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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,250 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.

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

Jun 152004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Driving down interstate 65 mph 1998 Dodge Intrepid blewup so hard it even broke the starter off the transmission bell hausing. This was a nice clean taken care of car but the moters are junk and Chrysler said tuff !@#$% we dont care. Chrysler should have to fix every one of these were all bad.

- Longview, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 122000

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
We have a Dodge Intrepid with the 2.7 motor burning oil a quart a week since we bought the car in 2000 went to the dealer they say it was a leak, low and behold it still burning the oil. Been to dealer several times they say its normal it had 78,000 when we got it, now has over 103,000 still adding oil weekly, also had to replace the entire fan assembly, the thermostat, also problems with the power window tracks causing the windows not to close properly, tension pulley had to be replaced also the water pump, starter, (note all dealer parts so it isn't cheap to fix)battery cables rotted out Dodge should do or offer something to help fix or rectify all these motor problems but are they are to cheap in my mind.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #2

Oct 282000


  • miles
My car is only 2 years old and should not be having starter trouble. My mechanic has contacted the dealer for the part and the gentleman that her spoke with told him that it was a design flaw. I don't feel that I should be responsible to pay for product defects. My mechanic told me that the Dodge dealer told him that starters for Dodge are on national back-order. Over 350 orders. That makes me very uncomfortable.please respond.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

May 181999


  • miles
Wheels are rusting on outside. Surface rust. Dodge states this is normal wear and tear. Steering wheel is peeling away. Dodge says this is normal wear and tear. Starter is too close to the muffler without heat shield. Power windows shorted out internally, causing fuse breaker to be to hot to touch.. driver side mirror just cracked. Dealer said it may be a flaw. They have had to replace several for this reason. The glass is not available you must be complete assembly. The car is one year and five months old and is coming apart. Dealer will not fix because it is out of warranty. All repairs paid for out of pocket.

- Madison, AL, USA

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