31st May 2005, 17:09


I wish I looked at this site along time ago. We've had a 2000 Intrepid sitting in our driveway for almost two years with a blown engine. Any chance of us joining this lawsuit? Thanks


29th Dec 2005, 22:53

Does anyone out there know if a 2.7L can be replaced with a 3.2L. Mine blew at 108,000 miles right after having $900 in repairs including replacing the cam sensor replaced and flushing the transmission for the second time in 3 years. The dealer wants $6500 to replace it, not going to happen. I have look around for some rebuilds, but the 2.7L is way pricey, and the same piece of junk, while the 3.2L is much more reasonably priced and potentially solve future problems. Any help on if this is possible would be appreciated.

Thanks mchollar@msn.com.

21st Feb 2006, 21:12

My 2002 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L engine seized last week during rush hour traffic on a busy highway without warning. The tow truck operator said he had seen more than a fair share of these cars with similar problems. Dealership says it's my fault and offered no solution other than to replace the engine for $8K. I have 63,000 miles and five car payments left on this hunk of junk.

I'm not going to wait for a class action lawsuit - I will file one myself if Chrysler doesn't pay the whole tab and so should anyone else having problems. If enough people file their own lawsuits, a class action might eventually become certified if the courts get clogged with these complaints. Good luck everyone!

Peter in NJ

13th Mar 2006, 16:15

I was driving my 2000 Dodge Intrepid on the highway when the engine began making a knocking sound. After about 7 miles, the sound became quite loud. About three minutes after that, the engine died and I had to park on the inside shoulder of the four-lane highway. Fortunately, it was very late at night, so traffic was minimal. I wasn't sure what happened, but after reading hundreds of complaints about this particular engine, I have a very good idea. My car is still in the shop where the extent of the damage is still being determined. I have changed the oil after various mileages, but have never exceeded the recommended distance of 7500 miles. I have put just over 90,000 miles on the car since I bought it in November 2003.

14th Mar 2006, 18:49

Wow! I can sympathize with all these comments about the 2000 Intrepid. I, too, have just had a recent panging in my engine without warning and without warning lights and subsequent dieing of the engine. I just got a quote for $6700 to fix it. I only have 47,000 on the car. We contacted the manufacturer, and they of course said it is our fault! The dealership originally said that it was a bearing rod that just somehow broke and went into the engine. It banged around and there is no way of knowing what it damaged. After talking to Dodge, they changed their story to sludge problems. We are currently looking for a class action law suit to join. If anyone has one... let me know. dawn@thelovics.com.

19th Apr 2006, 07:12

Wow! Reading these comments is like looking in a mirror. My 2000 Intrepid 2.7L engine just blew... same symptoms as the rest. Low oil pressure, sludge build up and now $4400 for a used engine installed by the dealership.

I'm trying to find specs on converting from the 2.7L to a 3.2L engine. If anyone has a resource to suggest please send me an email... winterbottomp@msn.com.


26th Apr 2006, 17:39


I also have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid with a 2.7 that died last week.

The mileage on it just went over 100,000 the day before. Never really had any problems with it until this. The timing chain went and my mechanic thinks it should be fixed with a re-built engine at a cost of about $4000.

I would love to get on a list for a class action lawsuit also.


27th Apr 2006, 10:11

Problem with a class action lawsuit is that best case scenario you'll simply get coupons for money off your next Chrysler.

I know, I've been solicited for a lot of them, mainly involving computer products I bought. One was for a stock purchase and I read the fine print which stated IF the suit was successful I would be entitled to, no joke,.01 cents per share I owned.

28th Apr 2006, 13:56

My car was taken to the shop last week and received a new cam positioning sensor; 11 days later the engine has failed. There was a loud knocking that left me stranded in the middle of a busy intersection.

My mechanic says there is heavy metal in the oil filter, i. e hopeless. The engine has 107k miles and has had its oil changed faithfully at 3000-3500 mile intervals. I began using full synthetic oil (after hearing about these problems on various internet forums) at around 78000 miles. Sign me up for the class action!!! sedillocv@yahoo.com.

3rd May 2006, 19:45

Yes I have a Dodge Intrepid sitting in the driveway too. This is my second engine - I paid $4300. My extended warranty that I had said the car had built up sludge in the engine, and they said it was my fault. I got it fixed, and now couple of years have passed, and now I am in the same situation I was in a couple of years ago - a blown engine and I still have $3800 still to pay on the car.

If there is a civil suit out there, let me know, I would like to join. My email address is pierredtaylor@yahoo.com.

23rd May 2006, 12:37

I too am in the same boat as all of you. My 2000 Intrepid has been sitting in my driveway since December of 2005. Just paid $6000 to pay it off. Now they say $3000 to $4000 to replace engine with a used engine or $5000+ for new engine. I have looked and cannot find an engine on my own. Seems like a total waste of money, since the car is only worth $2000 to $3000. Not sure what to do. If you have any suggestions please feel free to contact me at pollardfam4@comcast.net Thanks!

2nd Jun 2006, 14:37

I bought my used 2000 Dodge Intrepid in September 2005. In April 2006, with 63,000 miles, the engine started making a tapping noise. I can't believe the headaches I have had since over this. My options are either wait for the motor to blow or replace it at the cost of $4,500.00. I wish I knew back in September what I know now--I would have never bought it. I am totally disgusted. If there is a class action lawsuit, count me in.

2nd Jun 2006, 20:16

Wow. What an eye-opener this site turned out to be. My 2000 Dodge Intrepid is sitting in front of my home with a damaged engine. The timing chain broke and damaged the engine without any warning. The car has had all maintenance done in a timely manner. It has 100,000 miles on it.

I had debated about trying to finance an engine replacement. Now I think I will simply have the car towed to the junk yard. No more Chrysler/Dodge cars for me ever again.


25th Jun 2006, 11:10

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES (2.7) with 97K miles. I bought it new in March 2000. It has been a gem of a car. Runs like a clock. Good, smooth acceleration. I commute 80-90 miles round trip to work and I get 20-26 mpg, depending on how much local driving I do on the weekends, if any.

I have heard horror stories, but this is not one of them.