10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,019 miles

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problem #26

Mar 042007

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I purchased this vehicle used from a reputable dealer. All repairs are well documented. Over the last 2 years there have been recurring problems with overheating that no one was able to diagnose. My husband went out to start the car after it had been sitting for approximately 12 hours and the engine burst into flames. Thank goodness there was a snow bank or our house would have been a loss as well. Through the internet I have discovered a recall for symptoms that we have experienced, without repair, but are listed in recall information. We are getting the run around about how to pursue repairing the vehicle under the recall provisions.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #25

Dec 052005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
: the contact stated there was NHTSA recall campaign 98V184000 for the fuel system. The recall indicated the dealer would replace the fuel rail O-rings, and reinforce the outlet on passenger's side fuel rail. Also, it indicated that if the vehicle showed signs of fuel leakage on the outlet fuel rail the upper and lower injector O-rings would need to be replaced. The recall lead the contact to believe that the outlet fuel rail, the upper and lower injector O-rings would be replaced as part of the recall remedy if necessary. She was informed by both the dealer and manufacturer that this was not true. The recall remedy was completed according to the dealer and manufacturer guidelines. Additionally, the upper and lower injector O-rings were replaced. The head gasket was replaced. Updated 01/25/06.

- Pendleton, SC, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Nov 262004

Intrepid 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle has 55000 miles. The engine blew consumer has the 2.7 liter engine in the vehicle. Consumer states that he has had the proper oil changes, and there was no warning upon the vehicle blowing.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #22

Jun 302004

Intrepid

  • miles
Defect of transaxles floor shifter ignition/park interlock, many parts in engine are effected, need replacement. Engine damage as a result in a collision. Left front of the vehicle was affected.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #21

Nov 152003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
At 56,000 miles, the head gasket on my 3.3L Dodge Intrepid went ($1,200). 2 months later, the cam bearings went (only 58,000 miles), and the motor is ruined ($2,000 to replace).

- Houghton, MI, USA

problem #20

Apr 182003

Intrepid

  • miles
The engine light stayed on continuously. The mechanic determined two O2 sensors needed to be replaced.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #19

Mar 072003

Intrepid

  • miles
The vehicle caught on fire.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #18

Feb 152002

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle taken to dealer for timing belt problem. Dealer found a problem with fuel rail leaking.

- Princeton, WV, USA

problem #17

Sep 012001

Intrepid

  • miles
1. the inner problem happan 2 times in less then a year. The weel is not reacting good, and when you tern left the weel stays there, and when you tern right it stays there. The second problem is that the engine is shaking on reverse and making noice. The engine holders are broken.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 011999

Intrepid

  • miles
Dip stick to check oil broke while the consumer was checking oil. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #15

Apr 012001

Intrepid

  • miles
Vehicle has sudden lost of power without prior notice. Dealership was aware of problem. Also, it felt like vehicle was running on five cylinders instead of six.

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #14

Jan 231999

Intrepid

  • miles
Water pump failed causing timing belt to need to be replaced. This is very expensive and very inconvenient. There have been a lot of reports on the failure of the water pump in the 96 Dodge Intrepid and this problem needs to be addressed by the company! vehicle overheated on interstate both times causing smoke to pour from vehicle.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #13

Feb 012000

Intrepid

  • miles
Consumer smells gas in vehicle. Took vehicle to family mechanic, and noticed a gas leak at the top of the motor. Consumer constantly smells fumes.

- Lincoln, RI, USA

problem #12

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Tensioner failed. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #11

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Timing belt and tensioner failed. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #10

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Timing belt and tensioner failed. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #9

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Tensioner failed. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #8

Jul 011999

Intrepid

  • miles
Engine overheated. Consumer pulled to side, added coolant, and it immediately reheated. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said engine head gasket needed to be replaced. Also, vehicle was unsafe because there was no power steering when car went dead.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 072000

Intrepid

  • miles
Vehicle was leaking oil. Dealership was notified vehicle was leaking oil when cranking up the vehicle.

- Opp, AL, USA

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