15th Apr 2003, 15:01

I just purchased a 2001 Dodge Intrepid in late November or Early December 2002. I took it for an oil change and the mechanic changing the oil showed me the inside of the cap and it was solid gunk. I had them flush the engine and put new oil in. Two days later I also have a blown motor. I have never purchased a Dodge before and I never will again. I also contacted Daimler Chrysler and no help from them either. I never got any warning lights or anything either.

1st Jun 2003, 19:18

We too have had a bad experience with the 2000 intrepid. It has about 44k miles on it, and the knocking noise started about a week ago. I took it to the dealer and he said it would be $1500 minimum just to diagnose it, since they had to disassemble the engine. Since I can't afford that right now I brought it home to park it until I can do something with it. Today I tried to move it to the other side of the driveway and the engine blew. We have had regular oil changes, but of course no receipts. If there is a class action lawsuit count me in. For this to happen to a properly cared for vehicle in this day and age is unacceptable. Stay far far away from the dodge intrepid!

29th Jun 2003, 17:43

Regarding the 2000 Dodge/Chrysler Intrepid. I am having the exact same problem as you. I know it is a problem and I know that several people in my region have had this problem. I would like to join this class action lawsuit if possible. Please email me at enak2147@aol.com if possible with information on this lawsuit. Thank you.

28th Jul 2003, 12:40

Add my husband and I to your list of lawsuit participants!! My 2000 Dodge Intrepid blew it's motor a couple of months ago. We changed the oil as often as necessary, but the motor still blew. Now our warranty company is refusing to replace the motor

30th Jul 2003, 15:58

It just happened to me yesterday. 80,000 miles. Timing Chain Tensioner failed. Motors done. Please send me the info for the Class action law suit. I called the local dealer in Tulsa and the mechanic tells me he has another Intrepid in the next bay with the same problem. PLEASE send me info for the law suit. I want to sign up. dave@tulsapc.com.

3rd Aug 2003, 12:07

Unfortunately I just found out about the 2.7L Dodge Intrepid issues. I was absolutely in love with my Intrepid and had always wanted one. But now after having it only a short time the engine is ruined and my mechanic tells me it's due to manufacturer defects that Daimler Chrysler won't admit to. I am hoping to get information on any Class Action law suit I can join to try to get some reparations for what I am having to deal with now. I have found out that the newer model Intrepid have been re-engineered without these internal problems so obviously the makers KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM. Now can someone help all of us Intrepid owners make them ADMIT IT??? Anyone with any information on a law suit please contact me at Stacy_Junior_110102@hotmail.com. Thank you and God Bless!! :o)

9th Sep 2003, 00:14

I have a 99 intrepid with a oil pressure problem also like every one. I have flushed my engine, but still when it heats up the pressure drops. I have tried heavy oil like 20w-50 but still the light comes on. i will flush one more time with mo-par oil flush and then I will use syn. oil which should be used in a engine with oil build up.

P.s. the oil pump has been revised two times by Chrysler to increase the upper p.s.i. but the lower p.s.i. of 5 p.s.i. has never been changed. why?

I will guess they do not understand this is the whole problem. think about it, or do not want to fix it, admitting an error for a lawsuit.!!! please share this in the lawsuit.The timing chain tensioner needs 5 min. to work properly.

17th Sep 2003, 18:07

I'm interested in a class action lawsuit dealing with the 2.7 engine (1999 intrepid) - gone out at just less that 80,000 miles. Please contact with any info on a class action suit.

Thank you!



23rd Sep 2003, 14:45

Hi All. Add me to the list of people having dead 2.7L Intrepids. I bought my 2000 Intrepid used, and the engine blew 1 month later. I bought another 2.7L engine and had it installed for $5200 CDN. This engine came with a one year warranty. Guess what. It just blew up too! I've taken great care of this engine, changed the oil every 4000KM. Luckily the second engine is under warranty, but I know I'll have a huge problem getting anything for this dog on trade in.

Please email me with info on any action that can be taken.

Shane Beirnes.

13th Oct 2003, 10:49

I own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, 2.7 L engine with 85,000 miles on it. I have kept up with oil changes and routine maintenance. About the middle of September my car started making a clicking noise. Shortly after the engine locked up or something. I had a mechanic look at it and he said that all of the bearings had fallen out of my engine and the rods were messed up. He said it looked like the engine was not getting any oil. The oil pan was full and I had just had the oil changed 2 weeks prior. The extended warranty had run out and now I am stuck with a car that needs thousands of dollars to fix it. If any one has any ideas about legal action please let me know. E-mail me @ mmet71@yahoo.com.

20th Dec 2003, 14:20

My friend without Internet access had her 2000 Dodge Intrepid engine fail with similar problems as mentioned previously in this thread. Please contact me for any class action lawsuit information at eslate999@yahoo.com Thanks Eric Slater.

23rd Dec 2003, 16:19

I'm in the same situation as most of you, My 98 Concorde 2.7 L blown motor at 24,000 replaced under warranty with a fight, now blown again at 75,000 with no warranty. The engine is a failure and should have never been put on the market. Please contact me with info on the class action suit bm@wyan.org thanks and good luck.

23rd Feb 2004, 12:45

I've had my 1999 Dodge Intrepid for almost 3 years. The other day the engine started knocking without notice. no oil light came on until it was too late. But it seems from all the other stories that I've read it didn't matter that the oil had been changed or not. It was bound to happen. The only difference is that I have 125,000 miles on my car. I wonder if the dealership I bought it from had already changed the engine before I bought it. It had 35,000 miles on it. I would love to join a class action lawsuit against Daimler Chrysler for my repairs. I still owe 5400 on the car and can't afford another 5,000 for a new motor and not knowing how long it will last. Teri.

16th Apr 2004, 07:16

APRIL 16 2004 please ADD MY NAME TO THE SUIT. MY 99 Dodge Intrepid`s motor went for no reason, no lights nothing, regular oil changes all service reports I have the same gunk in my oil cap to. I still owe money on my car. The junk yards around here tell me 2500-2600 for a motor if they had one. 1000-1500 to rebuilt, but it won`t last. please let me in on your law suit. My e-mail address TamsInterpid@aol.com Thank you. Tammy.