hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,194 miles

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problem #2

Aug 012003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,471 miles
Car began with not accelerating. It would feel as though it was sticking. I would be driving and between it changing from 2nd to 3rd gear (40-50mph), it would jerk or feel like it was popping into the third gear. I bought the car at 19,000 miles, took it to the dealership at 30,000 miles and they said there were no fault codes, (warranty ended at 36,000 miles) transmission ok. Now at 50,000 miles, my car has electrical and internal transmission problems. It will cost me anywhere from $1700-$2100. I have not had the car a full year. Called the manufacturer, nothing they can do for me, called the dealership where car was purchased, nothing they can do for me.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 152002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission intermittently bump shifts or slams into gear. When driving at around 40-50mph and flooring it to accelerate then letting off the accelerator pedal there is sometimes a bang or bump, sometimes harsh felt in the front end or transmission. This is sometimes so hard that passengers feel it and complain in regard to it. Bump is sometimes felt on deceleration in lower gears nearing a stop. Sometimes feels like it's shifting rough in lower gears. Gear selector feels stuck sometimes after parking and trying to shift into reverse. Transmission sometimes makes whining noise, not sure if this is normal. Transmission seems to hesitate sometimes before kicking down in low gear or upshifting. Took vehicle into dealership, shop foreman says there are no updated transmission control module (tcm) revisions after checking. Also states no fault codes were found from transmission. States that transmission issues could not be duplicated.

- Fremont, CA, USA