29th Oct 2008, 09:16
Well I have had it with my 01 Intrigue. It has been nothing but problems since I got it a year and 6 months ago.
3 months after having it, my gas gage doesn't work.
In the first month I had the brakes replaced 3 times and rotors due to the squealing.
My lights flicker off and on all the time.
I've replaced the tyranny 3 months ago, and now my steering is gone.
This car is not worth the problems.
12th Nov 2008, 13:09
I just bought a 2001 Intrigue and loved the look of it. I have owned it for 3 weeks and have actually had it with me for a few days.
First the car overheated. I took it back to the dealership and the t-stat was replaced. It continued to overheat. I then took it to the shop. The head gasket was blown and it was not the first time. The previous owner had the gasket replaced so terribly that the problems they created now became mine. It took much time and money to fix it. I finally got it back yesterday and now the heat gage is fluctuating. I am out of money and Out of a car.
12th Nov 2008, 22:23
I have a 2000 Intrigue and last week my key wouldn't turn when I went to start it. I spent $300.00 to have the ignition replaced and now, the blower fan won't shut off even when I turn the car off. I have to disconnect the battery when I stop somewhere or it will wear my battery down.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? What do I do now?
17th Nov 2008, 00:55
Not-So-Proud owner of a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue.
Yes, GM had to of seen these problems during development/testing. After a costly diagnosis of a temp gage that would go from normal to hot, anti-freeze being deposited on the garage floor, constantly having to add more anti-freeze to the radiator tank, I'm told the problem is a bad head gasket. The cost of repair was quoted at $2500.00 minimum. Darned, the cars only booked at $1100.00 trade-in value.
The cars color is white, but it really should be yellow, know what I mean?
To firstname.lastname@example.org...It's a shame about your car problems, costly too. Have your Dad check into a leaky head gasket, as I'd be willing to bet that's the problem.
26th Nov 2008, 06:46
Ref. the Nov 12th comment about the key not turning - that happened to me also. $300.00 later and a new ignition - works good. I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue.
Front blinkers/daytime running lights don't work, especially when cold. I replaced the plastic piece that the bulb plugs into and it hasn't failed in 2 years! It's an expensive piece of plastic (around $75.00 if I remember correctly) but well worth the feeling of knowing the blinkers will work every time.
I have the headlight/all lights flicker off too. Weird! I'm waiting to be pulled over the police but so far, so good.
18th Dec 2008, 22:20
I have a 2000 Olds Intrigue and my low coolant warning light has been coming on. I added some coolant but didn't get the reservoir lid screwed down tightly enough so coolant bubbled out (sounded like popcorn). Now I've added coolant 4 times tonight to try to get the level where it should be. I fill the reservoir to the full cool line, start the car, let it run about 10 minutes and by that time the level drops low enough that the warning light comes on again. I can hear the coolant bubbling in the front of the car. What is the diagnosis? I'm really nervous about this!
3rd Feb 2009, 23:08
I have had the same problem with the anti-freeze coolant bubbling in the reservoir. It started to boil so much that it was keeping my water temp. light on and anti freeze very low. I had the reservoir changed, that did not help. Next, I had the thermostat, and later the water pump. After changing the water pump, it seems to be doing a little better; no more water temp. lights coming on, but I have seen a small amount of bubbling when I have driven it for a distance and check it, but the anti-freeze seems to be staying in so far.
Also, I have the signal light problem where they work when they want to and make a funny buzzing noise at times. I have read that it may be the the signal and hazard switch in the dash, and it can be changed in less than 30 minutes through vents on the dash board without taking the panel out. I want to try this to see if I can save money because I am unemployed right now. If anyone know anything about this, I would appreciate the information.
11th Feb 2009, 19:05
I have owned my Intrigue for about 4 years now. Got it at about 60,000 miles and it now has 130,000 miles.
It really has been a great car. But far from perfect. As soon as I got it, I had to replace the entire headlamp on the passenger side because it was all burnt up. After that had to do the same thing for the driver side. I think that I have lucky because I hear nothing but problems for Intrigues.
When I got to 100,000 miles, things started to go downhill from there. Started with having to fix tie rods both inner and outer. A cost of $642. Then the car started to overheat and lose coolant. That was fixed with a new coolant reservoir and fixing a loose lower hose. $107 for the reservoir and fixed it myself.
There is now something going on in the front end, that started with a shaking, and has progressed into a clunking noise that sounds very expensive. I also have the headlight flickering problem, but have just learned to deal with it. I was told by the dealer that it is the smog pump and that there is nothing wrong with it, it's just putting a strain onto the electrical system. They told me to try changing the battery or alternator. I didn't then, but had to a few months ago because the alternator went out, and I have not had the problem since then.
Burns lots of oil too. I was told that it is something that all of them do because of the Cadillac Northstar style motor. I have just learned to keep an eye on the level every few times I fill the gas tank.
I travel a long commute to work everyday, and this car has given me years of trouble free service. What we all need to remember is that these cars are getting old. Old cars break and I'm just happy that it's almost paid off, so I can get a new one and keep the Intrigue for a work car.
This car has never left me stranded and has always started. Even when the alternator went out, it still took me all 40 minutes home from work with the battery light on.
I am just happy that with the current problems, that it is almost paid off. My plan is to keep the Intrigue as a work car and get a new one. I have been looking that the Saturn Aura or new 2009 Malibu. But who knows yet, I still have another 11 payments to make.