Engine Problems of Chrysler Concorde - part 1

Chrysler Concorde owners have reported 109 problems related to engine (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 1
Failure Date: 04/05/2011

Hello, I would just like to take the time to explain the situation with my year 2000 Chrysler Concorde lx. I am a college student and I purchased this car roughly a year and a half ago with 41,000 miles on it. The carfax vehicle report stated that the car had perfect routine maintenance and it was owned by one female owner over the course of its life. After owning the car I now have about 65,000 miles on this car, with perfect routine maintenance. I am experiencing the symptoms of the engine sludge problem that these 2. 7 liter engines experience. My rpms are dropping to low revs at idle, and my mechanic says that the engine will eventually seize while driving. At this point I no longer drive the vehicle and leave it stationary in my parents garage. To replace these engines they cost around 4,000 - 10,000 dollars. That is more than the price of the vehicle itself. There is clearly a defect in the engine design, and any quick google search can show this. There are hundreds upon thousands of complaints online in public forums and engine orientated websites. I only hope that this organization investigates this situation, and takes it seriously.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 2
Failure Date: 09/27/2010

2003 Chrysler Concorde engine 2. 7 with 74000 miles on the odometer. The engine coolant got mixed with the oil, not even the 100k miles range and now I end up with a $9,000 paperweight! its not fair that the "poor" design and the misleading information on the owners manual ("the owners manual says that you can go 7,500 miles before your next oil change") has such a costly result, $5,000 for the engine replace, and Chrysler is not doing anything about the problem, they're just blaming the consumer saying we didn't take care of our cars! my car has had the oil changed at 3000 miles every time, that's 4500 miles more often than the recommended "safe" distance mentioned on the owners manual! c'mon people this is wrong and you know it place a recall for this engine and keep the reputation you guys work for too long to acquire! love Chryslers but this is a nightmare!.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 3
Failure Date: 07/27/2010

The motor on a my 2. 7l 2000 Chrysler contour rod bearings went out ruining the motor. The repair would be 3,000. I did not know it was a known incident with these motors that Chrysler uses in this model. The motor went out on a camping trip 180 miles away from home. I left the car at a shop and am currently donating it to charity.

car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 4
Failure Date: 01/28/2009

Concorde was in perfect condition. Oil pressure failure (no light, no warning) caused main bearing to break. Only 81,000 miles on car.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 5
Failure Date: 12/18/2008

My wife was driving our 2000 Chrysler Concorde lx with the 2. 7 liter engine when the engine blow up luckily there was no one in front or back of her when this happened.

car image   Engine problem of the 2004 Chrysler Concorde 6
Failure Date: 06/12/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 60 mph, the engine stopped running. The failure also occurs at any speed and, occasionally, the vehicle will not restart. There are no warning indicators prior to the failure. The contact was driving at a steady pace before shutting off. Oftentimes, the vehicle will start back up or it has to remain parked for 2-3 minutes before restarting. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic shop, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 7
Failure Date: 04/18/2008

The car's engine seized up in traffic, and thankfully someone helped me get it out of rush hour atlanta traffic before there was an accident. But, it certainly could have caused one. Now the motor is shot and the car is undriveable.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 8
Failure Date: 04/05/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 40 mph, the rod began knocking in the motor and the vehicle began to decelerate. The vehicle would not gain speed and was driven to an auto shop. The mechanic stated that the motor failed completely and was no good. The current and failure mileages were 53,000. Updated 04/28/08.

car image   Engine problem of the 1998 Chrysler Concorde 9
Failure Date: 03/06/2008

Knocking in engine.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 10
Failure Date: 02/20/2008

2. 7 liter engine suddenly fails without warning. Haven't fixed the problem yet. Still owe over 6,000 dollars on the car.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 11
Failure Date: 02/07/2008

With only 53,000 miles, regular maintenance and oil changes my cars 2. 7l v6 engine needs replaced. This has been a problem for many, many customers and while still owing large sums of money on our loans, are stuck without vehicles because of the enormous cost involved in this repair. Having this problem has left our family in a very bad position, and Chryslers failure to act upon it is causing great hardship for many of their customers.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 12
Failure Date: 10/18/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it is currently located. The dealer stated that there was sludge build up that led to the failure. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, and powertrain were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 72,000.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 13
Failure Date: 09/19/2007

The engine stopped while driving on I-355 illinois.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 14
Failure Date: 08/06/2007

Engine knocks at 115,000 miles. According to resources this is a common problem that leads to engine malfunction.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 15
Failure Date: 05/08/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. The contact stated that the vehicle's engine coolant and oil were mixing. There was no damage to the head gaskets or valves which normally are the causes of this type of failure. The manufacturer would not repair the vehicle under warranty because the contact was the third party owner of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop to be repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 77,000.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Chrysler Concorde 16
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle shut completely off. The contact stated that she has always had regularly scheduled maintenance performed on the vehicle and has only had the vehicle for six months. The dealer disassembled the engine and found failure with an engine slug. The dealer stated that the failure was a manufacturer's issue. The # of cylinders was unknown. The current mileage is 70,776 and failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 17
Failure Date: 04/27/2007

I was just driving one night home from my mothers house and the engine just blew with no warning. I have changed my oil every 3,000-3,500 miles and after reading the hundreds of complaints about the 2. 7 Chrysler engine I am quite displeased that a company can get away with this kind of neglect.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 18
Failure Date: 04/15/2007

Timing clutch broke. Ruined engine. 100,000 miles. Otherwise in perfect condition. Too expensive to replace with a new engine. Especially with the mechanical history of this specific engine. The only offer I have received to sell this vehicle is the salvage yard. $100 if I bing it to them. $50 if they come get it. This is ridiculous. All other parts in perfect condition.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 19
Failure Date: 03/05/2007

Stepson was driving car back from toledo ohio area to canton ohio and the engine in the car jerked and then just quit. Car was towed to local dealership and informed this morning that the timing chain had broker and destroyed the engine. After researching this today I find out that there are websites referencing this and many documented cases of this catastrophic failure happening to others. I called Chrysler today and I was informed that they could do nothing since the vehicle is out of warranty and that I was not the original owner so Chrysler could not establish how well the vehicle was maintained.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 20
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning. As of January 3, 2008, the dealer or manufacturer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 85,000 and current mileage is 95,000. The VIN, engine size and number of cylinders were unavailable.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 21
Failure Date: 01/23/2007

Car purchased new, 3/99. Jan 07, timing chain failure. While driving back from repair shop, engine bearing failed. Repair shop diagnosed oil sludge failure in 2. 7 liter engine. Total cost of repair and engine replacement: $ 6,092. 00.

car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Chrysler Concorde 22
Failure Date: 12/02/2006

The contact owns a 2003 Chrysler Concorde. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle completely shut off. After several attempts to restart the vehicle, it operated properly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on multiple occasions and stated that the clock spring had failed. This failure prevents the air bags from operating. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage is 65,816 and failure mileage was 12,000.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 23
Failure Date: 11/22/2006

While driving on the highway; the engine of my 1999 Chrysler Concorde, had a catastrophic failure. There was an incident involving the timing chain that led to a great many failures, top so being the crankshaft, as I was told by the dealership I had evaluate the problem. The engine is the 2. 7l dohc v6 that comes stock with the 1999 Concorde. I changed my oil regularly and never expected the motor to fail at just over 42k miles. I was 400 miles from home when this occurred, and had to wait in a shopping center for several hours until we could arrange a way home for myself, my wife, and at the time my 5 month old daughter.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde 24
Failure Date: 10/20/2006

I was driving along interstate 295 just passing into massachusetts on October 20th 2006 when I heard my engine making horrid sounds, all of a sudden I had no control and instead of panicking like a normal driver and crashing horribly(which would have happened I assure you) I popped the car into neutral, turned off all power and coasted into the breakdown lane(turning with no power is no fun at all). As it turns out my engine had blown up while I was driving which could have killed me and had my 2 week old daughter and fiance been in the car they as well. My mechanic told me that I should not have been able to do what I did but I was lucky and there were very few drivers on the road. I have worked at oil change garages and I do regular maintenance on my car. The fault is with the engine.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Chrysler Concorde 25
Failure Date: 09/13/2006

2. 7 engine seized.



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