2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7 from North America
An owners nightmare at this point
About a month ago, I discovered when stopping at a red light after coming back from a 90 mile round trip drive at an average speed of abot 75, my oil light started to flicker. I did what most who have posted at this site done, is to stop and check the oil level. All was fine, so I proceeded to get under way. It would take me about 20 minutes to reach my destination and doing so, I didn't see the light flicker any more. But from that point until now it has gotten worst, but only at idle at complete stops. I've very recently had the oil sending unit replaced, but it didn't cure the problem. The mechanic said it was probably the oil pump. Now that I have read all of the complaints, I've very worried about my situation. I have a 2.7 liter V6 in this 2002 Intrepid, and it appears that this engine size is a manufacturers defect. So if there is a class action suit going on, please add me to the list.
I also have discovered that my thermostat housing gasket is leaking on this engine also.
Just prior to the 36000 mile warranty expired, I had the motor in the passenger front door window replaced.
About that same time I was told that the reason my engine warning light came on was due to a fouled fuel injector, so it was replaced.
I've alway been a Mo-par fan, but I never knew that the Intrepid had so many problems until I read these complaints. Good luck Intrepid owners.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th April, 2005
11th May 2005, 15:20
I also have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid SE and have started experiencing some problems with it such as the oil light, transmission problems and now the water pump. My mechanic is suppose to get back with me tomorrow about a new water pump. To the person before me, can you tell me how much it cost you to replace your water pump? Thanks.