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NHTSA — Steering Problems

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,167 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 022010

Voyager 6-cyl

  • 185,000 miles

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

Drove through a puddle. Serpentine belt fell off, causing loss of power steering. Completed repair as per tsb 07-02-99. Did not correct issue. A known issue with 1996 - 2000 Plymouth/Dodge Caravan 3.3L and 3.8L. Very dangerous, happens on wet/snow conditions. Bottom third of harmnic balancer is not guarded from road moisture. Chrysler redesigned in 2001. Gates after market kit solves problem gat 38379K, cost $120-$220 with out labor. Does this meet the criteria for a recall?

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #5

May 092008

Voyager

  • 170,000 miles
1998 Plymouth grand van 3.3 motor. After going threw a rain puddle or going threw snow the belt will come off. It will leave you stuck on the side of the road!. have tried to have it repaired 3 or 4 times and it still does it. It is a known problem by Plymouth. They need to fix this!!!!

- Litchfield, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 152002

Voyager

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles
It is June of 2003 and the car is currently in the shop again for the transmission problem. It has had a power steering pump failure, serpentine belt failure times 5 and now a computer problem. I have contacted chrystler Corp at least 5 times regarding the problems with this car. Their answer is well, if you don't like the care trade it in.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

May 022003

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

1998 Plymouth Voyager loses serpentine belt, over heats and loses power steering whenever it rains. I had the belt tensioner replaced twice it has not helped now van is at another Chrysler dealership, where they say it is the power steering pump and pulley. They are charging me $400 dollars to do this work and I believe this is a manufacturing defect that should be acknowledged and addressed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 142002

Voyager

  • 14,000 miles
When driving at low speeds and brakes are applied, vehicles' steering wheel will tighten, making it difficult to steer. This almost caused several accidents. The dealership have replaced the rack and pinion 3 times and the power steering pump once, but problem still exits.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #1

Dec 072002

Voyager

  • miles
Tensioner freezes up and has to be replaced. This has happened twice in one year. Each of the two different dealers charged me different amounts, one charged $106 and the other charged $275. I have been told this can be very dangerous by the dealer and needs to be fixed. I wonder why then if it is so dangerous and so many people are having the same problem it has not been recalled.

- Panama City, FL, USA

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