Battery Problems of Dodge Intrepid

Dodge Intrepid owners have reported 12 problems related to battery (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Intrepid based on all problems reported for the Intrepid.

car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 1
Failure Date: 09/04/2010

Bought a Dodge Intrepid the engine has been replaced twice it's an 2. 7 v. 6 . . . . The car stalls , the light flickers on an off as well as my radio!! my sensor are faulty because it give my car faulty reading to the wrong errs not only, that I have had build up in both engines grime and broken down particles! my speed is off sometime my car picks up speed by it self or it don't gain speed at all! the car also loses power for no reason at all! drain my battery four times! over heat without warning! had my thermostat replace twice!!! to many problem keep occurring and I can keep up with any of this!! texas dmv told me about this site told me about that these cars are not any good!! please help what do I do with this car?.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 2
Failure Date: 06/02/2006

While wife was driving car to store on 2 June 2006, Intrepid engine shuttered and check engine light illuminated. Shuttering stopped and engine runs smooth but light is still illuminated. Mar 2006 engine oil change was accomplished along with a engine flush by ed's tire service, fayetteville, north carolina. July 2005 car failed inspection because of a bad battery, which was difficult to replace. Between 2002-2004 front rotors have been replaced twice, once by the Dodge dealership for $150. 00 then once by me for $60. 00. This sludge buildup problem that Dodge refuses to fix is becoming stupid! they are making the money off of us, they to at least own up to their design flaw and fix the problem. Does anyone know how to get sludge out of the engine other than tearing it down?.

car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 3
Failure Date: 12/30/2005

: the contact stated there are several problems with the vehicle. The first problem is an intermittent failure of the interior lights. The dealer replaced a computer chip and this remedied the problem for a short time. The vehicle occasionally failed to start. The battery was replaced and appeared to remedy the problem. However, there were rust and white spots in the driveway underneath the vehicle where the battery is located. Shortly after christmas all the interior lights dimmed and the vehicle lost all power while driving 45mph at night, but normal operation resumed when the vehicle was restarted after several hours. The vehicle has been seen by the dealer several times, but the dealer has never been successful in identifying the underlying electrical problem. Lastly, the contact took the vehicle in for an oil change at the local dealer. During the oil change the oil plug was damaged causing a slow leak. The dealer made three attempts at repair, but oil continues to leak from both the top of the engine and underneath. The vehicle received regular service through the local dealer exclusively.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 4
Failure Date: 08/03/2005

(1) dashboard lights occasionally flickering. (2) abs brakes engaged on freeway at 70 mph without stepping on brake pedal. Had battery tested. It was bad. (3) traded vehicle in for a new car two days later. Did not drive car any more at freeway speeds.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 5
Failure Date: 01/21/2004

Consumer placed the key inside of the ignition and vehicle would not turn on. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic replaced the battery.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Dodge Intrepid 6
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

Since I bought this car on October of 1999, I have taken it to the dealer 31 times to fix things. I have been without a car 100 days. I have paid out of pocket $3,137. 64. I am now on an extended warranty. I still owe $8,000. 00 on my car. It has 60,000 miles. I have maintained it every 3,000 miles as suggested in the owners manual. I only use 97 octane gas. I am a very cautious driver. I take care of the car but the car has left me stranded in the middle of highways putting my life and the lives of my passengers in danger. I never know when the car is going to break down again and where so I am always under terrible stress. I pray as I drive that I make it to my destination. This car has been a lemon since I bought it. The biggest problem is the engine blowing. My brother in law was driving and I was the passenger on south dixie highway (us1) in south miami when we were at a red light and then started to go when the light turned green and without any warning lights, noises, or anything the car stopped running. It died in the middle lane. We had to push it to the side. It was rush hour and this highway is filled with very aggressive drivers. They were all cursing, beeping, signaling, and driving so close to us as to almost touch us. I was petrified. I thought a car was going to hit us. I paid for the engine repair out of my pocket, because the extended warranty company told the dealer they could not cover it because there was sludge build up. They send an adjustor who reported it to them. The dealer told us to fight it because the sludge was normal for that type of engine. We provided the extended warranty all the receipts for the maintenance that we religiously did about every 3000 miles. We also had another mechanic go in and look at the car. The other mechanic said that these types of engines always had the problem of sludge build up and that it was normal for the engine and that the extended warranty should cover it.

car image   Battery problem of the 2003 Dodge Intrepid 7
Failure Date: 08/04/2003

While driving at 45mph engine, and battery lights appeared on the dashboard, a couple second later, no radio and no steering. Dealer stated pulley came off completely.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Dodge Intrepid 8
Failure Date: 08/21/2002

Loose ground wire to battery posed electrical problems. Also, odometer tampering. Vehicle died while driving. Also, suspension/ steering problems. Dealer replaced all four bulbs on headlamps and high/low beam dimmer switch ,and cleaned out engine hoses, pcv valve and fuel filter.

car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 9
Failure Date: 12/20/2000

Consumer had problems getting vehicle to start after it had sat a day. It has been back and forth to dealer. Dianostic machine didn't show a reading for problem. Dealer has jumped vehicle changed battery and cables. Both dealer and manufacturer were doing nothing to rectify problem.

car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Dodge Intrepid 10
Failure Date: 08/22/1999

Battery exploded for no apparent reason. Mjs.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Dodge Intrepid 11
Failure Date: 12/30/1998

Battery blew up while attempting to start vehicle.

car image   Battery problem of the 1999 Dodge Intrepid 12

Vehicle was stored over the winter, upon trying to start vehicle it would not due to failed battery, the rotors required replacement, they warped during storage time.

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