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1.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
148,275 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chrysler Town & Country brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 092015

Town & Country

  • 195,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Complete failure of the brake system due to a rupture of a brake line. Lucky for us we were on a flat section of road and drifted to a stop. If we had been three seconds later we would have crashed into cross traffic.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 022014

Town & Country

  • 146,986 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the battery, ABS, trac off, and seat belt warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,986.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #2

Mar 142011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
I purchased this van Dec 2010. I was coming home from work at 9pm driving on the interstate and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor - no brakes. Next day I took to shop and was told all the lines were rusted and needed replaced. I had all new brake lines installed front to back by a repair shop in March 2011. Once again, I had the same exact problem today, just over a year- except the lines were not rusted. 08/21/2012 - driving on a state road going about 40 mph coming to a stop light slowing down, suddenly the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. No brakes. Fluid was gushing out by the rear tire. I pulled to gas station and the fluid was leaking/dripping out. The more the brake pedal was pushed the more fluid was forced out. I could have been in an accident even killed. Lucky for me it was 1 pm in the afternoon. I moved from Indiana 6/1/2011 to Florida. The van now has 180,000 miles.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 282012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 101,115 miles
Rust through at the gas tank of brake line.

- Newark, DE, USA

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