14th Nov 2007, 10:55
I also have a 99 intrepid 2.7. I found out about the engine exactly 1 year after I bought the car in August of 04. It blew while I was on the highway. I am currently in a class action against chrysler for this.
Other problems with this car.
-speed sensors went out $18, easy fix
-drivers side window off track, thought I was the only 1
-no more A/C, cut the belt instead of replacing it
-new struts and tie-rods at 80,000
-my brakes now squeak all the time even though I just had them replaced in July for the same reason
-interior lights come on and off when they please
-just started having a problem with the car starting, then stalling, then wait a few minutes, then starting again... although as soon as I put it in gear, the vibration stops
-had a remote-start installed 2 years ago, worked twice, dealer put two new ones in, figured it was something with the car that won't allow this to work
...I love Dodge, always have, but this car just sucks.
13th Feb 2008, 14:43
I am glad I found this site. I purchased a 2004 Dodge Intrepid in 2004, it wasn't new, but only had 10,000 miles on it. Everything has worked out well until about a month ago. Was driving and the car stalled and CEL came on. Took it to Advanced and turned out to be a $30.00 02sensor. It has been about 4 weeks and today, the CEL came on again. Took it back to Advanced and found out now it's a p0700 Trans Control System Malfunction.??? What should I do? Take it to a shop? A dealer? How do I really know what it is that needs to be replaced? I am going to try to be smart about this one and try not to get taken to the bank. The first mistake was buying the car, I don't want to make a second mistake, especially if it is something that will be really cheap to fix. Thanks in advance for any info you can give.
4th Mar 2008, 13:30
I purchased my 1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2 liter in 2005. The problems I thought were minimal compared to having tranny and motor problems. Just to let the public know, I have had the following problems:
(1) Wheel bearings replaced
(2) Tie rods replaced
(3) Air conditioner went out
(4) Constantly leaks radiation fluid, but was found to have not leaks
(5) Left me stranded this weekend because of something I don't know yet, but it is related to fuel pump or some type of senor
(6) The windows are all stuck in the up position and the driver side is off track. I have replaced the motors twice.
(7) The doors get stuck
(8) The trunk slams shut
(9) The passenger seat bolt needs replacing.
(10) I too, had the back smell from the air conditioner
(11) I've had to replace the brakes several times
(12) On occasion the internal lights flicker
(13) The car would completely shut down because they said the battery cable was plastic, so I replaced with metal
(14) The ignition won't turn and will stick. Looked on another website and found out what to do and that works.
I will never by a Dodge again.
25th Mar 2008, 10:31
I presently own a 2003 Dodge Intrepid that my wife and I bought in 2005 with about 42,000 miles on it. This car has 67,000 miles at present. This is a list of everything that has been done on the car.
1. Replaced brake pads at all four wheels, rotors on the front, and a caliper on the left front side. Use Mo par brake pads as after market ones will squeak.
2. December 2005, at 47,770 miles, the oil light came on and I took the car to the dealer. They said the engine had to be replaced and did it under warranty. I was out of town when the oil light came on, and quickly went off, and drove 90 miles to get the car home. I use synthetic oil in this car and change the oil every 4000 miles.
3. March 2006, cooling fans squeaked when turned manually. Replaced both motors.
4. May 2006, A/C stopped cooling, added refrigerant to the car, which promptly leaked out into dash. I replaced the evaporator.
5. July 2006, the car overheated because the cooling system got an air pocket. This became a recurring problem until I replaced the overflow tank sometime in early 2007. Replaced the hoses around this time too.
6. December 2007, Radio and ignition lock failed. I replaced both with new ones.
7. March 2008, 66,800 miles, both headlight assemblies cracked and letting water getting in, replaced at my own expense at $440 for the pair.
8. March 2008 67,100 miles. The brake master cylinder leaked into the booster, both are destroyed and I can't drive the car until the parts come in. This is the most frustrating because of the new economy. You almost have to replace part before they break if you want to keep your car on the road.
The master cylinder was $100 and so was the booster. In addition, I had to order a clip from the Dodge dealer that holds the booster rod to the brake pedal.
This cost about $5, but takes 3 days to get here from Kansas.
I can see the engine failing due to neglect from the last owner, but I've never had to change master cylinder, let alone a brake booster on a car with less than 70,000 miles on it. I've been particular about changing the brake fluid as well, and from past experience, few owners do or have this done until the system has a failure.
The car has been great on gas and has a decent amount of room. Most of the stuff was under service contract except for what I've indicated. I'm probably going to get a van next time and it will be a Ford.
7th Apr 2008, 12:40
I have a 99 dodge intrepid which I bought in 2005 jan (60,000 miles). It has been 2 years and the car has its share of problems. Unfortunately I didn't check its reviews before buying the car. BIG MISTAKE. As of today the car is 100,000 miles and I don't know when it will die on me.
Here are the list of problems
1) AC went out 4 months after I bought (think dealer must have filled the refrigerant).
2) Motor oil just disappears from the car and no indicator is displayed even when there is less /no motor oil.
3) Found metal shavings in the oil filter.
4) One of the speakers doesn't work
5) Get a mild electric shock when touching the door. Not sure if it has anything to do with wiring problems.
Yesterday I found a major leakage in the oil and gave it to firestone for checking. They said someone used an oversized plug to connect "something" to oil pan and so I have to replace the oil pan which will cost be 339$.
Car has a really messy engine and has lots of problems. I have convinced myself that the car will die on me and I will have to buy a new one. So I'm just waiting for the day it stops altogether..