14th Aug 2009, 23:22
OK, it finally happened to me as well. I did not know about this issue until yesterday. We purchased our '01 Intrepid in 2002 with 9k miles on it. I've been using Mobile 1 10w 30 and K&N filters since day 1 and change my oil every 3000 miles. We currently have 119k miles on it.
Yesterday my wife said the car was overheating. I told her to stay put and then drove over to look at it. There was very little coolant. I checked to see if there was a leak but there wasn't, so I added some. The oil was a touch low, so I had her drive to the auto parts store about 1/2 mile away. When I removed the cap to put in oil, I noticed foamy white stuff in the cap. I knew it was water in the oil and thought that the head gasket was going. Upon talking to a mechanic, he informed me of this issue. I added 1/2 a quart of oil. I didn't realize how serious it was, so we drove the car about 1 more mile. Now it won't start. Had it towed to a garage and are waiting for a verdict. I now know what this issue is. We haven't much trouble with this car at all and were hoping to get another 2 years out of it. Guess I search for a different car... and I'm not having other taxpayers help me buy one!
23rd Feb 2010, 18:26
I have this 2.7 Dodge Intrepid as well. The biggest hassle of my life. Had to replace the motor once for a 2500. Now it barely starts and is overheating. I don't know what's wrong. Now where is the lawsuit? Screw Chrysler; everyone that owns an Intrepid should be reimbursed with their money back.
31st Mar 2010, 19:04
Bought my 2000 2.7 Intrepid in April of 07. Regular oil changes and filters and never had any problems. Driving down the road one day last January and within 1 min of a blinking "low oil warning" car was knocking like a hammer and seized. Limped it another mile down the road where I discovered that it had dumped its oil. Now needs $3500 worth of repairs and this car is still financed for 12 more payments. What a piece of junk in my driveway. I would love info if there is ever a lawsuit, add me