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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
130,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Intrepid lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222017

Intrepid LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,589 miles

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

My car's lights won't go off when I try to put it in park, and half the time it wont go into park. So I have to kill it in neutral and disconnect the damn battery. It doesn't get driven a lot, and has low miles, so I don't understand why it is doing this?!

- hilburn801, Tecumseh, US

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