Engine Knocking Noise Problems of Chrysler Concorde

Chrysler Concorde owners have reported 24 problems related to engine knocking noise (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 1
Failure Date: 04/23/2015

I was leaving work when the incident occurred and my life literally flashed in front of my eyes . I entered the freeway via the merge lane at approximately 30 mph. When I entered the freeway I slowly increased my speed to 50 mph. After approximately 3 miles on the freeway the engine made a loud knocking noise and shut off. At this point I lost all control of the vehicle, I could not steer. My vehicle scrapped off the jersey barrier and I pushed the brake pedal but the vehicle would not stop. I then pushed on the brake pedal as hard as I could causing me to skid sideways in the middle of the road. There was a vehicle behind me that had to swerve out of the way to avoid hitting me and in doing so he collided with another vehicle. I came to a stop in the middle of the road facing the wrong way on the road. Luckily there were no injuries but this could have been way worst. I took the vehicle to a mechanic who advised me that the engine failed due to sludge buildup in the engine. He also stated that this is a common problem with this engine made by Chrysler. I have changed my oil every 3k miles and I have paperwork to prove this. I cannot for life of me understand how a knowing person of this problem can turn an eye to it without doing something about it. This situation could have gone the other way, can we please do something before it does. What if it happens to your father or your mother or your kids. There has to be something we can do here! thanks.

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car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2002 Chrysler Concorde 2
Failure Date: 02/27/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the 2. 7 liter engine in his vehicle was malfunctioning. He heard a loud knocking noise and oil was not being pumped into the engine. The contact had the vehicle serviced for an oil change and routine maintenance in hopes that the failure would be corrected. The mechanic informed him that the oil was not the issue; however, the engine was malfunctioning. The manufacturer advised him to get a written estimate and send it to them. The failure mileage was 48,000.

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car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 3
Failure Date: 01/19/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the engine failed and the vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The vehicle made a knocking sound when it was restarted. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was informed that a new engine was needed due to sludge build-up. The repair would cost between $4,000 to $6,000. The dealer would not honor the warranty on the vehicle because she is the second owner. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 83,520.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 4
Failure Date: 07/29/2007

The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning to approximately 55 mph. The contact stated that she heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of failure. The failure mileage was 97,000 and current mileage was 98,400.

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car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 5
Failure Date: 07/26/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound, the vehicle shook, and the oil light illuminated. She shut off the vehicle and had it towed to her residence. The contact believed that the engine failed. As of September 5, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 67,000. The mechanic informed the consumer there was visible signs of oil sludge. Updated 09/26/07.

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car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2007

When I first bought the car in oct 07, it would occasionally make a knocking noise. I was told by the dealer this was normal. One night it started making a knocking noise when I accelerated. The next morning while driving it the engine made a loud noise and that was it. I had it towed and was told that the engine would need to be replaced.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 7
Failure Date: 05/29/2007

The contact's son owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 55 mph, a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the engine compartment. The noise intensified. The mechanic closest to his home performed an oil change because metal was found in the oil. However, the noise continued. The mechanic stated that it could be a rod or a crank shaft causing the failure, but it is definitely related to the engine. The vehicle is currently parked at the contact's residence. He called the manufacturer who stated that since the vehicle has 65,000 miles, they cannot do anything and have not received any complaints. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 65,000.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 8
Failure Date: 12/25/2006

At a point about one month ago my car began making a knocking noise, a neighbor told me to check the oil and see if it was low, it was, I filled it and the noise diminished. No light ever came on except briefly on a left hand turn once while driving the car. On christmas day while driving a total of 60 miles my check engine light came on, the car began to stutter and jerk and act very bad once I reduced speed and got off the highway. I took it to the dealer the next day. Today I found out my engine was blown and they are waiting for warranty coverage to approve repairs. My vehicle is a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. I purchased it the end of October 2006 and it had 82468 miles on it. I drove it for two months and put 2000 miles on it when the engine went.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 9
Failure Date: 12/06/2006

: the contact stated when the vehicle was started, there was a loud knocking noise and the warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was driven to a service station. The dip stick was checked for oil level. The contact added two quarts, waited 5 minutes, and then checked the oil level again. The level was indicated the oil tank was still near empty, so the contact added one more quart. Then the level was too high, so the contact emptied the oil and added the recommended 5 quarts. The warning light continued to illuminate, but the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The service dealer and manufacturer were not contacted.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 10
Failure Date: 09/05/2006

: the contact stated there was a constant knocking noise in the engine. The noise was heard when the vehicle was started up, and continued until the vehicle was shut off. The noise became louder as the speed increased. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined that the engine needed to be replaced. There were no immediate repairs made to the vehicle.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 11
Failure Date: 07/20/2005

Consumer heard a knocking noise while driving or idling. Took vehicle to a mechanic, who was unable to repair car because he did not know what the noise was. Referred to a dealership, who had 3 technicians inspect the vehicle. It was suggested not to drive any further or the motor may blowout. A new motor was recommended. There was sludge in the engine and shavings in the oil pan. Consumer was not exactly sure what the final diagnosis was on the motor, but remembered the sludge and shavings. Contacted Chrysler about the motor because the vehicle had been maintained regularly. Chrysler returned consumer's call and stated they would pay 50% of the bill for the replacement of the motor. Vehicle is in the shop for repairs now.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 12
Failure Date: 04/13/2005

While driving, the engine failed. Previously there was a knocking noise. After getting off the road it did start again. This was the first time this had ever happened. The consumer took to the vehicle to the dealer and mechanic said the rod bearings were gone.

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car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 13
Failure Date: 03/23/2005

: the contact stated while driving, a knocking sound was heard in the engine. The vehicle was taken to the local independent mechanic for inspection. The mechanic recommended changing the oil filter and it was replaced. However, several months later, the contact heard the knocking noise again while driving at 35 mph. The vehicle stalled and the engine would not restart. The vehicle was pushed into a yard, were it remains. Updated 04/11/06.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 14
Failure Date: 02/14/2005

The engine of my 2000 Chrysler Concorde began making a knocking noise. Immediately the oil warning lamp immuminated. I drove the vehicle to the purchase delearship where following diagnostic test was told the motor was destroyed. The repair cost was placed at approx. $7,900. The cause was placed on a clogged oil intake not allowing oil to circulate the motor, essentially starving the engine. Following the incident I began to research the 2. 7 liter Chrysler motor and uncovered numerous engine failures from various website listings. The center for automotove safety has contacted chrylsler on two occasions requesting a remedy for the consumers, out in most cases, several thousand dollars. I plead with you to look into this matter. Over 490 of these motors have suffered catastrophic engine failure due to this design flaw. The flaw appears to be associated with a small oil passage which causes the motor to run at a higher tolerence than normal. Eventually the oil develops what is caused a sludge problem and the evental engine failure comes soon thereafter. These vehicles are breaking down anywhere from 40,000 miles on up to mine which was at 98,000. I personally had to borrow the $6,000 down payment so not only am I out the old vehicle I am out the $6,000 I had to bowwor to make the down payment. There are several consumer websites where this onformation can be located. A simple yahoo search for the Chrysler 2. 7 liter motor will provide a wealth of initial research information. Please look into this matter and hopefully come to a resolution with the Chrysler corporation to assist the consumers which have losts thousands of dollars as a result of this design flaw.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 15
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

While driving 35 mph consumer heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 16
Failure Date: 01/11/2005

Car stalled, oil light came on, car started making knocking noise, towed to Chrysler. Dealership and was told the only way to fix it was a new engine. At my expense have since found out this is an ongoing problem with this motor and Chrysler wont do anything about it, I have maintained this car with regular oil changes every 3000 t0 3500 miles. I have been told the cost is 5000. 00 to replace the engine. I am devistated by this and think Chrysler needs to own up to its defective motors.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1997 Chrysler Concorde 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

Same sad story as the others on your website. I had a 1997 Chrysler Concorde. On new year's day 2005 I was driving to my daughter's when, without warning, the engine began to make a knocking noise. Suddenly, it died. I had towed into my dealer, clifford Chrysler of buffalo grove. They said the engine had seized up due to sludge. Since the car was just out of warranty insisted they talk to Chrysler. Chrysler said the problem was caused by inadequate oil changes even when I sent them a record of my oil changes, they refused to help with the cost of replacing the engine.

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car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 18
Failure Date: 10/15/2004

The consumer took the vehicle in for an oil change. The vehicle had no problems prior to the oil change. Once the consumer left the jiffy lube. The consumer heard a flat banging noise in the engine. The consumer took the vehicle to a Chrysler dealership and was told the engine had to be replaced. The engine had sludge build up. Please provide any further information.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 19
Failure Date: 08/26/2004

When driving consumer heard a knocking noise, and sludge coming from the engine. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealership, but dealership did not resolve the problem.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 20
Failure Date: 06/16/2004

While driving consumer heard a knocking noise coming from the engine. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 21
Failure Date: 04/20/2004

While driving 55 mph consumer heard a knocking noise. Motor blew out. Vehicle was drivable. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 22
Failure Date: 11/04/2003

A knocking noise started coming from the front of vehicle and started vibrating uncontrollably. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, the vehicle then vehicle stalled. The driver tried to restart it, but was unable to do so. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the engine needed replacement due to sludge build up. Please fill in additional information.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 23
Failure Date: 06/14/2003

I have a 1998 Chrysler concord that received routine maintenance. While driving on day, I heard a knocking noise come from the engine. I pulled over and turned the car off. The car never cut back on and the mechanic stated that the engine locked up. I phoned several engine repair companies and was notified that they receive many complaints / requests for the engines. They also stated that the concord had one of the worst performing and the most expensive engines.

car image   Engine Knocking Noise problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 24
Failure Date: 08/24/2002

Consumer states that while driving heard a banging noise from the front of vehicle, check engine light came on. Had vehicle serviced, the engine had blown.


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