4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,906 miles

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problem #14

Oct 072008

Intrepid

  • 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 #13

Mar 012007

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Dodge Intrepid. While driving 35 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle shut off. As of September 13, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 86,000 and current mileage was 103,301.

- Lagrange, GA, USA

problem #12

Oct 202004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer stated the vehicle overheated. A new thermostat was placed in the vehicle. Several weeks later, while driving the vehicle overheated again. This time she had the vehicle towed to a dealer, who told her he thought that her motor was blown. But later she found that since the engine restarted, it may not have been the engine after all

- Clarendon, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 152002

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I bought this car less than two weeks ago, I have not even put two thousand miles on the car and the transmission has quit working in third and fourth gear. The motor has begun to use oil and is knocking. While driving, the car loses power and even dies. It also, while idling, begins to revs the engine to an unsafe level and you must shut the car off. I contacted the dealer I bought the car from, greene county auto auction & sales - 6319 hwy. 49 South paragould, ar 72450. The salesman I bought the car from didn't want to take the car back and was extremaly rude when I suggested that he try to work with me on getting the car fixed or trading it in. As I said I have had the car but a short time and all these problems are occuring. He assured me that the car was in good condition and that he had, had it serviced and checked out and there was nothing wrong with it.

- Corning, AR, USA

problem #10

Dec 152002

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I bought this car less than two weeks ago, I have not even put two thousand miles on the car and the transmission has quit working in third and fourth gear. The motor has begun to use oil and is knocking. While driving, the car loses power and even dies. It also, while idling, begins to revs the engine to an unsafe level and you must shut the car off. I contacted the dealer I bought the car from, greene county auto auction & sales - 6319 hwy. 49 South paragould, ar 72450. The salesman I bought the car from didn't want to take the car back and was extremaly rude when I suggested that he try to work with me on getting the car fixed or trading it in. As I said I have had the car but a short time and all these problems are occuring. He assured me that the car was in good condition and that he had, had it serviced and checked out and there was nothing wrong with it.

- Corning, AR, USA

problem #9

Nov 152002

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Thermostat broke twice, check engine light wont stay off, and the steering which is supposedly a common defect stopped responding and is not able to be fixed.

- Pearl River, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 152002

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Thermostat broke twice, check engine light wont stay off, and the steering which is supposedly a common defect stopped responding and is not able to be fixed.

- Pearl River, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 262004

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles
While driving the consumer heard a loud noise which came from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who indicated that the oil pump failed and engine needed to be replaced.

- Lapeer, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 252003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine light stayed on. Computer diagnostic showed the O2 sensors needed to be replaced. After the repair was made, the engine light was still on. The mechanic then stated the water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 011997

Intrepid 4WD

  • miles
The vehicles lower engine and service engine soon light is on, the water pump is also leaking.

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 011997

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • miles
On several occasions while driving there is a gas odor. Recall campaign 98V184000 fuel injection was performed, but after recall repair the fuel odor returned, the recall repair has been done four times yet the problem still exist. The heater didn't work properly, the power door lock wouldn't lock, the doors wouldn't open, the water pump was leaking, the headlights were too dim, the doors squeaked, there was a vibration coming from the brakes, there was play in the front end of the vehicle from the inner tie rods and power steering gear bushings.

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Cooler lines leaking. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 221999

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Cooler lines leaking. Nlm

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011997

Intrepid

  • miles
While driving vehicle at various speeds engine would overheat. The temperature gauge would run hot. Had noticed smoke from under the hood. Took vehicle to dealer more than 5 times for problem to be repaired. Had engine cylinder/ engine head gasket cover kit/bracket pump/mtg/temperature gauge & outlet cylinder replaced.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA