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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 13
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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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.

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #16

Apr 072000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle caught fire at a rest stop while parked, claim # 40-2277-070. Nlm

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #15

Aug 012000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehile caught fire in the engine compartment while parked, claim # 13-7057-975

- Scaumburg, IL, USA

problem #14

Jul 292000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked when it caught on fire in the engine compartment, the vehicle had received and oil change, claim # 43-R525-857

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #13

Sep 122000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle was parked when the driver smell smoke and noticed there was a fire under the vehicle, the consumer open the hood and the was a fire under the hood of the vehicle, claim# 43-R798-089. Nlm

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #12

Apr 072000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured stated that the vehicle caught on fire while parked. Claim number 40-2277-070.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #11

Jul 292000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The insured states that vehicle caught on fire while parked, the oil had just been changed. Claim number 43-R525-857.

- Irving , TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 012000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Insured stated that after vehicle was parked smoke came out of the vehicle and engine caught on fire. Claim number 13-7057-975.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #9

Jul 292000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The insured states that vehicle caught on fire while parked, the oil had just been changed. Claim number 43-R525-857.

- Irving , TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 072000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured stated that the vehicle caught on fire while parked. Claim number 40-2277-070.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #7

Sep 012000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured stated that after vehicle was parked smoke came out of the vehicle and engine caught on fire. Claim number 13-7057-975.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #6

Aug 252000

Town & Country

  • miles

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

The car was brought to david ellis for a brake repair on 8/21/00. The car made a noise while driving and a loud noise when braking. Also the pedal did not feel right. They replaced the front pads, rotors, wheel cylinders and the master cylinder. They had to repalce the master cylinder twice while they had it under repair. The morning after I picked up the car, it wouldn't accelerate, it was revving very loud and with very high rpms and then it began to smoke and smell. When I got out of the car I observed flames shooting out of the front wheel. Chrysler has inspected and says they do not know the cause of the fire. They are willing to fix the fire damage but they cannot "fix" the cause of the fire because they do not know what the cause is. I do not feel the car is safe to drive unless they can pinpoint the cause and have it repaired or replaced. They are also refusing to return the parts to me, and I have told them that I need to have them inspected for future litigation. They claim that they will be sending them to Chrysler, who has also refused to return them to me.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 152000

Town & Country

  • miles
No apparent reason for this fire. No ignition source known in the air inlet filter housing. Looking for input on other vehicles that may have had this problem and what caused it.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 032000

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
Vehicle uses up to a pint of anti-freeze every couple thousand of miles. Dealer cannot determine the cause.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 281999

Town & Country

  • miles
Vehicle was parked and a fire started in the engine compartment unexpectedly and without prior warning.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 171998

Town & Country

  • miles
Rattling noise in engine, sounds like a bike chain, its louder when the A/C on and when van is in park or drive. Have had clutch, air coil hub A/C replaced, belt drive, tensioner replace 3 times

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 111998

Town & Country

  • miles
3 catastrophic ignition system failures in ~6300 miles. Engine shuts off with no warning & no system & has twice stranded driver on an interstate hghway after dark. Engine stops. Engine will not turn over after stopping. Lights, horn, etc. Are operable after failure.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

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