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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,143 miles

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Nov 052014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 300,000 miles

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

Vehicle continues to turn off when slowing down and must restart vehicle while approaching a light or going up a hill. Vehicle taken to repair shop prior and could not find anything wrong with vehicle, repair shop confirmed issues. Have report from shop indicating concern for safety while driving vehicle. Looked for recalls regarding this and nothing reported. Again, vehicle stops running intermitently and must restart vehicle. All power to vehicle stops.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #34

Mar 192014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
The airbag light had been on for months and was on when I bought the car last November, 2013. So it had been on for an unknown period of time. The horn and cruise control stopped working after I blew the horn at someone who did not turn on green arrow in front of me. I am sure it was the clockspring which operates those three features. The dealer would not fix it at Chrysler's cost because the VIN number was not part of the clockspring recall.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #33

Dec 182013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while starting the ignition, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The failure recurred when driving various speeds. Additionally, the horn and cruise control became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. There was a recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 04V480000 (air bags) however, the contact's VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000. Updated 05/19/14 MA the consumer repaired the clockspring. The consumer stated the failures all occurred before 118,000. The vehicle needed to be repaired when it was purchased. Updated 06/04/2014

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #32

Nov 152002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

Airbag deploy while driving 55mph middle lane, could not see, van filled with smoke, almost crash with my 3 children in van, injury burns on arms ignition failed 4 times replaced 2X under warranty

- East Islip, NY, USA

problem #31

Jan 292004

Town & Country

  • miles
There has been a recall of the 1996-98 minivans for the clockspring failure. Dealer says that my van is not covered under this recall and Chrysler's customer service center is of no help either. My 1998 T&C exhibits the exact same issues as the other minivans affected by this defective device (airbag light, cruise & horn not functional). The airbag and horn are safety devices and must be replaced/repaired. I have had to replace this part at my own expense. Why is my vehicle not covered under this recall? it has the same manufactured date, same issues, same defective part... I expect Chrysler to pay for this repair ($233.94).

- Louisville, KY, USA

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problem #30

Feb 262004

(reported on)

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
When turning the steering wheel the driver heard a rattling noise. The horn stopped operating and the interior lighting remained on. The vehicle had an air bag failure which also caused the cruise control to stop functioning.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #29

Sep 152003

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Clockspring failed, causing air bags and horn to malfunction.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #28

Sep 222003

Town & Country

  • 76,000 miles
After starting the vehicle air bag light would come on and would stay on the reminder of the time that vehicle operated. Dealership had been notified, but the problem had not been resolved.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #27

May 022003

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
The vehicles ABS sensor light stayed on and horn did not function.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #26

Mar 232003

Town & Country

  • 90,000 miles
While driving the vehicles air bag warning light illuminated and stayed on. Possible clock spring failure. Vehicle made in March 98, 2 weeks outside of recall limit.

- Avon, CT, USA

problem #25

Mar 232003

Town & Country

  • miles

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

The vehicles cruise control did not work. Possible clock spring failure.

- Avon, CT, USA

problem #24

Mar 232003

Town & Country

  • miles
The vehicles horn no longer worked while driving. Possible clock spring failure.

- Avon, CT, USA

problem #23

Jan 302003

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
The front struts and clockspring was replaced.

- Streator , IL, USA

problem #22

Nov 052002

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
Consumer notice while traveling air bag indication light flashing and horn not working intermittently due to clock spring. Dealer has been contacted.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #21

Jun 012002

Town & Country

  • miles
The airbag light kept coming on, took to dealer, couldn't find problem. Cruise control stopped working. Found out it was the clockspring. Had to replace it myself at a cost of $90, would have cost almost $400 to have dealer install.

- Roanoke, IN, USA

problem #20

Jul 232002

Town & Country

  • miles
Clockspring failure.

- Eglin Afb, FL, USA

problem #19

May 052002

Town & Country

  • miles
Failed part was the 'clockspring' assembly.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #18

Jul 122002

Town & Country

  • miles
Air bag sensor light came on and stayed on. Also, horn and cruise control were inoperative.

- Guysville, OH, USA

problem #17

Jun 102002

(reported on)

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had to replace a defective clockspring which caused the air bag and horn to become inoperable. Consumer is seeking reimbursement.

- New Providence , NJ, USA

problem #16

May 152002

Town & Country 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light was on, horn and cruise stopped working. Dealer stated clockspring assembly needed to be replaced.

- Monsey, NY, USA

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