Dodge Engine Oil Sludge Lawsuits

Certain model year 1998 to 2002 Dodge Intrepid and Dodge Stratus vehicles contain defective Chrysler 2.7 liter V6 engines. These engines have a propensity to build up oil sludge, which could result in engine failure much earlier than would be expected.

STATUS OF DODGE ENGINE LAWSUITS: Chrysler has been denying warranty coverage for the 2.7 liter engine problems, forcing many vehicle owners to contact product liability lawyers to pursue Dodge engine lawsuits to recover the repair costs.

All federal Dodge engine failure class action lawsuits have been consolidated in an MDL in the District of New Jersey.


OVERVIEW: The Chrysler 2.7 liter engine used in Dodge Intrepid, Dodge Stratus as well as certain Chrysler vehicles, is defectively designed and could fail between 50,000 and 60,000 miles. In some cases, owners have reported catastrophic engine failure as early as 20,000.

Chrysler has been denying warranty coverage for the Dodge 2.7 liter engine failures, requiring owners to incur between $4,000 and $10,000 to repair or replace the engine.

DODGE ENGINE PROBLEMS: Chrysler designed the 2.7 liter V6 engines as a smaller engine with less oil capacity. This has caused the Dodge engine problems because oil sludge could develop if the oil is not replaced within a small margin of time.

Even when owners have regularly replaced their engine oil within the time frame outlined in the owners manual, there are still some who have had their engine seize suddenly when the vehicle still had well under 100,000 miles.

DODGE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS: At least five state class action lawsuits over the Dodge engine oil sludge problems have been filed in various federal courts throughout the United States. In February 2009, all of the cases were consolidated in an MDL in the District of New Jersey.

The Dodge engine failure lawsuits allege that design defects in the 2.7 liter V6 engines make them prone to form oil sludge, which could result in catastrophic engine failure.

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  1. Kevin e Reply

    I have 2007 charger 2.7 ran very good coming home from the store all lights came on. Engine locked up on me only had 75,567 miles sludge is what happened crazy

  2. JOYCE Reply

    2008 dodge charger 2.7 engine just stopped on me with no warning sign now I need a engine just wrong need help !!!! 251-362-0115

  3. Ruth Reply

    Argh i bought my 02 dodge intrepid in 2008, i have had to replace the motor once, and drove about two years. Need a new motor again. I was a single mother with two kids and a very unreliable vehicle in Alaska. Help!!!! Please i bought a lemon

  4. Denisa Reply

    I have a 2006 dodge stratus that’s in the shop right now getting new motor the old motor had 140k on it and been having problems since 120k now the sludge has ran my repair bill to 3,900 new motor and having it out in…. Now as that’s in shop my Crystler 300 which has 85k miles on car and never had any problems all the sudden starts knocking real bad and lost power, now I’m told the 300 needs new motor also? How is it I never owned anything but ford until these two cars and never had any problem till buying dodge and Crystler … Help me I’m going broke in repairing engines

  5. Zachary Reply

    Please contact me someone about this lawsuit thank you

  6. Johnny Reply

    I have a 2007 Dodge Charger and my engine just went out. I had to put in a new engine that cost me 6,000 dollars. I really think that everyone really need to get together and make this lawsuit real. I will never buy a dodge again.

  7. Kevin Reply

    Bought my wife a 2003 Chrysler Concord last year in May for her birthday. Had to replace the water pump and timing chain in August and again this summer. In the process of the mechanic tearing the front half of the motor down I was told that motor was gone, because when the water pump went out water got in the motor and mixed with oil. I kept up with the general maintenance the year my wife had the car. doing the water pump cost me 600. I even had to put a starter on , another 400. All this in a year, not to mention the 3000 I paid for the car not counting taxes, tabs and the plates, plus insurance. Knew nothing about that Chrysler 2.7 engine, but I do now. ”PIECE OF CRAP”

  8. Annmarie Reply

    My 2007 dodge charger with the 2.7 engine just suddenly ran hot and the car shut down. I had all on my services on the car. Now they tell me that I need a new engine. This is just crazy. They know that there is a problem but ignored it and put are lives in danger. Now I have a car that I can’t drive .please let me know if anything comes of the lawsuit

  9. derrick Reply

    2010 charger 71,000 miles on it. engine locked up on the freeway. i called dodge to see about warranty, they said it ended 3 months prior.(of course it did) they said they could do a Goodwill because of circumstance. they contacted dealer closest to me and provided me with the info. i took it in and they said they needed to do a tear down which would cost me 450.00 if i deny repair. i said fine and signed the paperwork. my car has now been there almost two months, i have called over and over and been texting service manager week in and week out , he keeps giving me the run around and saying dodge won’t return his calls and he would keep trying. i have got only one phone call from them the whole time and he just called to say he got ahold of someone and they wanted pictures to he would send them in and give me a call back after. then went back to the run around of nobody is calling him back. Note, he did tell me a week 1/2 in that it was an internal issue and nothing i did to cause it. anyways i ended getting fed and calling dodge myself. It took them 5 minutes to DENY the goodwill they had already said they were going to do. i then sat back and waited for the service manager to tell me himself. a week later of hearing nothing i texted him and asked if he heard anything, he said no he would call them first thing in the morning, and we played that game for another week. I finally got a a voicemail from service department saying he was told from the service manager (that i had been texting) to call me and see what i was going to do with the car, start the 9,000 dollar engine repair or if not they need me to come pick it up because in a week Dec. 1st they will have new ownership and will start charging storage… i went down there immediately and talked to them,and pay for the tear down and get my car out of there. service manager said ya dodge denied the goodwill I’m sorry i won’t charge you for anything we did. my guy will get your paperwork and set up a tow. i was mad but atleast i didn’t have to pay the 450.00.. well as i was about to sign the papers i was talking to this guy and found out they NEVER even did the tear down. DUDE!!! so i asked for my original paperwork that i signed when i brought my car in for the tear down and 450.00 cost. they could NOT provide it, they said they couldn’t find it, it could filed away or even shredded because next weeks transition to new owners. i asked the service manager what was going this is nuts, the whole point was to figured out why my car seized up and how can you determine who’s fault it is for seizure. how can i get denied if the reason why i brought my car in never even happened. i told them to put reason of seize on the paperwork and they put in a possible cause. i said no no this isn’t expectable but by that time service manager dissapered and was not reachable. i said to put in the paperwork that the original tear down i signed is now lost. he hand wrote original WO (work order) is not attainable due to transition of ownership. i said that still doesn’t say anything work order could mean anything. they said just sign and they would look for it tomorrow. i said no i will wait until its found and left. my car is still there. EVERYTHING is recorded down all dates, all phone calls what was said, texts, i logged it all. SOMEONE HELP

  10. Rose Reply

    Paid over $2,000 to have 2.7L engine rebuild after if seized up and blew head gasket and now again $1,800 for same problem! Chrysler should be responsible for cost of repairs !!!

  11. beatrice Reply

    I have a 2004 dodge Durango I need a new engine light was on from the very beginning never could get it inspected. started it one day and the engine started making all kinds on noise. I don’t want to put the money in it all those engines are bad. I might sell it for parts. if I do can I still sue for all the lost money I invested? please get back with me 5.8 hemi 2004

  12. Rebecca Reply

    Years back, I had the engine of a Dodge Stratus ES start on fire while my son and I were driving down the road in it!! It was the only new car I’ve ever owned. We pulled over and got out before the car engulfed in flames. The fire department came and put it out. Total Loss. Had just paid it off and taken full coverage off it.
    Is there someone i should speak to to see if I qualify for the suit?

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