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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,512 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 272014


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, there was a burning odor and the temperature gauge displayed that the vehicle was overheating. The contact opened the hood and discovered that the vehicle caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police/fire report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000...updated 12/03/14 the vehicle was destroyed. Updated 12/11/14

- Asheville , NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 182006

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,046 miles
Intensive leak of cooling fluid from manifold case full loose power... so, with speed 65 mph my car was without brakes and....

- West Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 142004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving temperature gauge registered hot. A loud knocking noise was heard from the front of the vehicle. Consumer contacted the dealer, and mechanic informed the driver that the vehicle had to be driven in for analysis.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 162002

(reported on)


  • miles
Water pump leak at 47,000 miles. Fixed by dealer. Sound of fluid or water rushing through hoses when steering wheel is turned or when taking off from a stop. Fan on heater/ac makes screeching noise when turned on. Sound was originally a chirping or whistling sound, like bleeding air. Dealer has tried everything from "squirrles nesting in engine" to "coolant leaking on motor belt". problem is not in motor, it is in air conditioning system. Now vent button indicator lights stay on all the time even when fan is not on. Have to drive car tomorrow to nh and need problem fixed. Hopefully, I will get results from dealer tomorrow.

- Brunswick, ME, USA

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