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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,214 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chrysler Concorde transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chrysler Concorde Owner Comments

problem #7

May 032004

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While driving 25 mph vehicle jerked. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Vehicle was taken to a body shop, and mechanic determined that transmission needed to be replaced.

- Lawndale, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,500 miles
Went to dealer with complaint of severe down shifting at stop and car lerching forward into traffic which became extremely dangerous when ice and snow were added as the car was uncontrollable. Dealer changed transmission fluid and filter.continued to have same complaint. Speed sensor changed 3 times. Finally car would not shift out of second gear and having computer replaced. Car has 55,000 miles!!!!!!!!

- Cochranton, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 072003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission on a 1998 Chrysler concord is malfunctioning. First I was told it was one part, the speed sensor. Then the same problem occured. This time I was told that the solonid pack needed to be replaced. Now my entire transmission needs to be replaced after spending money to repair piece by piece. Also, my car is over heating. I have taken it to the dealer 4 different times and the problem had not been resolved. I have paid over $2000 in payments and my car is not working.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 202003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


I was reading the news and found the article about a probe being broadened on the Dodge durango to cover the Chrysler sebring also. I was wanting to make a complaint or bring to your attention that I have a 1998 Concorde lxi and this same thing where the car can be shifted out of park without a key in the ignition. This has happened several times, luckily it has never caused any serious injury besides a twisted ankle or two. It is a rather serious problem though. I do not even need to have my foot on the brake to shift it out of park with or without the key on.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #3

May 242003


  • miles
While driving and without warning the transmission failed and fluid leaked from the vehicle..

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 022000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle suddendly shifted to 2nd gear w/out warning, now will not upshift, has been repaired twice on 11/06/98 and 08/21/99 with the same problem.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 311998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When relay fails it causes a harsh downshift to 2nd gear at highway speed, could cause loss of control of vehicle on slick street or icy roads.

- La Pine, OR, USA

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