Plymouth Grand Voyager owners have reported 32 problems related to air conditioner (under the equipment category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Plymouth Grand Voyager based on all problems reported for the Grand Voyager.
Air conditioning system: evaporator was replaced 3 times so far, first time being under 3 year warranty. Service engine light stays on all the time now, even after being diagnosed with "no problems" and being reset. Lately, the windows won't go up and down until the car is stopped and restarted. Same thing with the speedometer and the tachometer. They just "go dead".
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Failed air conditioning expansion valve. Replaced valve and recharged system. Engine 3. 3l. Mileage 95085.
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While driving down the interstate doing about 70 mph I heard a loud noise. Looked at speedometer and it registered 0. I had no power. Barely managed to get van off the road. Got out and looked under it, there was transmission fluid everywhere. Had it checked out by personal mechanic. He then told me that there have been numerous complaints about this year of Plymouth Grand Voyagers. I only have 86,000 miles on it. Also the sliding door locks have failed, windshield washers have failed, a/c has failed, not to mention the airbag light, fuel line and all of the numerous other recalls it has had on it.
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Our 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager's a/c broke at less than 29000 miles. The warranty ran out just 2 months. Its evaporator had to be replaced. The full cost to repair was $1200. The dealer wanted us to pay $530 at first. After several phone calls, the dealer made us pay $259. Chrysler denied that their 2000 Mini-van evaporators are defective. We think they are defective. An average evaporator should not fail at 29000 miles. We searched the web and found that other Chrysler models have had evaporator problems. We also found that there is a secret or good-will warranty dealing with a/c evaporator problems.
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When a left turn was made, the steering wheel locked up. Consumer had to jerk to the right to break loose then the turn signals would not cancel. Broken multifunction switch replaced. Air conditioner inoperative. Dealer replaced leaking evaporator. Fascias and rear sliding door damaged, dirty.
Failure of a/c compressor, bearings seized causing belt to burn. Second a/c unit to fail this way on this vehicle. First failed in June 2001at 81,500 mi. Dealer says an oil leak from the evaporator led to loss of lubrication in the 17-month-old replacement compressor. Recommends replacement of both parts. Warranties past manufacturer unhelpful. Dt.
At 600 miles, instrument cluster failed, a/c not working, no reverse. Dealer replaced instrument cluster, could not duplicate the no reverse condition, and replaced the a/c fuse. At 6,363 miles, transmission slipping and scraping noise when turning left in reverse. Dealer could not duplicate. At 7,586 miles, no start condition on numerous occasions, after the dealer had the van for over a week, they finally duplicated the problem and and replaced the starter. At 36,141 miles the serpentine belt broke because of a defective tensioner pulley, dealer replaced the belt and tensioner, supposed goodwill, but we all know about the TSB, and all the other complaints. At 36,741 miles, leaking coolant, dealer replaced the rear head gasket, and did not even check the front head. (now who ever heard of replacing one head gasket on a v-6 motor, I guess Chrysler must think they are superior). At 53,000 complete engine failure, 2 hours away from home, and now waiting to see what the cause is. According to the service manager the motor is knocking and there is a lot of metal in the oil. And I forgot to mention that this vehicle has not even fulfilled the lease term. Nlm.
The air conditioning was not working, consumer was informed that a rear evaporator was needed.
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A/c has never worked for over a 1 year period.
Strong musty,moldy odor from ac. Dealer sprayed disinfectant into vents,ok for one day. Odor same as before. Have tried to run ac to eliminate the odor but it always returns.
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While using air conditioning it stopped working without a warning. A technician stated that a/c compressor was frozen.
Transmission slipping, could not merge safely into traffic because of slip. Would work o. K. Whole van was cold, then would slip and stay in low gear when van warmed up. /a. C. Leaking freon causing inadequate cold air. Dealer replaced rear discharge hose only to have it leak out agian, which tells me they didn't even check it. When the compessor finally gave out and after an estimate of allmost $900. 00, I had an independent shop tell me the evaporator was leaking. The dealer agreeded they had some bad evaporators and fixed the whole system for $450. 00.
The a/c compressor bearings failed. The vehicle was bought new and has only 54000 miles on it. I have had several vehicle with over 150,000 miles that did not have a comprssor failure. My mother has a 23 year old car with 250,000+ miles and has not had a a/c problem. I don't know if this qualifies as a defect, but most friends I have spoken with have not had this type of problem with so few miles on their car. The total cost to fix the compressor was $650 +/-. The warrenty on the van was 3 years/36,000 miles, even though this is past the warrenty it still seems that this type of failure should not occur at this early stage in the vans "life".
I have received a recall notice for a radiator fan relay, which is not mentioned on your site. Today, I found a new leak of transmission fluid, the red lights are again flashing on and off, there are power surges in the control panels, the engine chokes and shudders. Oh, and the a/c is out again. We won't even mention the windhield wipers which have continually gone on and off since we have owned this car, or the airbag alarms, or the incredible amount of money we have put into this maintained car. My 20,000 car has become a 40,000 lemon. There is simply no excuse for this, mileage or not. I have attempted to keep this car because I wanted a "safe" car for my teenagers to drive. Now, it appears I have them driving the pinto of the 1990's. I thought I was keeping my kids safe!! when the engine failed, I had the car taken to an non dealer becuase I am fed up with their attitudes. . . What do you expect at 100,000 miles, etc. When the first diagnostic was ran on the car, a bewildering array of codes came up. After changing the spark plugs, all of the codes dissapeared. However, the electrical problems increased in intensity, and now I'm afraid my daugher will go up in a fireball. I already assume there will be no response from the manufacturer. . . . I am going to consider a suit as I consider these cars dangerous! fuel leaks, static charge buildups? come on!.
A/c valve leaking. Mjs.
Transmission failed at 86000 miles, windshield wiper problems, a/c failed 5 times in the last 4 years.
Bacteria growin gin air conditioner evaporator coils, causing terrible odor. Also, engine makes loud siren noise when started, occurs randomly. In addition, when engine starts tape player jams.
Air conditioner condensation pan failed resulting in leakage.
The air conditioner is not blowing cold air.
Air conditioner has experienced multiple component failures. Mjs.
A/c system repairs on several occasions, blower motor, fan relay overheating, buttons sticking and foul odor, repairs did not rectify failures. Mjs.
Air conditioner failed.
I would like to know if there is a recall on the paint on the vehicle, because I have notice on some of the other minivans the paint is fading out on the top of vehicle and sides of vehicle. (1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager) I would like to know if this is a recall? thank-you. Dt.
Upon purchasing vehicle, within a month from making this complaint, owners have received carbon monoxide poisoning from a/c ducts. Please describe details.
I bought my 1996 used two winters ago and was told by the dealer that the ac worked (and it did blow cold air at the tiem, it was only 6: c outside!!)along came a hot day in June and no ac. I took it into a shop who pressure tested it, said it was ok and recharged it. It lasted 3 hours into our vacation. On my return they checked it out again and said these vans were known to have defected and leaky ac systems. They found a few small holes in the condenser. Summer was over so I let it sit until this summer where I replaced the condenser and took it back for another $150 pressure test and refill. This time it lasted 3 weeks and again died on our vacation. On my return he found more leaks around the compressor and said that the evaporator is also probably leaking because they do just that quite often on this type of van. So far I've invested $500 and have no ac. It would have been triple that but I found a reconditioned condenser and did the replacement myself. Now I'm told the compresser ($600 part and $200 labour) and the evaporator ($500 part and $500 labour) need to be replaced, plus another $150 test and refill. That puts me at almost $2500 to fix an ac system that every mechanic I talk to says is defective. What can I do???.
While driving air conditioner belt broke, causing several leaks which eventually resulted in vehicle overheating. Dealer has been contacted.
The vehicles air conditioner did not charge and also leaked fluid.
Air conditioner does not hold freon.
The vehicle is experiencing a loss of power steering,a/c,and the electrical system. Also, engine belt needs to be replaced. Dealer has replaced engine belt 3 times. The problem has happened 5 times.
Grinding noise originating while idling in gear and a/c on from engine carpartment problem submitted to the dealer twice, no solution available.
Comsumer complainined about having problems with the evaporator that is made for the air conditioner. Consumer did contact the dealer, and stated that they did not have any recalls on the vehicle.