For many buyers, minivans offer the perfect mix of utility, versatility and comfort. Unfortunately, many models have gotten a bad rap for their relatively fragile transmissions. Stories of transmission failures for a wide variety of well-respected brands abound all over the Internet, scaring potential buyers away from what they perceive to be an expensive repair bill waiting to happen.
However, there's nothing to be afraid of. Avoiding these problems only takes preventative action and an understanding of what makes minivan transmissions stumble in the first place.