really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 5
Average Mileage:
48,562 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 Dodge Intrepid cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 022004

Intrepid 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,999 miles


My 1998 Dodge Intrepid is one of those that was on the abc 7 news. The car just stop in the middle of the expressway on my way home from work at about 10.oo P.M in burr rigde. I called the dearlership they say they can't do anything for me. I still have to pay $7000 for this car to the dearler and I can't drive this car that I only had it for 6 months before the engine stop. What can I do ? its going to cost me $4000 to $$5000 to get it fix. I can't pay this repairs plus the payments. I have four kids and its hard to take two of them to school walking when the school is about eight block form my house. It very hard without my car. I need some way of getting this car fix or junk this car and still pay for this.

- Cicero, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 022004

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 1998 Dodge Intrepid that when the blower is on for the heater it goes off and on, causing the car to overheat, and when the A/C is on it does the same. Also the trunk accumulates a lot of moisture.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #2

May 222003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,749 miles
Me car was purchased used 1/16/03, since purchase, have had several serious problems; idler pulley warped, broke power steering belt while on road cooling fan motor went out on passenger side of car -the engine in my 1998 Dodge Intrepid blew -up when I was on the expressway in a construction zone (one lane of traffic). I was told by several local auto mechanics and Dodge dealerships that these engines are notorious for this problem. The power steering and braking quit when engine quit. Car diagnosed by local mechanic " needs engine replaced".

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 092003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,500 miles
91000 miles had to replace camshaft and crankshaft sensors/ cooling motor blowed, thermostat housing had to be replaced. And car shakes when brakes are applied.

- Blackstone, VA, USA

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