2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L from North America


Daimler Chrysler rip off artists


Same old song... sludge in the engine, maintenance done, and Daimler Chrysler won't live up their warranty!

General Comments:

This car had no problems until the last oil change. I went to a local oil change place, and the tech brought me the oil cap showing a ton of sludge. This seemed odd, since I have normal oil changes and never saw that before. About two weeks later, the car started pinging and stalled on the highway. Since then the dealer has put in for a warranty claim, but Dodge has refused it stating poor maintenance! I have been doing regular maintenance at 3,000 mile intervals, even though the owners manual states they should be done at 7,500 intervals. The car is now a piece of crap that needs over $6,000 in repairs, and none of it my fault. Dodge won't honor their contract, and I am still in this car for $10,000 and three years.

Don't BUY A DODGE!!!

DODGE and DAIMLER CHRYSLER is notorious for not covering their manufacturer's defects. I have over 1,000 pages of research showing that they do not cover their warranty, and will do everything possible to void their contract with you!

Are you interested in a class action suit? I am! Register for the class action suit at www.daimlerchryslervehicleproblems.com

I am in no way affiliated with that web site, but if we can get enough customers to put pressure on them, maybe they will pay up!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th June, 2003

28th Apr 2004, 10:08

I too had a Dodge Intrepid that accumulated oil sludge in the engine. Dodge claimed it was because I missed 2 oil changes! They do not make a very good engine if this is the case, and no one should buy or lease this car unless you do not mind putting $9,000.00 to repair it. It seems I have not been the only one who has been affected. Dodge does not back up their product and future car buyers should beware.

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


I'm very disappointed in my American made car


The first problem I had was the oil sensor went out.

Next, the trunk switch stop working.

The power door started having problem, and the rear right door motor make a loud noise. Now it will not work properly.

Finally, I think the engine skipped timing. I started with the water pump leaking. Now I'm looking for an engine like everyone else here.

General Comments:

I was in love with my beautiful Dodge when I first bought it.

I put 17" rim, sound system and tint. Now my dream car is complete.

Now I have a $325.00 payment on a car that I'm looking for a engine.

I now have one of the tightest lemons in my town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th June, 2003

27th Aug 2004, 17:48

I own a 2000 Intrepid. The power locks broke about a year ago, & the key to the trunk no longer works. Yesterday, I found out the engine is done. Dead. Fried. I still owe $5400.00 on my loan... From what I hear this sort of engine situation is common among Intrepids, so why does Dodge do nothing? I will never purchase another Dodge again. Ever.

15th Nov 2004, 09:19

Does anyone know how to fix the drivers side door power lock on a 2000 Dodge Intrepid?

2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 from North America


Good To Rent, Terrible To Own!


2.7 Liter Engine has low oil pressure and about to blow. Oil light coming on.

Replaced Cam Sensor.

Replaced 3 electric door locks.

Weather Stripping around back doors have pulled loose.

General Comments:

The 2.7 liter engine has major design flaws according to my mechanic. My car is currently at the dealership where it has been for two weeks. I am unsure what to do, a new engine $6000?, replace with a used engine $4000? The book value is worth about $6000. when it is repaired and running properly. I feel that Dodge is aware of the problem, but will not recall the engine. It is all about the money. I will never own another one, I rented one and decided that it would be a great car to own, wrong!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

9th Feb 2005, 21:15

I have a dodge intrepid it a 2000 model, well first it was the transmission 1 week after I picked it up from Car-max. That turn out to be a 1500 dollar mistake which they paid for, then it was the back passenger side door lock, then it was the battery I became stranded on the side of Interstate Highway-35 for 3 hours till road side assistance showed up. Right now at this point car is in my garage about to replace the oil pressure pump and 2 hoses thank god for my father in-law for being a mechanic, it is so sad that Dymler Chrysler has become like Ford. Makes me rethink about buying a dodge charger when they come out, I love my car, but what a waste of 12,000 grand I guess not all that glitters is gold.

24th Aug 2006, 10:24

I have a 2000 chrysler with a 2.7l. I have over 300k with this engine. Regalur oil changes help this.