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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
119,537 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. transmission replaced (1 reports)
2003 Chrysler Town & Country transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #3

May 182012

Town & Country EL 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles


I bought my van new, and ran Mobil 1 from the beginning, had the trans serviced every 45000. miles. it now has 190000. mile on it. It's been a great van.

- , Winchester, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012008

Town & Country Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Have continually had problems with Chrysler transmission. Thought they had fixed by 2003 but no..... Have had several friends with the same problem. Other general problems as well with this model. My last Chrysler--please hurry into Chapter 7.

- , Cary, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 262006

(reported on)

Town & Country EX 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,610 miles

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHRYSLER PRODUCT AGAIN!!>>Had a false check engine light. Diagnosed as transmission temp sensor reading at 1000 F. Covered under my purchased extended warranty $100 deductible. Valve body replaced on Monday December 18th, 2006. Check engine light magically returned on the way home from the dealership. On Thursday December 21, 2006 (64) miles after the repair, merging off of the interstate. Had a severe shudder accelerating from a stop light. Shift from 1st to 2nd gear was nonexistent, coasted into a service station drive. Attempted to put van in Neutral to push it out of traffic. It acted like it was in park, would not budge.. Finally jogged transmission into drive LOW. Was able to drive van to dealership that did the work (about 2 miles away). TOTAL CATASTROPHIC TRANSMISSION FAILURE. Was told that it could be 2 weeks to a month before I could get a rebuilt transmission core on Friday 12-22-06. There is a national back order of 14 transmission units. Called Chrysler Customer service. Explained the situation. They asked me what I wanted Daimler Chrysler to do for me. I requested rental reimbursement. They denied the request. I was very pissed off at the call center rep who repeated her script of understanding my inconvenience. They indicated that they would need to terminate the call because they could no longer help me. I said that they needed TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND RECONSIDER MY RENTAL REQUEST. By the way the van was in @ 31,200 miles for a factory recall on the transmission for a new valve body. Other problems with this van were new blower motor, A/C compressor recall, Power steering hose and pump rebuilt.

- , Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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