2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America
The Dodge Intrepid is a beautiful car with an awful engine.
The engine blew at 54500 miles. At first a knock started; then it became much louder. Last, it just quit running at all.
I had no idea that the car's engine had problems. But, now that it has blown, I have discovered it is a common problem in the Intrepid. I have read hundreds of E-mails about the 2.7 engine in the Dodge Intrepid blowing anywhere between 40000 and 80000 miles. However, Chrysler is sure that all of the Dodge owners are not taking care of the cars. This engine is major design flaw and something needs to be done to correct our unnecessary costs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd May, 2004
11th May 2004, 12:29
I agree, I was told the left head could potentially develop a problem as the engine got older not allowing enough oil into the left cam. Supposedly if you did all the maintenance suggestions and had oil changes done every 2,500 miles (rather than every 3,000) this problem "most likely" would prolong the life of the engine. My response to this was that most engines would be prolonged if you had all recommended maintenance done to your car no matter who the manufacturer was.
I have a little over 70,000 miles on mine and it still runs good, although it makes a high pitched sound, almost like the belts are rubbing against something, although they aren't. The dealer says nothing is wrong with it. Go figure.