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Dodge Intrepid Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The window glass lift plates tend to bend or break and cause the window glass to tilt and bind in the door. The lift plates can be replaced separately from the window regulator. In more severe cases, however, a new window regulator may also require replacement.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Poor output from the heater and/or engine overheating can be caused by air left in the cooling system after the cooling system has been serviced. Our technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure should be used to prevent this problem from occurring.

Engine -- Verified

A damaged cam position sensor (or its wires and connector) can cause intermittent stalling, stumbles, or hard starting.

Dodge Intrepid Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2000

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2000 Chrysler 300M, Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Jeep Grand Cherokee models affected. The charge of the passenger side air bag inflator may be excessive. This could cause passenger occupant injury in a collision. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module with a correctly charged module.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SEAT BELT SHOULDER HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TURNING LOOP (ATL) TOP MOUNTING BOLT WAS INADEQUATELY MANUFACTURED.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 23, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SEAT BACK RECLINER BOLT BREAKAGE CAN OCCUR RESULTING IN THE SEAT BACK RECLINING UNEXPECTEDLY.

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Drive Train, June 14, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FLOOR SHIFTER IGNITION-PARK INTERLOCK MAY FAIL AND ALLOW THE SHIFTER TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION WITH THE KEY REMOVED. AN INOPERATIVE INTERLOCK MAY ALSO ALLOW THE KEY TO BE REMOVED WHEN THE SHIFTER HAS NOT BEEN PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION.

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Dodge Intrepid Questions and Answers

intrepedssuck, 1993 Dodge Intrepid, 3.3L V6, Hollywood, FL

Where exactly is the t c u fuse located on a 93 intrepid? thanks very much!

TERRY WALSH, 1993 Dodge Intrepid, 3.2L V6, Atlanta, GA

I want to know how much a tuneup cost

littleb, 1993 Dodge Intrepid, 3.5L V6, Sturgeon Bay, WI

which post do the 2 smallest wires go on?

hltechie, 1993 Dodge Intrepid, 3.3L V6, Herndon, VA

I drive a 1993 Dodge Intrepid ES. The over all car is in good condition. The only major replacements I have done on the car recently is replacing the muffler.

This past summer the engine started...

iamawareofit, 1993 Dodge Intrepid, Sanger, CA

I noticed early on that the oil-can light flickered rapidly when sitting at stop lights, (in Drive, with the brakes on). Then the interior overhead lights began to turn on and off randomly. Sometim...

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Dodge Intrepid Reviews

I have the option of buying a Dodge Intrepid or a Jeep Grand Charokee, both cars are 2003 and they both are used, Im not sure of which one is more reliable...please help me decide.

Got my 98 Intrepid in 2003,it was a one owner with 23,000 miles on it. I now have over 170,000 miles on it and plan on keeping it for awhile. The biggest problem I had with it was the computer went out on it. The garage had it for over a month trying to figure out what was wrong with it, because it never acted up for them. It would have cost me over $2,000 to get it fixed, but I paid for the computer that cost me $748.00 and Dodge picked up the rest of the amount. I keep the oil changed every 3,000 miles and keep the air filter changed. It is a 3.2 engine. I had to replace 8 tube lines and that was over $500.00. I like the way it drives and handles.

I purchased the car for $5K in 2000 - it's a 1999 - ran great until a routine oil change turned out to be a case where I believe the dealer did not put the oil back in as the engine burned-up and there were no oil leaks just no oil in it and I was always prompt in changing the oil at the dealership. This dealership did Fords and others as well. I knew I couldn't prove it in court - and this was in 2007 so I bought a new engine from Michigan for $1,995 pd $1,000 to have it put in and although I still have the car and love the car - this engine over heats and I use it as a 2nd car now can only go 20 miles or so & it over heats but it's very comfortable and it didn't have any other major problems - after I had the engine replaced -hard to give her up as it is such a nice car other than having the engine replaced. I took the car back for a new Dodge emblem on the front and left it for the afternoon while I was at work and then the next oil change I took it to an oil change place and they told me that they could not replace the belt or even check it because the entire air conditioning unit had been removed! Well, the only place it had been was to the dealership - so I never went back to that dealership and now I am driving around in California with my Dodge Intrepid and maybe some day I'll just fix her up again. She is a great 2nd car. My advice is that you beware of dealerships especially when your car gets to be 5+ years of age - I think they will do whatever is necessary to try and sell you another car. Hope this helps. In 1999 I also bought my daughter a 1997 Dodge Intrepid and she is still driving it today and it's 10/09/2011 and she loves her car. Only minor repairs on that car but she never took her car to the dealership - she did oil changes on time with oil change places and then checked the oil to make sure she had received oil - after my ordeal.

2 things. i drove about 4 miles and when i stopped the coolant in the resevior was boiling. i did not observe any leaks. anywhere. i reseated the cap and drove home and it did not boil when i stopped.
i then noticed water leaking from a rubber hose that was attached to a grommet? to teh floorboard on the passenger side. i felt the carpet and it wasnt wet. the heat worked fine as does the airconditioning. this is the first time ive observed this and also what is that hose and grommet for anyway??

thanks for your help

I have had my car for a lil over a year now I bought it with 82,000 miles on Nice roomy car Love it at first...since I have had it replaced the transmisson block in which I was driving one day and my car would not shift gears I had to pull over and shut the car off and start it back up and then it would shift Cost 850.00 then 6 months later driving down the road and all of sudden the car reduces speed on cruise control and began shaking pulled over car stalled steam came from engin with out warning no check enigin light nothing now I have to replace the heads and the cost of that is 1000.00 this car has gave me more problems in the year i have had it than anytoher car I have owned I would not buy another on even if it was given to me!!!