really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Intrepid transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 022002


  • miles


I was getting my kids out of the car and my son got in the front seat and was able to move the car out of park and into reverse on my automatic transmission. I am able to move the shift into all gears without the car runnig or a key in the ignition. My car with my son rolled out of the driveway and across a street and into a lake on top of a park bench.. I was not parked on a hill. I was in flat ground. Dodge reports I have a inoperative shift interlock and they are not responsible for the problem, but. 685,000 Dodge cirrus, strattus, Chrysler sebring, and Plymouth breeze in 1998 were all recalled for this problem. Cars with automatic tranmissions can have a nonfunctional interlock system causing them to roll away. After the my car came to a rest my son fell out of the car into the water. It was listed as NHTSA recall number 98V183. My son did not have to depress any brakes to change the gears on my car and have it roll away. I must use the parking brreak at all times. If all other Dodge cars had this problem why would Intrepid be the exception. It si all made by the same company and proably the same parts.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #3

Jan 232002


  • miles
Vehicle was parked in parking lot when it rolled across the lane and hit a parked vehicle, this vehicle belongs to the writers son who lives in the same household, timothy underwood.

- Indian Lakes Est, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 132001

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer is concerned that 7 year old child released vehicle from gear without applying brakes and with engine being off, resulting in a collision.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

problem #1

May 042001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Our son got in the car before his mother. He moved the shifter and the car started rolling. There was no key in the ignition and we have found that this shifter moves easily without a key. My son was inside the car and it started rolling. My wife was walking toward the car then ran and opened the door trying to get inside to step on the brake. My wife is 25 weeks pregnant and was pulled from the car and hit by the door and drug approximately 20 feet. My son then jumped out of the car into a ditch while the car was still rolling and went and got help for his mother. My son is fine and so far there seems to be no harm to the baby. My wife has multiple bumps and bruises and a major road rash but is doing okay. We would like to be contacted asap regarding this situation. We have contacted Dodge corporation also. Please call us at 812-282-5740. Thank you.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

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