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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 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 #3

Jul 282007

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The security light is lit and the car won't start the is the key switch it has the same symptoms that many people in the forums are typing about.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 312002

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Vehicle has been having regular engine failures without warning, which results in the engine entirely shutting down. Occurs during various driving conditions, including at highway speeds. Failure results in a loss of power steering, power brakes, and overall ability to safely control vehicle. Dealer states GM indicates problem is result of faulty ignition switch.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition switch failed.

- Brea, CA, USA

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