9th Aug 2004, 12:38
I purchased my 1999 Dodge Intrepid, new in April 1999, it now has 165,000 miles and I too, have experienced many of the same problems. I have replaced the fuel pump twice, the catalytic converter and O2 sensors twice. After reading this site I think I won't be buying another Dodge. I just finished paying for the car in April and want to wait until next spring to purchase a different car, so I hope for the best in the next few months. Oh yes, the windows go up and down whenever they choose and my oil light flickers at times, but the dealership says nothing in wrong. I am definitely rethinking another Dodge purchase.
12th Aug 2004, 12:02
So why Aren't we getting a class action suit going? I mean surely there is ENOUGH unsatisfied customers to band together. The company acted like they were totally unaware of any problems when I called, so is everyone yelling at the "powers that be" at Dodge?
I forgot to mention in an earlier post,..Has anyone had problems with the electrical system just coming on at will? Like you go over the railroad tracks and all the lights inside turn on, or the lights on the speedometer go off, or the overhead lights go on for NO reason at ALL. I had it checked and they said the battery plate was fractured, I fixed that, but its STILL doing it.
Its time we are heard, and just griping here isn't going to do it because dodge said they didn't pay any attention to website comments... anyone know where we go from here?
17th Aug 2004, 19:02
Oh, this wonderful '99 Intrepid. I bought it new and thought that I'd give it to my daughter to drive to college. Yeah, right. I've met three or four others with exactly the same troubles that I have experienced, and now looking at all of these other folks that the Chrysler Corp. has made a lasting impression on, I know why you can't get a straight answer at the dealership. Daimler Chrysler apparently spent their entire product engineering budget on the body guys and skimped on the mechanical engineers.
Where to start? Speed sensor twice, every window motor twice, except the driver window motor/mechanism;a whopping four times. Moldy air conditioning smell three times before they stopped spraying fa-breeze into the vents and found the drain tube was bent and plugged. Burned out electric fan motors (both). Now this reliable 2.7 l motor is making horrible sounds with the oil light coming on. The dealership says (after 7 days of intense communications with Chrysler engineers, that the timing gear needs to be changed, for a paltry $1493.00. After reading all the comments, I suspect the truth is much worse. The value of this thing barely rates the 1500- investment, let alone the cost of a rebuilt 2.7 engine.
Surprisingly, the guys at the junk yard say there is a waiting list for used 2.7 engines. Has anyone checked on the possibility of replacing the 2.7 engine with a used 3.2?
This has been the most enjoyable car to drive that I have owned. Except for the constant mechanical failures I'd be tempted to buy another one. Sadly, I'll never own another Chrysler product. As a former autoworker, it breaks my heart to confess that this Intrepid is probably the last American car I'll buy. I really hate to see all the folks that have been stuck with payments and a car they can't afford to repair. One or two might be just bad luck, but this many people in the same predicament should be criminal.
Good luck to all of you.
13th Sep 2004, 18:54
As with everyone else, we too are paying for a 99 Intrepid with the infamous 2.7 L engine. Same scenario as everyone else just repeated. Window motors in the back quit working, passenger window came off track at 72,000 miles, mold smell coming from the air vents when air conditioner is on, AND oil light flashing when at a light, but no evidence of oil leaking on garage floor or anywhere else. Now at 99,000 miles, the engine has a rod knocking and needs replaced. For $5,800 at the dealership that we bought it!!! Well, thank you!!! Wish I too was aware of this prior to loan signing! We are currently trying to contact Chrysler and anyone who has any information about this problem. I have NOT paid for the USED engine to be put in for $2800 only for this to happen again! And I will not! I will continue to look for information, or justice if you will, from Chrysler, or a lawyer. With this many people, lets join together and fight this!!
20th Sep 2004, 08:32
I, too, am the owner of a 1999 Dodge Intrepid. I purchased the car in 1999 new and through the past 5 years I have determined that I will not ever buy another Chrysler product. The car has had:
• Two speed sensor replacements one under warranty and the second about $275.00
• Mirror switch replaced, which was under warranty
• Oil pressure gremlin which cost me over @500.00 and ended up not being repaired, but went away on its own after I got the car back.
• Driver’s window motor and regulator replaced, about $400.00
• A/C failure which resulted in a $1700.00 repair.
• An electrical gremlin which prevented the car from starting for about a week, then went away on its own and has not returned.
The car now has 103, 000 miles on it and it is now in the shop being checked out for a check engine light problem.
I have one more year left to pay on this car and I hope that I get through it.
8th Oct 2004, 18:19
I also have a '99 Dodge Intrepid 2.7l with 82,000. I have replaced the starter since. I have had it at about 75,000. The problem I am having now is a hesitation and the check engine light has come on. The codes are P0700 (I think is the transmission computer) & P1684 (battery had been disconnected within the last 50 starts???). If you have any suggestion or know what these codes mean write to email@example.com. Thanks.
18th Oct 2004, 10:38
I too have the 99 Intrepid with the 2.7 engine which sucks. I now have it sitting and need my SECOND engine put in. Oil light NEVER comes on when oil level is low. No warning no nothing it just seized up. Both passenger and driver as well as rear passenger windows work when they want to. Transmission problem as well. If anyone knows of a lawsuit pending please contact me.
17th Nov 2004, 09:58
Oh my gosh, I can't believe how many problems are wrong with this car. I own a 99 Intrepid (bought used from a rental car agency). Worked fine for a while, then the motor on the windows needed to be replaced (ended up doing this twice).
Then yesterday, the oil light came on, and drove on about 3 miles to the closest gas station. When I got there, checked the oil, and when I went to put in oil, smoke came out and the car would not restart.
After reading all the comments on this car, I'm afraid our mechanic is going to tell us we need a new engine. This is just sad, as we just finished paying for the car. If there is a class action law suit, then please add me in!!!