11th Jan 2004, 21:58

About the only thing you can do is to tell your story. Tell it to anyone who will listen. If everyone, myself included, continues to tell others about the problems with these cars, the lack of cooperation and pure greed of this company we can at least be of help to others. I know of at least six friends who have been directed to this website to make the decision for themselves. Word of mouth has made many companies succeed, and fail.

2nd Mar 2004, 17:43

I bought my 99 Dodge in 99 and starting 2000, it has been nothing, but trouble. The only window that rolls down is my driver one. The air condition went out and I was told by the mechanic that Dodge knows about this problem and to call them and that might save me some money. I called and they had never heard of any problem like that before. Now I am facing a new motor. The mechanic said if I get it fixed get rid of it asap. I think he might be right. I just hate it because it is the only car I have paid off without buying another one.

22nd Sep 2004, 16:41

My aunt just gave me a black 1999 Dodge Intrepid. The engine is also blown. The prices for a 2.7 liter engine is very high. Luckily I found some one to rebuild mine for 1500.00.

26th Oct 2004, 11:27

I also WAS a owner of a 1999 Dodge Intrepid. Until the engine blew at 73,000 miles. I still owe on it- I bought it used, and was hoping to drive it another 30,000 miles, at least. What a joke. I tried to trade it in, but, as a Dodge dealer told me "you see, it doesn't run- it's no good to us" A new engine was around $ 5,000. Used was $4300.

I contacted the local newspaper who told me I was screwed. "Dump the car-Chrysler won't stand behind their engine." Apparently they only guarantee them for 36,000 miles. Ralph Nader has written to the Chairperson of Chrysler asking for a recall -with no luck. This is common on 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2000 models. When I finally gave this car to charity (no one else wanted it) the operator asked me what was wrong with it. When I told her a blown engine, she replied "I couldn't tell you how many Intrepids we get with blown engines. HOW SAD... I am now part of a class action suit, since this poorly made product has set me back thousands of dollars.

6th Nov 2004, 01:05

I didn't realize until I did a search on 1999 Dodge Intrepid Repairs how many people are on the same boat as me. My engine died last week and I was told by the Dodge dealership and an independent mechanic that my car needs a new engine that will run me from $5200 - $6800, I owe us much on this car and the Kelly Blue Book is at least $3K o $4K lower; I now realize that there is no point in getting it fixed since another 2.7 liter engine is going to cause the same problems later on. So now I am stuck without a car, having to get a new car loan and have to continue paying on car that has cost me a lot of money in repairs through the years (check engine light, window repairs, transmission, and a host of other problems) --can somebody please give me information regarding a Class Action Lawsuit. Please e-mail me at aniflip@aol.com.

15th Nov 2004, 11:53

I greatly appreciate that this website is available to the public. Had I not read it, I would have been made a $7000 mistake. Being only 18 years old, that is a mistake I cannot afford. Thanks.

8th May 2005, 17:31

About two months ago, I bought a used 1999 Dodge Intrepid from a private seller at 107,000 miles. I wish I had read this page before I bought the car. It cost me 2000, and another 200-300 for title, some minor repairs, etc.

Now I'm worried that it will blow just like everyone else here has reported.

If anyone has any info or wants to comment on anything, feel free to e-mail me at mtdew120@yahoo.com.

12th Jun 2005, 21:22

I own an 1999 Dodge Intrepid myself which I bought from an used car dealer ship, it had 53,000 miles and now it just got to 74,255 miles, the only bad things with it has been the rear right passenger window motor &a/c cooling fan blowing. The bad part is that the extended warranty that the dealer sold me said that those items are not covered.

The Dodge dealer close to me said the repairs would most likely run in the $800.00 area which of course I do not have.

I truly believe that if I had read this before buying it, I would have never done it in the first place.

If my engine is to blow, I hope it does before the warranty expires and I also hope that it is covered.

28th Jun 2005, 13:15

Another 1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 liter engine bites the dust. What is Chrysler going to do about this? Oh yea, I forgot they don't stand behind their product. That is why my dad's Ford and my GMC which are both older are still running! Long live GMC and Ford!!

16th Aug 2006, 18:53

I am also the victim of the 1999 Intrepid. I bought it used within the warranty (original), and at about 70,000 miles my engine oil light started coming on. I was very good about getting my oil changed frequently, it was just a defect that no one will man up to. I also called Michigan to get results and to no avail. My car sat up for two years costing me thousands of dollars for payments and parking tickets.

26th Aug 2006, 13:08


I am 19 years old and just bought a 2000 dodge Intrepid when I bought it it had 76000 miles on it. It now has 82000 miles on it 5 months later. I am really hoping the engine is not going to blow on me. I have a warranty until nexy may for the powertrain 1 yr I was just wondering what I should do before my car blows up!!!

13th Mar 2008, 12:49

I have 1999 dodge intrepid. It ran fine for 3 years then speed sensor went out. had to replace motor at 10000.00 miles now it is jumping at times and no one knows why and they can't check it until check engine light comes on. this car has cost a lot of money and still owe in it. Dodge needs to recall these cars. I have replaced water pump, fuel pump, motor, timing belt, and everything.