9th Jul 2006, 21:36

July 9, 2006

I purchased my 2000 Intrepid right after the storm late last year. It was my first official car, so I spent a lot of time with it making sure she was kept up. I had the transmission rebuilt as well as a tune up.

I consistently had the car tested because I'm a new owner and wanted to make sure the car stayed right. However that didn't happen - my oldest daughter (pregnant) was driving my car on the interstate when the car started smoking and then making a knocking noise. She was able to pull over safely.

I had several certified mechanics look at my car to attempt to repair it. After being told an engine would be hard to find, I just about gave up on my car. After reading this site, I'm beginning to understand why it was sold to me. Can someone please send me the info for the lawsuit @ christinemslack@yahoo.com.

11th Jul 2006, 12:45

Our daughter had the same problem. She purchased a 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2 years ago. Within a year the car started smoking on the highway & the engine was toast. Because she has a baby & needed a vehicle we spent over $1000 to get it fixed-thinking that was the best solution. We were wrong. Within 7 months it did the same thing! I work in an insurance agency & have since heard story after story of the same thing happening! I also need to know how to find out more about the law suit. Help!

5th Aug 2006, 17:46

I have had my 2000 Chrysler Intrepid for 4 years now, with no real major problems, until today, I was driving along and I set my cruse control and after a few minutes I turned it off because I felt I was driving too fast.

A few minutes later I clicked it back on, only to discover that my speedometer was not working, but yet, I was still able to drive, not sure what was going on, since not indicator lights came on. I pulled over, just as I was checking my owners manual for problem solving situations, I could not see anything that mentioned, speedometer not working.

I pulled away, and started driving again, noticing that my rpms were really getting high, and that my speedometer still not working. I noticed that my transmission would not change gears. I drove home anyway at about 40 kms, when I pulled on to my road, my car died. I pulled over and tried to start it. It started right away, so I drove up my road, when I applied the brakes, it died again, I started it with no problem.

I backed it into my drive way.

I checked the fuse for the one that said gages, but it was not the fuse.

So there it sits in my driveway also, waiting for the garage to open on Tuesday, beause Monday is a holiday here in Canada.

Also, I have noticed that there is a clunking sound under my car, when I drive slow over bumps, almost like a tierod end or ball joints. Mechanic said he could not hear anything, but I sure could hope I don't have that problem that other people had that I read about on another site, where they steering was defective causing fatal injuries

By the way I did have a 1993 Chrylser Intrepid, with over 230 thousand Kms on it and had it for 10 years, until the transmission would not go into gear until driveing and then eventially it would kick into gear after it reached a centain speed.

Was very happy with it, that is why I purchased another one, but after reading the above stories,it makes me wonder how long this 2000 2.7 l. engine will last me.

Are all these stories from the States or are there any problem ones from Canada?

9th Aug 2006, 23:13

We are the owners of a 2000 Chrysler Intrepid. The vehicle was purchased privately from a licensed mechanic. It was religiously maintained by both of us. The motor went at 112,000 km.

After checking the Internet we found that many of these vehicles had major motor problems. (2.7L engines, same as ours) We purchased a used motor for the cost of 5,000 dollars installed. We have tried to find out where to complain, hoping to recapture some of the costs, but have not had any luck so far. I have done some research and apparently in the USA there is an ongoing class action suit, but here in Canada nothing as yet.

19th Aug 2006, 19:13

I have a 1999 Dodge Intrepid. It is now a planter in the parking lot of my apt complex. I had no warning signs the engine just went and was never told the history of the 2.7 engine. I feel as if I was ripped off and feel deceived. Dodge should compensate the owners of these cars for our waste of money. The car is useless and I am not paying to repair a faulty engine that the manufacturer knew was faulty. If anyone knows about a lawsuit against the manufacturer let me know cuz I want this resolved.

18th Nov 2006, 09:49

I am also an owner of a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The engine on my car is blown and I was told by my mechanic that it would cost approximately 5000 dollars to replace it. Of course I'm not going to do this, it's a waste of money. What a financial burden this has placed upon our family! Hopefully there is some help out there. If anyone has any information about this situation can you please email me at dsokolo416@aol.com.

5th Dec 2006, 09:32

I also own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. Bought it July 2005. I had heard stories about them, but did my homework, and bought it from a friend who sold me my previous car, which was a great car. Ever since I have bought this car, it has been NOTHING, but junk. As I am driving at night, my light dim in and out, making it very annoying to drive. I have no had problems with engine yet that I know of (knock on wood), but was told yesterday that there is a suit out there against car with the engine that I have, and he said that as long as it is serviced correctly, then they will rebuild an engine for you. If my car would blow, I especially don't want to Dodge to re-build my engine, but give me money to buy a new car, these cars a piece, and they should be help reliable no matter what.

26th Dec 2006, 16:11

I had oil light flicker at 97k, engine blew at 99k, rebuilt engine installed and now with 6k on it I am seeing oil light flicker again. Prayed I would at least see 70-80k miles on new engine. Now I am so upside down I am thinking of parking the thing and buying new car, but I cannot afford it. Please forward any lawsuit info to surplusmarine@yahoo.com Thanks.

15th Jan 2007, 10:34

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7 engine 110,021 miles: replaced cam position sensor & replaced camshaft angle/position sensor. Engine started knocking, no warning on dashboard, 10 miles and a day later, the car stops while driving, oil light shows, about 2 seconds, tried to restart the car, it sounded like pots & pans banging together. Towed to dealer, told water pump & timing chain needed to be replaced $$$$$ ouch. Can you help me join a class action law suite?

Steve in Columbus, Ohio 43207.

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