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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

1998 Plymouth Voyager (Page 2 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,830 miles

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1998 Plymouth Voyager transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #20

Jan 102001

Voyager

  • miles

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

The consumer took the vehicle to have the leaking transmission filter gasket replaced and as they were raising the car on the hoist the starter began to burn, the fire was caused by coolant leaking between the head and block, as the mechanic began to disassemble the motor they found one of the head bolts broken off and lying on the head cover, the broken bolt caused the head gasket to leak coolant onto the starter which caused the fire, the consumer believes this was faulty workmanship at the assembly plant. Nlm

- Larsen, WI, USA

problem #19

May 232001

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission was faulty. Also, it looked like roll pin had snapped and blew a hole in transmission wall. Entire transmission has been replaced. Consumer has contacted Chrysler. Per the transmission repair shop, the roll pin did snap, causing the greater damage to the rest of the tranmission.

- Denville, NJ, USA

problem #18

May 082001

Voyager

  • miles
Tensioner & serpentine belt replaced 3 times so far and it still is not working correctly. The transmission failed on us while I was driving with my kids but no accident occurred.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #17

May 202001

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was backing out of garage about 3mph and heard a winding noise, transmission went out.

- Campton, KY, USA

problem #16

May 012001

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving could hear noise coming from transmission. Most of the time it will not shift or accelerate more than 30 mph. Manufacturer was contacted.

- Rochester Hill, MI, USA

problem #15

May 062001

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at approximately 45 to 50 mph there was a bang that came from front of vehicle. Vehicle rolled approximately 10 feet and stopped. A dealership stated that differential pin dropped out of transmission which caused this defect.

- Mineville, NY, USA

problem #14

Mar 232001

(reported on)

Voyager

  • miles

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

The transmission, fuel injection and serpentine belt failed causing the vehicle to be inoperative. Nlm

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #13

Mar 012001

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is the third transmission that has been replaced at 10,000. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Texarkana, AR, USA

problem #12

Mar 192001

(reported on)

Voyager

  • miles
Trans axle blewout, blowing transmission.

- New Lebanon, NY, USA

problem #11

Feb 232001

(reported on)

Voyager

  • miles
When vehicle is running transmission can be placed into gear without and application on the brake pedal.

- Saylorsburg, PA, USA

problem #10

Dec 282000

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

1998 transmission with 60K miles on it blew thru the aluminum casing into the torque converter, cost to owner $2609 for repairs and have been told Chrysler is making poor engineering decisons with transmissions and continue producing them, they will not help with a good will repair and were rude to my wife on the phone.

- Ogdensburg, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 242000

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Place car in reverse. Backed out into street, shifted to drive, car would not move forward. 2nd time this happened in 2 years. Dealer claimed fixed last year, yet same thing happened this year. Occurs in cold weather only.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 152000

Voyager

  • miles
Transmission failed on this vehicle. Van would not move forward or backward. I have another 98 Plymouth Voyager that is also used as a delivery van and it is experiencing some of thesame traits as this one. It will hesitate when put into gear and sometimes slip when starting from a stopped position. This is exactly what the van that has been fixed was doing. Chrysler paid for the parts on the van and I paid for labor. There appears to be some bulletins already on the books that pertain to these problems with the transmission.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #7

Apr 112000

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission is a known problem that Chrysler is playing dumb about. They are attempting to blame the consumer for failing to purchase extended warranties, when no one could reasonably expect a transmission to fail at 40K miles. Chrysler has offered to "pick up" the cost for parts, but... that still leaves $1,119 for the labor on the transmission and the erg valve. Neither of these components should have failed at 40K, but the transmission is my major concern.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 172000

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission was rebuilt a year ago by the dealer because it was shuttering. It started again on the 17th of February, and they replaced the transmission again. Currently, transmission is doing the same shaking. Dealer will not look at transmission until vehicle gets upto 1500 miles. Dealer thinks it just needs to be broken in.

- Mountaintop, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 112000

(reported on)

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The transmission failed on 12/23/1999. It had to be rebuilt. Chrysler would not replace without charging us.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082000

(reported on)

Voyager

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I would report my VIN number however my van is still at the dealers. Also the date was12/23/99 that the transmission quit working. No safety defect (s) listed in summary.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 131999

Voyager

  • miles
No summary

- Versailles, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 311999

Voyager

  • miles
Transmission failed at 41,000 miles 100's of similar @this site please recall! huge chucks of metal in pan, entire casing was damaged and had to be replaced. Vehicle showed no prior indication of failing. A search of this site has shown this is a problem with daimler-Chrysler all brands of MINIs since at least 1996, why is nothing being done to hold them accountable? in addition, the vehicle shifts into any gear from any gear without applying the brake.is

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 251999

Voyager

  • miles
Complete transmission failure @ 1.5 years-41000 miles requiring replacement. Dealer admits similar incidents in like vehicles. No warning, no prior related service problems.

- Fenton, MI, USA

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