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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems

8.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,918 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 Oldsmobile Intrigue electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 132004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,429 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. The contact stated that the vehicle's horn kit and fuses had to be replaced. At 20,429 miles, while sitting at a traffic light, the horn began to blow automatically three times. At 22,201 miles, the failure recurred. The contact started the ignition and drove approximately two miles before the horn stopped blowing. At 22,334 miles, the contact pressed the button on the keyless entry remote to lock the door and the horn failed to blow. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. At 23,000 miles, the horn experienced the same failure. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The engine size was unavailable. The current mileage is 23,000 and failure mileage was 20,429. The consumer stated new battery installed on 01/27/07 by aaa with a 1 year warranty. The consumer stated this is the 4th time he has to have the horn replaced and feels this is the safety issue resulting in a fire or air bag release. Updated 07/06/07

- Catonsville , MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 072002

Intrigue

  • miles
Consumer states a serious wiring problem exists between battery's side mounted positive terminal and the vehicle's chassis. While driving the vehicle stalled without warning. Upon inspection, consumer discovered that wiring was very tight and close to battery holder resulting in a short. Consumer states affecting wiring could possibly cause alternator and battery to fail simultaneously while driving.

- Kingston, CD, USA

problem #5

Apr 172001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
4/11/2000, replaced intermittant steering shaft, replaced steering shaft, replaced steering rack and pinion and adjusted front toe. 5/25/00, replaced master switch assy. Fog light repaired. Damaged shift indicator light, inoperable bulbs, lamps replaced. Mirror light repaired. 6/01/00, vehicle towed in, new battery replacement,

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 172000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Battery failed.

- Bloomingdale, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 172000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Battery failed.

- Bloomingdale, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 151998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Fuel pump/steering rack and pinion/both front struts/battery, and engine failures.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 221998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Battery failed.

- Heathrow, FL, USA

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