hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,399 miles

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problem #6

Oct 072008


  • 148,689 miles
Repeated overheating problems resulted in replacing my radiator two times, thermostat three times and thermostat w/ breather housing two times. Cooling system includes external metal pipes which help circulate coolant to heater. The pipes are hidden from clear view and when mine sprung leaks due to their placement the leaks were diagnosed as being blown head/head gasket by three separate shops. Replacement of pipes solved overheating. Moisture gets trapped in and around the frame and subframe areas where the motor and transmission mounts are located and allows for unnecessary premature deterioration of all the mounts, bushings, main frame and subframe. This hidden condition has resulted in all mounts needing replacement, transmission dropping, front inner&outer tie rods and bushings going out, rack N pinion problems and the subframe collapsing. Documented records show that from 2004 through 2008 on average I drove 7000 miles a year. In that 28000 miles I replaced all motor/transmission mounts, all 4 inner&outer tie rod bushings/ends twice, radiator twice, thermostat housing twice, coolant pipes once and have gone through two sets of tires. I am replacing subframe, transmission mounts and front axle again. I continue fixing the car because I cannot afford to replace it but I am getting very concerned about the steering, axle or brakes giving out while driving on the highway or in heavier traffic. So concerned my documentation has been given to family members in case of fatality resulting from the defects mentioned.

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 132005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 197,205 miles
1. the event occurred while backing into my driveway 2. 1996 Dodge Intrepid, 3.5L, 196,000 miles. The lower control arm mount that is a structural element of the car's subframe had metal fatigued and separated from the subrfame. This caused the bottom of the front passenger side wheel to move outward and lodge against the fender. When the wheel moved outward, the half-shaft pulled out of the constant velocity joint disengaging the drivetrain from the front wheel. 3. the replacement cost of the subframe was prohibitively expensive, so the car is going to be scraped.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #4

May 192005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,500 miles
Consumer states: The engine cradle mount on the right side is rusted in the back, and the engine mount on the left is starting to rust in the back. Was making noise, got louder and louder, and couldn't see anything.

- Newbury, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 152002


  • miles
A rubber bushing, frame mount has broke causing my car and motor to shake causing a oil leak and varies other problems. I don't fell like this is something that should broke, I body mount holds your whole car together. It is not a motor mount, it's a body/frame mount.

- Alexander, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 101999


  • miles
The chassis broke causing the consumer to feel something while driving. Nlm

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #1

Jul 011996


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Missing reinforcement plate caused frame to crack.

- Cheektowag, NY, USA