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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,761 miles

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country brakes problems

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 012009

Town & Country

  • 177,000 miles

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

Brake lines rusting. I had a 94 van that was totaled because the brake lines burst during a panic stop. My son was driving the van and a truck went through a red light. My son slammed on the brakes and nothing. The pedal went to the floor; the van rolled down a ravine into a guard rail and totaled the van. The left strut housing was ripped off. At the time I was suspicious of what happened, I thought the brakes could have been pumped to slow the vehicle down, my son said he tried to pump the brakes but nothing happened. The critical issue here is a catastrophic failure of the brakes, which I couldn't understand. Everyone on this board that had the lines rupture mentioned a complete failure of the brakes. The van was towed home and upon inspecting a 3 piece of brake tubing was missing from the left rear wheel, the rest of the lines was badly rusted. I have owned two 1991 vans 218K, 198K when they were sold for $25 each one 1994 van 170K was scrapped I presently own two 2001 vans 150K, 177K I recently looked at both my 2001 vans and the brake lines are badly rusted. I was quoted part prices for the two lines that go to the rear brake calipers. 68031823aa left rear brake line $227.49 4683792ad right rear brake $329.12 I definitely feel there is a serious design issue with the material the brake lines are made of. I would have never expected a catastrophic failure. Can anyone help me find these parts at a reasonable price" should all of the lies be replaced? what did others have to pay for the dealer to fix the problem? thanks many other similar complaints on this message board: forum.chryslerminivan.net/showthread.php"T=2620&page=12.

- Bantam, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 202006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at no particular speed, the brake pedal was depressed to slow the vehicle down; however it did not slow down. The brake pedal was pumped several times to get the vehicle to slow down enough to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. It was then restarted and taken to the dealer for inspection. They replaced the calipers and the master cylinder. The vehicle has the same problems although those changes were made. The vehicle is currently at the dealership undergoing additional testing.

- Lyle, MN, USA

problem #7

Aug 272002

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front disks while hot and get wet will bend. If brakes are put on, the front end seems like is falling off or apart by the vibration of the front suspension making it kind of hard to control the vehicle. I have taking the vehicle for repair but it happened again.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #6

Nov 092004

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Air bag sensor light blinks on and off. A recall was issued on the clock spring, however this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The vehicle had numerous problems such as steering problems, sliding problems, brake and acceleration problems, a strong odor of gas and thefront sway bars and rear shocks were replaced

- Haverstraw, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 152003

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Thus is a 2001 vehicle with 45K miles - worst car I have ever owned for the first 18 months we had the car we complained at every visit about a groaning noise from the rear when in stop and go traffic - finally fixed after a year and a half 9/01 paint peeled off left passenger door - fixed by dealer 11/01 radio stopped working - replaced under warranty 10/02 - sliding door hard to open - claimed to repair - still hard to open 10/02 - clunking noise over bumps in front end - replaced left side stabilizer bar link 4/02 - noise in rear when turning - replaced rear backing plate anchors 6/02 air conditioner compressor replaced - under warranty -they took two weeks to fix this 6/02 engine losing power when driving - replaced tps 1/03 rear wiper motor replaced - $150 (car has 38K miles) 6/03 rear stabilizer bar - $250 7/03 rear wiper motor again - out of warranty - $150 9/03 driver window motor - $250 the worst of all - 11/03 - transmission needs to be totally replaced - $2700 - no warranty - car has 45K miles - called Chrysler and was told basically tough luck that I did not buy an extended warranty - the car just stopped moving - luckily we did not have an accident we have maintained this vehicle according to Chrysler guidelines at the dealer since we bought

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 152002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,949 miles
9/8/01 10,232 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found front brake rotors warped. Replaced rotors. Also ordered weatherstriips and door cladding because weatherstrip around R/sliding door on body is deformed. 10/1/01 12,408 miles. Rattling noise in front suspension. Replaced front sway bar links. 12/26/01 15,592 miles. Both front heated seats do not operate. 1/21/02 15,999 mile. Both heated seats repaired. 2/09/02 17,280 miles. Front heated seat does not work again. Repaired front seat. 4/19/02 L9,901 miles. Repaired L/sliding door defective weatherstrip. Left front window won't go up or down. Found L/F window regulator motor defective. Replaced L/F window regulator motor. 3/23/02 L8,949 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found and replaced front brake rotors. 8/8/02 23,559 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found pulsation is from rear rotors. Turn rear rotors and remove high spots. Brakes have been replaced 2 or 3 times since purchase of van in may of 2001.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,949 miles

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

9/8/01 10,232 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found front brake rotors warped. Replaced rotors. Also ordered weatherstriips and door cladding because weatherstrip around R/sliding door on body is deformed. 10/1/01 12,408 miles. Rattling noise in front suspension. Replaced front sway bar links. 12/26/01 15,592 miles. Both front heated seats do not operate. 1/21/02 15,999 mile. Both heated seats repaired. 2/09/02 17,280 miles. Front heated seat does not work again. Repaired front seat. 4/19/02 L9,901 miles. Repaired L/sliding door defective weatherstrip. Left front window won't go up or down. Found L/F window regulator motor defective. Replaced L/F window regulator motor. 3/23/02 L8,949 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found and replaced front brake rotors. 8/8/02 23,559 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found pulsation is from rear rotors. Turn rear rotors and remove high spots. Brakes have been replaced 2 or 3 times since purchase of van in may of 2001.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,949 miles
9/8/01 10,232 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found front brake rotors warped. Replaced rotors. Also ordered weatherstriips and door cladding because weatherstrip around R/sliding door on body is deformed. 10/1/01 12,408 miles. Rattling noise in front suspension. Replaced front sway bar links. 12/26/01 15,592 miles. Both front heated seats do not operate. 1/21/02 15,999 mile. Both heated seats repaired. 2/09/02 17,280 miles. Front heated seat does not work again. Repaired front seat. 4/19/02 L9,901 miles. Repaired L/sliding door defective weatherstrip. Left front window won't go up or down. Found L/F window regulator motor defective. Replaced L/F window regulator motor. 3/23/02 L8,949 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found and replaced front brake rotors. 8/8/02 23,559 miles. Pulsation when braking. Found pulsation is from rear rotors. Turn rear rotors and remove high spots. Brakes have been replaced 2 or 3 times since purchase of van in may of 2001.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 092001

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Noisy power steering pump and poor braking.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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