3rd Jan 2005, 10:48
I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. It has been a great car until now. It has just over 61,000 miles on it and my headlights are starting to go dim and back to normal while driving. My fan blower when on high goes to low for a few seconds too. I thought these problems were probably due to the alternator, but after reading this forum I believe this model year just has serious electrical problems. To all who are thinking of buying this car should think twice especially if you carry your children in it regularly.
23rd Mar 2006, 14:47
I have a 1999 Olds Intrigue GLS. It now has just over 200,000KMS (120,000 miles for the metric impaired). It runs quiet, handles great, nice interior (soft leather), and the body is in great shape. I do however suffer the flickering headlight syndrome that many others have mentioned. It has just started on my car January 06. I can't really complain after 7 years of faultless driving.
It is a cold weather nighttime issue and my dealer said to try this:
1) start the car and leave it running for about 3-4 minutes.
2) turn on the rear window defroster. If the lights are going to flicker this is when they will start acting up if they haven't already.
3) turn the engine off wait about a minute and restart.
Flickering should stop.
I tried it and it has worked-- so far.
Other than that I love the car and I think it's a shame that Olds is gone.
10th Apr 2006, 20:43
I have a 98 Olds Intrigue and I absolutely love this car, even with all it's quirks. It rides like a dream, even with the clunking in the front passenger side, which I'm still trying to diagnose. I did just replace the 2 front hubs- a job done myself still cost over $230! The rear passenger window is currently inoperable, don't know why. And the car insists on running the A/C even when it's 53 degrees F and I set the auto to 71 degrees F. I shut off the A/C, and a few minutes later it's back on. Other than the the clunking and this A/C issue, the car is absolutely perfect. It has the 3.8L V6, and it's decent on gas at 25mpg average. And please be aware, the climate you live in affects all vehicles- for me, it's Central New York, where the townships are all trying to meet their quotas for salt usage during the winter. So this means my favored Intrigue is abused by corrosion for the half the year- probably causing this mysterious clunking. SO, is it a bushing in the suspension? A tie-rod end? A CV joint? The Strut? If anyone else has had this problem and has had it resolved, please respond with your solution! Thank You.
12th Apr 2006, 07:26
I am the owner of a 1999 Olds Intrigue GL. Bought the car as a demo with 6,000 miles and it now has 134,000. I also have a car which consumes oil at about a quart or two every 3,000 miles. I've had to replace the alternator once and recently have experience A/C problems.
What is a good solution to fixing the AC. The module will not turn on the A/C. With all of the problems I've read has this issue ever been part of a recall?
4th May 2006, 11:14
I bought a 2002 Intrigue a couple of years ago, and generally speaking, I love it. No oil consumption issues, occasional light flickering (which I consider minor), and quietly constructed overall. However, it has developed a passenger side heating problem lately. No heat. The driver's side works fine... temperature is adjustable and air volume is good. But cold air always blows on passenger side (note that I have dual-zone climate control). I am looking at manuals telling me to disconnect the battery (no good), check the actuators (contortionist job), have a dealer put it on a machine for diagnosis (2nd mortgage). I'd get rid of it, but I do like the car, and hate the experience of buying another one. Any suggestions?
23rd May 2006, 12:50
I purchaced a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, It usually runs fine, but I was driving down the road and I felt like a jolt, and all the lights on the dashboard came on like I just started the car. And then I had no engine power. We still had windows, door locks, radio, seat power, inside lights. Has anyone else had this kind of problem?
17th May 2007, 12:54
I own a, well let me start again, I am still buying a used 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L engine. When I first got into this car, I loved it and still like it, but it has started to run very very hot, and when it reaches a certain temperature, there is a popping noise coming from a hose.
I have taken it to several places, and finally the dealership. So far I have replaced the fuel filter, water pump, thermostat, coolant out takes, coolant exchanges, and the "certified" GM mechanics still don't know why or what, but they are willing to change the water pump again at my cost, because it could've been defective.
Has anyone else had this problem and was there any fix to it?
6th Jul 2007, 12:24
Hi all I have a 1998 oldsmobile Intrigue, I've had it for 3 years now. For the most part I really like this car, it's just the little things that keep on ruining my days. First we have the window jam problem, w/out fail it seems to happen when it rains; and then magically fixes itself, I've gone for over a week before w/out being able to let the windows up or down. Next we have the rear right seat belt jam, that was jammed when I purchased it, took it back to the dealer, they unjammed it and it jammed right back up again. Occasionally the ac does it's own thing. Aside from these problems this is a good car, however I can't say I would buy another one...
16th Aug 2007, 15:36
My wife and I loved the looks of the 2000 Intrigue, but, that is all the further is goes. I had all kinds of problems with it. To say the least the past 6 months I spent over $3000 and still having issues. The only problem I haven't had is the headlight failing issue.
We change the oil every 3000 miles and 2 weeks after it's been changed I have to add another 2 quarts. It doesn't smoke unless you hammer on it. It just burns it up. I have even put synthetic and it doesn't change anything. The heater core has been replaced, (2) crank sensors, (2) ignition switches, Fuel pump, water pump, headlights had to be replaced due to fogging lenses. Also had a problem with the accelerator sticking... There have been a lot more things replaced just cannot remember the names of all of them. I have suggested replacing the CPU, but, the dealer says if it doesn't fix it they cannot just take it out and then I'm out the money. I am just so sick of taking it into the dealer (s) and it working for a short time and having issues again.
The latest problems is the exterior heat showing 8 - 13 degrees so the Air will not work. I had the sensor by the radiator changed with no luck. Now they are saying it is the Air condition unit and the part alone is over $600. The other recent issue, the idle can be fine around 800 - 900 and then go as far as 2000 while your sitting at a stop light. It is also shifting really hard now too!!!
I WILL NEVER BUY INTRIGUE AGAIN. IT'S BEEN THE WORST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED!!! I haven't heard anything better about the Alero either. I suggest to never buy an Intrigue for sure.