pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100,600 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (6 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2000 Chrysler Intrepid engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Chrysler Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 232010

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


2000 intrepid stalls more and more and now it wont start back up for 2-5 hours later. No codes, no engine light, no warnings. Been to 3 mechanics and no answers. Dealership want 150/hr to diagnosis and tell me no codes no problems. Does anyone have the answer

- , Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 282008

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

This car is the only car I own and I still owe $3000. on it. I can not afford to fix the car and I think someone needs to be held accountable!!

- , Wyaconda, MO, USA

problem #6

Feb 212008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

I can't work because my job requires a car. If I can't work, I can't get any money for a new car or to get this one fixed in which I can't because there are no engines available for it.

- , Cedarburg, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 012007

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,885 miles


It started flashing the oil light when idling so I took it in to the shop. At first they just changed the oil pressure sender, and when that didn't fix it they dug a bit deeper, pulled the pan, and found pieces of main bearing scattered about. The oil pressure light was coming on because the engine was essentially wiped out and the oil was pouring through the bearings resulting in low pressure. The timing chain is also rattling. Chrysler quoted over $3000 just to replace the timing chain!!! I haven't had them quote to replace the engine.

I don't know what to do with this pile of junk - if I put a used engine into it I'll spend as much to fix it as I'd get selling it after the repair. I don't want to fix it and keep it, because I figure it'll just happen again. I�ve been fastidious at making sure the oil was changed regularly so there's no way it should have sludged up.

I will never buy another Dodge/Chrysler product.

- , Sammamish, WA, USA

problem #4

Dec 242007

Intrepid ES 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,458 miles

sh*t intrepid es 2000 es 2.7 v6 the worse car .engine blow .m do not ever drive this sh*t.

- , quebec, QC, Canada

problem #3

Dec 262007

Intrepid ES 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,458 miles

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engine knocking / failure

intrepid 2000 es 2.7 v6 is a sh*t for the time a i have the car a have e problem

- , quebec, QC, Canada

problem #2

Jul 192007

Intrepid 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

I bought my 2000 Intrepid in 2004 with 66,000 miles on it. No big issues until July 2007. At 106,000 miles the car started missing a lot and check engine light would come on. Had it tuned-up, oil change, new spark plug wires and the problem continued. The local gas station mechanic was able to diagnose the the problem as a dirty cam shaft sensor. He took it out (said it was filthy with sludge), cleaned it up and the problem went away. Then I found Car Complaints and read the horror stories about the piece of garbage I owned!! I was able to trade it in and get $1,500 value toward another non-Chrysler product. Thanks to this website, I saved myself from losing out completely.

- , Warren, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 232007

(reported on)

Intrepid ED 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

The second time with the exact same problem - the engine has started knocking again, exactly the same as it did when I replaced it at 79,000 miles. I replaced the oil every 3000 miles, although there was admittedly one time I replaced it after 3500 miles.

The Chrysler 2.7L engine only seems to go about 70,000 miles until failure.

- , Rockford, MI, US

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