1st Generation (1998—2002) Intrigue Problems

This generations ranks 21st out of 22 Oldsmobile generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (26%), electrical (18%), and the lights (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Won\'t Start 2 complaints at an average of 7,250 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue.
  2. Erratic Shifting, Skips Gears 2 complaints at an average of 89,400 miles in the 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue.
  3. Car Would Not Start 2 complaints at an average of 53,561 miles in the 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue.

What Intrigue 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 Oldsmobile model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2002 11 3 241 3.78
2001 13 5 236 6.76
2000 28 6 205 5.93
1999 18 8 78 2.02
1998 17 8 69 2.68

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