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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,058 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #17

Nov 022007

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Consumer writes in regards to safety recall on vehicle that caught fire the consumer stated she received a second recall notice on June 8, 2011 regarding a possible engine fire. However, the vehicle caught on fire November 2, 2007. The vehicle was destroyed. Prior to the fire, the consumer experienced several other problems with the vehicle, such as; transmission problems, the dash/steering instrument panel and cruise control compartment would become extremely hot.

- Bascom, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 152007

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,373 miles
- the contact has a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue with an odometer reading of 60373 miles and finds it difficult to shift gears. The contact stated that when she places her foot on the break and holds down the gear shift she has a hard time moving the shift from one gear to another, and it won't go into 1st gear. The contact had the car taken to the mechanic and he has been unable to find a problem. The contact stated that this happens every time she gets in the car. The contact is able to get it into gear, but it takes a while.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #15

Jul 172003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I have a 98 olds. Intrigue with the 4T65E and it has a whine noise when it is in park or neutral only. I took it to a Chevy dealership and they told me they do not know what is causing the noise. So they told me to drive the car until the trans stop working. Had the noise for 3 years no failures no accidents.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #14

Jun 062003

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,608 miles

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

Transmission failed at 25,608 miles on a car that is five years old.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #13

May 212002

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving front axle collapsed at speed 30 mph. Right front tire came out of axle boot and ball joint was sheared off. Left front tire also collapsed. Prior to accident vehicle had transmission solenoids and bearings replaced. After looking over vehicle, insurance inspector stated that it was possible that the vehicle was not put back together properly when transmission repairs were made.

- Culpepper, VA, USA

problem #12

May 182002

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While parked, shift cable may have broken, causing shift level to remain in gear instead of park. Manufucturer was notified.. the shift cable broke while shifting from 1st to park. Vehicle therefore stayed in 1st gear. Consumer exited vehicle thinking it was in park. Fortunately the parking brake had been applied.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #11

Sep 202001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles

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

When the accelerator is pressed from a complete stop the vehicle makes a sound like going across a rumble strip and the vehicle moves forward about 1 or 2 mph, the driver has to let up on the accelerator then reaccelerate to get the car to go into low gear. The dealer has been notified of the problem but has been unable to reproduce the problem. Nlm

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #10

Dec 252001

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicles transmission went out after only 40000 miles also met somone with same make and model veihicle with 39998 miles and transmission just went out, please get back with me as soon a possible on any information on what could be done. Thank you.

- Roswell, NM, USA

problem #9

Sep 202001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
When the accelerator is pressed from a complete stop the vehicle makes a sound like going across a rumble strip and the vehicle moves forward about 1 or 2 mph, the driver has to let up on the accelerator then reaccelerate to get the car to go into low gear. The dealer has been notified of the problem but has been unable to reproduce the problem. Nlm

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #8

Aug 311998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed a vibration coming from steering column. Dealership examined vehicle and replaced intermediate steering shaft three times under warranty, and the problem has reoccurred.. steering rack has also been relaced. After backing out, transmission will hesitate or shudder.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #7

Mar 092000

Intrigue

  • miles

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

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 #6

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 #5

Mar 122000

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at 30 mph vehicle loses all power, causing vehicle to come to a complete stop, and vehicle would not go into gear. Consumer contacted dealer, . dealer linked the problem to the transmission.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 101998

Intrigue

  • miles
Steering shaft. Transmission failure.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 251998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission pan loose resulting in leaking.

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states when engine is started and backing out movement, consumer hears a click in the front brakes. When driving no problem, . dealer contacted, and stated this was a factory design flaw. Problem still exists. *akthe click is becoming more & more noticeable after you move forward or backward, consumer also stated that transmission feels like it clunks when shifting from reverse to drive, also power steering was replaced.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 271998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The design of the automatic transmission will not hold in the drive position while vehicle is stopped.

- Fairport, NY, USA

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