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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

1998 Plymouth Voyager (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,043 miles

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1998 Plymouth Voyager engine problems

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Feb 252000

Voyager 4-cyl

  • miles

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

1998 Plymouth Voyager engine went out. The consumer has had numerous engine problem with her vehicle. The engine had been replaced twice.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #25

Feb 202005

Voyager 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,500 miles
Oil leaked on the right rear corner of the head gasket. Needs to be repaired.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #24

Sep 152004

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,569 miles
Vehicle was shooting sparks from under the dashboard on the driver's side. Then, the brake lights and the dashboard lights could not be turned off. Mechanic had to turn the lights off by disconnecting or touching a wire. The ses light remained illuminated while driving. The horn stopped working. The brake light became stuck and the brakes felt spongy. The interior lights failed intermittently. The rear door lock wouldn't work with the key. The right rear wheel bearings were noisy. One of the front tires had cord separation.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #23

Jul 022004

Voyager 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

Consumer noticed oil leaking from the engine. Vehicle was taken to a mechanic for an examination, and mechanic determined that the head gasket was blown.

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #22

Aug 192003

Voyager 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle was leaking oil from the head gasket. The technician replaced the head fasket kit.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #21

Jul 032003

Voyager 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
MY19 98 Plymouth Voyager with the 2.4ltr engine developed an oil leak at approx. 49,000 miles. After tedious searching, I found the leak was confined to the head gasket. Which has turned out to be a very expensive fix. I asked Chrysler if they had encountered this problem, and was told no. So then I decided to check the internet, and lordy lordy the place was overflowing with a multitude of the same problem. I feel that this is a factory design problem, which gives to a serious possibility of loss of property or life due to the oil leaking could catch fire as it drips and mists it's way under the vehicle. The exhaust and converter are both in the path of the oil. Chrysler should reimburse all moneys paid in trying to correct this problem.

- Rochester, WA, USA

problem #20

Jul 112003

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While traveling on the highway and without prior warning, the vehicle shut down and failed to restart. The van would cut off and wouldn't start for 2-3 hours maybe longer. The van no longer starts.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #19

Jun 132003

(reported on)

Voyager

  • 50,000 miles
Oil pan is made of aluminum which results in the tread wearing out after several oil changes. Oil pan cannot be plugged.

- Edinburg, TX, USA

problem #18

May 012003

Voyager 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,056 miles
Head gasket failure at 42,000 miles.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #17

Apr 222003

(reported on)

Voyager

  • 39,000 miles
The oil light illuminated. The dealer stated the head gasket needed to be replaced.

- Takoma, WA, USA

problem #16

Apr 222003

(reported on)

Voyager

  • miles

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

The interior light did not come on. The drivers side window failed intermittently. The dash lights flickered. Occasionally the horn would fail. Metal fragment cut through the power steering and caused noise when steering. The door handle didn't open smoothly. The dealer replaced front struts and rear shock absorbers. Also, replaced leaking engine valve cover gasket, engine belt and tensioner..

- Conifer, CO, USA

problem #15

Oct 022002

Voyager 6-cyl

  • miles
The interior lights did not come on, the dash board lights flickered, the driver's window stopped working, and there was a crunchy noise coming from the steering column, it was determined the power steering lines leaked, the front struts and suspension were replaced, at times the horn did not work, and later the consumer received a recall notice regarding the clock spring assembly needed to be replaced. This is a courtesy copy to NHTSA (cc) the letter is addressed to daimler Chrysler. Also the valve cover gaskets were replaced.

- Conifer, CO, USA

problem #14

Oct 082002

Voyager

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and no warning the engine blew and the vehicle started to smoke under the hood causing the consumer to pull over. Dealer notified.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #13

Jul 152002

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the air bag light stays iluminated. Also the engine leaks oil, consumer was informed that the head gaskets were bad.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 072002

Voyager

  • miles
While driving car stalled which resulted in an accident. Vehicle was checked by dealer, who advised consumer that exhaust valve had broken off, and went through the piston, damaging head gasket.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #11

May 292002

(reported on)

Voyager

  • miles
Encountered blown head gasket on 98 Plymouth Voyager mini-van that was less than 3 yrs. Old with a mileage in the 60000 range. A co-worker has a 98 Voyager mini-van with under 50000 miles that encountered the same problem. Has other owners reported any similar problems..

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #10

Jan 011998

Voyager

  • miles
Latent defect (casting void) present at delivery, discovered by independent mechanic at 45,209 miles on 03/08/2002 during routine service and inspection. No safety defect listed. There was an oil leak at the left rear corner of the head gasket and the gasket was replaced. The consumer believed the cylinder head was defective.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #9

Feb 102002

Voyager

  • miles
Head gasket blow out at 44500 miles. Almost caught fire leaking on starter. No warning at all. Not unusual for this engine, is what I have heard from all mechanics I have spoken with.

- East Flat Rock, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 152001

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 10-15mph around a corner when serpintine belt broke, and consumer lost slight control of vehicle. Dealer didn't have an explanation for belt breaking. Consumer went to an independent mechanic for service. Belt tensioner broke and belt slipped off. Belt did not break. Consumer almost lost control of vehicle.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 142000

Voyager

  • miles
The head gasket failed, the consumer request reimbursement due to the low mileage and the possibilty of a factory defect as this problem should not occur on vehicles with less than 200,000 miles. Nlm

- Whitehall, WI, USA

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