- May 29: Dodge Durango Racetrack Tail Lights Recall Needed, Says Lawsuit news | 11 days ago
- May 25: Dodge Dart Clutch Lawsuit Settlement Preliminarily Approved news | 15 days ago
- May 6: Feds Investigate 2009 Dodge Journeys Over Electrical Problems investigations | 34 days ago
- March 15: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Lawsuit For 'Very Special' 2021 Model news | 86 days ago
2000 Dodge Intrepid
Crash Test Safety Ratings
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.