definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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problem #2

Jun 012007

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On June 1st, 2007, I, sharon S. hatcher, went to tuffy auto service center to get my car inspected. They proceeded to inspect my vehicle when they hooked it up to the computer to pass onboard diagnostic II [obd II] language...my vehicle was rejected because the powertrain control module needs to be reprogrammed! well, I drove this car all day yesterday and last night and I took it to 2 other places and the same thing showed up like at tuffy auto service center!! I took it to steve white motors [Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep dealership] and their serviceman said to drive it around for 20-30 miles at a constant speed of 45-55mph. Well, I did that and I took at back to tuffy's auto service center and the same bullentin popped up again as like at the other places. So the complait that I am filing is on a 1996 Dodge Intrepid. I have been to 3 different places to get my car inspected and at all 3 places its showing the powertrain control module needs to be flashed or reprogrammed. The Dodge dealership is not wanting to fix this problem. I have the technical service bullentin [tsb] reference number as along with paperwork from these places. I believe this to be a new recall on my vehicle that hasn't been researched or looked into on all makes of Dodge Intrepid's during 1996. I am not paying for a recall that has to do with.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 082005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Under normal driving conditions, automatic in "drive" position shifts into 3rd gear causing high [300-400K] RPM and high fuel consumption. Condition can be corrected by stopping vehicle, turning switch off, waiting until signal lights have disappeared, then turning switch on again. This is also a safety hazard due to potential for rear-end collision while vehicle is in off.

- Knoxville, TN, USA