really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,294 miles

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2003 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 132014

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • 153,874 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Intrepid. The contact stated that after shifting into reverse the vehicle suddenly experienced unintended acceleration and crashed into a concrete wall. The contact indicated that during the failure the vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied. The contact and the front passenger both suffered headaches and the contact also suffered an upper back injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,874. The consumer stated on June 13, 2014, immediately after she put the vehicle in reverse, the vehicle jerked suddenly and accelerated out of control. She tried to apply the brake but the vehicle would not stop. The consumer stated the air bags failed to deploy. Updated 09/03/14

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 052009


  • miles
My vehicle started having problems in September of 09, it was stalling on highways. I would lose power out of nowhere. It also would randomly accelerate forward, for lack of a better word the car would just buck back and forth. I received a recall notice (J18) that word for word explained what was going on. Took it to be fixed, problem still persisted. I then brought it to my personal mechanic, they informed me that the recall did not remedy the problem which is the cam shaft position sensor. One year later and I am still dealing with the same problem. The recall notice says that eventually your catalytic converter will fail. I am almost at that point now, I brought my car back to my mechanic they informed me of all codes that came up on the scanner. I have since called the Chrysler company filed my complaint and got no where. My case manager said I had to have Dodge determine if my cars problems were truly the same as the recall stated. I got charged $95 for the exact same thing my mechanic told me for free, which were the codes that came up for my Intrepid. I am officially are my wits end with the Dodge/Chrysler company. No one can give me a clear answer, how each problem described in the recall fits the description of what's wrong with me car but yet they claim they are not responsible. How can this be" if there is a recall and their answer to the problem does not fix it and the problem continues is Dodge not held responsible for their faulty parts" so now I am stuck with a car that randomly bucks back and forth, stalls on the highway so that my life is in danger and or just doesn't start. Please help!

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 232010


  • miles
Car sticks in 2nd gear during driving and frequently stops moving, going into limp mode. While driving the car will not accelerate and the RPM will go from 2 to 4. when decelerating and breaking, it will act erratic often as if it was placed in neutral and jerk. While in a parking lot surrounded by pedestrians the did the same and did not stop as it should have. This problem is unpredictable and can lead to accidents as it may occur at any time (on the freeway and hillsides). Dealerships will tell people the computer is returning a P1776 and P0700 code. I was told to get another transmission. A different repair station suggested a new solenoid pack for the 2003 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L. The solenoid pack with build date ranges from 3001 and 0603 may be defective (search "21-008-04 rev. A" service bulletin). This is a big problem because it will destroy your transmission if not addressed properly and has almost caused an accident involving pedestrians. Please have your serviceman check the build on the solenoid pack.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 112003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,300 miles
The vehicle's accelerator drive belts were failing and as a result the vehicle was unable to accelerate properly. Please provide any additional information.

- Diamondhead, MS, USA

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