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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Intrepid brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 142006

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the brake lines rusted causing brake fluid to leak out around the muffler creating a fire hazard. The brakes failed once while driving 30 mph. The brake pedal went to the floor. Prior to the brake failure, the brake light illuminated on the dashboard. The contact added brake fluid as an attempt to remedy the problem. Shortly after this incident, the contact noticed brake fluid leaking from the vehicle again. The dealership was contacted.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 182006

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
: the contact stated the brake pedal was depressed while traveling at 50 mph and it went completely floor. The brake returned by a spring, but there was only around 2% of braking power. The automatic transmission was down shifted, but the transmission failed to move from the drive position, although the lever indicated an auto stick position. The accelerator pedal was released and the vehicle eventually slowed to a stop on its own. The vehicle was driven slowly to a brake repair shop where it was determined the brake line was corroded and ruptured. The brake line was replaced. The vehicle has not been inspected concerning the transmission problem. The manufacturer has not been alerted. The vehicle is being used in a salt belt state and there have been other corrosion issues, such as the master cylinder and brake rotors. Updated 07/05/06.

- Rockport, MA, USA

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