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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 232004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer, will provide more information on the faulty ignition switch. The vehicle would start but other electrical components would not work including the air bag, fan and power windows.

- De Pere, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 052003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The engine is failing, smoking. Upon investigation, it has been found that this is common in 2.7 liter vehciles of this model. In other words, this engine is a lemon. I have also noted that the airconditioning has failed and I will also have to have this repaired. There is also a problem with the ignition that I haven't figure out yet. The power mirror on the driver's side doesn't work and the speaker system has little to be desired. The 3.2 liter engines fair much better after talking with many mechanics, who consequentially are surprised there hasn't been a recall on the 2.7 liter 1998 engines.

- Butler, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 192003


  • miles
Consumer stated that it will be hard to start the vehicle and they will have to try numerous times before the vehicle will start. Dealer notified.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer removed key from ignition while vehicle was still in drive, vehicle then proceeded to roll back, resulting in a collision.

- Stoneville, NC, USA

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