20th Sep 2004, 13:07

I own 1999 Intrepid with 114,000 miles on it. Replaced the engine at 82,000 miles, just after the warranty was over. Had to eat this cost and I still owe 7 thousands on this car. What are we to do, this car is now making a ticking sound. I refuse to put another dollar in it. Here is the kicker, I went back to my dealer and wanted to trade it in, they asked me to leave with the car and sell it out right my self. Or they would give me 1 thousands dollars for it. What return value on this uh. Any help is greatly needed.

4th Nov 2004, 21:36

I have had my car for three years. One day (luckily for me) it was only about 3 miles from the house when it died with only 55k miles on the car... same old story about engine sludge!. 7200 repair bill and they will put the same defective 2.7 liter engine in the car. So you know what, it will sit at the dealer until they will do something. I have a 100k warranty on the car, unfortunately for me it is not through Chrysler so they won't even talk to me. The Class action suit will take 3 years so I will bite the bullet and sue them out right. It has to be cheaper than $7200 they quoted toi fix it because I don't have all of my receipts for the last 3.5 years.

3rd Mar 2005, 22:14

I recently purchased a 2000 dodge intrepid and like so many people I see I wish I would have known about the problem of the 2.7 also, but my car has 116896 miles on it and it seized up ten minutes after paying cash for it. know the cheapest motor I can find is close to $3000.00 I only payed $2750.00 for the car.

10th Jul 2005, 11:56

I just found out today 7/10/05 about the problems that are listed above. I will be taking my car to the dealership tomorrow hopefully they will fix my car we will see... first engine oil lamp low rpms, then smoke on fast acceleration, now I have a pinging so it can only get worse.

Brian Charleston, SC.

2nd Aug 2005, 09:55

I learned yesterday that my 2000 Dodge Intrepid,2.7 liter, immaculately maintained vehicle with 98,000 miles needs an engine replacement. It has a broken bearing, grooved connecting rod and is filled with sludge, in spite of routine oil and filter servicing with major branded oil.

I'm surprised by the common theme of these notes. Shame on Chrysler. I'll call the dealership, get the obvious response, and will buy a Honda by the end of the week.

30th Jan 2007, 18:27

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid and have not had too many problems. I had to replace the ignition switch, starter, and my power locks do not work anymore. My oil light has been popping on for about 1 year and I seem to be losing oil somewhere, but when I take it in, the mechanic can never find an oil leak. I put about 1 to 1.5 quarts a month. Did anyone else have this problem before their motor blew? It has 91000 miles on it and this seems to be when the problems start.

13th Feb 2007, 07:26

I own a 2000 Intrepid with 154000 miles. Just recently the oil light has begun to illuminate while at stop lights or idling in parking lots, etc. The oil light only comes on when the RPM's drop under 500. I've also noticed substantial oil consumption between oil changes. I'm adding approximately one quart+ for every 3000 miles. Has anyone experienced similar problems prior to their motor failing?

I have had some work done to the timing belt. While the motor was apart my mechanic stated the motor was very clean and did not have any conditions associated with oil sludge build up.

10th Jan 2008, 14:15

I have a 2000 Intrepid; it just hit 119000 miles. I heard the ticking from the engine but the oil had just been changed. A week later, the wife was driving the car while it died. So I went to look at it, started it up, and it sounded like there was a banging on the engine... so I took it to the mechanic and looks like big problems. Then I came home to check out the engine online and am finding nothing but bad comments on this car and engine. It seems as if everyone are having problems with the "sludge" or window and door lock problems; I have both.

I heard about a class action lawsuit. Does anyone know about this?