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CarComplaints.com Notes: Chances are you didn't want to have to buy a used minivan, but chances are you _also_ didn't realize how much stuff you need to travel with kids. When it comes to hauling around piles of diaper bags and coolers full of snacks, you could do worse than the 2004 Town & Country. Especially when you compare it to the 2005.

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,366 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 202016

Town & Country

  • 166,000 miles

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

After filling up with fuel, the car was started, and driven out of the gas station, but less than 50 feet out onto the road, the car lost power then regained power then lost it cycling rapidly through this where RPM would come up to idle speed than drop to near zero up and down. No ability to move out of traffic, etc., eventually completely stalled. The car started hard, but restarted and I could drive out of harms way. The car drove for about 2 blocks and acted up again for a few moments and then performed fine. This problem also occurred for another driver in the family about 2 weeks (4 fuel fills) earlier.

- Eleva, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 182014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 142,000 miles
For the past five years (since 2009), my 2004 Chrysler Town & Country van wants to die soon after every time that is filled with gas (no matter the octane type). The problem most typically resolves itself after 5 minutes or so, but in the interim there have been numerous close calls as the van loses function with the power trying to die. I have ended up learning to drive with the car in neutral and coast while revving the van. Or better yet at a stop light race the engine with the car in neutral (I see nothing bad that can happen with this solution!!). for the most part the car is used only when needed anymore as we are terrified of filling the car up. We are very lucky to be able to drive it part time but some people aren't so fortunate and this is a car that drives many families. It is deplorable to see so many people having this problem and yet no one chooses to acknowledge the design flaw of the vapor/liquid valve. Please take notice of this problem before someone is seriously injured or killed!

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
Every time when fill up the gas tank the engine will stalled (but you can start up ) will run rough for 4 to 5 miles after that engine will back to normal condition, I have known a lot people have a same problem with there types of vehicles, this does sound like a design flaw. About 75,000 miles it started to stall right after filling up. It is a dangerous situation especially if it stalls in the middle of an intersection or on railroad tracks. Chrysler should recall there types of vehicle.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 252013

Town & Country

  • 137,600 miles

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

This vehicle stalls after refueling. I google the problem and I found numerous complaints from people with this problem all having Chrysler/Dodge vehicles. This is a huge safety concern as the vehicles tend to randomly stall after refueling. Several mechanics posted the cause as being a defective value on the top of the fuel tank causing the problem. This is one of those posts. Shops are reporting a problem with the gas tank on Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, and Town and country vans. Shortly after refueling, drivers experience engine stalling. The stalling may repeat several times. The problem is the vapor/liquid separator valve located at the top of the fuel tank. The valve is designed to prevent liquid fuel from entering the charcoal canister/emissions system. When the valve fails, liquid gas can enter the line and fill the charcoal canister. After refueling the PCM on the vehicle detects a change in fuel level. Then, when the engine meets certain temperature and driving criteria, the PCM issues a purge command to the charcoal canister to remove the stored gas vapors. It"S at that point that all the liquid gas in the line gets sucked into the charcoal canister. The PCM expects to see gas vapors entering the intake manifold and it is prepared to adjust air/fuel mixtures to compensate. However, it is not prepared to see liquid gas coming into the intake. That"S what causes the engine to stall. Unfortunately, the only fix is to replace the entire gas tank. Chrysler does not sell the vapor/liquid valve as a separate unit. Once the tank is replaced and the charcoal canister purged, the problem goes away.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #3

May 022013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
This vehicle turns off when driving and there is no power to the car at all, no brakes, steering, headlights and the car can not be restarted, you cant even unlock it too get out or get the windows down. The dash lights go out, check engine light cant be reset, fan and A/C controls never turn off if the car is running and dings and beeps went it wants to like its crying for help.

- Woodbine, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 122010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 75 miles
Within a few minutes of filling the fuel tank, the engine will stalls. It can happen at any speed from 0-50 mph. The engine will stall about 80% of the time after fuelling.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 282012

Town & Country

  • 69,889 miles
About 3 min after filling up vehicle stalled after pulling out of station. Power steering failed and could not move out of lane. Took a couple of tries to restart and move to safety. Second time this problem has happened. This will cause an accident!!!

- Essex Junction , VT, USA

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