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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,518 miles

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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Dec 052005

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,251 miles

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

The contact stated while driving up to an atm heard a clank and the vehicle would not go forward. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic, who determined the gears inside the transmission broke. The mechanic installed a rebuilt transmission. Updated 01/11/06.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #31

May 022005

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speed control and then the entire transmission failed; when it happened, I was driving on an interstate; I could not go any faster than 25-30 mph and came very close to beoing rear-ended by a 16-wheel truck.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #30

Jan 262005

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,181 miles
While driving 40 mph the vehicle stalled. Driver was not able to restart vehicle, and it was towed to a garage for inspection. Mechanic determined that transmission needed to be replaced. The transmission differential shaft came out and rotated putting a hole in the transfer case, causing oil to leak and vehicle to loss power.

- Saint Marys, PA, USA

problem #29

Apr 282004

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,740 miles

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

Spring of 2003, my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager began having problems with the transmission. After I backed out of my driveway to take my kids to school, I could not get the vehicle to shift out of reverse. I was in the middle of the road for several minutes before I could get it to work again. I took the vehicle to a transmission specialist who replaced several parts. I continued to have problems shifting the transmission and returned to the specialist who discovered that Chrysler had sent a defective part. My transmission began leaking fluid profusely in April 2004. I took it to my mechanic because I thought it was oil leaking from the engine. However, he immediately transferred it to the transmission specialist, again. I was told that the differential pin inside the transmission is defective and it breaks loose, cracks the exterior of the transmission case, which in turn causes the transmission to stop functioning. The vehicle is suddenly rendered immobile. The 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager is a safety hazard both to its occupants, and the general public. I Transport my young children in this vehicle, it is supposed to be a family vehicle, however, it is not safe. The vehicle could have caused a crash had I been on the interstate or backing out of my driveway into traffic, when the differential pin failed. At the time of the failure, I had less than 60,000 miles on this vehicle. The transmission specialist stated that he keeps twenty transmissions of this type (Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler) on hand at all times because he fixes them all day long. I have pictures of my defective transmission and would be more than happy to E-mail them as evidence. Sincerely, melinda wieland

- Lone Tree, IA, USA

problem #28

May 202004

(reported on)

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving a gear came off hitting the transmission housing and cracking it.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #27

Feb 122004

Grand Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,130 miles
A bolt in the transmission of my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager came loose and shot through the transmission housing exiting under the vehicle. This became known when the repair facilities took the damaged equpment apart. It was reported by the facilities that this has been a common occurrence in this vehicleand that they had repaired five in our town alone in the past two years. Resulting in over $2000 in repair costs.

- Shelley, ID, USA

problem #26

Oct 312003

Grand Voyager

  • 53,000 miles

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

While driving at 45 mph consumer heard a grinding noise coming from the vehicle. A few seconds later, vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who informed the consumer that a rod was blown.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #25

Aug 052003

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
Transmission failure for the second time! at 33,000 miles my transmission "went out" and the dealership "repaired it'. now at 93,000 the speedometer gear has malfunctioned and I have to replace the whole transmission. This happened while I was driving. The transmission locked in second gear, which was unexpected and surprised me. This action could have caused an accident but I was the only car on the road.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #24

Oct 042003

Grand Voyager

  • miles
I bought a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager. I have noticed the shifter to put it in gear does not lock, meaning the brake does not have to be pressed before shifting into gear. We found out after our 4 year old accidentally bumped the shifter sending it into drive with our 2 year old in the back seat I was able to jump in and stop the van before it hit another car. I checked several other vehicles and found that the brake actually has to be pressed before you can move the shifter. Is this a recall with my van? it doesn't seem normal. I need some advice.

- Freeport, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 292003

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,999 miles
Transmission apparantly failing to shift, seems stuck in 2nd as vehicle has no horsepower and will not accelerate over about 25-30mph (can't tell speed), will not shift gears (reverse still works). At the same time the speedometer stopped working and check engine light came on. No other apparant side effects (I.e. A/C still works, belts intact, fuses ok). Occurred while operating with passengers (age 5 and 5-mos. Old) - why would Chrysler Corp. Allow such an apparant safety hazard to exist" this vehicle has been well-maintained and has just over 40,000-miles - is this all Chrysler products are good for? recall"

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #22

Jul 102003

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,355 miles

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

While driving a banging sound was heard from the transmission. Soon after, the vehicle stalled and transmission fluid leaked on the ground. Holes had blown through the transmission in different places. The dealer stated there was a defect in the transmission in the make/model. (it also blew a sensor)

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #21

Jul 282003

(reported on)

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
While driving the transmission "blew up". the dealer diagnosed that there was a 6X3 inch wide hole in the casing that separated the differential from the transmission. This caused a component of the differential to loosen and blow through the casing.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #20

Jul 012002

Grand Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In July 2002 the vehicle was running and a child was able to put the vehicle into drive without the brake pedal being applied. The vehicle crashed into a neighbor's garage. Also in April 2003 the vehicle was off and the owner was able to shift the vehicle into drive.

- Sayreville, NJ, USA

problem #19

Feb 072003

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,967 miles
On February 7 2003 my wife drove my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager home just down the street and heard a bang under the floor board drivers side. The long and short of it is that our transmission had a catastrophic failure. Needless to say it cost us as much as we have paid for the vehicle since we acquired it from a very reputable car company.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #18

Jan 312003

(reported on)

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,438 miles
While driving transmission failed causing lost of acceleration and vehicle made a graveling noise and engine shut down. Please any additional information.

- Cortland, NY, USA

problem #17

Dec 172002

Grand Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,500 miles
Driving on highway, my check engine light went on. Then van could not go faster than 35 mph. I would hear straining on the engine and the RPM gauge would show a higher RPM rate for the low speed I was travelling. The transmission needed to be replaced.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #16

Oct 012002

Grand Voyager

  • miles
Speed control device quit working at exactly the same time the transmission would not come out of first gear regardless of the speed. This is a problem with Chrysler products and I expect them to do something about it asap!!!

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #15

Aug 162000

Grand Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving 20 mph the vehicle starts jerking and when stopped or put into reverse the vehicle will stall. Dealer replace transmission three times.

- Shawano, WA, USA

problem #14

May 282002

Grand Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission would not shift into higher gear. Dealer notified and made repairs. The consumer states the 1st time they had replaced the amj 6443 and the 4800878 trans input sensor. This did not take care of the problem and the mechanic suggested the fuel pump was defective and should be replaced.

- Oxford, MA, USA

problem #13

Aug 302001

Grand Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling on highway and vehicle started roaring, vehicle wasn't shifting. Dealership was aware of problem. Shift sensor and input speed center were replaced.

- Coon Rapid, MN, USA

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