Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,538 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country transmission problems

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 162011

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact stated while driving 25 mph the transmission malfunctioned and it was difficult to shift gears. The contact stated the vehicle also began to stall. The contact did not contact the manufacturer regarding the transmission. The contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive and could have caused a crash. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 072011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 157,500 miles
Transmission stutter.

- Stalight, PA, USA

problem #6

Jun 122009

Town & Country

  • 55,000 miles
Where to begin? 1) wiring that run along passenger side door to control rear hatch, and back side sliding door severed by opening slider door. Car can no longer be locked because the power door look system controls were cut when the wiring was cut. 2) complete loss of displays and controls in the dashboard, with no warning that it was going to happen. Everything worked in the evening, and was lost the next morning. No wipers, lights, displays, etc. Car sat in driveway for 12 hours, from the time it worked, to the time that we discovered nothing worked. 3) problem w/ power steering. Car makes a wining noise and drinks power steering fluid. Several different websites report this as a common problem, and the dealer wants a $1200 repair. This should be a recall.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012008

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 50 mph, the shifter would not change into different gears. The vehicle hesitated and drove roughly while in motion. The check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the failure was related to the transmission. The vehicle has not been repaired. The vehicle was operable if driven at 35 mph or less. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Irvin, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 042008

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
My 2004 Chrysler Town and country will not shift when driving the rpms go up to 4000 and the transmission will not shift to next gear I can not drive it on the freeway it will only let you drive about 40 mph because the rpms are to high and I( am afraid of damaging the motor driving with such high rpms transmission is an A604 4speed the same as the Chrysler pacifica which has an active recall because of the same problems that I am having.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 212005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
My 2004 Chrysler Town & Country has been in the shop 4 times for the same problem. It was for a problem Chrysler has put a bulletin out on regarding malfunction indicator lamp illumination with diagnostic codes P0300-P0306 (spark plugs). The light has come on 4 different occasions during a 7 month period. Dealer replaced spark plugs all 4 times and reprogrammed the tran module. They are giving me the excuse that I am probably just getting defective spark plugs. I have had a computer in the car that I drove with and it showed nothing to them as they tell me. They say car isn't doing anything when they drive it. After 4th repair I have brought it back after driving only a few days telling them it still is not fixed, they say it doesn't do it for them and they can't do anything else unless the light comes on again. The car bucks, surges, transmission seems to mis, car has back fired going up hill, no power going up hills or inclines, car even loses power going 55 mph plus on highways, when light does finally come on car will not let you go over 10 miles per hour, feels like it is going to stall bucks and surges. The light has not come on again yet for the 5th time but it will eventually with the same codes for the spark plugs, and again I will bring it back to have it not fixed again, by them changing the spark plugs yet again. I also saw a bulletin on this site about a creak, tick, and pop sound in steering column which I asked dealer to check when it was brought in last visit, they said it was nothing, and did nothing about it, now I see other people obviously have same problem, , not fixed. I have no clue if this is a safety hazard and what, if anything, could happen. Sway bar was replaced for noise when going over bumps, and rear window motor was defective and replaced also on this car.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 132005

Town & Country 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,860 miles
When driving the van at any speed it will jump gears rev up and then push out to drive real fast it goes from drive to nutral real fast while driving on the road have taken it to the dealer 9 times since had the van just got it in March.

- Spring Lake, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 242004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,940 miles
Purchased 2004 Chrysler Town & Country on Jan. 2, 2004 with 6 miles. Transmission light came on first time at 5,940 miles on March 24, 2004. Gears stick and it jumps into gears when I put on brakes or remove my foot from the brakes, make turns, etc. Long story, three dealerships and five trips later, still doing the same thing.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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