Last post on Oct 08, 2012 at 4:35 PM
You are in the Dodge Intrepid
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Intrepid, Sedan
Oct 03, 2000 (2:59 am)
here are a couple tsbs i found at the nhtsa site. do any of these describe your problem? if so print them out and take to your dealer and demand they fix your car...
Service Bulletin Number: 083199REVA
Bulletin Sequence Number: 121
Date of Bulletin: 9910
NHTSA Item Number: SB612139
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary: SUBJECT ON INTERMITTENT VTA, OVERHEAD TEMP. SLOW TO UPDATE, A/C POOR PERFORMANCE AFTER START-UP. *MJS
Service Bulletin Number: 857
Bulletin Sequence Number: 106
Date of Bulletin: 0001
NHTSA Item Number: SB610644
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT
Summary: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE MAY INTERMITTENTLY CAUSE THE VEHICLE THEFT ALARM NOT TO FUNCTION AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TURNED OFF AND THE DOORS ARE LOCKED; THE AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM MAY EXHIBIT POOR A/C PERFORMANCE; OR THE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY ON THE OVERHEAD TRAVEL INFORMATION SYSTEM MAY BE SLOW TO UPDATE AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN STARTED. *TT
Service Bulletin Number: 240200
Bulletin Sequence Number: 106
Date of Bulletin: 0003
NHTSA Item Number: SB610638
Component: HEATER:DEFROSTER:DEFOGGER AND VENTILATION
Summary: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT ERRATIC OPERATION OF THE A/C AND HEATER SYSTEMS INCLUDING: LACK OF COLD AIR, LACK OF HOT AIR, UNREQUESTED MODE CHANGE (ATC ONLY), NO CONTROL OF MODE OR TEMPERATURE CONTROL OR DITHERING / TAPPING BLEND DOOR NOISE. *TT
Oct 03, 2000 (12:09 pm)
My 99 had AC probs, and dealer didn't have any TSBs on the AC!!! So, I just printed out all of them that I found at the NHTSA site and provided them to them. They even showed me their TSB book, and they weren't in there. The sevice manager got a hold of someone to resend them TSBs. Good grief - you'd think a 5 star would be a little better than that.
#390 of 3457 Intrepid getting a break
Oct 06, 2000 (2:13 pm)
I'm driving from Maryland to Chicago tonite to look at a used Travco motorhome, but I'm getting a rental car so the Intrepid can have a rest. I've had the car 11 months today, and it has just over 27,000 miles on it. This trip would add about another 1600 or so to it, and my brakes and tires are already getting close to replacement time, so I'd rather rack up those miles on something else.
Plus, I don't wanna have to tow a 4 ton motorhome with my Intrepid when it breaks down The Ford Contour rental car should be able to do that just fine
Oct 06, 2000 (3:32 pm)
I wouldnīt trust the Contour,It is smart from you to leave home your beauty,but canīt you rent a better car,if not watch those Firestone tires!.
Take care,and have a safe trip.
#392 of 3457 Emale, others...
Oct 09, 2000 (12:41 pm)
Emale.. Was at the dealer scheduling a time to replace my CD player and picked up a 2001 Intrepid brochure. Much to my surprise--were you aware that the "active intake manifold/valve" has appeared across the line now? Even on our beloved 3.2.. Curiously the hp/torque numbers listed show no decrease in revs at max numbers but I can only assume that the torque and hp peaks (which are now at 222) is more "accessible" across the rev range. Ironically they list the 3.5 in the R/T as having this feature as well. Think it's time to put in a request to Buzz over at Car-Truck.com--see if he can get the skinny on all this. Unless, of course, someone here has more insider info.
One more thing.. I"ll let you know how the 5 Star "body shop" works.. Did a damned fool thing and backed into a pole on Saturday. Puckered my bumper cover--which popped right out--but not before crunching my tail light.. Frost this morning in the NE.. How's by you?
Oct 09, 2000 (3:25 pm)
i hadn't heard about the active intake thing. i doubt it would be noticeable on the 3.2l. anyway, gotta roll, i'm on vacation in boulder!!
#394 of 3457 Emale...
Oct 10, 2000 (12:17 pm)
Enjoy and stay warm..
#395 of 3457 Back from Chicago
Oct 10, 2000 (12:49 pm)
I made it back from Chicago in one piece. Ended up having to take the Intrepid after all. There was about a 2 hour wait at the rental car place, and I figured in that amount of time we could be out of Maryland.
Anyway, the Intrepid performed beautifully, averaging about 28 mpg over the 1600+ mile round trip. This included a lot of mountains in Pennsylvania and western Maryland, and, at one point, a one-hour delay on I-70 in Western Ohio while we sat in a construction zone waiting for an accident to be cleared. Lots of construction in Indiana too, and once we got into the Chicago area, the highways looked like a battlezone.
And for that whole 1600 mile trip at speeds easily up to 80-90+ (let's not talk about how much of a +) the car didn't burn a drop of oil. Oh yeah, I ended up not getting the motorhome. It just looked like it needed too much work, and I doubt it would have made the 800 mile trip back home without some complications. The temps had also gotten down to freezing, and the motorhome's heater didn't work, so that may have helped make my decision!!
It's good to be back!
#396 of 3457 Lug Nut Torque
Oct 10, 2000 (3:47 pm)
Does anyone know the correct torque setting for the lug nuts on a 99 Intrepid with the alloys? Thanks much.
#397 of 3457 No airbag deployment
Oct 10, 2000 (5:24 pm)
I have not posted for sometime now , 2 weeks ago I was involved in an accident ( 2k ES 4000miles )with extensive damage to the front end of my ES.Fortunately no injuries,but the airbages did not deploy.Both front fenders where pealed back to the front doors , hood folded , bumper ripped off,transaxle cracked and front right suspension torn from it mounts.I was to the shop yesterday and the car at this time has been entirly dismantled forward of the firewall,the estimate is at 9700.00 so far.The insurance company is now questioning as to why the bags did not deploy. The repair shop tells me that the insurance company may have him check to make sure the bags where installed.