NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,233 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202005

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


Problems with locks and latches, where as the door latches will not open the car, preventing a passenger from exiting the vehicle if there was an accident. Presently both of my back door latches will not open the doors in the back. I plan on taking the car to a Oldsmobile dealership for repairs in the very near future. The car is a 1998 oldsmobie intrique. And I've had trouble with various locks on the car since I bought it.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 022004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,700 miles
I was driving home from town one night, and my 17th month old son some how squirmed half way out of his car seat. He proceeded to pull on the hand of the back passenger door and it came open. It did not open all the way, but if he had put any weight at all on the door, he would have fallen right out. We were going 55 mph and luckily I heard the wind when the door opened, so I was able to get the car stopped before anything happened. My car is equiped with child safety lock and they are engaged, so I guess they just don't work. (child safety locks is one of the main reasons I decided on this car, just in case something like this would happen) the cars doors should not open even if the car is in gear. I did check all the other 3 doors, and they do not open when the car is in gear. So the next day I called the dealership where we purchased the car to see if there is any recalls on this particular model. They checked and said there is not. They told me that if I wanted it fixed I would have to get and estimate from them and they would fix it for me. I feel that they should have taken my complaint and filed to see if it would qualifiy for a recall. Isn't a recalls for safety anyways? luckily my mom was watching tv one morning and saw this web site and told me. I hope you take this matter into serious consideration, it could have taken my son's life. Sincerely, brandy layfield

- Cerro Gordo, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right and left front door latch sticking.

- Burbank, CA, USA

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