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Dash Wiring Problems of Plymouth Voyager



Plymouth Voyager owners have reported 17 problems related to dash wiring (under the electrical system category).

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Plymouth Voyager 1
Failure Date: 10/22/2004

Total power shutdown while trying to start. Started 10 minutes later. Various components started failing - door locks, intermittant wiper, rear wiper, rear washer, power mirror. Took to dealer and was told I needed a new bcm. Replaced bcm for $600 and was told that everything had to be repaired! they replace defective bcm 50-60 times a year so that they can tell you your car is not working! what a racket! and apparently the one they replaced had already been replaced before - how many times I don't know. $220 of recommended repairs were not guaranteed to fix the problems either! I reported the details to "customer assistance" and was told they would call back - they didn't. When I called them they said that all assistance was denied! I had to pay $600 so they could tell me what I had already told them! I'll take it to an independent shop where they charge to fix the car.

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car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Plymouth Voyager 2
Failure Date: 06/12/2004

The complete dash cluster goes out. Then anti-lock brake light comes on.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Plymouth Voyager 3
Failure Date: 10/03/2002

Dealer wouldn't repair problem other units recalled but not the 1999 model. Dt.

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car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 4
Failure Date: 09/02/2002

While driving instrument panel will start to act up, speedometer will start to jump up and down in speed, and anything else. Then, vehicle will shut off without any notice. Contacted dealer.

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car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2002

The clockspring connector routes the driver's airbag and horn wiring from the rotating steering wheel to the stationary column. It broke, leaving both the airbag and horn inoperative. I noticed an erratic airbag warning light for 6 months and recently found the horn no longer worked. I replaced the clockspring assembly and took apart the old unit to diagnose. It does not use wipers, but rather a coiled flat cable with ~ 6 flat copper leads. Since my van does not have cruise control, only 3 of the leads are used. I found that the flat cable is folded back tightly upon itself to secure at the inner rotating connector. All the leads were broken at this sharp bend. A thin plastic sheet is against the cable at this tight fold in an apparently lame attempt at strain relief. This design is guaranteed to fail after so many turns of the steering wheel. TSB 08-010-01 notes many failures, claiming they are due to servicing issues. Safety recall 982 for failed clocksprings in Dodge pickups. All affected Chrysler vehicles should be recalled. I spent $80. For the part and much time fixing mine. Ts.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1997 Plymouth Voyager 6
Failure Date: 07/25/2001

The cost of replacing this part was 282. 00 dollars. I do not gfell that an electrical part that is part of the safty equipment should failand not be replaced under waranty.

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car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Plymouth Voyager 7
Failure Date: 05/15/2001

Dashboard lights went dim, then bright again for a few weeks. Afterwards, instrument panel went blank. Vehicle not taken to dealer yet. Please add further comments.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Plymouth Voyager 8
Failure Date: 10/31/2000

Failure of this part caused the vehicle to violently shift to 1st gear at 45 mph. The speedometer and odometer did not read. Vehicle had to be towed. Dealer stated that this part should not have failed on such a new vehicle. I purcahsed an extended warranty, which covers powertrain, electrical and standard instrument cluster, but was told that this sensor was not covered, eventhough it controls the instrument cluster. I paid $130 for repair. If this had happened in traffic or at highway speed I shudder to think how the vehicle would have reacted, since the sudden, unexpected downshift caused the vehicle to lurch forward violently. The dealer's service rep said that this part did not usually fail, but that in the past month they had replaced more than usual. I have only had this vehicle for 7 months and it has already left me stranded. Overall, my dealer and service rep were very polite and friendly. Please let me know your expert opinion about this incident.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 9
Failure Date: 04/23/2000

Windshield wipers come on by themselves, (they have since I bought the van) and front interior lights flicker. Today the switches began to smoke.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 2000 Plymouth Voyager 10
Failure Date: 04/01/2000

There is electrical problems that cause windshield wipers go out from time to time, and some problems with instrument panel.

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car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1997 Plymouth Voyager 11
Failure Date: 12/01/1999

While vehicle was being driven air bags deployed without a collision occurring, cause unknown. Also, in rainy weather conditions water enters vehicle from dash area, causing electrical shortage. The windshield wiper had no gasket along botton. Tire tread separated while traveling. Four sets of brake pads and two sets of rotors faile in two years period.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 12
Failure Date: 06/28/1999

We first noticed the problem in June of 1999. The door ajar light and chime would go off intermittently, particularly on bumpy roads. We would check all the doors, they would all be shut. We took the car back to the dealer we'd purchased it from. On 6/28/99 they re-aligned the driver side door to "fix the problem". Everything was ok for awhile. We noticed the problem again in sept of 1999. We returned to the dealer 10/8/99; they replaced the driver-side switch. The problem continued. On 10/21/99 they examined the car and ordered a body control module. At this point it was almost continuous dinging and flashing of the dome lights. They replaced the module on 11/3/99. It was better for a couple of weeks, and then the dinging and flashing started again. We contacted the dealer, they ordered another module, which was installed on 12/29/99. The problem continued. They ordered still another module, which was installed on 1/11/2000. The problem remains. The dealer has instructed me that they will have to replace the module again. I do not feel this will solve this problem. I feel there is something wrong with the electrical system in this vehicle. I am very concerned because it is hazardous to drive this vehicle at night because when the dome lights flash on and off visibility is very poor. My husband drives the vehicle to work at night and has had to pull the fuse for the interior lights on many occasions due to safety concerns. I have been to the dealer on 6 occasions for this problem and they have replaced the body control module three times. Each time the problem remains and it gets no better.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 13
Failure Date: 04/25/1997

The engine stalled and would not restart.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 14

Windshield wiper problem has been fixed at least 2 times by dealer. Problems continue on an intermittent basis. We never know when they will activate by themselves. Park in middle of windshield. Recently problem developed on an intermittent basis. Headlights will not always turn on. Also dashboard displays goes blank on intermittent basis.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 15

Circuit board fails intermittent, causing multiple electrical malfunctions.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 16

I understand this component is defective and/or under investigation. No safety defect listed.

car image   Dash Wiring problem of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager 17

All the dash panel lights blinked out, making it impossible for consumer to read guages. Dealer has been contacted.


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