1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7 from North America


The timing chain will blow and your bill for the damage it causes will be through the roof


The timing chain broke and blew 12 pistons.

General Comments:

This is the worst vehicle problem I have ever had. The shop cost was so expensive that it would have been cheaper for me to blow it up and drive my car that is valued at $1,000 because it is more reliable.

I have noticed that a lot of people have had exactly the same problem and I believe something serious should be done in regards to this engine problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th January, 2006

9th Jan 2006, 14:18

Wow! Your car has 12 pistons??? Amazing for a v-6 engine don't you think???

26th Apr 2006, 02:01

I really like the comment about the 12 pistons. I have a 1999 Platinum Es Intrepid and I love this car. I also take very good car of this car.

26th Apr 2006, 14:55

Oh, this is terrible. Another example of someone who knows nothing about cars getting hosed by a mechanic, and then blaming the manufacturer for making an expensive to repair piece of junk. I swear that half the angry comments on this site should be directed at the crooked mechanic/dealer rather than the auto maker.

1st Jul 2007, 23:38

What the original reviewer probably meant to write was 12 VALVES were damaged when the timing chain broke.

26th Jan 2009, 13:04

I had a 2.7 Intrepid 1999 that died recently at 367000.

Now 367000 with a 2.7, that's extremely good, so I purchased a 3.2l Intrepid for $980 dollars; what a steal... I am an Intrepid patriot... Dodge I've got your back.

If you get any Intrepid 2.7, 3.2...take care of it, it won't let you down.

Synthetic oil, the best tranny flush, oil flushes, bring your own when you get your own oil change, because our engines are delicate..

Keep on top of it and it will run more than 100%... for the real Intrepid lovers... enjoy your drive!!

1999 Chrysler Intrepid LE 2.7 from North America


Very unhappy


My oil sending unit bad a 79000 miles

Rocker arms knocking all the time

Drivers side window falling off track

Heat control not working

Thermostat bad.

General Comments:

The car had plenty of power before she blew. car had 91000 mile on it the oil sending unit went bad. Seem to change its oil by itself by burning it. Heater is junk and takes forever to work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th March, 2005