21st Jun 2005, 16:06
Yes this web page is a God sent. I thought I was the only one having problems. I have had my 99 Intrepid for 3mths and my driver window does not work, this morning I was driving to work and my car would not shift gears, and the speedometer was not working. I hope that it's just a sensor as well. firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st Jun 2005, 20:20
We are happy owners of a 1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2 with autostick. This has been the best car we have ever owned. Absolutely no problems whatsoever in 90,000 with regular maintenance. One reading a forum like this has to remember that you will hear from people who claim to have problems, but there are few if any people who are happy and satisfied with a product who take the time to make positive comments. I found this site by searching for our car on Google. If you are reading this group, you probably have already made your mind up. I mean, some people on hear complain they had to replace an O2 sensor for goodness sakes. Those are parts that do wear out. That is my 2 cents worth. Good job Chrysler. I hope the new Dodge Charger has many if not all of the roominess, power and coolness of the Intrepid. That will be our next Dodge purchase. Chrysler got it right with the Intrepid. Too bad it was discontinued. They are great cars.
7th Jul 2005, 12:15
Glad I found this site... does anyone know of any recalls on this car yet??? Same problems for everyone here, no telling how many others...it's crazy!!!
My mother has a 1999 Dodge Intrepid, bought it used 3 yrs ago... great price/low miles... only thing that was wrong was the back passenger window didn't work, no big deal.
Well now, the back window has started working again, but the driver side front won't work and the passenger side front sticks once in a while...
Other problems are:
*Radiator Fan motor-passenger side-burned and making horrible noise-in the process of trying to find a cheap one somewhere.
*Oil light flashes off and on, mostly when stopped at red lights for some reason.
*Seal around back driver side door is falling off.
*Radio off/on knob just stopped working one day luckily it stopped working while the radio was off ;-)
*Windshield frame is peeling and cracking so bad.
*Electric seat switches only work then they want to.
*Oil cap is a pain to get off and back on and it's half stripped out.
*Interior lights have flashed off and on a few times, it's not too bad though and not very often.
*Electric mirror switch does not work.
That's about all I can think of right now...
Apart from the above problems, it's a nice car LOL ;-)
My mom has been wanting to trade it in and I kept telling her no, don't do it... now I'm not so sure, think it might be best if she does...she's on a social security and can't afford all these repairs (I mean, we can live with most of them, but she's still paying for the car and it's falling apart!)
24th Aug 2005, 01:47
I also have the feared 1999 Dodge Intrepid with the evil 2.7L engine. I bought the car in 2000 and after reading this sight, feel kinda lucky. The only problems I've had are multiple sensors going out, and repeated starter problems. Oh, yes, and front brake problems (probably from mostly city driving). Now, at 115,000 miles, the starter is going out...AGAIN!!, for the third time I began to get suspicious about the car when I offered to sell it to a friend so I could get another car about a year ago. The car had no known current problems. He is an auto mechanic. As soon as I told him it had the 2.7 motor, he said no thanks. He informed me about all of the design flaws. Now, every time I start the car, I have this eerie feeling like I'm sitting on a ticking time bomb, ready to wreck havoc on my savings account. The first time I hear any ticks or groans coming out from under the hood that are out of the ordinary, I'm driving this car straight to a car lot and trading it off!!! If any of you see a used red 1999 Dodge Intrepid at a car shop in the near future, with around 115000 miles on it, pick the car next to it!
28th Aug 2005, 16:25
It's interesting that every post I've read has been about a 1999 or older Intrepid with the 2.7L engine. Did the Chrysler engineers largely fix the mechanical problems?
We've had the same exact issues mentioned above. Window motors, A/C blower only works on high (sometimes not at all) and has rarely ever been cold, oil light flickering at idle and oil level always a quart low - top it off and check it a week later, back to a quart low. We just spent exactly $2,000 at a Chrysler dealership for a major tune-up and repair of the oil leak and fixes windows and A/C blower. The A/C quit AGAIN the SAME WEEK and oil leak has never stopped. Called the dealership and they never returned my calls until I called the owner repeatedly and he apologized and offered to make me a "killer deal" on a new Intrepid. Are you KIDDING ME?
I love the styling on the Intrepid and would consider another 2003 or 2004 with the 3.2L or 3.5L engine. The 1999 2.7L is a true lemon.
14th Sep 2005, 15:32
I bought a 2001 Dodge Intrepid from a used car dealership 18months ago. I love this car, however recently after having the oil changed, the oil light started flickering off an on as well as making a slight clanky noise which sounds like it is coming from the front of the car. I have no leaks and have kept current with maintenance. I called the dealership and for them to do a diagnostic test to find out why the oil light is flickering cost $70-$90 and that doesn't include if they find a big problem which I don't have the money for. I know I should get it checked out, but am scared of what they will tell me: (
27th Sep 2005, 09:51
I've had my 99 Dodge Intrepid for 3 years now, and it has been a nightmare! I have replaced the rear right window motor, now the rear left window motor has stopped working. The front window on the driver's side stopped working, (due to the window clip that holds the glass in place) had broken. The cost for the window clip was 6.56, but the labor to take the door apart and replace the clip was over 100.00. Replaced 1 oxygen sensor, need to replace another now. Check engine light constantly stays on. I had to put a new A/C compressor on, at a cost of 1,007.00. It cooled for 2 weeks, then the A/C evaporator had to be replaced; another 900.00. Oil disappears mysteriously. There's no sign of an oil leakage on the ground, but car smokes constantly from the rear. I have to add a quart of oil every 100 miles, and the oil cap is very hard to remove. Now, my brake lights are not working. I've changed the bulbs, and they're still not working. If anyone has experienced problems with the brake lights, please email me at email@example.com.