Nothing like starting your day with problems, huh? If you are having Dodge Intrepid issues, you’re not alone. According to dodgeproblems.com Intrepid owners are having the most trouble with the engine (69%), transmission (8%), and the electrical (4%). They’ve listed the most common owner complaints here. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.
This is a fairly common question and the short answer is no… or probably not.
The better answer is if you have lost your title or it was destroyed it’s easy to get a new one reissued. Here’s a great WikiHow article on how to do just that.
- When It No Longer Meets Your Needs
- When It’s Still in Good Condition
- When It Costs More to Keep Running Than It’s Worth
- When Keeping It Running Isn’t Worth the Emotional Cost
- When It Feels Unsafe
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If it’s way past time and you need to sell that junker for the best possible price talk to us about recycling your vehicle and turning it into cash.
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2003-2004 Honda Accord – Automatic Transmission (NHTSA Recall #: 04V176000)
A 1 million+ vehicle recall was issued in 2004 because the automatic transmission that was installed in the 2003-2004 Honda Accord seemed to be prone to early failure. Severe gear damage/breakage could cause the transmission to unexpectedly seize, which could obviously lead to an accident.
Due to insufficient transmission fluid flow, excessive heat can buildup between the countershaft and the secondary shaft second gears (ATF absorbs heat and carries it away from moving parts), which can result in decreased material strength, chipped gear teeth, and in extreme cases, complete gear failure (i.e. it breaks). Unusual noises will typically signal a problem. However, a broken gear can cause the transmission to completely lockup, which would bring the car to a sudden halt.
When the recall was announced, Honda instructed its dealers to do one of two things: 1) Vehicles with less than 15,000 miles received a special ATF oil jet kit, which was installed on a fluid return line. This kit was designed to prevent the problem by injecting cooled transmission fluid directly onto the second gears. 2) If the vehicle had more than 15k miles, the dealer would inspect the gears and either install the jet kit or install an entire remanufactured transmission. If you’re unsure if the fix was performed on your car, you can call Honda Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009. Be sure to have your VIN number handy, and refer to Honda recall #: P38
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Transmission failures and problems are sadly very common with Ford Explorers, particularly those produced in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The cost of a repair can be enormous, especially if you have it done by a dealership. However, there are some steps you can take in order to try and reduce the cost of a repair or to possibly even get the repair done for free.
The most common transmission problem found in 2002 Ford Explorers is an outright failure. Symptoms of a transmission failure include a blinking O/D light, slipping gears, difficulty shifting or rapid deceleration of the vehicle. Many consumers report a transmission failure occurring with their Ford Explorer after only 50,000 or fewer miles of normal driving. The cost of this repair can be as much as $4,000, perhaps higher if the repair is done by a dealership. Although fewer complaints are received regarding other model-year vehicles, such as the 2003 and 2004 Ford Explorer, problems do occur, and transmission issues rank high on the list. Consumers report higher-than-usual RPMs being required to shift the vehicle from first to second gear, followed shortly by slippage and total failure. Often, only the solenoid will need to be replaced, but this repair can still cost upwards of $700.
Check if your vehicle is still under warranty. Your warranty will be a combination of the ownership period and the vehicle’s mileage, whichever expires first. If your vehicle isn’t under warranty, it is advisable to call Ford directly. The company is well aware of the problems that consumers experience with the transmissions of early 2000s Explorers, though they haven’t gone so far as to issue a recall. If you talk to a representative, be calm yet firm, and insist on receiving a free repair regardless of your warranty status. It’s best to be as knowledgeable as possible and to thoroughly describe your dilemma. Some Ford representatives will simply tell you there’s nothing that can be done, while others will waive the entire cost of your repair. If the employee you speak with is unwilling to help, ask to talk to someone else. If you must have your transmission repaired at your own cost, find a reputable local mechanic instead of going to your local dealership. Doing so could save you thousands of dollars.