12th May 2005, 22:43

Yes, the 2.7 engine is a pile o' crap and it deeply saddens me that D/C will not do anything about it. They should stop putting that engine in anything. Hopefully they will retire the sludge-o 2.7...

I love my Intrepid, but it's a 93 with a 3.3...

11th Jul 2005, 23:22

Not true, If you can prove oil/filter purchase with receipts, the manufacturer has to accept it.

23rd Sep 2005, 07:45

I would have the dealer run an oil pressure test. I had the same problem with the oil light, everything else seemed fine on my 2004. After extensive testing at an idle, after engine is warm etc. The oil pressure checked fine even thought he light was on. They then isolated the oil light (not sure, but I know it involved unplugging the dash oil light and plugging it into a machine) and it still came on. Said it would cost about $400 to replace the dash system. They assured me it was not an engine problem since they had numerous oil pressure readings all of which they gave me. I have had my oil changed at regular intervals also. The oil pressure sensor has been replace and even rewired to try and fix the problem before they isolated to the dash. So, I would have some other things checked. If you check the year of the engines with sludge I think you'll find most of them made before 2002. They indeed did make some modifications after the 2001.

6th Oct 2005, 08:27

My check engine light stays on and when I had it checked I, was told to replace the gas cap. Same problem and now I hear a winding noise as the engine idles and gets louder the faster I drive. I have a 2004 Intrepid SE 2.7 engine. Any one with the same problem? R A in Chicago.

23rd Jun 2007, 16:02

It says the 2.7 engine is a MITSUBISHI engine...


8th Aug 2007, 13:02

Just so you know, the 2.7 is not in any way a Mitsubishi engine. I know there are things out there claiming it to be, but it's definitely not.

10th Feb 2008, 09:56

HI, I am from Saint John NB Canada and also purchased a 2004 SE Intrepid like a lot of you. I have now clocked over 181000km on it, and it still works great with a 2.7 litre engine. Just today the check engine light came on, and I experienced a complete loss of power; the car wasn't going anywhere. So I drifted over with my flashers on, turned the car off and turned it back on. The check engine light came on and the car drove OK at this point. I had JUST filled the tank with fuel... it was bone dry when I filled it up... keep that in mind. So, I pulled into a gas station, started and stopped the engine a few times, check engine like remained on.. solid lamp. So, I went to investigate the gas cap... cranked it a few times and verified it was tight. Turned the car back on and the check engine light disappeared. What are the odds...

SO, basically, the loss of power might be attributed to the fact the tank was so low and I filled it... may have had some air trapped in there... or if the cap wasn't tight that would cause the emissions monitor to set the check engine lamp and the loss of power could have been caused by this problem. If you have any ideas to add, feel free...

7th Mar 2008, 10:14

The stalling is an early sign of inevitable failure on these 2.7 engines -- you get stalling that is "fixed" with a cam sensor replacement, only to have more and more frequent stalling.

Sometimes the engine will then lock up and die without warning, other times it will develop a tick or knock and then die.

The 2.7 is a dreadfully poor engine.

9th May 2008, 22:38

Tonight on the highway my 2004 Intrepid bucked, the check engine light came on and the car stalled. I pulled over and was able to turned it back on but check engine light was still on. It has done this before, however not going 75 miles per hour, I have tightened the gas cap and the light goes off. So, what is wrong and how do I fix it. Do not really feel safe in this vehicle anymore but unfortunately cannot afford to get rid of it right now.

23rd Jan 2009, 21:16

I bought a 2004 dodge Intrepid in Sept of 2006 and only put about 9,000 miles on it. The engine seized at about 55,000 miles on my way to work one day, the engine just stopped. I still owe $8,000 on a car that sits in front of my house that I cannot drive. Not really sure what to do; cannot drive it and cannot trade it, because with no engine they will only give you a couple dollars for it, and you are left with the balance of the loan... you cannot win! Hopefully everyone who reads these will learn BUYER BEWARE!!!

3rd Feb 2009, 10:59

I bought a 2004 Intrepid SE and similarly experienced complete engine failure when applying the brake during normal daily driving (at 63,000 miles).

Replaced the CAM Sensor and experienced complete engine lockup and powerloss while driving 70 mph on the interstate (at 75,000 miles), which cost another CAM Sensor.

Additionally at about 70,000 miles, I replaced another component in the engine because it would fail to start unless the car was completely cold.

Add a catalytic converter at 78,000 miles and for the cost of maintaining this car in marginal running shape, I should have bought an Audi.

14th Mar 2009, 17:52

I can say with all certainty that the 2004 Dodge Intrepid is the worst car ever built. The people who work for Daimler/Dodge/Chrysler should be ashamed to have their names attached to this "product". I purchased a used 2004 Intrepid that had about 17K miles on it. At about the 40K mile mark everything went down hill. Oil light coming on, power steering outages, etc, etc. And then at the 85K mile mark total engine failure. I had too much into the car and there was too much negative equity on the loan to trade the car in. I had another engine put in and now I have had four cooling systems failures in the last week. P.O.S.

16th Mar 2009, 18:12

I bought a 2003 intrepid 3 weeks ago, had it 6 days, and noticed loud ticking noise when I started it, so I took it to a mechanic who said it needed new engine. Car dealer gave me another car a 2004 intrepid (beautiful car), but now I am terrified to drive this car very far, I noticed that sometimes when turn the car off, there is a bubbeling sound, so we replaced the radiator cap, and flushed everything, and now this morning we checked the oil, and it says 2 quarts low, I am about to give up. But paid over 4500.00 for the car.

23rd Mar 2009, 09:37

I just purchased a 2004 Dodge Intrepid ES on March 21st, it is now the 23rd.

It has a 2.7 engine, I checked my oil level and it says it's full, however the oil light keeps coming on while I'm driving. I have now done some research and am very uncertain that I've made the right decision. The car is in great condition otherwise (or so it seems). Am I bound to this purchase or is there something I can do? It hasn't been 46 hours yet. I don't know if I'm just panicking, but I should be happy about buying a car right?!

Please Help!