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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,625 miles

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2003 Dodge Intrepid drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 242016

Intrepid

  • 86,000 miles

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

The car has major engine problems like all the 03 2.7 L eng SE. Connecting rods is falling out, and etc. The car is unbalance. I took the car today to find why the oli light was coming on when the vehicle thermostat rises. Turn out the engine isn't allowing the oil to reach the upper part of the engine and that is causing my vehicle to overheat and make noises on startup. And also when you reverse you hearthe car make a bad knock sound and feel the vibration. This car only has 86000 miles and the mechanics could only shake their heads. This car should be in better condition then this. Anyways, the cost for new engine with warranty is over $6000. And that includes everything! now who has that type of money and why didn't Dodge recall this problem on the 03 Dodge Intrepid"?" all I want is the engine replace and Dodge could do that at any of their companies or auto lots. I'm a simple person. I just want to work and be at peace.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 152014

Intrepid

  • 10,500 miles
My car just went from fine to not fine. I felt like it was in 2 gear while driving it. So I had to pull over stop it and make sure I was in the right gear and I was but it wouldn't shift to drive. Stayed in 2 gear. Then check engine light came on and I got two codes. PO700 and PO871. I love my car but cant pay thousands of dollars for the repair. This should be recalled, because to many people are having the same issues. Dodge should stand behind there cars or people will stop buying them.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Oct 012010

Intrepid

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Intrepid. The contact was driving 50 mph when the transmission started to slip and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that he was able to merge to the side of the road and restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the solenoid was defective. As a result, the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 88,604.

- Minneola, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052009

Intrepid

  • miles
My vehicle started having problems in September of 09, it was stalling on highways. I would lose power out of nowhere. It also would randomly accelerate forward, for lack of a better word the car would just buck back and forth. I received a recall notice (J18) that word for word explained what was going on. Took it to be fixed, problem still persisted. I then brought it to my personal mechanic, they informed me that the recall did not remedy the problem which is the cam shaft position sensor. One year later and I am still dealing with the same problem. The recall notice says that eventually your catalytic converter will fail. I am almost at that point now, I brought my car back to my mechanic they informed me of all codes that came up on the scanner. I have since called the Chrysler company filed my complaint and got no where. My case manager said I had to have Dodge determine if my cars problems were truly the same as the recall stated. I got charged $95 for the exact same thing my mechanic told me for free, which were the codes that came up for my Intrepid. I am officially are my wits end with the Dodge/Chrysler company. No one can give me a clear answer, how each problem described in the recall fits the description of what's wrong with me car but yet they claim they are not responsible. How can this be" if there is a recall and their answer to the problem does not fix it and the problem continues is Dodge not held responsible for their faulty parts" so now I am stuck with a car that randomly bucks back and forth, stalls on the highway so that my life is in danger and or just doesn't start. Please help!

- Plymouth, MA, USA

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