NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,437 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 engine problems

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1998 Plymouth Voyager Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 162011


  • 119,000 miles


The belt slips off in the rain causing power failure to everything running off the belt. No power steering, no cooling system, no electrical charging, no A/C, and I believe the brakes didn't work right.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 222005


  • miles
98 Voyager expresso 3.3 engine. Doors lock at random, when put in gear, when put in park, while keys in car, with car running, the 15mph is totally irrelevent in this van. It also over heats even in winter, and all the lights blink on the instrument cluster as well as the housing for ac, defrost, rear wiper, etc. Have had to local dealer who claims there are no recalls at all on this van. I have just printed off 3 pages of safety issues, and the ones I have listed are very important. This has been going on in excess of 4 years, and it isnt getting any better.

- Marion, NC, USA

problem #10

May 012006

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,459 miles
: the contact stated there were several problems with the vehicle that would be considered a manufacturer defect. The first component of concern was the belt tensioner which had to be replaced by the dealer because it was observed to be dismantled. The second component was identified when the vehicle was taken in for a regular oil change. The independent mechanic determined there was a major leak coming from the pump seal on the transmission. Once the transmission was taken out of the vehicle, a crack was observed in the torque converter. The transmission had to rebuilt because a transmission for replacement could not be found. The dealer determined the transmission problem was due to a pin drop which has been common in vehicles of this year, make and model. The third component was discovered while the contact searched car fax for history on the vehicle; there was a recall on this vehicle for the airbag. When the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the remedy repair, it was not performed because the vehicle exceeded 70,000 miles. The dealer confirmed that the remedy repairs would be issued only if the vehicle incurred the consequences of the recall. The last component of concern was the service engine soon light, which constantly illuminated. When the vehicle was taken to the dealer, they determined there was cylinder misfire. However, the contact expressed that this problem may have been caused by a malfunctioned computer system. After a major tune up to the vehicle the service engine soon light only illuminates intermittently.

- Spooner, WI, USA

problem #9

Aug 082005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Caller got recall work done on clock spring, but it did not fix the problem. The air bag light was on before it was fixed, and now the air bag light was off, and the ABS light and engine light were on, and none of gauges worked. Dealer said there was nothing else they could do. Dealer said they could do a diagnostic, but consumer would have to pay for it. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- Attica, KS, USA

problem #8

Mar 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed oil spills from under the car. Took vehicle to dealer for service, and it was determined that the cause of the leak was a cracked head gasket.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 162004


  • 90,000 miles
The airbag sensor light continued to stay on and horn the was inoperative. The dealer stated the air bag clock spring had failed. A recall was issued, however the vehicle identification number was outside of the remedy scope. The valve cover gasket leaked oil while the vehicle was still under warranty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who claimed they couldn't find a leak. The vehicle was taken to two other technicians who both agreed that there was a leak. The serpentine belt cracked at 90000 miles. The transmission cooler line clamps were replaced.

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


A/C evaporater no good. They replaced them up to 1997. Rear latch has been replaced twice & it does not work again. Hole rusting from the inside out just behind driver sliding door.

- Mildmay, UN, USA

problem #5

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Head gasket failure. Oil leaking out on driveways.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 092003

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
Antifreeze leaked from van suddenly. Took it to a dealer who said it was a head gasket leak. They fixed it at a cost of $1300. It had 84,000 miles on it when this occured a few months ago. Was told by mechanic that this is a common problem with crysler vans for this to happen.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 042003

Voyager 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,782 miles
Daimler/Chrysler 2.4 liter DOHC cylinder head gasket leaking oil on hot exhaust system.

- Rochester, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172003


  • 70,000 miles
When the vehicle was turned off it continued to run and caught on fire.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

May 022003

Voyager 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
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

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