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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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1998 Chrysler Cirrus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Owner Comments

problem #4

May 142009


  • miles


My car has been giving me problems their seems to be quiet some issues with the vehicle where would I take it if it has a recall on the vehicle. Brake problems some leakage somewhere under the hood. When I purchased gas it runs out very fast the suspension is acting up in the vehicle.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 152009


  • 120,000 miles
Chrysler Cirrus 1998 LX car shut down while daughter was driving at 50mph. Very dangerous situation on highway but was able to get off road without getting hit. Daughter 18 years old and very scared over situation. Crankshaft shifter sensor replaced. Mechanic said it was a well known problem with this car. Internet research confirms this.

- Southern Shores, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 011999


  • miles
The repairing Chrysler dealer says repairs will cost approx. $1200. He is going to be talking to the Chrysler rep.,but does not think she will do anything about the problem, from a co. Standpoint. Does a consumer have to replace transmissions every 27 - 29,000 miles of service. I would like to know if this is a big problem with Chrysler products. I know several people who have had transmission problems with their Chrysler autos..

- Lagrange, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 091998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at high speed the transmission caught fire. Dealer is checking vehicle.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

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