1998 Plymouth Voyager Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

Nicely designed, poorly engineered

Faults:

Head gasket at 40,000 miles, another at 100,000 miles.

Air conditioner compressor at 90,000 miles.

Several engine cooling fans problems, under recall.

The longest wiper blades made wear quickly, even premium ones.

Seat frames cracked repeatedly.

Transmission failed at 65,000 maintained exactly by the book miles.

General Comments:

Transmission failed at 65,000 miles. It had been maintained at the dealer, and service intervals were exactly when the manual said. I'd heard these vehicles were hard on transmissions, and didn't want to take a chance. The dealer felt a $3,000 transmission at 65,000 miles was acceptable. Huh?

Eats head gaskets. First one was under warranty. Second one was not.

Terrible chattering from wipers, the blades are the longest ones made. Windshield scrubbed with ammonia, no car wash wax on glass, and new premium blades will chatter in 3 months of use.

Cooling fan repaired several times on recall, but you have to know about the recall to get the free fix.

$1,000 spent on A/C at 90,000 miles, failed compressor sends pieces through the system.

I will never buy another Chrysler product. I've owned over 30 cars, some I beat like a rented mule, but the ONLY times I had a transmission failure was on well maintained Chryslers that were my family car, and well maintained.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2006

1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.3 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired198000 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

If it ever runs while warm it will be the perfect vehicle for my daughter and she loves it!

Faults:

When cold van runs great, after 20 minutes or so throws OBDII codes, 1765,1732,1727 in that order. Checked Trans control module, Power Distribution Center, Trans Control Relay, solenoid pack, ignition switch, grounds, both speed sensors, also dropped oil pan and changed filter&fluid, very little was in pan.

Four lights on fan selection (dash) also blink off and on until van warms up, then go off.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, van is for single daughter with baby.

General Comments:

This is a beautiful van that we purchased for daughter through VOA. We have owned numerous Voyagers and have been very pleased up to this point. We are at this time becoming very frustrated as it seems all we are doing is putting more $$ into it, and nothing seems to be helping. We were ready to rebuild tran however are not sure now that it would solve the problem. Have been told that it may very well be electrical instead, but have checked so much that we are not sure now what to do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2005

30th Nov 2005, 23:20

I guess proof reading really is important... our Voyager is a 98 not a 97! And since my post I have done more research on the OBDII codes... seems like our problem is electrical and may or may not have to do with the OD, 2-4, & L/R pressure sense circuit, faulty solenoid pack (which has already been replaced, or the TCM... still not sure that the scanner is functioning properly though since it is blinking off and on when key is off and displaying "lost connection"???Would still like some input if anyone has some...

25th Dec 2006, 22:20

Dude you got a serious CCD problem there. The CCD bus is between the Engine, Transmission, Gauges, ABS and Body computers and there should be bad wires making it run amok.

Get the Voyager Service Manual and check the wiring specially those marked as CCD.

1998 Plymouth Voyager from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

A good car with a bad heart. (transmission)

Faults:

I'm in the process of replacing the transmission for the third time. The first time was at 80,000 miles.

All the lights on the panel keeps on blinking once I turn on the ignition.

General Comments:

It seems that the transmission is the main problem with these cars. Other than that it runs smoothly and is spacious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th August, 2005

1998 Plymouth Voyager from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32 kilometres
Most recent distance143000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

A terrible design that will cost a fortune to maintain

Faults:

Nothing until mileage reached 100,000.

PCM module went out first.

Then another computer module went out.

Spent about $800.00 at this point.

At 115,000 miles head gasket started leaking badly. Had to replace it and it was very costly, because half the engine had to be pulled.

At 125,000 miles the distributer malfunctioned and had to be replaced. Also had to replace the cam sensor and the choke asembly.

At 135,000 miles a pin in the Cam shaft was sheared and had to be replaced. The head had to be removed again and this little project cost about $1,500.00.

I am at 143,000 miles now and I have a problem with the break system.

General Comments:

This is without a doubt the most costly vehicle, by far, I have ever owned. I have no choice, but to keep it, because I would not want to burden someone else with this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 18 reviews