1999 Plymouth Breeze from North America - Comments

15th May 2009, 11:25

I have a 1999 Plymouth Breeze Expresso with 200k and have had similar experiences as some of you had posted. What I have discovered may apply to your situations.

(1) First the boiling noise was described to me by my mechanic as it being extremely low on coolant - the temperature gauge read normal because it was no longer submersed in the coolant.

(2) Second as far as the electronics not working, I found this out to be a problem with the ignition. If you turn the key too fast, it bypasses the accessory mode and goes straight to turning the engine on. It will drive like this, but electronics (power windows, turn signals, etc.) all act like the key isn't even in the ignition. Hope this helps!

29th May 2009, 16:50

For the guy that has problem on coolant boiling during high weather... I think you need to check your water pump even if its not leaking... It happens to me... I replaced thermostat 3 times and drain flush the system.. nothing works..Can't even use AC in the summer.. so if you still have that problem... Might be it..

24th Jul 2009, 21:51

I bought a 1999 Plymouth Breeze in May '09 from my sister. She provided me with all of the receipts for repairs she had done and there was quite a stack. Since I've had the car, the drivers side window only works when it's cool or when it is first started. The car lugs down when the air conditioner is on so my son removed a part from the egr and it does better now, but I cannot find an egr for the 2.0. They are all for the 2.4. I notice the part I have says it was made in Canada. Any suggestions?

12th Jan 2010, 19:16

I have owned two 1996 Breeze with 2.4l.

I read a comment about the stereo and interior lights not working. I had a similar problem with this, but another problem I had was the brake lights were not working either. It turned out it was a fuse under the hood. I don't remember which one it was, but it had corroded and had a bad connection.

I also had a problem one day when the gauges didn't work, heater controls etc. The problem was the key after I started the car did not go back to the run position, which makes the car think it is still starting and the gauges etc. don't work. As soon as I turned it back, everything came back on.

My car has 280 000kms, has a hesitation problem around 60 to 90km speed under light throttle at 100km, not a problem, not sure what the problem is, no codes show up.

Other than an alternator, my car that I bought for $200 has been great.

I am currently looking at a 99 Breeze right now. I hope it's as good of a car.

1st Mar 2010, 16:31

I have a 1999 Plymouth Breeze that has recently developed a steering problem. I took it in to the shop to have the power steering pump and belts changed and was just told that it still doesn't want to turn well. Has anyone else had this problem, or have heard of this model doing this?

2nd Mar 2010, 20:00

If it's not the power steering pump, then it's the power steering rack.

27th Apr 2010, 21:31

I own a 98 Breeze. Absolutely love this car. To answer a couple of questions:

1) Steering difficulty: This seems really, really simple, but I had a similar problem and found that my mat was pushing up against the steering column underneath the pedals. Every time I have a problem with the steering, I just pull the mat down and it's fixed.

2) I have noticed the car runs a little on the warm side. It has never overheated nor come close, but the fan is on quite a bit. This heat is not good for anything under the hood, including seals, etc. When you hear the engine fan on, DO NOT TURN THE CAR OFF. The fan is running because it is hot and needs to cool down. If you turn the car off when the fan is still running, it will sit boiling under the hood, ie no air movement to help it cool down... Wait until the fan turns off, then turn the car off. In the long run, this will make all engine components, seals, etc. have a longer life.

3) When using electric windows, do not crank the windows into the up or down position. Leave the windows with a little crack in the up position. The internal workings are plastic and will eventually stress and breakdown. I have never had a problem with any electric windows.

Hope this helps.

16th May 2010, 23:38

I have a 1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0. Sometimes when turning the key, it won't start, and other times it starts right up. I replaced the starter, but it still has the problem. The battery is good, have power at the dash when I turn key to the on position. Any comments thanks?

17th May 2010, 18:45

To comment 23:38.

Is it turning over and not starting, or not turning over at all? That information would help in determining your problem. If it's cranking and just not starting, then perhaps the problem lies elsewhere, such as the fuel pump. If it's not cranking at all, perhaps your ignition is worn badly, that could also cause an intermittent starting problem.

17th May 2010, 19:51

I'm about to buy a 1999 Plymouth Breeze. I just want to know if this is a good car? Don't want to spend money on a lemon. Please leave me your comments.

18th May 2010, 14:19

To the guy whose buying the '99 Breeze, DON'T. The reviews on this site should tell you it's a terrible car. If it has the 2.0L engine, you should definitely avoid it. There are plenty of better cars out there. I wouldn't waste my time on any Plymouth, or any Chrysler vehicle. Actually, from the 90's, I would avoid ANY domestic vehicle, NONE of them were good. The 90's domestics is what made me stop buying domestics altogether.

19th Aug 2010, 22:06

Great... I should have read all this before buying my 1999 Plymouth Breeze last week... OMG.. there are already electrical problems, and there is a rattling under the hood... I don't feel comfortable in this car, as to why I decided now to check out reviews... uugghh...

5th Oct 2010, 19:13

I have a '99 Breeze. My problem is brakes, possible head gasket, and definitely A/C compressor. My A/C doesn't work, but the part still moves. It also means my defrost doesn't work. I could care less about A/C, but need defrost. Does anyone have any idea on how to fix the defrost?

10th Oct 2010, 20:30

I own a 2000 Plymouth Breeze. The driver's side power window did not work and would not pass inspection. Spent 350.00 for a new motor and worked fine until recently. Same problem, however the other three windows work fine. Again won't pass inspection. What to do?

23rd Oct 2010, 16:29

I have a 99 Breeze. Up until now no trouble. It is missing really bad. And sometimes it is hard to crank. When you get it cranked, it smells. Using a lot of gas too. Smelled sorta like antifreeze. Has new plugs and wires. Shutters really bad going down road.