really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,846 miles

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problem #32

Jul 152014

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • miles
Overheated and shut off and now won't start.

- South Pittsburg, TN, USA

problem #31

Sep 042014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While attempting to start the vehicle, the ignition failed to start. The vehicle restarted after several attempts. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. That approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #30

Jul 052014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions, but was able to be restarted. The dealer stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #29

Sep 052014


  • 202,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted independently and caused the driver to drive into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained whiplash, but did not receive medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 202,000.

- Marion , OH, USA

problem #28

May 012008

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Steering wheel locked and became hard to turn have had several parts replaced and problem still is happening I have owned the car sense 2007 and have not received any information on recalls or service updates.... turn signals all have functioning lights but front lights will not blink on their own.

- Richland, MI, USA

problem #27

Oct 162010


  • 100,000 miles
Blinkers on a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue will quit working intermittently. Temperature and humidity seem to be a factor. Multiple taps on the hazard switch will restart the blinkers temporarily. This to be a known problem in the olds Alero of the same period. See NHTSA action number :EA02037.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #26

May 272010

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Consumer states problem with check engine light and a.I.R. pump the consumer stated the air conditioner failed and was blowing out hot air on the passenger side and cold air on the drivers' side. The wheels were no good. The plating on the inside would come off and create problems for the tires sealing properly, therefore an uneven wear occurred. The consumer also stated he began to have steering problems, there were several lights coming on the dash and going off, but the dealer was unable to diagnose the problem. The consumer began to investigate and discovered the part that was causing the lights to illuminate was the hydraulic brake modulator which cost $1,000. The transmission would shift hard at times and sometimes whine while driving. The turn signals did not always work or they would shut off while blinking. When the cruise control was activated, and the turn signal or head lights were activated the cruise control would deactivate by itself. The rear passenger window stopped working and the sway bar was cracked. Also, the gas pedal would stick at times. The heated seats were too cool on low and too hot on high.

- Clymer, PA, USA

problem #25

May 052010


  • 185,000 miles
No injuries as of yet but a default in the left side directional (signal) turning light. Works for a day and then burns out creating burn plastic in the socket, could lead to a wiring problem causing the alternator and such to burn out.

- Courtice, 00, USA

problem #24

Jan 012008


  • miles
Complete power interruption while driving for just a second, causing all warning lights illuminate. As well as flicker headlights.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #23

Sep 102009


  • 15,000 miles
The 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue randomly does not start and sometimes leaves the family stranded. After 30 minutes or so of waiting, it may start right up. It has taken up to a day to restart. It started within a couple years of purchase, but has getting worse as time goes on. Randomly occurs 1 to 2 times per week. The dealers have not been able to find a problem.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #22

Aug 152008


  • miles
I believe that I am experiencing the very same issue as addressed in investigation #EA02037. However, I have a 2000 olds Intrigue. I have tried checking the fuses and wiring, but recently discovered that by moving the hazard switch, the blinkers start working again. Currently I have flaky turn signals and when they do work, only the back signals light and blink, while the front signal light comes on, the front signals do not blink. I have to "jiggle" the hazard switch daily and have had no luck finding a replacement switch. As of today, I have narrowly avoided several accidents while turning left because the cars in front of me cannot see a working signal. Please advise.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #21

Jun 282008


  • 100,000 miles
Passlock problem, the car will not start. I wait 15 minutes and it starts. This is a random event and has happened 5 times over the last 3 years.

- Columbia, , MD, USA

problem #20

Dec 012006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Headlights, instrument lights, and fan dim and or flicker while driving. The problem is most prevalent when the temperature is colder and during acceleration. However problem also exists under normal city and highway driving conditions. Engine performance and radio does not falter during the dimming of the lights. Alternator was replaced following tsb 010603001 one year ago. Problem appeared resolved until cold weather set in again.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #19

Aug 012005

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My rack and pinion went out on car. I was driving and suddenly could not make a left turn. Also my lights on my dash board come and go and my turn signals works when they want to. My head lights dim on and off at night.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #18

Feb 142006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
2000 olds Intrigue will not crank intermittently. Once it cranks car starts and runs perfectly. Has been into dealer several times, but to no avail. Crank sensor was replaced 2/2006 at my expense. It made no difference in cranking problem. Also has flickering problem with headlights. Alternator has been replaced twice at GM's expense.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 122005

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Communication failure from main computer causes car to stall and sometimes not even start as well as A/C heater and cruise control works once and a while. Contacted dealer and was told a person from the services dept would call me back. They didn't. talked to another person and told then about the car stalling and not starting and they told me that it was either the fuel filter or the fuel pump. Replace fuel filter, didn't help checked fuel pump but it was working just fine. The car has stalled out on the highway many times and has but my life as well as my childrens lifes in danger. When it dies the power steering and power brakes do not respond. Just today I had a basic computer scan done which told me the problem. The place that did the test informed me that is the #1 problem with the Oldsmobile from 1997-2001. I was also informed that GM is aware of this problem, but they wont do anything until a death results from it. GM needs to step up and fix these problems. This is also a problem with the Alero's (2000 model).

- Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

problem #16

Apr 222005

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Headlights and all electrical will dim and fan for heater will slow and the power of the engine will lull for a few seconds does not matter what speed I am going noticeable mostly at night with use of head lights

- Norway, ME, USA

problem #15

Jun 282004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
While driving down the road at any speed the computer shuts down and the vehicle shuts down completely, when hitting a bump on the road. Provide further details.

- Mount Tabor, NJ, USA

problem #14

Apr 062004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 olds Intrigue - car purchased new. 3 of the 4 power window motors replaced at $600 per window within the last 9-12 months. Car presently has 57K miles. Transmission repaired twice before 6K miles. Steering noise present since almost new but seems functional (dealer stated this is "normal"). alternator and thermostat/assembly have been replaced.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #13

Mar 102004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • 52,200 miles
While driving headlights dimmed without warning. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The fan blower motor also went up and down while the headlight were dimming.

- Prestonsburg, KY, USA

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