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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 Voyager brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 032001


  • miles


Brake system failed numerous times - replaced brakes, rotors, and calipers. Dealer was unable to find the problem until I had spent over $1200 on the problem in the course of six months. I went to three different automobile repair centers to remedy the problem including five star Dodge (dealer where I purchased the car), precision tune centers, and sears automobile center. All of these centers replaced pads after I initially purchased the first set because they were on warranty. However, each time I had to replace an additional parts like rotors on the front of the car. Ultimately sears said the caliphers was the problem. Again I had to replace pads and rotors, and now caliphers. After 3 times coming back for warranty service at sears after the caliphers were replaced they decided to buy the parts and warranty back on the car and have it towed to another service center. This happened in a 2 month period of time. My brakes went out a total of five times on the left side. I was riding on the rotors. The pads just broke apart or worn out on these occasions. When my car was towed to the Dodge dealership they stated they did not know of any mechanical defect in the brake system. Upon inspection of my car it was found that the brake hose had collapsed on the car. I had to have pads, rotors, and a brake hose repaired on the car at the cost of $500 on this trip. This was also the dealer I had dealt with at first when my car had the previous trouble with the brakes. This time I could tell them it was not the brake pads, rotors or calipher because I had those previously repaired. This prompted them to look further for a solution. So five set of brakes later, my car hopefully is finally safe.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 062001

(reported on)


  • miles
Front brake pads and rotors on left side of vehicle continously wear out, cause unknown.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 242000


  • miles
Right and left front brake pads worn away/ rotor damage to both sides. When asked, the mechanic at midas states vechicles this new and with this low of mileage don't usually have this much brake damage, but lots of Plymouth Voyager 98's and 99's have been coming in with this same amount or more damage.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 042000

(reported on)


  • miles
Never had the brakes go out so soon. We do not drive hard and all the new vehicles we have owned never required new brakes until around 50,000 miles.

- New Baltimore, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 021999

(reported on)


  • miles
The pads would be grinding into the rotors when ABS brakes were applied. The vehicle failed to stop right away. The brake pedal pushed hard to stop. Rotors were cut by brake system after braking to exit ramp. Took to dealer at least 12 different times for brake problem. Was informed by dealer & mechanic not to bring vehicle back on lot. Each time vehicle taken to dealership, manufacturer was notified.

- Hadley, MA, USA

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