NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,416 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue exhaust system problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 292009


  • 52,363 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. While driving at an unknown speed, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the upper and lower intake manifolds needed to be replaced. The contact has had the part replaced on three different occasions, which originated with the check engine light illuminating. The current mileage was 117,000 and failure mileage was 52,363.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #3

May 222008


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. When the contact started his vehicle, it backfired from the exhaust. Next, the upper intake manifold shattered and the engine caught fire. The contact did not call the fire or police departments. He called the manufacturer and they stated that someone will get back in touch with him as soon as possible. No repairs have been made to the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 170,000.

- Glenmont, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 162004


  • 128,300 miles
When starting the vehicle smoke came from under the hood. Consumer was informed that intake manifold blew out. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Barre, VT, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004


  • 31,000 miles
Concern regarding the plastic intake manifold. The engine was leaking coolant and the intake manifold required replacement. The consumer requested a refund.

- Canfield, OH, USA

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