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7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,938 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.

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012003

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,506 miles

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

Camshaft broke at 55000 miles while operating vehicle under normal operating conditions; engine failed at critical moment while climbing 25 degree hill endangering occupants.8ak

- Hurricane, WV, USA

problem #7

May 242002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 8-9 mph vehicle lost power steering. Vehicle was towed to dealer, belt tensioner had broken.

- Beltsville, MD, USA

problem #6

May 082000

Town & Country

  • miles
Vehicle was making noise while moving. Taken to an independent repair shop, and informed consumer that the flywheel needed replacement. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that part was not covered under manufacturer's recall.

- Channelview, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 211999

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving vehicle at approx. 50mph, it would jerk & make popping noise when on an incline & the accelerator pedal is applied. Been to dealership & was informed by mechanic it was the characteristic of the vehicle.

- Brownsville, PA, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Mar 031999

Town & Country

  • miles
Consumer was driving approximately 5mph when the engine stopped. Contacted dealership and vehicle was towed. The bearings were heat damaged, and needed to replace the short block.

- Hunt Valley, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 251998

Town & Country

  • miles
Motor mount missing resulting in engine noise. (attorney for consumer).

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

May 261998

Town & Country

  • miles
Oil pan gasket failed resulting in leakage. (attorney for consumer).

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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