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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Intrepid brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 192012


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that the brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised him that the ABS sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The dealer also advised that there were no parts available for the repair and they had been back ordered. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 94,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 092006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealership, where it was determined the pump for the cooling system failed. This caused water to get into the engine, therefore, the engine must be replaced. Also, the brakes warped causing vibration in the front end. The vehicle was not seen by a mechanic for this and neither problem was repaired.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The engine failure is what I'm sick about. We paid the car off in Dec. 2002, and we were happy with a relatively new, low mileage car. However, in January, 2003 the oil light started to blink. Checked oil - fine. In February had oil changed. Pro team told us oil dirty - they did a flush. Oil light still blinking! end of March into April car started to blow a little black smoke, progressed to stuttering and stalling. Took car to Chrysler dealer (five star) first they said something with carburator was gone - fixed $1, L00!took car home, no change(?)back to dealer, then they told us engine (2.7 liter) was shot. Needed transportation. Had new engine done. Paid $5,500 - credit card - no other way. Being angry and sick about it ever since.

- Dighton, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 072004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Repairs were done to the engine on 3 occasions, rotors 2 occasions, brakes 1 occasion, control arms (suspension) 1 occasion, steering 1 occasion, & electrical. Although I only have 54,000 miles on my car and the engine has been replaced, the dealership refuses to fix the ongoing engine problems. The dealership manager, rod harris, admits it a lifter ticking but insists that it is normal. Chrysler gave me an "added care service contract" that is good through 6/26/04 and to 75,000 miles. Plan code is ad675H. They refuse to fix my car. This is the second time, after the first three attempts to fix it, I have been to the dealership. I filed a complaint with Chrysler on 1/12/04. Also note they still have my vehicle today 1/12/04 because the transmission failed. It's been in service for 5 days. Transmission failed while I was driving on 1/7/04. I am concerned with the safety of the vehicle and the engine failing now with my 10 month old daughter.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 052003


  • miles
There was a squeaking noise coming from the vehicle, when the brakes were applied.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112002


  • miles
Consumer states that the brake rotors are wearing and when applying the brakes the vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Webster, MA, USA

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