30th Jun 2002, 08:39
We have owned our '94 Dodge Intrepid for 2 years. The car has developed multiple problems in those two years. Our air conditioner has needed additional freon both summers of our ownership.
The steering and suspension is very stiff and noisy in the winter months. The rear passenger side has a loud clunk in it at low speeds all year round.
The interior noise from normal driving is so loud we can't speak on a cell phone because we can't hear the caller.
Our main concern is the air bag light that comes on while driving causing the car to hesitate and then jerk. This is an intermittent problem and after having a new $500 plus repair to the BSM it still continues to act up. Sometimes we have no gauges due to this problem.
We're looking to get rid of this lemon soon.
12th Aug 2003, 12:32
I have owned my 1994 Chrysler Intrepid for almost 5 years now. I love it, except for the lovely system they put around the headlights. Why on earth did they use hard plastic? The cars are well known for this problem. I wish I could find out where to go to find out how to fix this problem. My car has 278,000KMs on it and I have done nothing to this car except oil changes and fuel system services at Walmart. Sure the A/C went on it a few years back, when they changed things over in the new cars. But I am sure I will survive with rolling down the windows. The car only recently has started to have issues in the front end, however the high expense, I will fix it, just because it is a beauty to drive. Does anyone know how to fix the headlight problem???
16th Sep 2004, 14:41
I own a 1994 Dodge Intrepid. My paint is flaking off, the airbag light is stuck on, my fuel gauge bobs up and down causing the fuel light to flash off and on, there's a strange clicking sound by the front right tire in the winter time, my water pump is about to go, and now it stalls out while I am driving. I regularly change my oil and do routine check ups, but there is always another problem!
18th Oct 2004, 22:37
I bought a 94 Dodge Intrepid in January. Now, 10 months later I have had to fix: motor mounts, get a new radiator, and now I have blue smoke coming out of my exhaust. I've already spent about $900 and it's just one problem after another.
22nd Jul 2005, 23:02
I bought a 94 in 1996 and its been the most reliable car I've ever come across, period. It currently has 230,000 miles on it and is daily driven at least 50 miles in harsh Michigan weather.
Sure, things have gone wrong. I rebuilt the transmission at 196,000 miles. I had an AC condenser put in 3 years ago, and I've changed a few sensors here and there. But the car runs and drives great, especially on long drives. A $1200 trans rebuild is not that big a deal considering how reliable the car had been and continues to be. I even had the car repainted for $500, curing it of the notorious "flaking" problem. Now it looks as good as it drives.
22nd Nov 2005, 17:04
I currently own a 1997 Intrepid with 350000 Kms on the original 3.3L engine and the original tranny. I have owned just about every brand of car out there and this one is the most reliable out of them all. Always remember the quality of parts you are putting into your car.I've obviously repaired the suspension and steering systems, but the quality of parts is important. You cannot compare a $50.00 control arm to a high quality part. Being the owner of a garage I see mostly GM vehicles come into my shop with horrendous problems. Also remember the quality of your auto mechanic. A shiny tool box does not make a good mechanic.
Signed.Auto tech Ont. Canada.
8th Feb 2008, 13:54
OK, I am 19 years old and when I first bought my 94 Intrepid it was great. It had about 112,000 miles on it when I got it about 6 or 7 months ago, and it's alright. But now I'm sick of it. It makes me want to get a new car.
I had to replace one of the motor mounts, get a brand new front right caliper, and the owner before me took care of the car as in look wise, but other than that I am starting to deal with the problems.
Now my radio don't work, every time my gas gauge hits half a tank my gas light comes on and then goes off and comes on, etc. and now I have NO blinkers.
My grandma is paying some mechanics to look at my car from top to bottom and fix everything on it. So I'm hoping that I don't get a ticket for not having blinkers. Even my hazard lights work. OH and every time I hit a bump my car makes a knocking noise in the back, so I'm going to have people at the mechanic shop look at it.
I think I have an electrical problem and I think that there's something wrong with my tie rods... that's just an assumption. And another thing that went wrong with my car is that my ignition burnt out on me... but I guess for it being 14 years old, it's had it's share from owners. OVERALL I guess it COULD BE WORSE!!!