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Oil Sludge Resulting In Engine Failure
2000 Dodge Intrepid (Page 1 of 8)
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Dodge dealer.
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.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- Average Mileage:
- 93,950 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 148 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- needs a new engine (65 reports)
- recall cars w/2.7 engine and replace engines (47 reports)
- not sure (15 reports)
- replace engine (11 reports)
- new freeken motor (5 reports)
- replace the cylinder head and bearing, rebuild engine (3 reports)
- Replacement Of The Dodge 2.7L Engine - Replacement instructions for the Dodge Intrepid's 2.7 liter engine with a 3.2 liter
A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
Like EVERY OTHER 2000 DODGE INTREPID my car broke down on me while traveling at very high speeds on the freeway. Shame on you Chrysler for not taking care of your customers first, it's been so obvious that the engines have bad problems. Lucky my car made it so long because the first owner (I am the second) took such ridiculously good care of it and maintained it himself. I followed his recommendations and had oil changed very often, but there's been a lot of problems and I've been on the side of the freeway too many times.
Engine is toast. It got a lot of miles, but the sludge seriously ruins this car and makes it worth nothing
- vjordan, Pullman, WA, US