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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,489 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 Voyager body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments

problem #9

May 192011

Voyager 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


1989 Plymouth Voyager left and right front towers are consumed by corrosion exposing the mcpherson strut assemblies and severely weakening the load bearing structure causing serious risk of strut tower failure as on or both struts will penetrate into the engine compartment causing the front of the vehicle to drop to the ground. Should such failure occur while the vehicle is in motion at highways speeds, loss of vehicle control will result, causing serious injury or death. This is a known defect covered by Chrysler corporation in a technical service bulletin (tsb) labeling the problem as merely cosmetic.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 102009


  • 68,000 miles
The heat changes from hot to A/C by itself, the rear defrost don't work all the time, the back wipers go on by then self with different delays, ,,, stays on defrost, and the strut tower are very poor shape, never saw strut towers rust like this on any other van or car but this one..1998 Plymouth Voyager...also all this stuff wrong with it and the check engine like don't go on...very bad van to have.

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #7

Oct 132009


  • 100,000 miles
Front driver side strut tower rusted out and front tire falling off car.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 042008


  • 139,397 miles


Failure to pass inspection w/O repair as a safety issue 1998 Plymouth Voyager driver's side strut tower cap rust through.

- Cambridge, VT, USA

problem #5

Sep 222002


  • 61,000 miles
The strut tower is rusting very bad and about to break off. This is a very big danger for my wife and four kids.. I first notice the rust 2 weeks after we bought this 1998 Plymouth Voyager, and the dealer would not fix it. It been 3.5 years know and there are holes we can see though. Not very good. I also noticed the van is about 1/2" lower to the ground from the side the rust is bad. The only had 62,000 mile ib it when we noticed the rust. There should be a recall. Shops told me every 1998 Plymouth Voyager they see has got the same problem.

- Neenah, WI, USA

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problem #4

Jan 192006

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,000 miles
1998 Plymouth minivan. Structure rusted through on left front strut tower. The problem was caught when there was approx. 90% rust through. A pothole hit or just severe braking could have had catastrophic results. Chrysler advises that they will do nothing but say sorry. Is this a chronic problem ??

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 042005

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While having a new battery installed on our 1998 Plymouth Voyager, we were shown that the strut tower is rusting and cracked on the top. Subsequent examination by other mechanics shows that the rusting started in the top plate and worked its way down to the second plate, which is not as bad. The comment we keep hearing a lot of is, " I've never seen anything like this." Yet one of our neighbors who has the Dodge version, same year, also has the same problem. I am wondering if you have heard of anything like this with these vans and/or if this could be a problem with them that is just showing up now.

- Hampden, ME, USA

problem #2

Jun 151998


  • miles
No one was hurt in the accident when I hit a piece of metal in the road. The object tore off a body frame member and then punctured the plastic fuel tank. Gas was leaking everywhere. I can not believe that anyone would place a plastic fuel tank directly in the path of a front wheel drive vehicle. The front wheels being drive wheels tend to propel objects back at the tanks. Conversations with mechanics have informed me that over time the tank will eventually start to leak from the stones that will be thrown back from the fromt wheel. I recentlly read in the local paper where a Ford minivan with a plastic fuel tank devloped a lead while traveling on a local road and had to be towed. It is even ore amazing to me that these systems that are designed to fail and will impact the environment in a negative way are legal. If the car markers are going to use plastic fuel tanks they should not be located in a direct path behind a wheel and they should have a metal shield.

- South Hadley, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 031998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The structure on which driver's side sits is half an inch lower than the passenger's side. Dealer has seen, no solution has been found.

- Mequon, WI, USA

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