1995 Plymouth Voyager SE from North America
I just want to say this van is crap. I bought this van in 2003 and drove it for a exactly one year and one month before the transmission went out. My children and I were stranded in the middle of the street, luckily it was a backroad and it was not busy at all. I was able to get the van home by driving it in L2. My husband rebuilt the transmission and I drove it for almost three more months and it happened again. This time my husband only had to replace the gears. It ran fine again for one month and guess what. Yes the transmission went again. A friend that he got the parts from told him it was not the transmission itself it was the wiring harness that controls the gears that comes from the computer. We decided to fix it one more time and sell sell sell. I have since then bought another van a ford windstar and so far knock on wood it has been okay. I am so skeptical about any van I drive from now on. I worry each day if the trans will go out in the new one. I would definitely suggest no one buy a plymouth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd March, 2005
20th Jun 2007, 23:04
I've enjoyed my van up until this past year. Was purchased in 1996 from a dealer... it had 14,000 miles. (I paid too much however, being a single woman.) At any rate, I've used the same mechanic for 10 years. Taken it across the country annually. But last year, I had numerous expensive repairs.
Evaporator coil on A/C, fan, water pump and timing belt, rear rotors with a brake replacement, and most recently, valve cover gasket replacement to stop an oil leak that has continued to get worse for years! Now, the transmission is suddenly not moving well from stationary stop to 1st and 2nd gears after getting a tune-up with a 'new' mechanic (my old one retired). The upper gears shift fine. Took it out for a drive around, went right back to the mechanic. They checked the transmission fluid--added some, said drive it for a few days, let it limber up. Come back then if needed.
Just my luck... I feel paranoid and distrustful of his competence, although I realize things get old and need replacing. I feel after reading many of these comments, I have been very lucky. But, I also had a reliable mechanic who took care of my car--oil changes ever 2500 miles, lubes, tune-ups.
Back to the current transmission scare: the car will make plenty of noise like it's moving when accerating from a stop--but---it's barely moving. The speedometer doesn't seem to register accurately either when this happens. It is slow to travel back also when I brake suddenly. What the heck? Anyone recognize these symptoms? At one point I scared myself when I was manuvering a left hand turn and the car didn't turn and move in traffic at the speed I expected it to... could have been hit if I hadn't have floored it!!
Is it time to sell it? Bad thing is I've taken good care, but it has hail damage to the body. Otherwise, engine is clean and a good second car.
THANKS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS. OKLAHOMA.
14th Aug 2011, 01:16
Don't blame Chrysler because your husband can't rebuild a transmission.