NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,500 miles

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1998 Plymouth Voyager electrical problems

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 032005

Voyager 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Contact went to have brakes checked on 8-3-05, just a routine check, and the mechanic noticed that left front caliper bolts were incorrect and have damaged the steering knuckles. He told her the left front wheel was spinning inside the knuckles, within 7 months after purchasing the car had to replace the transmission. Also, the ignition switch was bad.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Ignition lock cylinder failed. Dealer replacing says that it happens frequently. Put key in lock and key would not turn or steering wheel unlock.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 202003

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Ignition key will not work /twice 2002 and again 2003 both times lock smiths were called to fix and both times told me problem constant with this make and model[ usually pin #3 within ignition lock.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 272001


  • miles
Ignition lock seized in the locked position and no amount of effort could cause it to move. The manufacturer's roadside assistance number was called and they called a tow truck. We had to have the ignition lock cylinder drilled out because it is only designed to be removed in the run position. The technician at the dealer who fixed it (howard wilson Chrysler/Jeep) said that he frequently has to replace the steering column in these cases but he would not be pinned down on how often it occurs, although he did say it is 2-3 times a month. A local lock smith indicated that Chrysler locks have a reputation for failing in this way. We had to pay $447 for the lock cylinder, lock housing, and labor and the dealer says it is not covered by warrenty because we are over 36,000 miles. We think this is a known problem that Chrysler is covering up rather than issuing a recall.

- Brandon, MS, USA

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