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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country cooling system problems

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 052005

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles


The serpentine belt comes off when driving through minimal amounts of water causing power loss to the steering as well as overheating. This is a serious safety risk which deserves a recall by Chrysler. I have lost steering while driving on 50 mph roads with my children in the vehicle. Several times my children and I have been stranded due to the serpentine belt falling off causing me to lose steering and my vehicle to overheat and had to walk down roads with my children to find help. After researching this on-line it appears that this is due to due to an engineering miscalculation of the pulley system.

- Everson, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 292007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles
Driving on highway, temperature warning light illuminated. Temperature gauge indicated H (hot) position. Stopped vehicle on side of highway and inspected coolant. No coolant in system. Added coolant, drove 3 miles, repeated. Had towed to private garage. Mechanic replaced coolant lines to rear heat at a cost of $321. Mechanic stated that lines were rotted throughout. Stated that every T&C he sees with rear heat has coolant line failure such as this. States they are of inferior quality, cheap aluminum with no protection. Cannot guarantee they will not fail again.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 152001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When consumer puts vehicle in park and turns vehicle off with emergency brake on, the emergency brake releases by itself, this could be dangerous because the vehicle could roll.. consumer stated the belt tensioner and water pump was also replaced.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #1

May 131999

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving over puddles after a rain storm tension belt comes off the pulley, causing loss of vehicle control. Also, lost power and vehicle overheated. Dealer replaced belt and tensioner, but defect still occurs.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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