Engine Failure Problems of Chrysler Concorde - part 1

Chrysler Concorde owners have reported 89 problems related to engine failure (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 1
Failure Date: 06/14/2010

Complete engine failure, loud knocking.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2009

Events leading to failure: ordinary driving, including high speed acceleration, low speed acceleration, low speed deceleration, stopped, idling in gear. 5 occurrences in 2000 miles. Engine fails completely, followed by immediate restart capability. Normal operation for many more miles. Car's computer fault code report is consistent with description contained in Chrysler recall below. Chrysler recall (notification code j18) appeared to address the issue, but was rescinded. Was told by dealer service dept. That Chrysler is working on the problem, no solution yet (2 weeks after receipt of the recall notice. ) dealer recommended the car not be driven. Present situation: must either drive an unsafe car or be without transportation. Date entered for this report was first occurence. 4 additional events continued through 2009.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 3
Failure Date: 09/30/2009

2. 7 engine failure due to oil sludge on 1999 Chrysler Concorde lx.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 4
Failure Date: 07/26/2009

My car Chrysler engine failed while I was driving.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 5
Failure Date: 07/22/2009

I was driving my 2001 Chrysler Concorde on the highway when with no warning the engine started to rattle and eventually the engine failed. The engine was a 2. 7l and the car had 118,000 miles on it. This was a very scary situation on the highway. The engine filed and the car is currently not running.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 6
Failure Date: 03/28/2009

Another Chrysler 2. 7 litre catastrophic engine failure timing chains failure demolished engine at highway speed.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 7
Failure Date: 03/11/2009

Hi my 200 Chrysler concord , stalled in the middle of highway , mechanic said overheating /sludge in engine caused it to fail , almost got hit on us route !&9 . Almost cost me my life in rush hour traffic in the middle lane . My mechanic said this car is the worst engine he,s seen in his 25 years of working on cars . I today contacted Chrysler they wont do nothing for my car said out of warranty . I've done some research on net and found class action suits being filed all over against Chrysler for this 2. 7 engine failure .

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2004 Chrysler Concorde 8
Failure Date: 10/18/2008

My 2004 Chrysler Concorde has engine failure. I have came across lots of people with the same problems with the 2. 7 engines. I just bought the car 1 year ago and Chrysler has told me since the car is older than three years they are not liable. The dealership also has been rude to me and has lied to Chryslers customer service. I have gotten oil changes but of course I don't have receipts. I should not be responsible for this they should.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 9
Failure Date: 08/11/2008

The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle shut down without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 68,000. Updated 09/10/08. Updated 09/11/08.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 10
Failure Date: 07/31/2008

Unexpected premature engine failure while driving on the highway!.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 11
Failure Date: 07/02/2008

2003 Chrysler concord 2. 7l engine failed with only 72,000 miles.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2008

I bought the car from a dealer after a while the motor failed I spent 2600. I had it replaced 6mo later the motor failed it was under warranty (the motor) but I had to pay $800. 00 for labor, then not even 8mo later that motor failed. I have put so much money in this car we have only driven it for maybe a year. I'm still paying on the car it won't be paid of until Nov 2011 all together I will have paid over 10,000 for a car and only drove it for 1 year. Considering the most me and my wife have made in a year was 35,000 we spent almost a â third of a year working hard for a car that we would only get to drive for 1 flippin year. Sad, sad, sad. I have had many cars in the 10 years I've been driving and I have never had one, not one catastrophic engine failure. And to add to that I've never had a car that wasn't at least 5 yrs old with at least 60,000 mi. On it as a matter of fact all but the car I'm writing about and the car my wife drives now had over 110,000 when I got them. So is this my fault? am I the unluckiest guy in the world? I don't think so I've heard a lot of people singing this same tune about the 2. 7 motors, so my question why has nothing been done about these issues, why has this motor not been completely recalled? I realize there's a lot of money at stake here, but if I had a company and produced a product that was prone to fail, or break, it would be recalled no matter what, even if it was the end of my CO that would happen. So what is the problem, why isn't Chrysler being held responsible?.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2002 Chrysler Concorde 13
Failure Date: 04/21/2008

Engine failure on 2002 Chrysler Concorde with 2. 7l engine. Vehicle only has 40,500 miles on odometer. Engine fail with no warning. Currently vehicle is at Chrysler dealer for diagnose and possible repair under extend warranty still in affect (7 yrs. Or 100,000 miles). At this time I do not know if the dealer is going to make good on warranty or not.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 14
Failure Date: 02/07/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. The contact's husband heard strange noises while driving 35 mph. The vehicle was driven to a garage and the mechanic stated that the engine needed to be replaced. He referred to it as catastrophic engine failure. The manufacturer has not been notified. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 52,850 and failure mileage was approximately 52,845.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 15
Failure Date: 01/11/2008

2001 Chrysler Concorde engine failure while on highway.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 16
Failure Date: 12/21/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that while driving 39 mph the vehicle stalled without any prior warnings. As a consequence her risk for vehicle crash was increased. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility and a mechanic concluded that engine failure resulted from uncontrollable sludge build-up. As of current date the engine has not been replaced. The failure mileage was 47000. The current mileage was unknown.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 17
Failure Date: 12/14/2007

Oil sludge causing engine failure.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 18
Failure Date: 08/22/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 35 mph, the instrument panel warning lights illuminated and the vehicle shut off. Approximately one hour later, the contact was able to restart the vehicle and drove to the mechanic shop. The mechanic stated that the crank shaft in the engine failed. As of September 6, 2007, the mechanic had not repaired the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 112,000.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 19
Failure Date: 08/14/2007

I am the original owner of Chrysler Concorde 2000, with a 2. 7 engine. I have only used the dealer for all maintenance work and the car in no longer under the 7 years, 70,000 mile extended warranty. I have followed all maintenance for the car. On August 14, the engine light came and the engine performed erratically and I had the car towed to my Chrysler dealer. They called, without specifically pinpointing the problem, and indicated that the engine would probably have to be replaced due to loss of pressure in one of the valves and that the engine would probably have to be replaced at a cost of almost $8,000. It cost $250 for that estimate. I had the car towed to a second auto repair shop and they stated the engine had major piston damage in the valve and a rebuild engine was the only option. They also indicated this engine had long term and well known problems of failure due to engine sludge. A review of numerous web sites indicates hundreds and hundreds of such complaints and Chrysler pointing the car owners as responsible instead of being held accountable. The web sites indicated the engine was discontinued by Chrysler within 2 years but no notification was ever made to current owners of the possibility of the problem occurring. I am extremely fortunate, that the engine failure did not occur while driving on my normal commute in a car pool on the interstate. Any assistance that you can provide to hold Chrysler accountable would be greatly appreciated.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 20
Failure Date: 07/14/2007

Engine failure, regular oil changes well maintained. Car was running fine driving on way home from work in heavy traffic,then oil light came on car shut off would not start back up. Had to have police come help with traffic and have help getting it off road . Towed home got it started back up sounded like a bunch of metal in a blender. Drained oil out of car was pureed metal. Total engine lose, no shop would repair, said the engine was not worth fixing, not even worth putting new engine in the car. Every place I talked to said same thing that the 2. 7 engine in the 98 concord was faulty and junk.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 21
Failure Date: 04/29/2007

Oil light started flashing as stops or idle. Was told by certified mechanic that this engine is sludged up with oil sludge. Vehicle has had regular scheduled oil changes. I was told engine failure is imminent.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 22
Failure Date: 04/23/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 40 mph the vehicle made a banging and diesel noise ,then the engine shut off. The mechanic stated that the engine failed, and they may have to replace it. The current and failure mileage were 65,000.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 23
Failure Date: 04/22/2007

I was driving my 1998 Chrysler concord to the hospital on a highway with my wife and my 5 month old baby, then all the sudden, and with no warning the car just stopped . I got a towtruck and I spent 2,000 to rebuilt the engine but still the car is not working properly. I have no idea what triged the engine failue especially that I keep changing oil and tune up every 3 months.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 24
Failure Date: 04/14/2007

2001 Chrysler Concorde engine failure. No warning engine quit without any warning sign almost causing me to be rear-ended by the vehicle behind me.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 25
Failure Date: 02/08/2007

2001 Concorde 2. 7 engine failed in traffic causing close call for accident but was able to get it off road for towing to garage, found "0" oil pressure 72,135 miles.


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