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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,029 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.

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1998 Plymouth Breeze brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Plymouth Breeze Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 072006

Breeze 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Right rear brake problem. Brake would come on but not release. The problem was solved by this website and information from another person's complaint, see below. The flex line going to the wheel has a bracket attached and this was crimped too tight, pinching off the line. Brake fluid was getting through enough to apply the brake, but not flowing back to release the brakes. The problems were many and the following had to be replaced; excessive heat destroyed the wheel cylinder, the wheel bearing, the shoes, the springs and hold down kit and brake drum. Another person's complaint is below. Complaint number: 10161903 summary: My father in law said he was having trouble with the brakes on his 1998 Plymouth Breeze. When I looked at the master cylinder in was almost empty. When I pulled the front wheels the left pad was worn a good bit more than the right. When I pulled the rear wheels the right shoes were cracked and the left wheel cylinder was leaking. I made all the repairs but I couldn't get a proper bleed on the rear brakes. Further looking showed the right rear brake was locking up than slowly releasing. Looking even closer I found that the rear brake hoses on both sides were plugged up at the point were the hose was crimped to the bracket. Prying up on the crimp solved the problem. I wonder how many people are out there with no back brakes. It took me 2 full days and $200 to figure all this out.

- St. John's, 00, USA

problem #6

Jul 082006

Breeze 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My father in law said he was having trouble with the brakes on his 1998 Plymouth Breeze. When I looked at the master cylinder in was almost empty. When I pulled the front wheels the left pad was worn a good bit more than the right. When I pulled the rear wheels the right shoes were cracked and the left wheel cylinder was leaking. I made all the repairs but I couldn't get a proper bleed on the rear brakes. Further looking showed the right rear brake was locking up than slowly releasing. Looking even closer I found that the rear brake hoses on both sides were plugged up at the point were the hose was crimped to the bracket. Prying up on the crimp solved the problem. I wonder how many people are out there with no back brakes. It took me 2 full days and $200 to figure all this out.

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 132003

Breeze 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,200 miles
Brake line on front wheel burst, lost most braking ability, luckly there was not an accident. The rubber brake line to the front caliber rubbed the wheel rim and created a weak area that burst. I inspected the other side caliber brake line and found that it was also rubbing the wheel rim and also had a worn area. This rubbing occured when the steering was turned all the way to the right or left.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 052000

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brake have made noise since purchase, consumer took vehicle into dealer for recall 99V244 but dealer said everything was fine and vehicle continued to make noise while braking. Nlm

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #3

Apr 052000

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles
Consumer has been unable to have two recall components repaired due to dealer scheduling problems, one is for the right rear brake tube and the other is for the automatic transmission interlock system. Nlm (98V-183, 99V-244)

- Morris, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 052000

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles
Consumer has been unable to have two recall components repaired due to dealer scheduling problems, one is for the right rear brake tube and the other is for the automatic transmission interlock system. Nlm (98V-183, 99V-244)

- Morris, OK, USA

problem #1

Dec 061999

Breeze

  • miles
Consumer was not able to receive recall repair (99V-244) from a particular dealership, however work completed by competent dealership. (dealer problem)

- Atwater, CA, USA

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