16th Jun 2004, 20:47
HEY! Another me too here! My 99 Dodge Intrepid 2.7 liter w/110,000 miles ran great when I bought it from the dealer with 89,000 miles in November 2003, It now uses a Quart of Oil every 1500 miles in town, but oddly enough consumes barely any oil on the on the highway, has the check engine light on with a Catlatic Converter Code - Needs an O2 sensor I think (Thanks Autozone), The Thermostat housing is leaking, Struts are making noise and are shot (with my mileage I expect this) its making a noise from the front of the motor, Transmission Speed sensor went out which brought me here - looking for a answer why I had no speedometer and no 3rd or 4th gear, Should have known better with this car, the Oil Light came on at low idle when driving it home from the dealer the first day I had it. Looks like a big "For Sale" sign is going in the window soon. Thanks Guys for the "Heads Up"
17th Jun 2004, 12:10
I Too have a 1999 Dodge Intrepid with many problems. I brought my car in 2001, with 57,000 miles now it has less than 68,000 miles. My 1st problem was with the windows not working, all was changed under warranty. The car alternator went out twice within 1 year, ABS brakes locks up when alternator went out, scared me half to death. Now today, my check engine light comes on and stays on. I am noticing as I am driving the car I can feel what seems like my transmission is slipping. Anyone have any ideas as to what this can be. Unfortunately I am stuck with this car because I still owe over $7,000 and I have no other mode of transportation. Any help will be appreciated... Class action suit.. Count me in... email me at Jazming_99@Yahoo.com.
4th Jul 2004, 22:27
1998 Dodge Intrepid. So does anybody know why the 2.7 engines stalls. If so please post or Email ME Rvk16@aol.com. Somebody please email mail me with a answer.
15th Jul 2004, 13:43
I am amazed to see the same problems I have had with my own 1999 dodge intrepid. I just replaced the AC compressor. The drivers window stopped working long ago just like everyone else's. Last night my AC fan went out which blew the ac fuse and the mechanic says that my radiator fan also is going bad, and there isn't one in town to fix it with... maybe there is a reason, like a LOT of us are having the same problems here.
ANYWAY..i talked to Dodge and they gave me the Chrysler customer service number. Unless a LOT of us complain about this the engineers of this car won't do a thing.. so everyone, please call this number and let them know this is a major problem so we can get some action on these items.
24th Jul 2004, 22:31
Wow, I'm in th same boat (wifes first impression of the car), as most of you.
I purchased a '99 used in 2000, It was a hertz rental return with 23k miles on it. In the first year I had a speed sensor, and a a window regulator replaced.
The next year I replaced 2 regulators, last year, I replaced two speed sensors within a months time. Last month 6/04 I had to replace the cooling fan, and now the oil light is coming on regularly, when slowing down (coming into town, or at a light). I always replace my oil every 4k miles. I'm afraid of the dreaded $7-10k engine replacement bill... Class action, LETS GO!
30th Jul 2004, 14:43
Well folks, my 1999 Dodge Intrepid is in the shop at this very moment. I purchased this car last April and got a good deal on it too, for obvious reasons. Fortunately, I did heavy research on this car before I actually bought it. You would not believe how many web-sites are out there, with many of the issues that have been presented in this thread.
Anyway, aware of these issues, I figured I'd buy the car, give it the best maintenance possible, and then trade it in next year. And to think, I actually thought that I would have a free ride all year (I paid cash for the car, so I figured my trade-in would cover the price, considering I paid far less than the Blue Book value).
Yeah right, I am currently having my cooling fan replaced on the left side, which was quoted to me at around $150, plus $70/hour for labor. Oh, but wait, I just received a call stating that the cost has now doubled, because.. guess what, both fans are out. Wow! I must admit, I'm pretty annoyed.
The only advantage I have is that my car is paid for, but I sympathize greatly for those of you that are being overwhelmed with car-notes and maintenance fees.
This car is every mechanic's dream. Guaranteed to make more than a few bucks in the garage. The guy that sold it to me was easily talked-down on his price, because I began reciting recalls and testimonials etc. The funny thing was, he told me, if parts fail, bring it to his shop and he would give me a 5% discount on repairs. Smart man.. he can add. I can almost bet he said to himself, "What an idiot! Sure, I'll reduce the sticker price because repairs are inevitable for this car. Soon, your money will be all mine... Ahahahaha!"
I am just hoping that this will be the last round of repairs. I cannot imagine using my little 5% discount on a $7,000 to $10,000 motor repair. It just wouldn't happen. Anyway, below you will find some websites that have been helpful to me. Please give them a browse.. and remember, 100 voices are louder than 1.
http://www.daimlerchryslervehicleproblems.com/ (one of the most informative sites I've encountered to date)
http://intrepidhorrorstories.blogspot.com/ (contains pics, links, and testimonials)
St. Louis, Missouri.
2nd Aug 2004, 23:20
I have have had many of the same problems others have presented with the Dodge Intrepid. My version is from 1999, and within weeks of usage (purchased used in 2002 with 35,000 miles on it) the driver's side window failed to work. I have experienced many of the same problems that others have expressed: check engine, stalling, strange engine noises, speedometer remaining at zero when driving, etc. I would like to kept abreast of a potential class-action lawsuit--how long can we accept such incredibly poor service in a product? Especially to the tune of 5-10K in possible engine replacements? I'm very angry and wish to move forward at any level of providing us, the customer, with some guarantee of a working product.
5th Aug 2004, 14:22
I wish I would have seen this before agreeing to buy my mother-in-law's 99 Dodge Intrepid. I found this site only because I was searching the internet for what might be wrong with my car. We've had the car for about 4 months and its been in the shop 3 (soon to be 4) times. Before they sold it to us, they just got it out of the shop to fix the oil leak and passenger side window. After being in the shop 3 times the oil light is still coming on. Today I was driving along and noticed my speedometer wasn't working and my check engine light came on. What have I got myself into!? My in-laws have paid the service fee's since it was supposed to be taken care of before we bought the car. Also I was told that the car had no problems in the past. The whole reason we bought the car in the first place is because we have a 8 month old now. I was driving a 94 Buick Regal (which has never left me stranded) and the in-laws thought we should have a more "reliable" car.