2nd Generation (1998—2004) Intrepid Problems

Intrepid owners with a 1998—2004 model year have the most problems with the engine (72%), transmission (7%), and the electrical (3%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Oil Sludge Resulting in Engine Failure 481 complaints at an average of 90,116 miles in the 2000 Dodge Intrepid.
  2. Engine Knocking 61 complaints at an average of 101,411 miles in the 2000 Dodge Intrepid.
  3. Engine Failure 196 complaints at an average of 102,038 miles in the 2000 Dodge Intrepid.

What Intrepid Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2004 131 2 17 27.52
2003 83 2 40 28.21
2002 291 3 47 67.95
2001 401 5 50 77.66
2000 507 9 70 108.06
1999 372 6 112 76.23
1998 88 5 143 32.31

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