definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,950 miles

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problem #6

May 282000

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle pulls to the left while driving 25 mph. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle home. Then, consumer noticed that the bushing was worn out, and steering rack broke. Manufacturer was notified.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 292004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,700 miles
While driving children to school my wife stated the car "drifted" in the lane a lot without steering input. I took it for test drive, noticed a strange "feel" to the steering and the drift she spoke of. I decided it was unsafe for her to drive and took it to a local repair shop to be checked. The mechanic put it up on the rack and immediately recognized the problem--the left side steering rack bushings were completely gone. He gave us a quote for the repair (it is being done today), and then he pulled me aside to let me know he had seen this type of failure several times before and suggested I contact the dealer to see if they would "goodwill it" (his term) as he says it was his understanding the part was defective as originally manufactured and that a new style bushing was available that did not deteriorate like this one and was much safer. Contacted the dealer in auburn and talked to the service manager, he said car is too old (1996) so we are out of luck and quoted me a repair price almost double the local mechanic.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 261999

(reported on)


  • miles
Steering rack sways from side to side producing a clicking sound. The body member (a plate) underneath the rack also sways. The dealer (woodbridge Dodge, NJ) says, that the rack bushings have worn out. Which is very abnormal. But they won't replace the bushings-only. The cost of rack replacement is more that $1500.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 031997


  • miles
Power steering rack came loose causing a dangerous situation in 12/97 & 11/99. Same problem each time as well as many other problems, such as engine being rebuilt, air conditioning unit replaced and several other problems.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering rack bushings deteriorated which could possibly lead to loss of steering control. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 041999

Intrepid 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at any speed and making any type of turn there is a popping sound coming from the steering, and consumer's tires are bald, and the consumer had the tires rotated and the tires are not any good, which can cause a safety defect while driving.

- Spring City, PA, USA