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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,293 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 172014

Town & Country

  • 179,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after waiting a few minutes. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact performed the repair himself that included the replacement of the throttle position sensor, idle air control valve, map sensor and the coil pack. The failure continued after the contact repaired the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic that specialized in electrical issues where the contact was awaiting further diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 179,000. The VIN was not available.

- Moulton, AL, USA

problem #8

Aug 312011

Town & Country

  • miles
My van has a severe gas smell everytime I drive it and it has cost me and my children to suffer from severe migranes I am a single mother of 5 kids with a fixed income and do not have the money to pay or repairs I am still paying for the vehicle I still owe 4000 on it and noone ever told me about recalls on this vehicle till I took it to my mechanic I have other issues as well I get regular oil changes and for some reason the engine got so hot it shot the bearings in the rods to the oil pan it is going to cost me over 300 dollars in repairs and also the ball joint snapped on the front right side there is just one thing after another going wrong with this van it is in nice physical shape but it seems like I get one thing fixed and something goes wrong is there anything I can get done about this? like I said I am still paying on it so it is not like I can just go out and get another car to replace it I have been without it for over a month now and I have to have it for my kids.

- Chatsworth , IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 092006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph the vehicle overheated without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined the hoses to the rear heater had leaked and needed to be replaced.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 012003

Town & Country

  • miles


Upon starting the vehicle. It will start however once consumer gets going, the vehicle will continuously cut off. The dash board lights illuminated, but the check engine light does not come on. Once it cut off the consumer lost the power steering. This problem happened once the weather changes and starts to get cold out.

- Amarillo, TX, 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

Dec 152001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,112 miles
We purchased this van on 7/31/01. The A/C compressor has been replaced three times and some other A/C part was repaired as well. The transmission completely failed causing the car to stop on the freeway with my wife and two small children in the van. There have been other less critical problems repaired under the 3/36 warranty as well. Chrysler gave us their 7 yr./100,000 mile service contract for free after I demanded a buyback (7-1-02 letter) after the transmission failed. They declined a buyback because the problem had been repaired. After the A/C was last repaired, I wrote again (5-12-03) and demanded a buyback or replacement. They referred it to their third-party impartial services group (isg) to set up a replacement. Communications have been initiated with us for a replacement, but we may want a buyback instead. When I verbally asked isg about a refund, they said it wasn't authorized. I sent a follow-up fax on 5-26-03 asking for the details of a refund under California law. I am awaiting a response.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

May 152003

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,529 miles


Early total failure of ac clutch, compressor and belt.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Feb 012003

Town & Country

  • 12,000 miles
The check engine light illuminated and dealer could not diagnose why. The dealer first suggested that it was due to gas cap not being tightened enough, but that was not the case. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer six times but they could not determine the cause.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092002

Town & Country

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning the vehicle shut down intermittently. Please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- West Covina, CA, USA

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