Chrysler 2.7 Liter V6 Engine Class Action Lawsuits Consolidated

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The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has issued an order which will transfer all Chrysler engine class action lawsuits pending in various federal district courts throughout the United States to the District of New Jersey for coordinated handling during pretrial proceedings in an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.

There are currently five class action lawsuits pending against Chrysler over their 2.7 liter engines used in several models of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles between 1998 and at least 2003. The Chrysler lawsuits allege that defective designs make the engines prone to form oil sludge, which could causes the engine to fail much earlier than would normally be expected.

A growing number of complaints have been filed by owners of Chrylser Sebring, Chysler Concord, Dodge Intrepid and Dodge Stratus vehicles with the smaller 2.7 liter engine, which have been found to fail around 50,000 to 60,000 miles, but in some cases as early as 20,000 miles.

This type of catastrophic engine failure would not typically be expected anytime before a vehicle reaches 100,000 miles, yet Chrysler has been denying engine warranty coverage since the problems are caused by a build up of oil sludge.

According to the Center for Auto Safety, at least 2,800 reports of Chrysler engine failure involving oil sludge in the 2.7 liter engines were received as of early 2007. Since that time, as the vehicles age, owners continue to report the engine problems.

Chrysler and Dodge engine failure class action lawsuits are currently pending in the Eastern District of California, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Illinois, District of New Jersey and Southern District of New Jersey on behalf of vehicle owners in those states. In addition, other class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits could be filed in other districts.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation found that the Chrysler engine lawsuits involve common questions of fact and that centralization would serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.

Chrysler’s lawyers opposed the consolidation, arguing that the proposed classes do not overlap and that agreements can be reached between the parties in the lawsuits to minimize any overlapping discovery or risk of inconsistent rulings without the formation of an MDL. However, the Panel rejected these arguments.

“These actions are nearly identical in terms of the facts alleged, and discovery undoubtedly will overlap,” wrote Chairman of the Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, John G. Heyburn, II, in an order issued February 10, 2009. “Centralization will enable one judge to streamline pretrial proceedings and make consistent rulings on discovery disputes, dispositive motions and issues relating to experts.”

The MDL panel decided to transfer all of the Chrysler engine lawsuits to the District of New Jersey, as the action in that Court has been pending longer than the other actions. The litigation will be assigned to U.S. District Judge Faith S. Hochberg for coordinated and consolidated pretrial proceedings.

Since the litigation involves putative statewide class actions for residents of five different states, the MDL panel did indicate that in the future, Judge Hochberg can suggest that the Panel consider remanding the actions to the original courts where they were filed for class certification considerations if that becomes necessary.

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  1. Willia

    We bought our 2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring Convertible with 17,000 miles on it. We love the car. This summer, June 2009 we were driving on the highway and felt like we were loosing power. We took it to our mechanic and he suggested we take it to Chrysler in case there was any warranty left. There wasn’t. We were told a valve spring broke and bent a valve stem in cylinder # 4. We drove it for 500 miles more and the impeller on the oil pump broke. We are told now that we need a new engine for our 2006 car with only 53,000 miles on it. We have only driven it for one week this summer. We are not fans of Chrysler and will think before we buy American again, at least not Chrysler.

  2. John

    I posted my sad story on July 14th. Since then I have researched the Class Action Lawsuit. It’s a company in New Jersey – don’t have the name handy, but I called them. They said that since Chrysler went bankrupt, nothing can be done.

    I explored every option and really wanted to put the 3.5L in it with some slight modifications (researched on line and is cheaper than the 2.7 reman), but no mechanic would try to do the swap. Finally caved and bought the same 2.7 remanufactured engine with a 5 year warranty and unlimited miles from a local engine repair place. I just got my car back last week. Price tag for this was $4,700 (it’s so expensive due to the high demand on these engines since they SUCK and blow up all the time) (Also – original price was $3,800, but I insisted on all new parts and the warranty). It was expensive, but what other option did I have? I wasn’t about to junk it, the car is simply too NICE!! If you go this route – MAKE SURE YOU GET A WARRANTY!! It could easily happen again!! I just need to keep my receipts for oil changes, since it probably will!!

  3. Shane

    I too owe a Sebring. I started with a 96 Jxi and never had a problem with the V6 that is had. I drove it until 2005 when I traded it in for a used 2004 Lxi with the 2.7L engine. It was still under manufacture warranty and running fine. A little over a week ago I began to hear a ticking and thought that it might be a low oil issue. I took it in for an oil change (it was within 3000 miles of the last change) and they told me that it was not low. The next day the ticking was worse so I took it in to have it listen to by a mechanic. He informed me that it was the timing chain and that if it had not done too much damage they might be able to repair it. Less than a week later the timing chain took its toll on my engine and cracked through the end of the valve cover while I was driving to work. I now have a nice looking over sized paper weight that I owe nearly much on the car as it will cost to have it repaired. I was also told that this particular engine from Chrysler has had nothing but problems since its release. How can I get information about the class action suit and get involved in it?

  4. kelly

    1999 intrepid…68000 miles…routine oil changes…engine blew…sludge…paid $4500. for new replacement engine…84000miles it blew again…not a very nice flower pot.

  5. xrac

    Good luck to all with the 2.7L and the lawsuit. I run a repair facility and can say that week before last we saw three of the 2.7L vehicles that needed engines. The saddest case is a dear lady who is a very good customer. One year ago she came to us with a 2.7 Intrepid she had recently purchased. It had an engine noise. We explained the problem and advised her to get rid of it and not fix it. She didn’t listen but had someone put a used engine in it. It cost here $1,800. We just saw the vehicle again and after only 7 months the used engine has died. Now she will scrap it. The salvage yard is offering $100 for the car.

  6. Dave

    This car in general has been nothing but problems from the start. 6 months after we got it the belt tentioner went out, which is not covered. 2 months after that camshaft sensor, since that inner tierod bushings 3 different times, the radiator, battery cables 1 time, battery cable ends 2 times and now the water outlet housing, which is made of plastic. You think that a part that sits directly on top of the engine block would not be made of plastic and the 2 pieces of it would not be glued together. Just a poorly designed car all the way around.

  7. Janice

    We bought our grandaugher a used 2002 Dodge Stratus with the 2.7 liter V6 engine in December 2007, In January 2009 the car quit running and we were told it needed a new engine. We ended up putting a used engine with 41K miles in this vehicle. This engine didn’t last 7 months. We didn’t realize how big a problem this was. I found this web site while searching for problems with this engine. We hope to join a class action lawsuit to be reimbursed for some of our costs.

  8. Bob

    We purchased a Chrysler Sebring with a 2.7 liter V-6 new in 2001and have driven the vehicle over 107,000 miles with none of the problems so many owners have experienced. The oil is faithfully changed every 2,000 miles with standard grade lubricant ( non-synthetic ). No matter how good the oil, sludge will develop and will need to be removed. High mileage lubricants encourage neglect of the motor. As my grandfather once told me, oil is cheap and parts are high; keep the oil changed and the parts lubricated!

  9. Regina

    I bought a 2001 concord kept in excellent shape and at 80.000 miles it made and noise and just stopped working, took it too a chrysler dealer and they said yep thats about right these engines were not to ever see 100.000 miles But was us as the consumers told about this engine that this would happen? NO I would have never bought that concord. My brother is in the industry they said the 2.7L engines should have been recalled there is nothing but trouble. If I only knew. What to do now? I had to go out and get something else that I really can’t afford in this day and age but does chrysler care? NO they just wanted to charge me 4500.00 to fix it for only maybe 50.000 miles for it to run. So the car sits in my garage while my husband fixes it and he will drive it, I will never by a Chrysler again, I will tell everyone I know what happened to me and If they have that type or car or engine get rid of it. Its a LEMON, the lemon law should pertain to this engine. Help us consumers from getting Cheated.

  10. Diane

    My son’s 2001 Dodge Intrepid, with only 82,000 miles, has just suffered what the mechanic now calls a un-repairable engine. The water pump destructed and spewed water and metal shavings into the oil pan, which got into the lubrication system and ruined the engine. My son is a Marine serving half the world away, and now has a worthless car for which we owe the cost of the water pump replacement (which was repaired before the mechanic discovered the debris in the oil pan). If there is a class action lawsuit with any prayer of financial relief from Dodge/Mitsubishi, we will want to be included.

  11. jason

    I came across this site while looking to sell my moms’ dead Chrysler Sebring Convertible. She has the 2001 2.7 L V6 and it’s on it’s SECOND blown engine due to oil sludge. her first engine blew up with only 60K miles and they spent $4500 on a second engine and now that has blown up. The oil was changed regulary and the car only has 95K miles on it when this second engine died. I’m trying to sell it for her. Does anyone know how I can submit her car to one of these lawsuits? Can’t believe how many of you have had the same problems.

  12. Jennifer

    I purchased a 2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring Edition. 2 days ago with almost 118000 miles, my 2.7 liter engine blew leaving me stranded. I now have a car that I still owe 3 years on that I cannot drive. I would love to join the Class Action Lawsuit!!!!

  13. M. Bollero

    Don’t be too quick to accept a diagnosis of a leaking water pump. A less-than-scrupulous dealer tried to pull that on me. Just drain a small sample of oil from the crankcase and let it sit for awhile in a glass jar– if there is any coolant in the oil, you will see the separation. No “layer” look, no leaking water pump.

  14. Fritz

    I have a 2002 Intrepid with 70,000 miles and last weekend the engine blew on the freeway and I was told it was caused by the water pump blowing and after inspection the entire engine needs replacing at $5,000.00. The car is not worth that much so I will just have to junk it and get a new car. I take excellent care of my cars and it had regular oil changes every 2000 to 3000 miles, including an oil change just 3 days before it blew.
    The mechanic told me this type of engine is well know for blowing out.
    I too wish to participate in the law suite.

  15. Jennifer

    This is obviously an engine that never should have been aloud to leave the drawing board.This engine blew after and the maint has always been kept up,oil changes exct.

  16. kim

    I had a 2002 dodge intrepid with 113,000 miles on it and I have drove it for 6 years without a problem. My husband drives it to work and when he stops at a light, it dies without warning! We thought it was the alternator, but after my second opinion from a reliable mechanic, he tells us that the engine is gone and that they are junk! I have to work 2 jobs to help support our family and now we are down to 1 vehicle. We just paid the car off and all scheduled maintenance was done to the car. What are we supposed to do now? We couldn’t even send our daughter to pre-school because we only have one vehicle. And the really bad part of it is,my husband works for a company that makes Chrysler parts, and all they do is complain about how the parts they are getting from my husbands company are unsatisfactory and that they will be put on quality alert if it doesn’t improve. Maybe someone should tell them that a little plastic piece is not something to cry over when people are paying them their hard earned money for vehicles that they help to make for Chrysler, and they can’t even put in an engine that isn’t a piece of junk!

  17. Todd

    My daughter started college this fall and I traded my Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4X4 for a more fuel efficient, reliable, smaller car – a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. She got the car with the trade-in and $500 cash around July 11th and drove with no problems or warnings until, on August 11th, the engine started knocking on her way home from a movie. She stopped at a gas station and put gas and oil in the car and made it home but the engine is toast. The rod is knocking severely and can not be driven. The Dodge dealer we bought the vehicle from says the car was as is and no warranty is implied.

  18. Gerg

    I bought a 2001 sebring with 94,000 miles on it. I drove find nothing wrong with it and the engine started knocking and it died without warning. I see from all the recent problems I would like to become a part of the class action lawsuit.

  19. Anita

    2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.7 has 63000 miles on it. Maintenance has been done regularly. Had oil change and now oil light comes on when applying brakes. Engine has been flushed, new oil put in, sensor replaced. Oil light still flickers. Mechanics states that it needs a new engine.

  20. DANIEL

    I bought my 2002 Chrysler Sebring after i finished high school at the end of 2006. The past month my car has had a lot of white smoke come out of the exhaust, and now that stopped but if i drive my car more than 5 miles it overheats until all of the coolant and water leaks out of it.

  21. april

    I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid. The oil sludge ruined my motor too. I would love to sue Chryslers butt off. I am very lucky though because my dad and my husband can fix my car instead of me having to take it to a dealership to get it fixed. But the point of the matter is that Chrysler needs to get their head out of their butt and fix their mistake. If not, one of these day Chrysler will have to close down because no one in their right mind will want to buy their crap.

  22. Jennifer

    I never new anything about these engines till I took my car to my mechaninc about the flickering oil light when i stopped at lights or signs. He just told me not even to bother getting a new engine but to just get rid of the car which I still owe a year of payments on. ’03 chrsysler sebring at 94000 miles. Never Never Never Again! I will do my research before buying another car.

  23. Tony D

    Buy a SUBARU because I had a Dodge Neon and at 40,000 miles like clockwork the head gasket blew (They all do this) at 12,000 miles all the brake rotors look like swiss cheese. I had all types of electrical problems too. Not a big Chrysler Dodge fan as you can see. 95,000 miles on Suby and no problems (oh i had to reset the computer once by disconnecting the battery) and it is more reliable then the Hondas I owned. Suburu mechanics suck though take it to a good service garage or work on it yourself.

  24. Tashina

    i have a 2002 sebring convertibale lxi and i broke down almost a year ago and i have been trying to get rid of it every since!! I have spent almost $2,000 dollars trying to to fix it and for a college student that is not easy to come by i would love to get in on this lawsuit because i need someone to take responsiblity for this faulty engine ASAP!!!

  25. David

    Just bought a 2004 Sebring LX used. It’s got 64,000 miles on it, and I noticed when idling, the oil light comes on. Wish I would have read this page before buying. The car has a warranty on it, so I plan on calling the dealer tomorrow. Hope this can be resolved, otherwise, I’d like to be considered for this lawsuit as well.

  26. Nancy

    I had a 2001 Intrepid – I bought it used with 80,000+ miles on it, I got the oil changed between 4,000-5,000 miles. The first problem occured within the first months of owning the car, the dealership I bought from Gene Steffy’s took care of the problem, they replaced the motor, they said that I broke a timing belt. I replaced the car and had to take $5,000 of the balance onto the new loan when they said that the new engine failed due to sludge several months later. I thought I had bought a good car from a 5 star dealer, now the concord 2004 that replaced the Intrepid is now beginning to require work and it doesn’t even have 100,000 miles on it yet. I am going back to Chevy as soon as I can. At least I know their cars work my Cavalier 168,000 miles and did not need the care or the concerns that the Chrysler, Dodge products have. Now I begin to panic when I reach 3,000 miles for an oil change. – 5 stats for this dealer I don’t think so for his repair department the guys are outstanding I guess they have to be with all the problems that must come in.

  27. Dana

    I am a college student working 2 jobs my 2002 sebring was my only source of transportation. One day for no reason my engine failed leaving me stranded. I still owe money on this car and I have no way to replace the engine. This is awful that this could happen to so many people who in good faith purchased Chrysler products! At least it didn’t die when I was on the highway. I’ll never buy another Chrysler ever again nor will I recommend anyone else too!

  28. bob

    I have a 2003 sat. sebring lxi conv. Oil has been changed every 3000 miles like clock work. Car ran good up to 120,000 miles. The water pump went out, leaked into the motor. I have not gotten it fixed yet. Cost is around $1000.00 ( so i was told by 3 different garages). I am worried about the sludge build up now, even if I change the oil and fix the pump. Does any one know if I can get in on this suit to fix the motor. I understand it cost money to fix a waterpump—- but not a $1000.00 any one got any answers. Thanks

  29. Dustin

    Well my father has a 2004 Concorde with a 2.7 Liter engine in the car from 2003. We put on over 209000 miles on the car and the motor just went. Car is in still good shape except for some paint chipping. Overall we were happy with this car. We were surpraised at the millage we got out of this car but now we have to part with it. It was a good car and our first chrysler product.

  30. gregory

    worse engine ever made very poor engineering they are selling a dangerous defective engine. i am interested in a lawsuit against dodge chrysler etc

  31. William

    were do I sign up. I have a 2002 sebring converible oil light comes on at when I stop.

  32. Carolyn

    I own a 2004 Chrysler Concorde LX and the check engine light is on. The problem is that when slowing to a red light, the car shifts down and I have to pull over, cut the car off and restart in order for it to go into the gears while driving. I had the car repaired one and half years ago for the very same problem and the Chrsyler Dealer, replaced the valve body but the check engine light came back on. When I phone the dealer and told them that the problem had reoccured, they stated that the valve body may have been bad and they tried to come up with other different problem as if it was neglect on my part. When driving any car, you have to stop and I get very tense when I start slowing down because the car will shift down. These dealers seem to rely only on diagnostic testing instead of driving the car to see what it is doing. This is the last AMERICAN MADE AUTO that I will buy. Chrysler needs to help their customers more and be honest with them and not be in it for the money. I need my car repaired because I have no other means of transportation n0r do I have anoth $695.00 to re-repair what should have been done 1 1/2 yrs. ago.

  33. Christopher


    This is the reason why I never buy the cheap version or base model of a car! Pay a little bit extra next time and get the better engine. I wouldn’t have even considered buying an Intrepid with the smaller engine? That’s just being cheap. I’ve owned many Chryslers, Dodges & Plymouths. Always the best version motors and equipment. Same with my Chevys and Fords. You get what you pay for.

    Here’s a good example: Back in the late 80’s I purchased a Cutlass Supreme International series with the High Output motor. My friend bought the same year Cutlass (base model) with the 4cyl. His was junk with in two years and a few years later we both traded them in for new cars with in a week of each other. My car had almost twice the mileage and ran like it was new, his barely ran and leak oil bad! Who do you think got the better deal when we traded them in? Again, you get what you pay for.

    I understand the 2.7L’s are junk and agree that Chrysler should pony up.

    As for you who say I’ll never buy from Chrysler again! Well they all have there good and bad cars. How about the Chevy Beretta’s or the Ford Tempo 4cyl. cars or any Ford four cyl. car.

    That’s why Ford bought Mazda because all Ford 4cyl’s were junk and they knew it.Buy a Ford today and there all by Mazda or Nissan. My father-in-law bought 2 Tempos back in the late 80’s. Both of these cars started to leak oil at 30,000 miles. by the time they got to 40,000 the heads cracked on both cars like clock work. Fords answer, not our problem!
    In the mid 80’s, A friend of mine had a Mercury (LN7 EXP Escort) We went to the scrap yard to get him a head for his engine and was told that cylinder heads sold for $100 but if they had one for a ford it would cost $400 due to how rare a good one was. Then on top of that we found out that ford went out of there way to screw there customers with the help of Michelin tires. They spent a lot of money to make a metric rim just the right size that nether a 14 or a 15in. tire would fit on. This way ONLY Michelin had tires for those rims. A monopoly, and charged over $200 per tire. And remember Ford did this on purpose no mistake just GREED. And OMG don’t get me started about the Ford Focus problems or the Ford van & trucks ignition switch fires!!!

    And as for the Chevy Beretta’s, You might see one on the road once in a blue moon. I still see a lot of the Dodge Shadows still driving around. The shadow was the Dodge competition to the Chevy Beretta. The Beretta almost killed GM, they were that bad. And how about there trucks? For 17 years they knew that they were death traps in a side collision. They also knew that $12.50 per truck would fix the problem. They had to be sued to get them to fix it!

    The point is they all have Lemons and problem cars. So the next time you go to buy a car spent a little extra for a extended warranty and upgrade in service. You buy cheap you get cheap! It’s that simple!

    If all you can afford is a base line Chrysler 300 with no extras, You can’t afford a 300. Buy a PT Cruiser with the extras for the same money and enjoy the fact that if it breaks down it’s covered. Duh’

  34. Mary

    I purchased a 2001 Dodge (Brokedown) Intrepid from an auto auction recently( I know you take your chances with used cars but we all should not have the same problem. That mean manufacturer is doing something very wrong). The car was very clean inside and out with 110k miles. When they drove it in it was whisper quiet. I am a college student and was excited to get my first car I had saved up for almost two years. When I picked the car up the next day it had a knocking noise and cut off when I switched gears to leave. They had to come out and jump start it for me. Then it cut off again less than two minutes while driving. I had to call a tow truck and had it towed to a mechanic who told me the engine was dead and my damage would start at least $2000. Almost more than the car cost. I wish I knew about this website before I pour my life savings into american made cars. Could have gotten something better for my money. Next time I get a Toyata Camry. I just want to break even before i’m out of thousands of dollars and still no car. How can I get in on the lawsuit. Rip offs!

  35. Karlon

    2001 Chrysler Concord 70,000 mi water and oil mixed.

  36. craig

    i brought my 1999 chrysler concord in 2007 and shortly after i got this car i immediately started having constant problems with this big machine no machine could ever figure out the main resource to this type of year model i have put many of my hard working dollars into this car just to end up on the side of the road broke down with my 2yr old little boy this seems like its a common problem with this 1999 concord

  37. Dennis

    We bought a Dodge Intrepid used with 13K miles and right after we got it the check engine light came on and we spent approx $1500 to fix with no success. We attempted to trade it but dealer offered us next to nothing due to check engine light. We had mechanic flush engine several due to sludge build up ……this we could not understand. Now the water-pump dumped/mixed all the coolant into the crankcase and caught fire while we were on I95 going to visit on 4th of July. it is now sitting i my driveway as every mechanic i talked with wants roughly $3000 – $5000 to repair or replace engine. I filed complaint with Daimler Chrysler and they refused to help. Is there someone out there who can help us?

  38. Cindy

    My 2003 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 Lt left me and family stranded on July 4th weekend when water pump dumped coolant into the crankcase. I am the only one working to support a family of 4. We change oil and service regularly according dealers manual. I spent approx $1500 in parts and labor due to the check engine light since I got the car. The oil light comes on when idling a stop light or intersection and still comes on even after several engine flushes …… mechanic said this was due to sludge build up. Before water-pump incident the car engine would just stall while i am slowing down and turning at intersection or unto driveway or into parking. I have have already replaced the transmission for shifting down to 2nd and and not changing while on the highway. But the July 4th incident was the most bizarre, as we were on the Highway the oil light came on which was strange because we had just topped it up (no flickering this time) and when I looked in my mirror i saw a dense white smoke trailing my car, I tried to pull over as fast as i could only to find that the brake pedal went straight to the floor and I had to use the park brake to help stop the vehicle. at this time smoke was coming from under the hood and fire on the exhaust by the O2 sensor and brake line …. it seemed like fluid of some sort (brake or power steering) was leaking/spraying on the engine. We had to leave the car on the side of the street and had it towed to a mechanic shop the next day (this was approx 80 miles out of town). the mechanic first listened to the engine and told us that it was a failed water-pump, he then checked the oil and told us we need to replace the engine due to water and oil mixing and that this would cost anywhere from $4000 to $5000 to complete. We then checked with 3 other mechanic shops that told us the same thing. We ended up towing the car to the house as we do not have the money to fix. My Husband bought this car for my birthday in 2004 and we took great care of it and worked hard to pay it off and we could not even get a fair trade when we tried to exchange it. This product is clearly defective due to manufacturer design or substandard parts. I believe that the manufacturer should be held accountable to repair or replace my vehicle as well as reimburse me all the expenses I have incurred over the past 3 1/2 months due to this car along with some compensation pain and suffering. Please include me in the class action lawsuit.

  39. kevin

    I have a 2006 chrysler 300 with a 2.7l engine. I bought the car with 30,000 mile on it. I thought i was getting the car of my dreams, After about 3 years and 89,000 miles and treating my car as if it was a baby, changing oil on time and washing it almost every day. I was pulling into a car wash when the oil light came on briefly so i went to jiffy lube. becouse that is were i get my service done.They said it was a half a quart low so they topped it off and sent me on my way. the light was off and i got on the freeway and was heading home .When i got off the freeway exit i heard a noise coming from the engine. when i got home the noise was very loud. So i took the car to my mechanic and he said the rod bearing had spun and i needed a new engine 4,000.00 dollars .So after a mouth in shop and a new engine i got it back. within one week of having it back it stalled at a light and the idle positioning sensor light came on. It does this every time im at a light for longer than a minute. what the f_ _ _ else is going to go wrong. So much for my dream car !!
    Not a bad deal for a 32,000 dollar car that is 3years old. How can i join the law suit.

  40. charles

    having put 107,000 onmy 2.7 liter sebring touring sedan all of a sudden it overheated filled with engine oil an dantifreeze just junk

  41. Rebecca

    Just bought a 2004 Dodge Intrepid, with a 2.7, the next week the motor went out.
    I would like part in this law suit

  42. Michelle

    I just purchased a 2001 Chrysler Concorde 6 days ago while driving the car yesterday it just shut off with no warning, I had it towed to a local garage and they tell me the motor is seized up due to oil sludge. I just purchased this damn car and love it but now I am faced with having to put a new motor in a car that I just purchased and the dealer says that they are sorry but they will not stand behind it. I want put on the class action lawsuit, this is totally insane. I wish I would have known about this motor before I purchased the car. Now I have a beautiful car that is just sitting.

  43. michael

    i just boght a crhysler concord with a 2.7 and 3 days after the water pump went out then the engine blew.i am interested in a law suit.

  44. Dominic

    I have a 2001 startus with 100,000 miles. Oil light comes on at idle. Ive been told the motor is full of sludge. I have awlays changed the oil every 3000. Im scared to drive the car now. I live in northen illinois and i want in want more info on this proplem.

  45. Melody

    I too, am a Chrysler victom. In 2003 I was on the NYS Thruway on my way to work and the motor seized while I was the passing lane. Lost control however; was able to pull it off to the center median. It simply died right there. I bought it as a second owner it had 34,000 miles on it and shortly after the engine light kept coming on. I tokk it back the dealer, fixed over a few times as they told me. I then for 2 years took it to my own machanic becuase the engine light came on. Costing extra money in the thousands. I had to get a seond car paying two car pmts and starving to death and barley making my bills. Stress up the wazzooo. I paid $12,000 + on car I drove for less the n yrs having a 5 yr pmt plan. Total nightmail of my life…..I hate Chrysler and Dodge and used to swear by them. They cost me much personal pain. Not to mention could have been my life on the thruway that day.

  46. Lu

    I got screwed too on my car I bought a 1999 Chyrsler Concord with the 2.7 engine, not knowing all this was going on with this engine. The car looked so good and I thought I was getting a deal at $3500/ I did this last Nov, and after ten months the engine blew up. Grant you it had 97,000 miles on it, after adding 3,000 miles. Now I have a note to finish paying and no car to get to work and there is no one to help because the car is too old. My mechanic check on a use engine to put in it and they wanted $3000 for it and you know it is going to do the same thing, you just don’t know when. I would not waist anymore money doing that. The saddest part is you know the car dealer knew when he sold it to me that the car would not last a year and the note is for 2 years. I am interested in the class action suit. I am 68 years old and can not afford another note. I believe the should have recall these engines long ago.

  47. Terry

    I bought a 2001 stratus with 109k at the beginning of this year (2014) April or May, I have to check my record for the exact date. On August 15 my engine blew leaving me stranded on the interstate. I bought the car for $3500 because I’m a student and need a dependable car. It was in great shape with low miles. Now I’m struggling to get to work and school. I was looking for a new engine when I began to see tons of reports on this sludge problem. Please include me in this lawsuite. I need help.

  48. roger

    My wife Shawn and I bought our daughter a car a 2003 beautiful Chrysler Concord with 97,000 miles on it for being 9-10 years old I thought it was a no brainer ….and 123,000 miles and 500 hundred miles left before the oil change the engine blew… Please add me to this list….

  49. Elaine

    This IS MY SECOND COMPLAINT AND A LAWYER STILL DIDN’T CALL ME.I Purchased a new Chrysler 300 the engine locked.The factory warranty and the extended warranty was still in effect ,but chrysler wouldnt honor either.

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