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Power Window Problems of Oldsmobile Intrigue



Oldsmobile Intrigue owners have reported 23 problems related to power window (under the visibility category).

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 1
Failure Date: 05/27/2010

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Consumer states problem with check engine light and a. I. R. Pump the consumer stated the air conditioner failed and was blowing out hot air on the passenger side and cold air on the drivers' side. The wheels were no good. The plating on the inside would come off and create problems for the tires sealing properly, therefore an uneven wear occurred. The consumer also stated he began to have steering problems, there were several lights coming on the dash and going off, but the dealer was unable to diagnose the problem. The consumer began to investigate and discovered the part that was causing the lights to illuminate was the hydraulic brake modulator which cost $1,000. The transmission would shift hard at times and sometimes whine while driving. The turn signals did not always work or they would shut off while blinking. When the cruise control was activated, and the turn signal or head lights were activated the cruise control would deactivate by itself. The rear passenger window stopped working and the sway bar was cracked. Also, the gas pedal would stick at times. The heated seats were too cool on low and too hot on high.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue 2
Failure Date: 08/11/2007

2001 olds Intrigue with 40,000 miles just suffered it's 5th power window regulator failure. Current failure is driver's front, which was previously replaced July 19, 2006. All four windows have had failures and they are rarely used.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3
Failure Date: 05/15/2007

Over the last 1 1/2 years I have had to replace all four window regulators on my 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue because a plastic part broke. The part holds the cable that moves the window in the door. These repairs have cost me almost $1800.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4
Failure Date: 03/14/2006

(1) opening and closing the door; (2) door will not open or shut due to the frame/metal to which the driver's door hinge mounts to flexing causeing the door to be misaligned with the latch. After trying to shut the door the driver's window fell down and will not roll up or down with the controls. . . (3) at the moment the window is held up with a pair of vice grips until I can afford to replace the whole door. . .

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2006

While car was still under warranty, drivers front and passengers back electric windows failed and were replaced. Car is owned by single adult, no children, windows are not abused. . . . Within past 6 months drivers front, drivers back, and passengers front electric windows have all failed. Plastic clip that holds the cable has broken on all three windows. . . Cable winds inside of motor making it necessary to replace regulator and motor.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 6
Failure Date: 05/10/2005

I own a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue gl. To date, I have had three of the four window regulators break. There is a small plastic "keeper" imbedded into the otherwise metal regulator track, that secures both ends of the cable that transports the window up and down on its track. In all cases, this plastic keeper has broken, thus releasing one or both ends of the regulator cable, causing the window mechanism to fail, and allowing the window to fall down inside the door. I have temporarily secured the windows in the up position to keep the weather out. Only the driver's door regulator remains operable; passengers can not roll down their windows. Though it is not a life threatening situation under normal operation, it could cause a problem if someone in the vehicle needed to exit the vehicle by a means other than the door (say in the event of a side-impact collision when the door may not be able to be opened), and was not able to roll down the window. I am disturbed that the identical problem has occured on three of the four windows. I'm wondering when the fourth one will fail, and of course, feel this is a manufacturer defect that could lead to a life threatening situation if left unrepaired. I have done nothing to promote these part failures, and propose they be replaced. Please help.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 7
Failure Date: 01/03/2005

The rear/front passenger/driver side power windows failed to work properly. Consumer was unable to open/close the windows. The driver side back regulator broke in oct. 2004. Then driver front regulator went out about 6 weeks later. Took to dealer and was told that the passenger front is also ready to go out. It has not gone out as of Jan. , 2005 but is very slow. Consumer paid cash for car and feel the regulators going out are some kind of defect.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

Power steering assist (rack/pinion-long shaft) unit second failure. The right rear weather strip was deformed, engine stalled shortly after starting, pulsating noise coming from the front end, tire noise, right rear window inoperative, clunking noise in the front end when turning, the battery light had come on for 20 minutes but the problem but was actually coolant light, the engine would crank but no start, the vehicle would run rough and dies, failed ignition switch, failed crankshaft sensor, remote was not working, lost power steering on a left turn and still had power on right turns, there was an oil leak, there was excessive wear of the intermediate steering shaft, and excessive play in the left front hub and bearing assembly.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 9
Failure Date: 06/15/2004

My window motors/regulators on the driver side have both gone out. A CO-worker told me his aunt has had the same problem. The windows have to be rigged to stay up and are inoperable.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 10
Failure Date: 04/15/2004

I have a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue and have had 3 of the windows fall down into the door and stop working. This happened at three different times when I was doing nothing more than just driving along. I feel that this could have been a safety hazard had I been driving on the highway. I have contacted general motors Oldsmobile division and they apparently do not feel that this should be an item that is recalled. When I was in the local dealership, the service manager at that time casually mentioned that they have to repair alot of these on this model, as well as, the alero. I might could understand if it was just 1 window. I would probably think that it was just a faulty part, but for it to happen to 3 windows is absolutely ridiculous! the gm lady told me that the only thing they could do was to visit with me about purchasing another gm vehicle. She told me that I had waited too long to do any thing about it. I had been waiting due to the fact that I was told that it costs so much and I could not afford to have it repaired. I told her that I absolutely would not ever purchase another gm vehicle is that is all they could do to help their customers when they needed it. To get these windows fixed is incredibly expensive. It has been about 2 years since it happened and I would desperately like to have them fixed, but affording it is out of the question. I would also like to prevent this from happening to other people. I very frequently see other vehicles like mine who have had the same thing happen to them. Thank you for taking the time to consider this matter.


 
car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

Fading/dimming of interior lights and exterior lights, failed power window, 4 fuel injector failures.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue 12
Failure Date: 09/15/2003

Computer, emission and fuel they said it was a emission sensor and it does not work check engine light is still on after 150 miles, power window on driver just went out, transmission went out general motors good faith I only paid $625. Suspension they replace both outer tie rods. Had to pay for new alignment. Steering nut was fixed the day I test drove the car .

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 13
Failure Date: 09/01/2003

Within 32 days, three of the four power windows have failed. Car has 92400 miles on it. Olds cannot replace just the broken cable, but must install new motor assembly. Estimated cost of repair $1300. 00 plus tax. Olds customer assistance only offered 10% off bill, or $1000. 00 off new vehicle. Never heard of three windows going out in one months time, but am used to gm turning its back on customers.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 14
Failure Date: 08/26/2003

While driving at 40 mph all electrical components went out. Dashboard lights went blank, and speedometer began winding forward and backwards. Windows began to roll up and down, while the headlights began to blink off and on. Dealer checked the problem but couldn't find the cause.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 15
Failure Date: 08/15/2003

Within 30 days, three of the four power windows have failed. Estimates on each window is between $370. 00 and $400. 00 dollars. I can see one window failing, but three within 30 days is a statistical impossibility. Am awaiting word from gm, Oldsmobile and the district service manager to see what, if anything, they are going to do.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 16
Failure Date: 06/15/2003

The window had fallen into the door on the drivers side front, back and passenger door with no warning. On one occasion, while the consumer was driving on the highway with her granddaughter in the passenger seat, the window had fallen into the door. The dealer stated that this was a common problem. When the power window no longer worked, it would fall into the door.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 17
Failure Date: 10/28/2002

Power steering gear assembly was replaced at 26,000 miles. Currently, at 35,000 miles, the lower steering shaft must be replaced. The consumer stated the vehicle continued to snap and pop when turning the wheel and over small bumps. The consumer took the vehicle several times, with no answer until recently, in which the dealer stated the steering column should be replaced. The window motor and thermostat failed.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 18
Failure Date: 03/08/2001

We have had six windows fail on our 1999 olds Intrigue. Gm replaced three under warranty, but refuses to repair or pay for repairs to the windows that have failed since the car accumulated over the 36,000 mile warranty. We paid for one repair ourselves but refuse to pay for the two remaining non-functioning windows. We purchased the car new in Dec of 1999. The only response that we've gotten from gm is that we should take it to a gm dealership and have it "diagnosed" at our expense. It should be noted that two of the currently failed windows are ones that they've already replaced under warranty. The incident date given is for the first failure, they've been failing regularly ever since. We believe this to be not only a functional problem but a safety concern as when the windows fail they stay in either the up or down position, we've now experienced multiples of each. In the down the position the car is not secure and in the up position a possible avenue of escape from the vehicle in the event of an accident is eliminated.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 19
Failure Date: 09/10/2000

Headlights flicker to dim; then, they go to bright and back to dim. Also, all window motors have been replaced.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 20
Failure Date: 09/05/1999

Vehicle was parked. Tried to open passenger's side power window and had trouble opening it. Finally, opened and it pulled the rubber moulding down. This has happened to the passenger's front window. Also back seat driver window moulding coming off, could cause water damage.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 21
Failure Date: 06/11/1999

Have also had to have the door panels replaced due to bubbling within the first year, besides the problems with the windows noted in the survey, I am now replacing the cables on the two left side windows due to kinking leaving the windows inoperable.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 22

1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS. When the consumer exited the freeway, he heard a mechanical noise which resulted in power steering lost for left turning only. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the rack and pinion was replaced. The vehicle experienced other problems such as engine stalling shortly after starting, the weather strip was deformed, a pulsating noise coming from the front end, however a road test only found tire noise, the right rear window was inoperative, the coolant light illuminated, the fuel pressure regulator was replaced, the ignition switch was replaced, the fuel filter, battery and remote were replaced. The vehicle also experienced an oil leak.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 23

The four side windows got stuck in the open position and will not close. Two windows has been repaired once, and the other two has been repaired twice. Most of the time the driver window is stuck in the open position. Scc ph.


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