Daimler-Chrysler Complaint - 2000 Chrysler Concorde 2.7L engine update
TEXAS -- I posted a while back re my Concorde and the failure of the engine. The exact mileage at failure was 74,261. After some six months of trying to scrape up the money to replace the notoriously bad 2.7 liter engine, we finally managed to get the work done in January of 2005. We paid well in excess of 6K. (Sadly, we still owed on the purchase of the car and had two lousy choices at the time; go deep into debt fixing the Concorde, or go deeper into debt buying yet another car.)
When the dealer broke down the 2.7, he found, "no signs of abuse or alteration...no sludge or varnish buildup..."
The first time we had the car in the dealership with a clicking noise in the engine compartment was April 13,2004. On April 26, we took it back in with the check engine light on and the car running rough; also with the clicking. On July 9, we took the car to a closer dealership with a battery problem, and, again, a CLICKING!!! The dealership performed some $900 worth of work - even changing the oil without comment - and sent us home...still clicking. On 7/25, the engine failed. Tech wrote "The rod bearings were worn and rod tap noise..." (That's the whole of the diagnoses portion. The tech didn't use punctuation.)
According to Chrysler, there has been no recall of this engine, which they no longer use for some mysterious reason. Now I go up against Chrysler. Wish me luck! And...DON'T BUY A CHRYSLER!!!! BTW...while my Chrysler sat dead in the driveway, I drove my 15 year old GMC with 200K on the ORIGINAL engine.