2002 Dodge Intrepid SE from North America - Comments

28th Jun 2006, 11:39

I have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid and it all of a sudden overheated one day. The the air con went out. I never had checked the radiator fluid. My oil light flickers then about two days later, the engine overheats. I have been recommended to have the thermostat housing replaced. What do you all think. I still owe $10.000 on it..

14th Jul 2006, 15:13

I purchased a 2002 Intrepid SE last year and this car is a total piece of crap. I have had the transmission replaced already and now my oil light comes on after driving more than 15 miles straight. Something on top of the engine is now leaking (appears to be connected to the radiator, any help would be appreciated) and the car runs badly.

I am going to sell this thing and go Japanese, perhaps the Chrysler Corp needs to take some direction from Toyota and build a reliable car. Is it a surprise why American cars companies are failing? Please inform me of any kind of class action lawsuit. jeff_crosby2002@yahoo.com

19th Jul 2006, 14:52

I am the owner of a 2002 Intrepid ES and have experienced brake problems at different intervals.

Is there anyone else who encountered problems with brakes?

21st Jul 2006, 12:00

I am 1&1/2 year owner of the Dodge Intrepid SE. The check engine light has been on from the beginning. I purchased this vehicle used with 60k and now I am around up to 90K. I have been everywhere in this thing. I have had the transmission worked on and now ti acting back up. From read the past reviews I wish I would have researched more before I purchased the vehicle.

The reason I am writing is I am leaving for Florida and that is one long haul from where I live. I was wondering if anyone can for-see any problems that might occur with the vehicle on the trip?

Sell now or wait until I get to where I am going.

I love the way it rides, handles, and room is great especially being a big man.

4th Nov 2006, 07:05

Today I am going car shopping, as I brought my 2002 Intrepid in for a tune-up and my mechanic told me I should start shopping as it is a well known problem with the Intrepid that the coolant leaks into the oil pan?? And clogs up the engine or pump?

I have already replaced the transmission @ $1100. Plus a lot of misc things that amount to another $800 or so. Has anyone else heard of this problem?? I don't think my mechanic would say it if it wasn't true since he has nothing to gain.. any suggestion?

19th Nov 2006, 19:36

I read most of these comments, and wish I was one of the lucky people without problems. I have an 2002 Intrepid SE, with 80,000 miles on it. Since I purchased this vehicle, the check engine light has been on regularly. I have replaced three oxygen sensors, oil sending unit, camshaft position sensor, and now I am getting a P0108 code for my MAP sensor. If I get rid of this car now, I will take a big loss, but I am considering it anyway. I recently had to replace the front brakes, and the caliper pins were all stripped out. I had to drill out the holes, tap new threads, and install heli-coils just to get the bolts to tighten. I work at parts store part time, and have come across many people like myself. How do I get more information on the class action suit?

28th Nov 2006, 02:25

My husband and I purchased a 2002 Dodge Intrepid in June 2006. We hadn't even made the first payment on the thing and it blew steam everywhere and the part (gotta love that plastic engine, huh?) to fix it (OF COURSE DEALER PART ONLY) cost over $100.00. THEN, the driver side power window started jumping the track and it took 3 complete overhauls on the whole door panel and control switches to get the sucker back on track. Hint: don't risk shutting the driver door with the window down AT ALL I don't care how gently you shut it! Now the passenger back window motor is dragging and completely bogs down and stops working half the time so we try to avoid rolling it down at all.

The inner tie rod on the drivers' side was actually SHOT when we purchased the car - at 65,000 miles. The brakes are metal to metal and it sits with 69,000 miles on it today (end of Nov.). Acceleration hesitation, headlamps flicker - even with all accessories turned off - they dim and brighten back and forth in a regular pattern whether at idle or driving. Actually the whole car feels like it's almost shorting out at times. The whole car never really felt 'right' from the beginning.

Last week my husband and I kept blaming each other for not putting the car into PARK after driving it. Well, two days ago I get a call from my poor hubby, stranded, because the sucker won't shift at all. Shifter completely jammed up. So, now, we sit with our car in the driveway STUCK in Low and the E-Brake set. I simply refuse to pay another red cent for a shifter cable (yep, factory part only) or anything else for that piece of ______.

Yes, it (usually)handles awesome. Yes, it's roomy and comfortable - even with our 4 children in it with us (loved the bench seat). Yes, it's a pretty car, but if it weren't for our beloved Chevy Suburban ~ I'd be postal at this point in time.

It irks me all the bull that comes from Chrysler/Dodge/whatever they want to call themselves! Damn con artists. They obviously KNEW there were MAJOR problems with the cars ~ Why else quit making it? JERKS.

Meanwhile, UP goes the for sale sign. I don't expect to get what I ideally 'should' from a vehicle with the same specs. Probably won't even get any calls. Hell, I may just let the sucker get repo'd just to get rid of the headache.

Thanks for your time and sorry MOST of us are all in the same boat, up the creek and no paddle.

My daddy raised a Chevy girl and I have always sworn I would never own a damn Dodge... I knew better. My bad.

Class Action Info. please em us : denickarenna3@hotmail.com.

Mrs. Smith.

4th Dec 2006, 17:03

Well, i have some really good news about my 2002 Dodge Intrepid SE.

I bought this car when it had 40,000, and now I have 88000.

Well yesterday my oil light came on and stayed on, while I was at a red light, then the car started shaking really bad and died.. I had to get pushed across the road, and then it starts back up.. ran normal again, but an hour and a half later, it did it again.. so I had to get it towed...

Any how, now my engine is knocking really loud, and I think I've thrown the rod... I still have a year left on my payments... what to do?

Email for helpfull info please.. ericloreille@yahoo.com

14th Dec 2006, 15:48

How often do you guys check your oil, and change your oil? The other guy with the shuddering engine makes you think that he never checked the oil and his bearings seized up. You should change your oil every 3,000 miles, and you should check the oil level at least every month. The pulsing oil warning light is hopefully a sign that the sending unit is clogged. It could be a sign that your bearings are worn out, which happens when you don't change the oil often enough.