Engine Problems of Dodge Intrepid - part 1



Dodge Intrepid owners have reported 459 problems related to engine (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine problem of the 2004 Dodge Intrepid 1
Failure Date: 05/19/2011

While driving my 2004 Dodge Intrepid, the car started to jerk, so I pulled into the gas station and called my husband. We got the car back home, noticed the spark plugs were covered in oil, so we changed the spark plugs and cleaned up the oil. Then the car would not start. Took the car to the mechanic and was told the timing chain had broken and bent valves. I was told I would need to get a new engine in the car. I have seen a lot of complaints about the 04 Dodge Intrepid 2. 7l engines. Dodge should really do something about this problem as it seems to happen to a lot of people.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2
Failure Date: 04/22/2010

I purchased a 2000 Dodge Intrepid with a 2. 7l engine from a previous owner. I put an additional $400. 00 in maintenance and repair parts (including fresh oil and filter) into it and the engine literally blew up the first time it was driven 20 miles. I am a 55 year old woman that had to abandon the vehicle on the road and arrange for removal. Replacing the engine with a non-defective one is cost prohibitive to me.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 3
Failure Date: 03/02/2010

2. 7 bad motors.

car image   Engine problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 4
Failure Date: 01/30/2010

Car just started dying and never gave a warning, oil started blowing out on top of the motor , white smoke started coming out of the car . The car has a 2. 7l engine in it . This is the first time we had ever had this problem with the car, the oil has been changed regularly in the vehicle .

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car image   Engine problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 5
Failure Date: 08/21/2009

Engine just died. Estimates to replace/repair start at $4500, just for the engine, not including labor! I have already had the 2nd rebuilt transmission put in about 3 months ago.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid 6
Failure Date: 06/22/2009

Our 2001 Dodge Intrepid seized up on us while driving on Sunday. It was fine, then it wasn't, we did everything to maintain the vehicle, oil changes and repairs when needed.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid 7
Failure Date: 06/18/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Intrepid with a 2. 7 liter engine. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the engine backfired without any prior warnings. As a consequence, the risk of a vehicle crash and a fire were increased. The vehicle was towed his place of residence for inspection and a mechanic concluded that the engine was a manufacturers defect. The vehicle identification number was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage and current mileages were 60,000.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 8
Failure Date: 06/02/2009

I own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid with a 2. 7 engine. This is not my first car by far and I don't race it or anything. I began having problems with it in 2007 with approximately 80,000 mile on it. I had an oil sludge problem and had to replace the engine. I paid 3500 us dollars to replace it and now at 102000 mile the same problem. The engine is under warranty but I still have to pay for the labor which is 1000 dollars. This is really not good the car is a good car when running correctly but this engine issue is very poor and not something expected for a Dodge car or engine. Something must be done.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid 9
Failure Date: 03/11/2009

#2 cylinder, right side, rod bearing failure. Piston hitting head.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid 10
Failure Date: 01/09/2009

This is about a 2001 Dodge Intrepid. I change my oil on a regular basis and at about 99,000 miles my 2. 7 engine blew up due to oil sludge. I heard of hundreds maybe thousands of the same engine blowing up without warning.


 
car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 11
Failure Date: 12/10/2008

Our 2000 Dodge Intrepid with the 2. 7 l engine was purchased with a rebuilt engine and 122k miles. We were meticulous about maintaining this car, and had the oil changed every 3000 miles. At 135k miles, the timing chain broke without warning. This should not have happened on a well-maintained vehicle. The cost to repair it will be at least $2000. My son uses this car as his primary vehicle and doesn't have the money to repair it, so he is without a vehicle. This is a common problem with this engine. I feel that Dodge should recall and replace the 2. 7 engine with a 3. 2 or 3. 5.

car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Dodge Intrepid 12
Failure Date: 12/07/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Intrepid. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact noticed that the oil warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. He pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and noticed that the vehicle had an abundant amount of oil. He attempted to restart the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and they stated that the engine had internal damage, which would cost $8,000 to repair. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 72,000. Updated 01/07/09. Updated 01/08/09.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 13
Failure Date: 10/24/2008

Engine sludge Dec 2007, engine sludge October 2008, resulting in vehicle malfunction. The car stopped on a major highway in rush hour traffic. The oil light came on and the car immediately died. Luckily I wasn't rearended. The oil is changed every 3000 miles. Chrysler should be replacing the motors on these vehicles before someone is killed. Right now the car is sitting, non-working. I cannot afford to replace the motor.

car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Dodge Intrepid 14
Failure Date: 10/20/2008

The 2003 Dodge Intrepid 2. 7l engine has a "design flaw" that causes excessive oil sludge and engines to seize up with no warning. This puts the driver and anyone else on the road at risk of collision. My car has 85,000 miles on it and has never missed scheduled maintenance it should not need a new engine.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 15
Failure Date: 10/10/2008

Engine died while driving. Would not restart. Repair shop would not touch it. Showed me the oil on the dipstick, a milky brown color. Will have to put a remanufactured engine in the vehicle. Approx. 92,000 miles on vehicle when this occurred.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 16
Failure Date: 09/10/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle completely shut down in the middle of traffic. The mechanic stated that the failure was caused by engine sludge. The manufacturer stated that they could not assist due to improper maintenance of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 131,340.

car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 17
Failure Date: 09/10/2008

I was driving home, on the interstate, and my engine's timing chain broke. Took it to a mechanic, he said that it will require replacement of entire engine, that this failure is very common in these engines. He referred me to this website.

car image   Engine problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 18
Failure Date: 07/20/2008

Blown motor.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 19
Failure Date: 07/11/2008

1999 Dodge Intrepid 2. 7 engine with 72,000 miles on it, timing chain jumped, engine is now junk and car sits. This engine has a design defect and Dodge should do a recall to replace them.

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car image   Engine problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 20
Failure Date: 07/05/2008

My car engine on a 2000 Dodge Intrepid 2. 7 engine blew a motor.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid 21
Failure Date: 06/24/2008

2001 Dodge Intrepid 2. 7 ltr I was driving along and the car made a hissing noise and clunked and then shut off. I had to pay for a tow. I was told that because of engine sludge I would have to pay around 2500. 00 to have a new engine put in my car. This was an out of pocket expense that we incurred.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 22
Failure Date: 06/24/2008

While driving engine cut out . No warning lights came on, temp. Gage was normal. Car filled with smoke before I could get to a complete stop. Engine was a blaze when I opened the hood to see where the smoke was coming from. I was able to get it put out quickly with an extinguisher. I had recently had oil & filter's changed, the car was fine no knocking from engine. The car is/ can be classified as totaled due to age/mileage on it compared to replacement/repair cost.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 23
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

1999 Dodge Intrepid with 2. 7l began to run roughly while driving then quit entirely when vehicle pulled into driveway. Vehicle was towed to repair shop and was told the motor was shot. There were no warning lights or any other indication of a problem.

car image   Engine problem of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid 24
Failure Date: 05/12/2008

At first the motor started to knock from below(bearings) brought it in and replaced the cam and crank sensors. Drove the car for 4 days after and it will not start and the knocking is worse. The engine is getting fuel and spark but will not fire. Checked the oil and changed it to be on the safe side, still nothing.

car image   Engine problem of the 2004 Dodge Intrepid 25
Failure Date: 05/08/2008

On approximately may 8, 2008, I was driving my 2004 Dodge Intrepid home along highway 169 on which the speed is 65mph. As I continued on my car began to shake a little as is slowed and was not taking any gas as I tried to push the pedal, fortunately I was able to get over to the side of the highway where the car came to a complete stop. There was no forewarning or anything, just driving down the highway as usual. Once help finally arrived, I had the car towed to an auto shop at which they came back with the diagnosis that the engine was out and the cost to replace would be $5500 or more. I have not had the money to have this vehicle fixed as it has been just sitting at a friends shop for the last year.