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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,071 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 242002

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


I bought this car on 3/2002. Since I bought it I have replaced the starter three times; had a full front end replacement; new engine put in; new transmission; studs broke from the front tire and while the tire was rolling down the road my card was skidding down the road with my 2 month old granddaughter in the car. Now the electronic system is completely screwed up and the car is not even running. I have all my paperwork where the repairs were done. I believe that Chrysler needs to replace this vehicle "no questions asked" because we have spent over $6,000 fixing this piece of junk.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 232004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The engine failed twice, it was an oil sludge. Has paper work from Chrysler stating they would pay $850, and by signing this consumer would give up all future rights. Mechanic determin ed that timing chain broke. The first major problem occurred ayear ago and mechanic replaced oil pump, the rod bearings, main bearing, and timing chain. Did the oil changes every 3,000. In the owner's manual it recommended every 7,000. Miles.

- New Bloomingotn , OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 292003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,213 miles
Main pully on crankshaft that drives the serpentine belts starts shaking, the bearing has gone bad twice already and now for the third time.

- Lake City, MI, USA

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