NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Plymouth Breeze electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Plymouth Breeze Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 102006

Breeze 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles


Check engine light came on, P0700 & P0725 codes. There are related to transaxle problems. Transmission will, after about 30 miles of freeway driving, jerk slightly, then "check engine" light will come on. Transmission then shifts poorly, jerks and slams on down and up shifts. Trans will then go into limp mode, limiting speed to 45 mph max. Researched the problem online, there are 1000's of similar transaxle problems reported. So far, have changed trans fluid, twice. Last time cost was $150+. replaced input and output trans sensors, input replaced twice. Cleaned all underhood grounds, reset computer by battery disconnect. Taken to independent shop, they said maybe crank position sensor or trans control computer. Took to dealer, they checked and found faulty input trans speed sensor. This car only has 63K miles, it should not be having this much powertrain trouble. So far spent about $700, still have the problem, as 1000's of other people. Many reports of hit and miss repairs, including solenoid packs, tcm replacements, and trans overhauls. This is a known problem that has been experienced for years by 1000's of owners. This is a poorly designed product, and Chrysler should be held accountable.

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 102005


  • miles
1998 Plymouth Breeze recall repairs to the ignition. When the consumer drove the vehicle 12 miles after having the recall repairs done, the vehicle shut off completely. It started smoking from under the hood and all the gear indicators illuminated. After the vehicle was towed back to the dealer, the consumer was told a possible fuel pump was the problem but they were not sure. The consumer had the vehicle towed to another dealer and it was discovered the fuel was not problem. There were some wires that had been sprayed and were sticking together, the wires melted and caused further problems.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 142000

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle was turned on and consumer noticed smoke coming from driver's side door. Vehicle caught fire within the driver's side door panel. E cause of the fire was determine to be an electrical short within the wires. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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