definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,099 miles

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problem #8

Aug 182009


  • 99,275 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that during break application he hears a grinding noise. Break failure can lead to increased stopping distances, which increases the risk of vehicle crash. All the components in the break system were replaced. After the repair the failure resurfaced. The current and failure mileages were 99275.

- Copley, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 152004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that her air conditioner was not working. The engine also stalled while she was trying to accelerated from a stop on a hill. The vehicle began to roll backwards. After the vehicle stall it could be restarted, the vehicle would stall repeatedly for the rest of the day but the next day it would run properly. The dealership has attempted to repair the problem three times but they haven't been able to permanently rectify the problem. The transmission is an automatic. The consumer is also having problems getting recall work done on her brakes. All the dealer would do is run a diagnostic test and charge her more money. The manufacturer has not been contacted as of yet.

- Balitmore, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 112005


  • miles
Air came from the brake pedal, upon starting the vehicle and depressing the pedal. Consumer tapped the pedal and it felt frozen. Mechanic upon inspection indicated that the brake booster had gone out. Vehicle was flat bedded to the dealership. Dealership kept the vehicle for 7 days, ran 3 diagnostic test, before replacing the brake booster. Within 10 miles of picking up and driving the vehicle from the dealership the engine light came on. The consumer pulled over add 3 quarts of oil and proceeding on. Suddenly the transmission made a clung noise, flowed by the engine stalling. The vehicle coasted to the side of the highway. The mechanic found metal filing in the oil.

- Coweta, OK, USA

problem #5

Jul 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,017 miles
Engine in 2000 Chrysler Intrepid started tapping noise at 58017km brought to dealer with complaint, told they would not take engine apart to check noise. I told them I had been told that the 2.7 engine had problems with sludge that prevented the oil from circulating properly. They still refused to check engine. At just over 62000 km engine became noisy. Brought it back to dealer who kept the car for two weeks, then told me engine needed to be replaced at a cost of $6500 and there would be no warranty coverage or goodwill. I gave them a complete history of maintenance records showing that proper maintenance was done with in the required mileage and time. They have told me that the invoices do not clearly identify my 2000 black Intrepid and that it could of been another car. I only own one 2000 Intrepid. The invoice shows the work the mileage and my name and date. Next me they told me the invoice numbers were too close together. The work was done at four different garages. Then they told me there was sludge that showed the vehicle was not properly maintained. Then they asked me the brand of oil the garages used as it may have been faulty. End result is that they refuse to change their position in regards to warranty coverage or goodwill repairs and I will have to replace an engine that was bought brand new in May 2001. I am frustrated and do not know where to turn. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

- Barrie, UN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Since I bought this car on October of 1999, I have taken it to the dealer 31 times to fix things. I have been without a car 100 days. I have paid out of pocket $3,137.64. I am now on an extended warranty. I still owe $8,000 on my car. It has 60,000 miles. I have maintained it every 3,000 miles as suggested in the owners manual. I only use 97 octane gas. I am a very cautious driver. I take care of the car but the car has left me stranded in the middle of highways putting my life and the lives of my passengers in danger. I never know when the car is going to break down again and where so I am always under terrible stress. I pray as I drive that I make it to my destination. This car has been a lemon since I bought it. The biggest problem is the engine blowing. My brother in law was driving and I was the passenger on South dixie highway (US1) in South miami when we were at a red light and then started to go when the light turned green and without any warning lights, noises, or anything the car stopped running. It died in the middle lane. We had to push it to the side. It was rush hour and this highway is filled with very aggressive drivers. They were all cursing, beeping, signaling, and driving so close to us as to almost touch us. I was petrified. I thought a car was going to hit us. I paid for the engine repair out of my pocket, because the extended warranty company told the dealer they could not cover it because there was sludge build up. They send an adjustor who reported it to them. The dealer told us to fight it because the sludge was normal for that type of engine. We provided the extended warranty all the receipts for the maintenance that we religiously did about every 3000 miles. We also had another mechanic go in and look at the car. The other mechanic said that these types of engines always had the problem of sludge build up and that it was normal for the engine and that the extended warranty should cover it.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles
I have also replaced front passenger side door lock actuator. Now the driver side back lock actuator is going out. I have not fixed the radio, dash lights or dome lights. I am out of money for the time being. I had to refinance and add $4900. To get most of the repairs done. My engine blew due to sludge and I now have a used rebuilt one that will probably do the same thing.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 062003


  • miles
When the brakes were applied, smoke came from the left front tire, the brake pads were replaced twice.

- Los Angelos, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Able to pull the key out of the ignition while gear shift lever is in drive. Contacted dealer. Brakes shimmy, will take into dealer for repair.

- Mercer, PA, USA