Winfield, IA, USA

problem #5

May 282001

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles
On May 28, 2004, the engine in my 2001 Chrysler Concorde failed while driving home from work. The car was towed to the deal (reedman auto world, langhorne, pa). We were told it would be $7,600. To replace the engine. We have 37, 500 miles on the car - 1,500 beyond the warranty, therefore neither reedman or Chrysler would honor the warranty. In conducting research on the defective engine I have learned that the steering rack and pinion is also defective on this model. The steering may fail causing the car to veer into oncoming traffic. This car is a death trap. I will not place me or my family into this death trap. Unfortunately we still have $8,600. And 2 1/2 years left on the loan. I am in a real dilema. The car has been towed to a service station where the owner will put a rebuilt engine that has corrected the defect for $2,000 less than reedman's.

- Levittown, PA, USA

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