really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,500 miles

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1998 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 042003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


Car stalls at speeds in excess of 60 mph. Check engine light flashes about 5 times and vehicle experiences an immediate loss of acceleration ability. Car coasts to a near stop and stalls completely locking the steering wheel. While engine is hot vehicle will not start. Cruise control light and oil light remain on longer than any other dashboard lights. Vehicle starts again only after sitting for hours. Vehicle will only start when it is cold. At highway speeds this has happened twice in the last two weeks. Vehicle stores no codes for mechanic to diagnose problem.

- Manorville, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 292003


  • miles
While driving at 60 mph on cruise control the vehicle shifted down. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop which could not determine the problem. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer on 7/1/2003.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222002

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
Wife backed out of a parking space in a mall parking lot. When she put the car in drive, car accelerated out of control. The car jumped two (2) mall parking medians before she was able to put the car in neutral. Tires were blown out on the left side from impacts with the medians. The left side wheels were damaged as was the body on the left side. On starting the car later, the engine began to race. The dealer and Chrysler acknowledge that there was a part failure in the cruise control. They both denied any responsibility for the failure.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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