Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Chrysler Concorde - part 1

Chrysler Concorde owners have reported 68 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 1
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the vehicle idled extremely high and the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA action number: pe03010 (vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Chrysler Concorde 2
Failure Date: 10/09/2015

When I try to brake at a stop light, my car tries to quit. When I slow behind another vehicle, my vehicle lunges upon continuing again. I have had the timing checked, but that is not my problem. I can smell gasoline when my vehicle acts up. I fear for my life and the life of my 12 year old son. I am a single parent working for $ 9. 00 an hour. I need my car to get to work, but I'm afraid of it, and I just don't have the extra money to have it checked and repaired! I thought perhaps it might have a recall on it, because so many others do! robin r. Cassidy p. O. Box 289 oak hill, wv. 25901 (304) 573-7055.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 3
Failure Date: 03/13/2014

The car completely lost power while on the highway. This occurred on a few occasion but this was the scariest. Losing all power I could only steer wheel and slowly move to the access road. Also there has been times where I am stuck at a location because car will not start. Battery is new so I do believe there is a manufacture malfunction and or faulty parts/components.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 4
Failure Date: 05/02/2010

I have a 1999 Chrysler Concorde with a timing chain problem. . . . This is my second Concorde after the other got stolen. . . . And after I paid $3800 to repair the timing chain on it. . . . Can anything be done of this problem. . . . I cant afford it again???.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 5
Failure Date: 01/22/2009

My 2000 Chrysler Concorde has a defect with the 2. 7 dohc v6 engine due to oil sludge . My motor just failed due to oil sludge due to the defect . Oil changes every 2500-3000 miles .

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Chrysler Concorde 6
Failure Date: 12/18/2008

I was driving my Concorde home from work a week before christmas and as I turned on the ramp to get off the highway at the bottom of the ramp my car just quit running, no sign of a problem at all with it being such a large vehicle it is very hard to control the steering. I was really thankful that it did not happen on the main highway because I was in the middle lane most of the way home and could have been rear ended and seriously hurt. I would like to know what the customers can do to get reimbursed fully or partially for the repairs since they know that they have a big problem with the engines. I had to have my engine replaced and so I paid for an engine & labor. Also this past summer mine and a friend of mines air conditioner went out, another problem that they have swept under the rug. Please e-mail me and let me know what we as the customers can do to get reimbursed for the parts and labor to get our vehicles fixed. Thanks for your help in this matter.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 7
Failure Date: 07/25/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving approximately 35 mph uphill, the engine lost power. There were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. The contact pulled off to the side of the road and the vehicle was towed to his residence. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired by a local mechanic at the contact's expense. The camshaft was replaced on the vehicle. The dealer has not been notified. The failure and current mileages were 57,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 8
Failure Date: 06/22/2008

Engine on our 1998 Concorde with only 47,000 miles on it blew out while my son was driving it. He had the oil changed 3 months ago.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 9
Failure Date: 05/28/2008

2. 7 liter v6 Chrysler Concorde engine in excellent working condition with constant oil and filter changes every 3,000 miles unexpectedly failed. After taking engine to dealer I was informed that the engine had to be replaced. No other explanation as to the cause of the problem was given. After checking the internet we have found that this is a known problem with these engines and that Chrysler is not taking responsibility for this defect.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 10
Failure Date: 03/16/2008

I bought a used 1998 Chrysler Concorde in the spring of 2008. Three weeks after I bought the car the oil light turned on, I thought nothing of it, though I gave the car an oil change. Roughly 5 days after giving the car an oil change I drove it around for the day and the oil light came on again, but this time when I shut the car off it wouldn't start again. When I did get the car to start I took it to harmon's expert auto to see what was wrong with it. I was then informed the car's oil portals were clogged due to oil sludge. The recommended fix was a new engine. I was told the car had only 15 pounds of oil pressure and that eventually the motor will blow due to the oil sludge. Lastly I was informed that they see this problem all the time with the 2. 7l engine in the Chrysler Concordes, and that they can't understand why Chrysler will do nothing about it. Neither can I.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 11
Failure Date: 01/28/2008

The contact owns a 1999 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the abs light illuminated and she heard a noise in the engine compartment. The mechanic stated that the pump motor circuit for the abs failed and caused the light to illuminate. The approximate cost to repair the vehicle was between $1,500 to $2,000. The front rotors were replaced in April of 2006 and in September of 2007. In January of 2007, the front driver side bearing was replaced. The mechanic stated that the failure was due to poor design and cheap parts. The air conditioner also began to leak. The mechanic stated that there was a hole in the suction line because of the design, and it rusted and rubbed through another part of the vehicle. The air conditioning suction line was replaced in September of 2007. The leak could have potentially caused a fire. The mechanic stated that the power steering kit needed to be replaced. The vehicle could easily rust into the frame and condensation could collect. The vehicle is currently hesitating and surging. The current mileage was 78,100 and failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 03-04-08 the leak of the power steering hose could cause a fire. Updated.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 12
Failure Date: 01/10/2008

Car just quit running in the middle of the interstate and this was after engine was replaced in Jan. 2008.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 13
Failure Date: 10/15/2007

I had a 2001 Chrysler Concorde with a 2. 7l engine. I serviced it every 3,000 miles and never had a problem. Then one day, at 95,000 miles, I was driving it and the thermostat shot to overheating. I pulled over, had a service station look at it, and they said it was something a dealer needed to look at. I had it towed to a dealer and they said the 'engine block was cracked, that coolant and oil mixed and got sludge in the engine and the engine was shot. ' at 95,000 miles it would cost me more to fix then the car was worth, so I had to buy a new car. Someone told me there were thousands of this exact problem with this Chrysler engine and Chrysler told me there was no recall and nothing I could do. I searched the web and found a lot of articles about how big a problem this is and how many cars it has affected, and suggested owners report this to you. Someone needs to make Chrysler do something about this. While in my case it didn't result in an accident (it almost did when my car died on the road), and the car didn't catch on fire, do people have to die or cars catch on fire before Chrysler is made to be accountable for an obvious engine flaw? I would appreciate any help or guidance you can give on what recourse I have and should pursue. Bob bladel ashburn, va.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 14
Failure Date: 08/27/2007

2001 Chrysler Concorde, knocking so hard ,felt like motor was going to come out, I could've crashed. Found out engine is bad. Locked in garage. Oil light just started coming on at stop or idle. . Updated 01/11/08. The consumer stated the oil light illuminated. The consumer was informed there was visible oil sludge. Updated.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 15
Failure Date: 06/19/2007

I would like to file a complaint with daimler-Chrysler regarding the longevity of their automobiles. Thiswas the second vehicle that failed between 100,000 and 110,000 with proper maintenance and upkeep. I had problems with the headlights, door seals, the automatic seats and now the engine. I took the car to Chrysler dealer, and the service department manager told me I had a bad rod and the engine was virtually shot and wasn't worth fixing. He said he was ashamed to say the 2. 7 engines were junk. I have researched my car and found out that there were a lot of others with the same, if not more problems than what I had, which indicated that daimler-Chrysler should be ashamed of for not caring or making good for their mistakes instead of ignoring them! this car has had many other problems, including electrical problems with door locks, the power seats, and the seals from around the doors. I made the mistake of not researching the vehicle before I bought it. I will never do that again! I just wish that daimler-Chrysler would care more about their cars, and the consumers that were buying them, and then maybe they would have more sales since their customer service stinks. I really didn't want to say a true statement about service for daimler-Chrysler problems. I will never buy a daimler-Chrysler product again, as per my own experiences with problems and the responses from the company. If I have no satisfaction from this email, which I know will not happen!, I will make sure that others know what I have been through!, especially will all the veterans that I know and have contacts with since September 11, 2001.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 16
Failure Date: 03/10/2007

I have a 2000 Chrysler Concorde with the 2. 7l engine. Recently the engine began knocking very bad. I took it to a mechanic and he told me the engine is going to seize up, and not to drive it. He recommended replacing the engine or at least a rebuild. He then proceded to inform me about how problamatic the 2. 7l engine is, and it fails quite frequently without warning! he was surprised that mine has lasted this long. He said mine is failing prematurely as with most other consumers who have this engine. He mentioned engine sludge as the most probable cause, even though the oil is changed approximately every 4 months!.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 17
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

On 2/1/07 I brought my 2001 Chrysler concord in for maintenance with the complaint that the oil light is randomly flickering on. The service adviser informed me that there is a problem with this engine involving sludge and eventual engine seizure.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Chrysler Concorde 18
Failure Date: 12/22/2006

- the contact complained about 2002 Chrysler concord. The contact made a right turn into traffic while driving 5 mph and lost power. The failure occurred with a odometer reading of 90000, the weather conditions were not a factor. The contact stated that there was no indication before the engine lost power. The contact stated that she has a 2004 Chrysler lxi which she has been having the same problems, and which the dealer purchased it backfrom her. She had the oil changed every 2000 miles and that the oil was clean. After the vehicle was towed to the repair shop stated sludge was found in the oil. *akpdated 01/22/07.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 19
Failure Date: 12/09/2006

- the contact owns a 1999 Chrysler concord. The contact stated that the vehicle had 44548 miles when purchased on 05/01/2002. The vehicle was 3 years old at that time. The contact stated that 2 motors seized. The contacthad driven the vehicle approximately 16,000 miles when the first motor failed at 60,000 miles with no warning. The contact was driving 55 - 60 mph when the motor began clicking very loudly. The contact stated that the weather was very nice. The second time this happened the vehicle was being driven between 25 - 35 mph and the motor again began clicking, and seized. The contact turned the car off, and had it towed to the regular mechanic. The mechanic inspected the vehicle and determinedthat the motor had seized. The contact stated that the vehicle had just had two oil changes because sludge was found in the oil. A synthetic oil was put in the vehicle to try and combat the sludge. The contact stated that she has been trying to get another motor without any success, and the vehicle was sitting in storage with the mechanic. The current mileage was 90000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 20
Failure Date: 09/19/2006

: the contact stated while traveling 40 mph, the engine began to knock. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop who determined the rods were about to blow and the engine should be replaced.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 21
Failure Date: 03/09/2006

: the contact stated the engine was knocking. The knocking started intermittently and has become progressively worse. The dealer determined the engine needed to be replaced due to sludge buildup. No repairs have been made to the vehicle.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 22
Failure Date: 01/05/2006

: the contact stated while driving, a noise came from the engine. The vehicle was pulled over and towed to an independent repair shop. The repair shop determined the crank shaft bearing failed and there was sludge in the oil.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 23
Failure Date: 01/05/2006

While driving down I-45 in conroe, texas, my engine sputtered, jerked, and died. As you know when you lose engine power, your steering wheel becomes locked up and its almost impossible to control the car. It has died on me before but on back roads almost home or at an intersection. I didn't realize the seriousness of it until it happened on the freeway and there are people coming up on me doing 70-80 mph and I am quickly coming to a dead stop.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 24
Failure Date: 01/02/2006

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 25
Failure Date: 11/10/2005

I purchased a 2000 Chrysler Concorde from sanders automotive in columbus, OH. The car has since then required a completely new engine. I was told by a automotive repair man that this engine has been recalled. I was never notified about this recall and as a consumer do not feel that I should be required to come out of my pocket $3500-$4500 for a car that apparently has this issue on a regular basis.


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