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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,348 miles

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Oct 112006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My complaint is virtually identical to a previous one, numbered 10167790. My car will start, run for a few seconds, then shut off. After a few tries, it won't turn over at all. This happens at random times. It's a gamble as to whether the car will start or not, when I go out. It seems to have something to do with the theft deterrent system, because I believe the last two time this happened, prior to this happening, NY car alarm would set itself off, when opening the door.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #6

Sep 282006

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When trying to start it will run for a few seconds then cut off, after a few tries it won't even turn over. After about an hour it might start and it might not. I took it to the Chrysler dealership nearby and they wouldn't even look at my car, because it had over 100K miles. But with additional questions, they confessed that they could put a lot of hours and parts into the van, and still not fix the problem.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 092006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles
When trying to start it will run for a few seconds then cut off, after a few tries it won't even turn over. After about an hour it might start and it might not. I have taken it to the Chrysler dealership nearby and spent around $1,400 dollars just to get it home and the next day it does the same thing all over again.

- Sharon, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 012003

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

The vehicle is a 1998, Chrysler Town & Country van (lxi). The problems are due to the malfunction of the "body control module, " as defined by snethkamp Jeep & Chrysler service department. Due to the malfunction, the windshield wipers do not start properly when engaged and continue when in the off position. The engine has to be turned off to disengage or stop wipers. Also, all door locks continue to lock and unlock when a door or doors are open, when the engine is started, and while driving. Occasionally, before turning on the ignition, the alarm will automatically engage: Must use the remote key (unlock) before engine will start. Often, when inside, the only way to unlock a door or doors is to use the remote control key (unlock).

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 272002

Town & Country

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving, without warning the power driver side seat started moving backwards and forward, the both power rear view mirror started going up and down. Driver was thrown against steering wheel. Which could off resulted in a accident.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 112002

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
While driving 20 mph vehicle lost power steering/ power brakes and electrical system without warning. Vehicle was inspected by dealer, and it was determined that fan belt separated from vehicle.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 171998

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fan/electrical relay and battery failed.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

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