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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,560 miles

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #22

Jul 282006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

Intermittent air bag light. Appears to be clockspring. Also driver side sliding door automatic lock won't work.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #21

Sep 082005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
2001 Chrysler Town and country 3.8 the cruise control, horn and air bag will not work. There have been thousands of recalls on this (clockspring wiring harness) prior to 2001 but Chrysler said it will not take care of mine because of the mileage (130000) and the year 2001 has no recalls.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #20

Apr 272006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Had an front left corner damage accident with vehicle that struck me with the front middle of his vehicle. I was almost at a stand still. Since speed limit was 40 mph we estimated that as the speed of the vehicle that struck my vehicle. My vehicle has two front air bags and front side air bags. None of them deployed at time of impact.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #19

Feb 102006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Airbag disabled due to clock spring defect on 2001 Chrysler Town & Country ex minivan. There is a recall (recall # 04V480000 from NHTSA database) for same but slightly older vehicles. I believe the same problem exists in the 2001 year model as well.

- Cranberry Twp., PA, USA

problem #18

Dec 052005

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bag light continues to light up after repeated attempts to repair the problem. I am concerned for the safety of my family as I am informed that when the bag light is lit, the bag safety system is inoperable. A recall was issued by Chrysler for models with similar problems that does not extend to the 2001 Town & Country model.

- Curtis, WA, USA

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problem #17

Dec 092002

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,788 miles
Airbag light came on. Right front seat belt buckle tensioner was faulty. Consequence is tensioner would not work as needed. Replaced right front seat belt buckle tensioner.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #16

Sep 282005

Town & Country

  • 64,000 miles

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

On Sept. 28, 2005 I took my 2001 Chrysler Town and country ex model minivan VIN#[xxx] to dick smith Chrysler in aiken, SC to correct a problem with the airbag system. The airbag light on the dash was lighting up erratically and I became concerned about the safe function of the airbag system. The service dept. Ran a diagnostic on the system and found a defective clock spring, which they replaced for $250.45. Upon returning home I ran an internet search about the problem and found this exact problem led to a recall of the 1996-2000 models of the same minivan. I promptly contacted the Chrysler company, but they said that they would not do anything because my exact VIN number was not included in the previous recalls. In addition, the service dept. At dick smith Chrysler also said they would not honor the previous recall because it as of yet did not include my model year. I am filing this complaint because I believe Chrysler has not corrected the problem and my safety was placed at risk because of the malfunction in my vehicle. I did the responsible thing and had my vehicle repaired, but I was offered no compensation for the repair because the recall had not yet been extended to cover the 2001 year. What else can I do to insure this problem is addressed in a timely and safe manner? updated 07/18/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #15

Feb 012004

Town & Country 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler Town and country. The contact states that there was a recall on the clockspring for one of the vans that she owns but it was not for the vehicle that she is having the problem with. The airbag light was coming on in her van and it was the same type of problem with the recall letter she recieved.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #14

May 232005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2001 Town & Country airbag light lights up intermittently. The dealer says a clockspring has failed not covered by the manufacturer. The dealer will repair but charges a deductible per the extended warranty. This is a safety defect that should be covered by the manufacturer, aggravated by the fact that 1998-2000 vehicles, just before this model year, are covered by a recall for the exact same item.

- Elmhrust, IL, USA

problem #13

Apr 122005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chrysler Town and country experiencing failures with steering, instrument panel, airbags, seat belt wiring harness and transmission. Consumer stated I've had nothing but serious problems with this vehicle since new. Eight front-end and steering failures, 6 instrument panel electronic failures, 4 air bag and seat wiring harness failures and now it seems, a serious transmission problem.

- New Holland, PA, USA

problem #12

Jan 212005

Town & Country

  • 47,009 miles

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

Consumer concerned about replacement of clock spring on 2001 Chrysler Town and country. The consumer had the clockspring replaced and is requesting reimbursement, however his vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #11

Mar 032005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The cruise control on my 2001 Chrysler Town and country doesn't turn on when the switch is activated. I had the same problem with my 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager. The problem in the Voyager was taken care of when the dealer replaced the clock spring (safety recall) in the steering column. If a defective clock spring forced a safety recall in my 1997 Grand Voyager, why is it acceptable for me to drive my 2001 Town and country with the same defective clock spring?

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #10

Aug 012004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Airbag indicator light comes on and off. This appears to be similar to the numerous other complaints with this same system in the 2001 Town & Country mini van. The light might come on once or twice on a short trip, or it may not come on during a long trip. At times it will turn on and off many times during those same intervals. We are waiting for a recall before we proceed with any repairs. This needs to addressed by Chrysler in a service bulletin or a recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 212004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received recall 04V480000 concerning air bag clock spring, but the information concerning year, make and model did not appear in NHTSA data base. Consumer complained that the dealer charged her $220.42 for the clock spring recall repairs. Recall campaign; the check air bag light came on while the vehicle was being driven.

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #8

Nov 092004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
Air bag fail light illuminated, horn failure, cruise control failure. Diagnosed as a failed clock-spring. Recalled on 1999 and 2000 Chrysler Town and country but not on 2001.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #7

Nov 092004

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
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 #6

Oct 282004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,400 miles
The air bag light came on intermittently. The consumer vehicle was not included in the NHTSA recall 04V48000.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 042004

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,500 miles
The vehicle was involved in a T-bone collision on the driver side, at an impact of 25-30 mph. The driver side air bag failed to deploy. The driver sustained some injury but was not transported to the local hospital.

- Pickens, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 242004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,900 miles
2001 Chrysler Town and country minivan. Airbag warning light has come on intermittantly over last few months. Dealership recommends immediate replacement of airbag clockspring, as well as replacement of headlamp switch for an "unrelated" electrical issue with flickering instrument cluster lights. Neither are covered under the 8 year/80,000 mile warranty we purchased for car. We were charged $135 to replace a $3 clockspring. Upon further investigation, I found that in the late 90's many Chrysler were recalled for clockspring and many complaints have been made on later models. I think the problem is still a manufacturer issue and should be recalled.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #3

May 152004

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We purchased our 2001 Chrysler Town and country new in July of 2001. Since that time it has been in and out of the shop for various odd electrically related issues and numerous recalls. We have had problems with the power door locks and even problems opening them with the key several times on the sliding doors(service dept at dealership just dismissed it as "unable to duplicate"). two years ago, the radio got stuck on (could not adjust volume, turn it off or anything). This was the beginning of upwards of 5 times the radio has been taken out and replaced with a new unit after being sent off. This requires two visits each time to drop off the car. The latest time, they had our radio for 5 months! the console lights would not come on, so you could't read anything on the panel at night. They replaced the dimmer switch knob. They had to replace the clockspring in the steering wheel because the airbag light kept coming on when you turned the wheel. We keep telling them that there is something wrong with the electrical system but they say it checks out fine. We have also had the driver's window lock up a few times, and the automatic locks not operational when you reach 20 mph. I believe that there are several other issues that we have had, but I cannot recall them as the list is so long.

- Stafford, VA, USA

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