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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue engine problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #19

Jan 312003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Upper intake manifold had to be replaced on 1998 Intrigue with 57000 miles. My mechanic and his partner are scheduled to fix three of these next week. My inquiries have lead me to understand that this is a very comon problem caused by a poor design

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #18

Nov 242002

Intrigue

  • miles
While car is in motion, engine shuts down with out warning.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #17

Sep 252002

Intrigue

  • miles
All three problems (ABS failure/ windshield wipers/ oil leak) described by dealer as "very common" for 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigues.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #16

Sep 012001

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Ongoing problem with engine stalling/shut down intermittently. Vehicle been in dealer shop on several occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #15

Mar 092000

Intrigue

  • miles
Engine/transmission whine reported to dealer at 31360 miles (dealer could not duplicate). Transmission failed at 40976 miles (engine revs rose and car slowed - on interstate at 65 mph), transaxle replaced and whine no longer present. Even out of warranty, Oldsmobile paid hafl of the $2800 bill, but feel that failure at this mileage is totally unacceptable. Complaint to olds at their web site got a response that they are sorry, its out of warranty. Bearing in HVAC motor failed at 34909 miles. Clunk in steering fixed by replacement of steering rack and interim shaft.

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #14

Nov 172000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Vehicle would stall while stopped at a stop light or stop sign.

- Bloomingdale, TN, USA

problem #13

Nov 172000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Vehicle would stall while stopped at a stop light or stop sign.

- Bloomingdale, TN, USA

problem #12

Nov 272000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
While drinving at highway speeds engine will suddenly die. This has happened several times. Dealer has been contacted.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #11

Aug 112000

Intrigue

  • miles
At time, my car will not start; the dash lights, air, radio, etc. Come on, but the engine will not turn over. After a few minutes and continually turning the ignition on, it finally will start. This hapened for the first time 4/13/00. After it started, I went immediatly to the Oldsmobile dealership (mcgough). They could find nothing wrong. This happened again 7/26/00. I took my car to mcgough the following day. They replaced the ignition switch and said this had been the problem. Car would not start 7/28/00. Took it to mcgough the following day. On advice of technical assistance (engineer), they checked and tightened all connections and terminal ends. Car would not start again on 8/11/00. Took car to mcgough the following day. They could find nothing wrong. Mcgough told me the second time I had my car in for this problem that there were several other Intrigues in this area with the exact same problem and they had been unable to pinpoint what the problem. My conern is that one of these time, the car will not start at all even after several attempts. There has got to be something causing this problem. It is very inconvenient to leave my car for an entire day (four times so far) and have nothing done to alleviate the problem. I would like to know if you have had other complaints with this problem

- Shorter, AL, USA

problem #10

Jun 292000

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving 5mph over speed bumps in an apartment complex engine & transmission had fallen out. Transmission was a replacement for the original that was not shifting properly.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #9

Apr 072000

Intrigue

  • miles

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

While driving vehicle just died without any kind of warning. Manufacturer has been notified about the probem. Vehicle was serviced for this problem a couple of times. But, problem has not been corrected. Please provide any further nformation.

- Trevose, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 292000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
This car has died four times in ten months, three of these in the last six weeks. The dealer has been unable to duplicate the problem in spite of having the car for at least 14 days. After 1/2 hour the car starts again with no problem. They replaced a fuel valve but the car failed again after that. I need reliable transportation and can no longer trust the reliability of this car. What can I do"??? help?????"

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #7

May 141999

Intrigue

  • miles
Engine stalls repeatedly at various speeds and conditions. Manufacturer has agreed to repurchase vehicle.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 181999

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since September 18th the vehicle has stalled 9 times for no reason. This happened while driivng at any speed and pulling off after a stopping. Dealership was not able to find out what was causing this problem.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 141999

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Engine stalls when the temperate gauge goes pass 1/2 way mark will travelling at all speed.

- Emerson, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 121999

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle cuts off at random times. Has to sit for awhile to be started again. Sometimes it will cut off again after less than 3 miles. Dealer cant find the problem.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 061998

Intrigue

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing intermittent engine failure resulting in the vehicle shutting down while driving, faulty starter replaced however engine still experiencing failures.

- East Orang, NJ, 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

May 151998

Intrigue

  • miles
Engine buring oil

- Falmouth, MA, USA

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