Automatic Transmission May Fail Prematurely on Plymouth Breeze

The automatic transmission used in these vehicles have had a high failure rate. Failures can be due to internal component or electrical component failure.

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Average mileage: 153,066 (96,600–216,000)
5 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000
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1996 Plymouth Breeze 110,000 mi,
While driving home from work, I stopped at a stop sign and it wouldn't move. It was like it would not go into gear or fell out of gear. I towed it home and once I got home it would only catch in the reverse gear. If I shifted into any other gear it just did nothing or sometimes it would catch in drive and slam forward hard. It also made this strange whizzing sound like something was spinning constantly. I don't have the money to invest in fixing the car so it has just been sitting. U pull and pay is about to get a call to come and give me what I can get for it!
1997 Plymouth Breeze 100,000 mi,
wants to shift to 2nd,and stay there!the transmission works good part of the time! I have replaced all the electrical compoments on the outside, and am looking for a manual to look at the in side! got any ideas
1997 Plymouth Breeze 150,000 mi,
All my electrical components stopped working, lights, radio, side mirrors,horn, and power locks. Also, my transmission is failing, I can't even drive it anymore. The gears slip all of the time, for some reason one of the bands inside of the engine part keeps burning out. The check engine light goes in and off and the gas gage keeps acting up. If I filled my tank, suddenly out of nowhere the needle will plunge down to E as if it needs to be fill again, even though it's not leaking. oh, also the window gets stuck while attempting to roll it up. Just WAY too many problems with this car, and sadly it seems common. I don't want to fix it, bc it's not worth it. want to see if I can sell it for part (if they are even good) and then junk the rest and buy something less stressful.
1998 Plymouth Breeze 216,000 mi,
Transmission doesn't shift. Sometimes it will go to limp mode. More often it won't shift to a higher gear and sometimes doesn't want to go into gear. When it does it does not want to shift to higher gear. Transmission doesn't slip it just won't go into gear
1996 Plymouth Breeze 201,000 mi,
While driving home from work, I stopped at a stop sign and it wouldn't move. It was like it would not go into gear or fell out of gear. I towed it home and once I got home it would only catch in the reverse gear. If I shifted into any other gear it just did nothing or sometimes it would catch in drive and slam forward hard. It also made this strange whizzing sound like something was spinning constantly.
1999 ply breeze when warms up it shut-off when I put it on reverse, have not fund the problem
2000 Plymouth Breeze 96,600 mi,
tran went out $1100, new computer,crank sensor, cam sensor, coil pack, wheel bearings, now the timing belt has broke. this car is about to be donated to local fire dept for extrication practice..........
1996 Plymouth Breeze 172,000 mi,
wont shift at all