fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,262 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. exhaust system is malfuctioning creating blacklash of fumes (1 reports)
  3. get cooling system flush (1 reports)
  4. purge flow canister needs to be replaced (1 reports)
  5. replace gas cap seal (1 reports)
  6. replace gas tank and wires (1 reports)
2004 Dodge Intrepid engine problems

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2004 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 182014

Intrepid SXT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


I had a "smoke test" done at Dodge, cost me $100, for them to tell me that I need to replace the wires going from the gas tank to the gas cap... but NOTHING is wrong with the engine. There is a pin hole large enough to trigger the "check engine light".

- , Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #10

Feb 282010

Intrepid SE 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,970 miles

The engine light came on after I had to replace the water pump.It would come on different times,sometimes it would stay on for hours or for days at a time. I told it was on because I needed a transmission sensor switch ? Not sure.The car would then not want to kick in gear.It would usually happen on the freeway at about 50 mph or whenever I had to hit the brakes suddenly or sometimes at a stop light.Whenever this happened I would have to pull over,turn the car off, wait about a minute,then restart the car and continue on.Eventually didn't pass the E-CHECK.NICE?Passed the E-CHECK when I took it during one of times the light was off.(Lucky couple of hours one day) ,It happened every now and then,UNTIL FINALLY, you can probably guess what happened next? Now it's 2010 and on Nov.15 my daughter was driving the car and the timing chain went,the mechanic said after going over the car, the engine is shot (At least $3,000 for that) and then the transmission problems from before. Am I UPSET? What do you think? Maybe just a little,especially since I'M STILL PAYING FOR IT!!!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME. I just love having to walk to the store in this lovely Cleveland weather,right on the lake. When they sold these cars they should have given us access to a free LEMONADE PUMP! GOOD LUCK to whoever else buys one of these SPECIAL MADE VEHICLES that look nice but only ride nice for a couple of YEARS,Months,days,hours,minutes who knows,because obviously they aren't testing them right at the plant or maybe THEY JUST DON'T CARE!!!!!!! THANKS for letting me vent and it's nice to know I'M NOT ALONE. I THINK A LAWSUIT IS IN ORDER!

- , Euclid, OH, USA

problem #9

May 212009

Intrepid SE 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I used to praise owning an Intrepid but I am so sorry I ever did. I believe in buying American cars. Supporting our country and keeping the money here. I have to say I have never been more disappointed. My car spits and sputters when I start it even after letting it warm up. I have to restart it to get it to go anywhere, it has no motion like no gas is getting anywhere. I have had two oxygen sensors replaced and even the mechanic just shakes his head and he is a MOPAR guy!!

Between the engine and tranny problems. To the possibility of being stranded in my vehicle the stress is not worth it. I will never encourage anyone to buy a dodge ever again. When I pull out of an intersection and my car feels like its going to die and all the vehicles are honking their horns...I wish I had a sgn that said "I AM SORRY I BOUGHT AN INTREPID!!"

- , Menahga, MN, USA

problem #8

Aug 132008

Intrepid ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


My check engine light has been on for a while now. It is really crazy because usually in the winter when it is dry and cold it goes off but in the spring when it starts to warm up and get wet out it comes back on. I wish I knew what was causing it!!!

- , Wakeman, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 142009

Intrepid ES 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

First the engine light came on, then the oil light started flashing every time I hit the brakes. I had just had the oil changed on it. It only has 67,00 miles on it, and in February 2009 I was driving on the freeway and it started to lose power. The car completely stalled on me, leaving me stranded. I had to have it towed to find out by the mechanic that the engine has to be replaced! I am very upset! This is going to cost me $3,000 to fix! I am still paying on this car that I cannot drive! Is their someone out their that can help me? I am disabled and don't have the money for these outrageous repairs. Is their some kind of lemon law where I can fight this?

- , Exeter, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 152008

Intrepid SE 2.7lV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,910 miles

I bought this car at Vegas City Motors for $5,500 plus tax. I test drove the car and commented that the engine is gutless. He responded say it was only 2.7L and a fairly long car. It was very roomy and the car was just detailed. The engine light did not come on for almost 2 days. We thought it was something simple like the gas cap was not firmly on. We brought it to Tire Works for a check-up the day before when the engine light was not on yet. We changed all the belts, fluids, timing,etc. That check up cost $400.00. Then after all this the engine light turns on. We then brought to Ted Weins and said it was the timing chain. We were mad because Tire Works just charged us for a loose nut or bolt in the chain guard. So we paid double for exactly the samething at two different reputable garages; and they could not find what is causing the engine light come on. We finally found a honest mechanic and he explained that the 2.7L intrepid has been recalled under various situations. Of course I googled his story and it checked and that is why I writing you. After reading what I read about this engine and car I am wondering if Chrysler even cares how their cars leave the lot as long as they leave. They new the car was a piece of junk so they changed the warranty from 7 years 70,000 miles to 3 years 36,000 mi. in 2003. Chrysler should be making billions with this sly move on their customers but no, they just keep flopping on their face. I think they use to much glue in that factory. I just would like to know how to tackle a Jet flying CEO even when in months he would be bankrupt. Well the company would anyway. Well shout me the sh*t, I waiting. Jeff

- , Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Feb 022009

Intrepid SE 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


Check engine light came on the code that was read say evap emission malfunction or leak. I replace the gas cap that did nothing. So I replaced the purge flow canister very easy to fix 10 min. Light went off. I have had a couple sensors go bad, I have replaced all myself most are easy to change. My water outlet just broke and the part is 100 and labor around 200. I have heard all the problems but the car has served me well the past three years. I have 115,000 miles on it right now and my oil light still does not come on. I change the oil myself every 3500 miles with 4 quarts Castrol GTX and 1 quart Lucas oil stabilizer. Also every 10 to 15,000 miles I add a product called seafoam to my crankcase (where the oil goes) and it helps to clean the engine. I also add the same product to a full tank of gas every 10 to 15 fill ups. Hope this is help full.

- , Garner, NC, US

problem #4

May 112005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

Cant remember exactly but the service tech said something about having to fix the electrical system.

- , Concord, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 192007

(reported on)

Intrepid SE 2.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Since 47000 mark, Every other time I take the car in for an oil change something lights up. Most often the engine light which one of the mechanics suggested the gas cap was loose. He was right, every time I re-tighten it the light will go off in about a day. Highlight problems: Cam sensor - engine shutting off as you slow down, will not restart right away (also had to replace sensor located next to cam sensor) Oil sending Unit - oil light will flicker when you come to a stop, happens more often in cool weather??? Leak in TOP of radiator - PLASTIC piece cracked and coolant leaks out. Car over heats at the drop of a hat. Also, heard this complaint by many others with Intrepid. Simply put, Daimler-Chrysler installed some really cheap parts into the engine of this vehicle. Which is a shame because the style and class of the Intrepid is nice. Now we pay the price. I will never own another Dodge and I am real quick to tell people. Especially since this car has left me on the side of the ride three times.

- , St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 232007

(reported on)

Intrepid 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I don't know if this is what the problem was, but after I had my cooling system flushed, the check engine light stopped coming on. This was the first car we ever bought and I was paranoid. We got an extended warranty but it doesn't cover sh*t. Our oil light also comes on with plenty of oil and we were told it was a sensor. Who knows. Sad thing is because our credit was bad at the time we paid at 23% interest and we still own 3 more years. Hopefully we'll be okay though.

- , Anniston, AL, USA

problem #1

Sep 272006

(reported on)

Intrepid SXT

  • 52,000 miles

I had this car for less than a month when this first happened, and it has happened every month. Sometimes the light will go off by itself in a day or two. The rest of the time, I have to pay to have a diagnostic run costing me $100.00 a pop every time, just to have the repair company tell me that the test came back negative. Like nothing is wrong with the engine at all, yet the stupid "check engine" light keeps coming on month after month! If I had this dianostic test run every time, I would have spent over $1,000.00 in just the 7 months I've owned this car. As it stands, I've spent several hundred dollars having it run, that's the part that is a pain in the ass! If the test could at least tell me there's a problem and get it fixed, that would be one thing, but to keep having it come up like nothing is wrong and nothing can be done to "fix" it.

- , Montgomery, TX, USA

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