Dodge Intrepid - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Intrepid owners have reported a total of 4,543 problems for their cars built in the 9 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Dodge Intrepid. The 2000 Dodge Intrepid cars have the most problems reported (1,074 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Dodge Intrepid

Model Year Number of Problems
  2004 Intrepid
136
  2003 Intrepid
107
  2002 Intrepid
335
  2001 Intrepid
656
  2000 Intrepid
1,074
  1999 Intrepid
1,000
  1998 Intrepid
375
  1997 Intrepid
346
  1996 Intrepid
507

  Common problems of Dodge Intrepid

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Dodge Intrepid cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (2,650 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (354 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Intrepid

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
2,650
  Steering
354
  Power Train
255
  Electrical System
215
  Air Bag
162
  Gasoline Fuel System
154
  Service Brakes
129
  Visibility
74
  Exterior Lighting
74
  Suspension
68
   
  Seats
67
  Vehicle Speed Control
57
  Equipment
54
  Structure
53
  Seat Belt
38
  Latches/locks/linkage
36
  Unknown Or Other
30
  Tire
22
  Other Fuel System
17
  Wheel
14
  Interior Lighting
6
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Air Brake
4
  Parking Brake
3
  Child Seat
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Dodge Intrepid of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Intrepid model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Dodge Intrepid model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Intrepid Model Years

Intrepid
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2004 13667,30915    
0.13
  2003 10740,47916    
0.17
  2002 335112,82617    
0.17
  2001 656113,42118    
0.32
  2000 1,074162,75719    
0.35

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Intrepid is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2004 Intrepid
10
  2003 Intrepid
9
  2002 Intrepid
11
  2001 Intrepid
8
  2000 Intrepid
34
  1999 Intrepid
31
  1998 Intrepid
20
  1997 Intrepid
10
  1996 Intrepid
32


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