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5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,270 miles

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1998 Dodge Intrepid windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

May 012002

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

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

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 #21

Sep 152003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
Engine failure: I had the car for 7 months. It suddenly made a high pitch squeeling noise. I pulled over, popped the hood to see if I could find what was causing the noise. The noise stopped so I drove to my destination another 11 miles. I watched the temp. Gauge and the engine never overheated. I parked at my destination and noticed a trail of water and antifreeze. I never started it again. I towed it to the repair shop and they told me that the engine was blown, unrepairable, cost could be close to $5,000 for a new engine. Window: The back right passenger window will go down but will not come back up unless you turn the car on and off 5 or 6 times and keep trying the window. I didn't have the money to get it fixed. I figured I could live with it if I didn't roll the window down.

- Rigby, ID, USA

problem #20

Oct 152003

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,943 miles
Starter went out.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #19

Apr 152003

Intrepid

  • Manual transmission
  • 74,000 miles

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

Heat & A/C only works when on high oil light comes on whenever you stop the car driver side window works when it wants to car starts when ever it gets ready I had to replace the cam and crank sensor $400 now after all that there is a loud knocking noise under the hood found out it's the enegine and it needs to be replaced

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #18

Sep 182003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dodge Intrepid 1998 this vehicle was purchased in July of 1998 new there are several problems here 1. windows already had to purchase 4 motors for the windows. 2. my latest problem is the house where you take the car to fix is horrible mechanics. I took my car in for a check -up. They charged me $1,000 and told me everything was good brought the car home and anti freeze leaked all over garage floor. Brought the car back to take care of the problem. 3. brought the car back home and I hear a rattling noise, take the car back and I am told another $600 for a coolant problem with the fan or I don"T know but they flushed the coolant so why do I have to pay for this and another motor for the window again this a problem from the house and not mine how can I resolve this they need to take this car back or offer me an adjustment of the monies I have spent sincerely Mrs. Madelyn nagle

- Jackson Heights, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 052003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
When the buttons were pressed on any of the consoles for the power windows, the rear windows did not respond. Both rear power window units were replaced, and the front power window units will be replaced at a later date. The cause of the problem undetermined.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #16

Jun 122000

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

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 #15

Mar 012001

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The electric windows on the vehicle do not work. The problem started with the windows not working occasionally, this progressed to not working at all. The vehicle also gives a violent shock when exiting with ignition off.

- Duncan, OK, USA

problem #14

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Consumer states of having problems with power windows. This has been replaced a few times. Dealer was not confused.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #13

Nov 051998

Intrepid

  • miles
Consumer states the window stitch is inoperatable. The window lock has failed.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #12

Nov 202001

Intrepid

  • miles

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

My A/C evaporator has been hissing and Dodge says it was normal during my warranty period but now I find it was not the case and also about the odor that came with it. The driver side window stick in the up position but you never know when, boy I will tell you Dodge sure did pick the right name, even when they know there are these problems and even issued extended warranties for Intrepids 93-97 up to 7 years...meaning"??" A/C evaporators are suppose to last at least 7 years....well ours isnt lasting even 3 years!! worst car I have ever bought and it was not cheap.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #11

Oct 121999

Intrepid

  • miles
Power windows on all doors are inoperable. Windows will not come down. Also, power operated doors will periodically not open from inside. Dealer has replaced parts which has not corrected the problem.

- Groton, VT, USA

problem #10

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 #9

May 232001

(reported on)

Intrepid

  • miles
Driver's power window did not go into the closed position correctly. Took to dealer and found that the plastic clip on the bottom of the window that goes into the regulator track was broken. Dealer said this was a common problem but not covered under my warranty. Can not be fixed unless the whole window is replaced. Seems that something that is used as much as the driver's window should not be made with a plastic component!! also it should be repaired by replacing the component not the whole window. Bad engineering I would conclude.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Feb 282000

Intrepid

  • miles
Continued problems and expense related to window engine failures in front and back

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 022000

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power window on the doors sometimes won't work where dealer had told the consumer there was some problems with the motor. Also, vehicle pulsates when brakes are applied/ replaced front brake rotors.

- St. Rose, LA, USA

problem #5

May 011998

Intrepid

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left front window motor failed.

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

problem #4

May 011998

Intrepid

  • miles
Speaker and driver's side power window.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #3

May 181999

Intrepid

  • 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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