really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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problem #1

Oct 272001

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
I pulled out of a parking lot and drove about two blocks. My speed was about 20 mph. There was a red light ahead and I applied my breaks. Instead of stopping, my 2000 Dodge Intrepid sped up. I pushed harder on the break pedal, to no avail. The car sped through the intersection and slammed into another car. I mentioned this to the insurance agent and the car was checked out after it was repaired at the body shop. The Dodge dealer said the cruise control cable was broken as a result of my accident. I do not know what or why the car did not stop when I applied the brakes and then firmly applied the brakes. The only way I got the car to stop was to turn off the key.

- Springfield, OR, USA