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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,321 miles

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1998 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #91

Nov 012005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving the engine started over heating. The vehicle was taken to the dealership to be inspected. Upon inspection it was determined that the head gaskets were blown and the dealer replaced the gaskets. After driving the vehicle for a period of time there was a loud knocking noise coming from the engine. The vehicle is having the same problems as before the repairs were made. No repairs have been made. Updated 3/20/2006 -

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #90

Dec 202005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the contact's son was driving the engine locked. Vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop. They found sludge build up in the engine, despite the oil changes every 3,000 miles. No repairs were made.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #89

Oct 182005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated vehicle, started to shake and make terrible noises. She pulled over to the side of the road, and the vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The contact was told the engine needed to be replaced. Repairs will be made at the contact's expense.

- Montpeller , OH, USA

problem #88

Oct 182005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

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

Bought my 1998 Dodge Intrepid in November of 2004. I did a routine oil check every 3000 miles. The one time I don't get it changed at 3,000 miles with it only being over by 700 miles my engine blows. I've drove many cars and I didn't get the oil changed at exactly 3000 miles. I was driving with my two little girls. I came to a stop at a stop light and it the oil and check engine light comes on with my engine making a very loud noise and my car shaking. I managed to get it into a parking lot I sat there for an hour waiting for someone to help. Just to find out its a blown engine and its going to cost me over four thousand dollars to replace. My car has 117000 miles on it. I'm unable to afford to fix it and I have heard of many problems with the 2.6 L. why is there nothing being done about them or a recall especially with as many people having problems with them. I have no transportation now with two little girls working and going to college someone needs to do something about this.

- Montpelier, OH, USA

problem #87

Nov 302005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact states engine made a loud clanking sound. The engine would not restart; the vehicle was towed to repair shop. The mechanic inspected the engine and determined that the engine needed to be replaced due to sludge build up. The manufacturer was contacted. They offered no free remedy. The engine was not being replaced.

- Haysville, KS, USA

problem #86

Nov 072005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles
The contact stated the engine failed while driving. She heard an odd noise in the engine. She pulled over to check the engine and the oil level was fine. When she started the car back up the engine was knocking. The vehicle was towed O the local service shop. The mechanic stated the engine failed and would have to be replaced. She had no plans on repairing the vehicle. The manufacturer has not been contacted.

- Hazel Crest, IL, USA

problem #85

Sep 172005

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact stated that without warning the engine stalled. When she tried to restart the vehicle it would not stay on. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic. He said the stalling was due to an oil sludge build up, and the parts were built too close together. The engine has not been replaced.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #84

Oct 012005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer 1998 Dodge Intrepid engine failed with out any warning. *** no answer required*** the consumer requested compensation. (premature engine failure)

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #83

Oct 252005

(reported on)

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • miles
1998 Dodge Intrepid engine failed with no warning. The manufacturer was contacted but the refused to provide ant assistance because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. Cc to NHTSA

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #82

Oct 012004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
Contact stated while driving the engine made a clattering sound. The engine completely locked, causing loss of power steering and brakes. A local mechanic said there was sludge build up in the engine. The manufacturer said the engine needed to be replaced. They told the contact that he was responsible for the repairs. The vehicle has been regularly maintained.

- Lawrenceburg, KY, USA

problem #81

Aug 192005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Intrepid. On August 19, 2005 while driving at 55 mph and at a steady speed the vehicle stalled, and the contact's son lost control of the vehicle. He pulled off to the side of the road and contacted a towing service. The vehicle was taken to repair shop, and they told the contact that it was a bad engine. They have seen a lot of these problems with similar vehicles where the engine had sludge. The vehicle has not been corrected because the cost of repair was too expensive.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #80

Nov 152004

Intrepid 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The consumer stated that 1998 Dodge Intrepid had a blown engine. There were no prior problems with the vehicle. The vehicle was regularly maintained. The vehicle was started, and the consumer heard a clinging sound. The consumer took the car to a repair shop to be checked. The repairman stated that the engine was poorly designed. The consumer had not made any plans on what he was going to do with the car. The manufacturer was notified, and they said there was nothing they could do.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #79

Sep 062005

Intrepid

  • 116,000 miles
I was coming off of the freeway, stopped at a red light, my oil light came on, and in a blink of an eye the engine died. It would not restart. I had someone look at it and it had no oil, so I filled it, tried starting it, after several attempts it started, it makes a clank clank noise, and is undriveable. I have my oil changed regularly.

- Jefferson, WI, USA

problem #78

Aug 242005

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Safety recall regarding the transaxle floor shifter ignition park interlock on the 1998 Dodge Intrepid. The vhicle would not start. The dealer replaced the timing cover, vc cover, main timing chain, tensioner and guides.

- Madelia, MN, USA

problem #77

Aug 292004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,779 miles
The caller states engine has a rod knocking. After he had the oil changed the engine started knocking. The caller said they will not fix it for free. Manufacturer said they will not do anything until a recall is issued. He was told by manufacturer that there was a known problem with the 3.7L engine.

- Juction City, KY, USA

problem #76

Aug 082005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on freeway the consumer heard noise coming from the engine. The consumer pulled off at a gas station, parked the vehicle, and revved the engine, and the sound returned. The engine noise was worse today than it was yesterday. The consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic, and he advised the consumer this was a known problem with the 2.7 L engine, and that Chrysler was aware of the problem. The only thing the mechanic could do was replace the engine.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #75

Mar 012004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The consumer owns a Dodge Intrepid. The vehicle had total engine failure with the only warnings being the oil light flickering on and off once or twice. The vehicle also stalled but was able to be restarted. The vehicle started making a knocking sound immediately before the engine failed. The contact pulled off highway and the vehicle had to be towed, a certified mechanic stated the engine needed to be replaced. Also the vehicle was taken to a service dealer who also verified the engine needed to be replaced. The dealer referred to the problem as total engine failure.

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #74

Jul 112005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
I was driving my 1998 Intrepid and without any warning it just stopped on the road(very dangerous for me). The mechanic told me the engine had blown. There was only 95000 milles on the car. I have followed everything in the owner's manual on how to maintain the car, including changing the oil every 3000 miles. I got an estimate from the mechanic and he told me it would cost around $5000 to repair. I send a letter to Chrysler and am wanting for their response before I start any work on the car.

- Carp, Ontario, 00, USA

problem #73

May 072005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,547 miles
The car accelerated, the RPM's went thru the roof, when put into drive, and shot forward, made a loud thump sound, and was not stoppable, had to be put into park to stop. The engine had ripped out of the frame, which had ripped out of the body.

- St Pete Beach, FL, USA

problem #72

Feb 012004

Intrepid 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The consumer owns a 1998 Dodge Intrepid. The consumer states that she took her vehicle to a dealer and had a new radiator put in and on the way home the engine seized and it never started again. The dealer said that she would have to have a new engine put in the vehicle.

- Morganton, NC, USA

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