27th Aug 2003, 14:55

I am the not so proud owner of a 1999 Dodge Intrepid with the infamous 2.7 liter engine. I purchase the car used with less than 40,000 miles on it for my son as his first car. The car itself is a nice looking car and when it did run it ran nice. Two weeks after buying it the speed sensor when out and had to be replaced. A month and a half after that we had to replace a coil and the timing senor. After 3 months the engine produce a rattling noise. A week after that the noise turned into a knock and soon after that the engine seized. So after less than six months we have a nice car that doesn't work. For the last four months we have been paying close to $300 a month for a car that we can't pay to get fix. The cost at a junk yard for the engine was over $2700 dollars. I am looking to get a list of name and problems with any 1999 Intrepid car owners who have the same problems with this money pit. I will be contacting Dodge to see if we can get these engines repaired/ replaced and filing a class action lawsuit for all the Intrepid owners. The more names and problems I get the better it will be to force Dodge to do something about this car. If you would like to participate in this lawsuit please send all inquires and problems to treyes@cinci.rr.com.

29th Aug 2003, 06:54

I have a 1999 Chrysler LHS with 83,000 miles (former owner of an Eagle Vision, which I loved!). Can't beat the ride, but as with the rest of you, I too have many of the same problems. Replaced window controls on several windows, problems with struts, flickering lights and most recently air-conditioning not cooling. I had the extended warranty until 75,000 and Chrysler was great about taking care of everything up to this point. To repair the air, I was told it would cost $1000. Went to a second opinion at Meineke Muffler and was told to try the air conditioning self-seal repair kit from Meijers - seems to have done the trick.

I'm waiting out another year on my lease then handing this one back. I've been a Chrysler fan for years (this is my fifth Chrysler) but am seriously thinking about moving on to another vendor.

30th Aug 2003, 05:49

I'm sure glad I read all your comments... i also own a 1995 dodge intrepid... my speedometer sometimes drops to zero when I'm driving.. i had to replace the radiator and camshaft sensor so far... also the transmission feels a little ruggish..yeah! it's a junker... beautiful car, but lots of problems... MY FIRST AND LAST DODGE...I've only had it six months with only 65k miles on it!

1st Sep 2003, 15:08

I have a 2000 Dodge Intrepid that I bought used 2 years ago. First the dash lights would brighten, then go back to normal, for no reason. I took it to the dealer and they could find nothing wrong. It quit on its own. About a month ago, the interior lights started speaking in code! They flash on and off at will. It's driving me crazy. A local mechanic has ordered a new switch for the driver's side door, hoping that will fix it, but I seriously doubt it will. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, were you able to get it fixed?

9th Sep 2003, 15:25

OK, so I have had the window problems and the fan motor problems and the AC problems on top of a leaky transmission. But here is my newest problem that no one can figure out: the car simply stalls and won't start again for a good 20 minutes. This has happened:

1. while idling,

2. when you just press the gas pedal (like when at a stop light), and

3. the most fun yet, at 65 mph on the highway.

Changed tons of sensors. Checked fuel pump and filter. Anyone have any ideas?

18th Sep 2003, 17:35

How I wish I had found this web site before I bought my 1999 Intrepid. Bought the car in April 2002, dealer sold me a 24 month / 24000 mile extended warranty. Thirteen months and 25000 miles later, the engine blew due to "Sludge" build-up. Dealer and Dodge both said 24 / 24 MEANS 24 / 24. After I purchased the car, I had the oil changed every 3000 - 5000 miles, without fail. Cost to repair the car with a rebuilt engine $7000.00. My mechanic (non-Dodge, non-Dealer) says the sludge build up was due to the poor design of the oil return tube.

When I went back to the Chrysler dealer that sold me the used car, his first suggestion was to put me in a new 2003 Jeep Cherokee, then let the 1999 Intrepid go repo back to the lending company. When I brought up to him that wanting to do that was conspiracy to do bank fraud, he found a 2003 Intrepid with only 28000 miles on it. I took the 2003 Intrepid, the dealership "paid off" my 1999 Intrepid, rolling the balance into the new contract, and sold me my 1999 back for only $525.00 (I'm looking for a used engine to go back into the 1999, and a for sale sign will go on it as soon as it is running again).

I picked up the 2003 on August 29th; on September 1st I was driving the car and the check engine light came on. I had it at the dealer on the morning of the 2nd, and that is where it has been ever since. From the way the 2003 is looking, it is going to need a new engine.

19th Sep 2003, 07:03

Hello All,

Came across this page looking for a possible solution to a problem I have with a 99 Intrepid. I bought the car with 34,000 miles on it and really did not think to get an extended warranty. I should have because within a few short months the AC went out due to a fan motor. Of course at the time it was a modular repair and over 300.00 in parts alone. I waited and had my wife drive my car while I was gone for about 4 months. Checked on the fan when I got back and bought the fan as a separate unit and had it fixed for about 150.00. My next problem is a reoccurring one. I keep getting water in under the carpet and found that under the drivers side a puddle of water sits there. It has caused the carpet to get a bit moldy no matter how many times I clean it. I have taken it to the dealer and they can't find where the water is coming from. Other than this I like the car and I will check my oil more frequently and hope my engine does not seize up. But with the problems I have and the dealer unable to find the source of the leak, I will not buy another Dodge product again. If anyone has had this same problem let me know how it was corrected. Thanks Gene


21st Sep 2003, 15:47

I have the exact same problem as you.

Same exact. I took it to the dealer after waiting until it started, paid him $200+ to diagnose that the computer said nothing happened. It is doing it again. The check engine light comes on and the car shakes and looses all power. The first time this wonderful thing happened to me I was going 70 mph on the Garden State Parkway... it started to stutter/shudder and it just shut off. Which was beautiful because I was in the fast lane going up a hill, so I had to make my way immediately to the right shoulder, because there was none on the left. It was very scary loosing power steering etc. Then it started up after 15-20 minutes still stuttering and then I got it up to about 45 mph for about 5 minutes and it acted like it never happened... until today. I am taking it out of the driveway and put it into drive and it was a very hard shift. Then 2 minutes later the check engine light comes on and it starts stuttering again.

I also had the ghost dome lights situation.

I have a '99 Intrepid w/90,000 bought exactly 1 year ago.

I don't want to waste money to change all sensors etc.

If anybody figures this out... please post it.

~Pissed off in New Jersey.