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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,341 miles

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1998 Dodge Intrepid transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Jun 182006

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles

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

: the contact stated the brake pedal was depressed while traveling at 50 mph and it went completely floor. The brake returned by a spring, but there was only around 2% of braking power. The automatic transmission was down shifted, but the transmission failed to move from the drive position, although the lever indicated an auto stick position. The accelerator pedal was released and the vehicle eventually slowed to a stop on its own. The vehicle was driven slowly to a brake repair shop where it was determined the brake line was corroded and ruptured. The brake line was replaced. The vehicle has not been inspected concerning the transmission problem. The manufacturer has not been alerted. The vehicle is being used in a salt belt state and there have been other corrosion issues, such as the master cylinder and brake rotors. Updated 07/05/06.

- Rockport, MA, USA

problem #21

May 012002

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Since buying the vehicle in 1998, I have experienced issue with: Electrical interior and exterior lights going on and off while driving (dealer has not been able to locate problem) rack and pinion had to replace at 36,000 miles I have to replace the brakes every year, they constantly are making a grinding noise. Have had to replace power window mechanism on driver side when first bought vehicle, now the automatic power down on drive side is not working as well as not being able to use power unlock and lock for rear driver passenger door. Automatic transmission leak from hose, have had to replace hose.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #20

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 #19

Aug 242005

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles

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

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 #18

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 #17

Jan 142005

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A knocking noise was heard coming from the front. The vehicle started running roughly. The driver noticed that the transmission light flashed on the dashboard then off. The driver was able to pull over. The vehicle stalled, the driver tried to restart, but was unable to do so. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The mechanic informed the driver that the transmission needed to be replaced.

- Sterling, IL, USA

problem #16

Sep 292004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,850 miles

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

While driving on a busy interstate, the vehicle lost power. There was no warning. Upon entering the interstate, the consumer noticed that the vehicle was not accelerating.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #15

Sep 252001

Intrepid

  • 17,158 miles
Nar 9-8-03. Transmission, air conditioner, and defective water pump.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #14

Aug 132004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle was running or parked and when the ignition switch was placed in the on position, consumer could move the vehicle while shifting from park to reverse, and to neutral without applying the brake pedal. Consumer received a recall notice for replacement of transmission axle floor shifter park interlock ignition. The work was performed. But consumer informed the mechanic that this problem recurred. Dealer and manufacturer were aware of the problem, but there was no solution.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #13

Dec 192003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Within the last month our family has experienced two transmission failures in two different Chrysler vehicles we own. The first, a 1999 Chrysler sebring, had the transmission catastrophically fail after only 60,000 miles. The second, a 1998 Dodge Intrepid, had the clutches in the transmission fail after 79,000 miles. Both of these cars were extremely well cared for and driven normally. Both vehicles have been serviced according to the service manual supplied with the car. As a consumer, its hard to see how a company can charge $2,000 to replace a part of a car that failed without reason. I will never buy a Chrysler product again.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #12

Sep 082003

Intrepid

  • Manual transmission
  • 51,000 miles

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

I believe my vehicle overall is defective. We purchased this vehicle new and have had nothing but problems with it. Had to replace rocker arms and engine at 51,000 miles. Have since replaced computer, transmission, intake manifold, cooling system, catalytic converter and now have a "check engine" light on again with codes relating to cooling and the catalytic converter. This vehicle is just an accident waiting to happen. Who knows what will go wrong with it next.

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #11

Dec 202001

Intrepid

  • miles
I have found an excellent and informative website against dailmler Chrysler at www.daimlerchryslervehicleproblems.com for anyone who would like more information mainly in regard to Intrepid, 300M, concorde, lhs premature engine, steering, transmission and other common failures. I have experienced many of these problems myself and dailmer Chrysler simply does not care, I could have even been killed in one instance. After owning another vehicle and putting nearly 30,000 miles on it I have not had any of the ridiculous problems experienced with Chrysler's Dodge brand of vehicles. There is a lot of information consumers need to know that dailmer Chrysler does not want you to know about these vehicles and their common problems Chrysler ignores, some of which are potential safety concerns such as the defective seat belt design Chrysler continues to use and defective steering design and or components that can cause sudden looseness or change of response in steering, which can lead to a serious accident. These guys have been receiving complaints daily about these problems and have been referring consumers to the NHTSA, I hope that in turn the NHTSA will add this to the list of their complaints so others will also know about this. Thank you very much for your time.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 012000

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission will come out of gear on its own and drop down to a low gear. It then locks out the higher gears. This is a dangerous operation as it could result in a accident by being rearended from another vehicle. Chrysler has had problems with this since 1992 and at one time repaired or replaced all defective vehicles. It is still an on going safety hazard.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 012000

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission shifts down while driving at any speed. Please provide additional information.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #8

Sep 032001

Intrepid

  • miles
Engine check light came on and the transmission would not shift out of first gear. The speedometer did not work either. The mechanic said the transmission needed to be replaced and also informed me that other Dodge Intrepids had the same problem.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 172001

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My rotors warped at 18000 mi. I had to bring the car in twice to have the clunking in the steering wheel corrected and now the car pulls to the left. Today, the transmission stuck in 2nd. Gear. In other words, I have had many of the problems that others have described on your web site.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 012001

Intrepid

  • miles
Powertrain -- check engine light illuminated as coming to a stop, and car jolted. From that point on, car stuck in second gear. 24 days out of warranty, with under 32K miles. Dodge would not pay for repair even though it is a known issue with Dodge. Windows stuck in up position on 3 occasions, affecting rf, lf, and rr windows. Motors replaced under warrenty.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 052001

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission stuck in 2nd gear.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 151999

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle had vibration in the motor and transmission did not shift gears correctly. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealer 6 times, but was told by dealer that vehicle was fine, and that it was normal characteristic of vehicle. Cause was unknown. Radiator fan motor failed. Motor window regulator failed. Gearshift control faied. Rear strut assembly failed. Windshield wiper blade and windshieled pivot carrier assembly failed. A/C evaporator coil failed. Instrument panel trim failed. Battery failed. Door weather strip failed.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #3

Jul 312000

Intrepid

  • miles
No summary

- Deer Park, NY, USA

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