3 of the Most Common Intrepid Problems

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Stuck in Park

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Can't shift the car into reverse or drive! Now what? This is most commonly reported from Dodge Avenger owners, but there have also been similar complaints about other Dodge makes as well as other Chrysler and Jeep vehicles having a similar …

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Dodge Ram Cracked Dashboards

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Are you frustrated by a cracked dashboard in your Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 or 3500? Find out why this widespread problem is happening and what Dodge is doing about it.

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Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

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Oil sludge buildup and sludge-related engine failure is a design DEFECT in Chrysler's 2.7L engine…

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What Intrepid Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Comparing 2 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Intrepid has 2 generations with the latest starting in the 1998 model year.

What Owners Say About Their Intrepid

Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

Add me to the pile of Dodge owners who had a car that literally became worthless in just seconds ... it lasted me 2 years and about 30,000 miles before the engine simply locked up while I was driving 45mph on the highway (it's never in a nicely lit, easily accessible area, is it...?)

Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

Intrepid is 10 years old but I did all the required oil changes in the timely manner. I bring the car into Firestone for a leak and suddenly they are looking at $4000 in engine repairs. Said they saw something similar in an Intrepid a few weeks ago … 2 days later I am driving in the Jewel parking lot and the car quits. I could not restart and I had it towed back to the dealer.

Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

I have had engine replaced 3 times, oil is changed every 2500 miles and still oil sludge builds up in the engine what am I to do now ... replace the engine again?

By the Numbers

  1. 1,988 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 293 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 17 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.