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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,273 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.

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue miscellaneous problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 072016


  • 136,000 miles


I have called multiple GM dealerships in order to get my ignition recall, oil leak from valve cover recall, and rear seatbelt recalls taken care of and so far none have returned my phone calls regarding the issues. I have had the appointments set for at least 6 months at 2 different dealerships and have yet to hear back on any parts arriving. They told me over the phone at both dealers that it would take a week and a half for parts to arrive and that they would return my call when parts did arrive, but I have yet to hear anything.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #10

May 162016


  • 160,000 miles
Car went to a meineke shop nov2015. In bolingbrook, il at 1330 w boughton rd. Not told the car was under recall at time of repair work-should I be compensated"!? or at least the $$ returned for the original work done at the meineke shop nov2015" I have receipt. See below for details. Background: The 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue the wheel did not turn, car seemed to be ready to die out-drove it to a parking lot at local park a few blocks away; called persons who knew something about cars; decided to drive it drive slowly-with flashers on to a local repair shop (meineke) in bolingbrook, il; they took a look; said a pulley broke/a new serpentine belt was needed. Never was there a mention up that this car was under recall! all they said was-"it is an older car. " I paid $350-$400 in repair work; drove the car 1-2 days. It kept dying out while driving. I went back to the same meineke shop; again no mention came up that the car was under recall! they just said"what can we say, iit is an older car. Unless you want to pay more $$$, we can't (or won't) do anything more for you" no more work was done by them; I decided to slowly drive the car back to the house, and leave it on the drive way, where it has been parked since that time. In late December/2015 I found out the car was in recall via a letter from GM; it is unsafe; do not drive it & parts would not be in until feb2016 -last week it was sold for parts & towed away should something more be done" some sort of responsibly taken by the repair shop since it was under recall? also, should GM have paid for any damage done by driving the car not knowing it was in recall" the car did start on fire a few months later-one last try at deciding what to do to have it before it was "junked" ; note: VIN # given here is actually the recall # on vehicle from

- Lemont, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 252016


  • miles
Called to set appointment for recall 15757 and dealer called back and left message they were ordering the part. Over a month they were called back three times-left message. Finally got a call back this morning and they said it was not in their system and they would call back. Just trying to get a fire hazard fixed before it happens!

- Pikeville, TN, USA

problem #8

Jun 192015


  • 160,000 miles


Was having an oil leak and could smell burnt oil. I was driving down the road and it started to no have any power so I turned into tsc and all of a sudden I seen smoke under the hood. I opened up the hood and it was on fire at the exhaust manifold. The manager from tsc came out with extinguisher and we go T the fire out right away before it was any bigger. A friend of mine just told me today that there was a recall on this for this reason. My dad had it taken in for that recall in russellville, Arkansas. What every they did didnt fix the problem. I am just glad it was caught right away. He had just left the house and was only 3 to 5 miles down the road when it did this.

- Gibsonburg, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The piston rod blew a 2.5 inch hole through the engine casing at 158000 km. We had to completely replace the engine. The engine warning light never came on to warn us that a major part failure was about to take place. The back shoulder belts have never functioned properly. The brakes seem to need frequent replacement due to corosion of parts. Could you please let me know if anyone else has complained about a blown out engine? thank you

- Orleans,, UN, USA

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problem #6

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Computer would not allow car to start. Paint chipping on all fender edges. Constant flat tires, one near wreck on freeway due to leaking rims that mechanic says should never be driven in the winter becasue the rims will not hold up to the weather.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 172001

(reported on)


  • 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

Jan 212000


  • miles
Engine check light/anti- brake light and low traction light come on intermittently and stay on until car is turned off. They come on while driving in snow or slush rather than on dry pavement. Cause: Speed sensor shorted. Repair date: 02/02/00. Two days later, same problem occurred.

- Stow, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Traction control indicator failed.

- Woodland H, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 271999


  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 211997

(reported on)


  • miles
Not specified.

- Newbury, NH, USA

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