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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 5
Average Mileage:
73,575 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Intrepid cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 122007


  • 130,000 miles


Engine was running hot towed into repair shop said that the valves were burnt and block was cracked.

- Burnsville, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 012006

Intrepid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
My car was towed to dealer on a Wednesday and radiator was replaced, after getting the car back on Friday evening, sat. The car overheated again and had to be towed. After called numerous times to find out the problem I was told the motor blew and they were trying to find a replacement. I was told I must have run the car hot. The car should not have run hot if a new radiator was installed the day before. Now I am stuck with a car payment and no car.

- Hartly, DE, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Sep 012004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


While driving there was a rattling noise coming from the engine. Then, the vehicle stalled while approaching an intersection. Black smoke came out of the exhaust. Vehicle was towed to a dealership, who indicated that timing chain and water pump blewout. This was a common failure with these vehicles.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 202003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,100 miles
My 1998 Dodge Intrepid experienced sudden engine failure. It will cost me approximately $6500 to fix the problem. This will involve replacing the engine which has sludge build-up and a mass air flow sensor. I maintained regular service on this vehicle and was told by Chrysler that it was my fault. Upon investigation, I discovered that I am by no mean the only victim of this type of problem. Please help me get justice.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 112004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
Vehicle shut down while driving on the highway. Vehicle was towed to the dealer and the engine had to be replaced. Vehicle had been serviced properly since ownership. Manufacturer was not been contacted.

- Loves Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 182003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge Intrepid 1998 this vehicle was purchased in July of 1998 new there are several problems here 1. windows already had to purchase 4 motors for the windows. 2. my latest problem is the house where you take the car to fix is horrible mechanics. I took my car in for a check -up. They charged me $1,000 and told me everything was good brought the car home and anti freeze leaked all over garage floor. Brought the car back to take care of the problem. 3. brought the car back home and I hear a rattling noise, take the car back and I am told another $600 for a coolant problem with the fan or I don"T know but they flushed the coolant so why do I have to pay for this and another motor for the window again this a problem from the house and not mine how can I resolve this they need to take this car back or offer me an adjustment of the monies I have spent sincerely Mrs. Madelyn nagle

- Jackson Heights, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 092003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,500 miles
91000 miles had to replace camshaft and crankshaft sensors/ cooling motor blowed, thermostat housing had to be replaced. And car shakes when brakes are applied.

- Blackstone, VA, USA

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