Common problems with the Oldsmobile Intrigue include that the vehicle does not start, erratic shifting or skipping gears, and the windshield wipers remain in the vertical position. Oldsmobile manufactured the Intrigue from 1998 until 2002, and the 2001 model year has the most complaints, according to CarComplaints.com.
Other problems with the Oldsmobile Intrigue include leaking fluid from the high pressure power steering hose, engine stalling because of fuel pump failure and leaking engine oil or coolant from faulty intake manifold gaskets. A transmission pressure control solenoid failure causes erratic shifting. Parts that commonly need replacing include head gaskets, alternators, thermostats, power steering pumps and water pumps.