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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,372 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 Plymouth Breeze engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Plymouth Breeze Owner Comments

problem #15

Dec 202005

Breeze 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

Severe oil leak in my mom's 1998 Plymouth Breeze with less than 60,000 miles on it is causing me concern. This oil leak is caused by a bad head gasket. The oil is leaking all over the bottom of the car. I am concerned that the oil will get on the catalytic converter and cause a fire. I understand from conversations with several different mechanics and people in the automobile industry that this is a common problem with Chrysler engines. I have already contacted Chrysler about this problem and they have informed me that it's not their fault and there is nothing they can do about it. Other reputable car manufactures fix problems like this. Why isn't Chrysler being required to fix this problem before someone gets hurt"?"

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #14

Apr 272004

Breeze 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,989 miles
Oil change. Bolt and or oil pan striped out. Replace oil pan. Old parts are not available. Two deffernt kinds of metal. Bolt and oil pan. Aliuminim and steel. Car dealer states they have to replace it after so many oil changes that it wears out and the two metals are not write with each other. This will have to be done on all cars with this kind of problem. I think that these two metal do not act write togather and that all consumers will to replace it sooner or later. I think these parts sould be all steel. If you got all these oil changes to do you need parts that are sronge and can hold up to the task at hand.

- Sunprairie, WI, USA

problem #13

May 112004

Breeze 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,591 miles
Headgasket and cam seal failure on my 1998 Plymouth Breeze which caused oil leak and led to my having to replace both to stop oil leak. Car had 44591 miles on it at the time. Replaced both headgasket and cam seal.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 062002

Breeze

  • miles

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

My 1998 Plymouth Breeze was found to have a leaking head gasket. This seems to be a problem with other similar car engines, but I did not know this until the repairs were begun. I contacted Chrysler several times only to be told that they could not help me. I attempted to follow their recommendations, only to be told that I had been misinformed by their employees. Needless to say, this situation is extremely frustrating. If more details are needed, please contact me.

- Celina, OH, USA

problem #11

Oct 122002

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles
Oil leaking from head gasket, was discovered during inspection of shifter cable which wasnt installed properly after replacement due to a recall. The extended warranty had ran out the day before it was noticed, although it had apparently been leaking for awhile. Cruise control quit working, when you depress the button to turn it on, the light comes on but the speed cannot be set and after a few tries the light will go out and you cannot get it to come back on. A/C vents, there is a strange smell that smells like mildew or mold that comes from the vents when you turn on the air conditioner or heat, this has been adressed with a dealership and was taken care of but returned a few days later.

- Clarksville, AR, USA

problem #10

May 142002

(reported on)

Breeze

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has been repaired repeatedly due to excessive overheating from leaky head gasket. Vehicle has stalled numerous times, and smoke from oil was hitting manifold.

- Port St. Lucia, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 262002

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles

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

None

- Menasha, WI, USA

problem #8

Dec 192001

Breeze

  • miles
Head gasket leaks approximately 1 qt. For every 1,000 miles.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

problem #7

Mar 262001

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles
Began finding oil on the drive way. Took car to a Firestone service center on 3-24-01 for a scheduled oil change and also asked to check on any possible oil leaks. Service center has determined that oil is leaking from the head gasket. The service center believes there may be a recall on this problem. I can not locate any recall notices but I find it very unsual to have oil leaking from the engine on a car with less that 22,000 miles.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 282000

Breeze

  • miles
No safety defect listed for above vehicle.

- Freeport, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 011999

Breeze

  • miles

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

Noticed oil leak, contacted dealer service mgr..I was told there were no tsb's on vehicle.later found out there were several tsb's on oil leaks for vehicle.

- Dawson Springs, KY, USA

problem #4

Oct 011999

Breeze

  • miles
Noticed oil leak, contacted dealer service mgr..I was told there were no tsb's on vehicle.later found out there were several tsb's on oil leaks for vehicle.

- Dawson Springs, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 062000

Breeze

  • miles
Failure results in oil leak. Also occurred on my wife's 97 Breeze.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 191999

(reported on)

Breeze

  • miles
While driving while it's raining, vehicle loses power and slows down. Dealer can't duplicate the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 271998

Breeze

  • miles
Heard a sound and all of a sudden the car started out of control in an "S" shape motion..witness behind me states that some fell our from under my car prior to my going out of control and striking the curb. I am getting no cooperation out of the dealer and they are stalling on fixing my car. They have had it for 2 weeks now. Possibly the tire rod or something caused it to veer out of control.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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