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: What the heck happened here? A year after getting our "seal of pretty good" for the 2004, Chrysler turns around and delivers this crapwagon.

This minivan has problems ranging from rack and pinion steering failure to door locks that won't let you out. And trust me, you'll want to get out.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,375 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

Jul 092010

Town & Country

  • 103,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Town and country. The contact stated that all of the door locks stopped working. The contact was only able to open the doors with the key or from inside with the handle. The dealer had not inspected the vehicle, but the contact was told by the dealer that this was a constant problem. The failure mileage was 103000 and the current mileage was 114000. Updated 02/02/11

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #30

Aug 022010

Town & Country

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the power door locks failed. He was able to temporarily repair the locks by disconnecting the battery cable before driving the vehicle each day. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that they could not guarantee the repair would correct the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #29

Sep 202008

Town & Country

  • 40,000 miles
The vehicle headlights go out randomly while driving and cannot be turned back on immediately. High beams still work if manually held on by pulling the high beam switch. This has occurred numerous times. Also the electric door locks fail randomly. Also the electric door locks fail randomly. Also elec windows fail randomly. Dealer always reports, unable to duplicate the problem. Also vehicle has one time totally shut down electrically while driving at 60 mph. All electric components went out and vehicle stopped running. It restarted after turning off the key and re starting. Headlight problem is the most dangerous as they just shut off randomly while driving and cannot be immediately turned back on. This is not a one time problem but a constant re-curring malfunction.

- Bellefonte, PA, USA

problem #28

Mar 222010

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles


2005 Chrysler Town and country power door locks inoperative. Pulling the 20A iod fuse and reinserting it fixes the problem for about 3 or lock/unlocks of the vehicle. After that the locks are broken again. Kids can open the door while in motion because the door does not lock at this point.

- Sumerduck, VA, USA

problem #27

Jan 012010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
The auto locks don't work on my 2005 Chrysler T&C. I have had continual problems with the auto-locks not working. I have pulled the fuse and have also disconnected the battery for several hours at a time to "correct". sometimes this fixes for several days, and sometimes for several months. Currently even after "resetting" by disconnecting the battery, the drivers side sliding door still won't auto lock/unlock when the other doors do. Also, the lock/unlock switch on the passenger door does not lock/unlock the doors. I have heard there is a software update for the BCM that addresses this, but even that is not guaranteed to totally fix the issue. Also, I don't feel that as it is a known issue, that we should have to pay to have the system updated.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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problem #26

Mar 212003

Town & Country

  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Town and country it started with my locks stopping working I disconnected it and than it worked for a couple of weeks than it would go out again. Now my ABS and traction control light came on and quit working for a week now the light went out and works I tried the battery thing again but did not work. I'm afraid the computer may stop working when diving. I only have 48,000 miles on it.

- Ramsey, MN, USA

problem #25

May 222009

Town & Country

  • 78,000 miles


1. daily use of the power door locks. 2. power door locks do not work, daily since May 2009 3. reset fuse, disconnect battery cable to reset system fix lasts for several uses and then door locks must be engaged manually.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

problem #24

Oct 102009

Town & Country

  • 45,000 miles
Door locks will not lock with remote or lock manually. They do not lock when driving either. I can remove a fuse and put it back in then it will work for 2-3 days.

- Monroe City, IN, USA

problem #23

Nov 052009

Town & Country

  • 86,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country bad battery, power locks quit working removed the iod fuse and plugged it back in.

- Gratis, OH, USA

problem #22

Nov 012009

Town & Country

  • 80,125 miles
The power locks of my Chrysler Town and country 2005 stop working and to fixed you have to pull the oid fuse and reset it very often.

- River Ridge, LA, USA

problem #21

Oct 142009

Town & Country

  • 41,223 miles


Power door locks will not operate. Computer malfunction is the cause. If the iod fuse is pulled, or the battery disconnected it will temporarily relive the problem.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #20

Aug 222005

Town & Country

  • 70,126 miles
Power door locks will not operate. Computer malfunction is the cause, needs update. If the iod fuse is pulled, or the battery disconnected it will temporarily relive the problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #19

Aug 012009

Town & Country

  • 63,100 miles
Door locks have repeatedly stopped working on my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. Sites like show that there are many people with this same problem. This should result in a recall on whatever it is that 's wrong with the door locking system on these Chrysler/Dodge vans.

- Douglas, MA, USA

problem #18

Aug 052009

Town & Country

  • 15,294 miles
Door locks do not work. The rear sliding doors locked up and would not open. The front side doors will not lock or unlock. I got the rear sliding doors open by climbing in the back and pulling the tab up. The passenger rear sliding door is powered, but it wouldn't work either I finally got it working by pulling the fuse ( which was not blown) but when I put the fuse back in it started working. The safety issue here is, what if a child was in the back and this situation accured. And you were unable to open the doors?

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #17

Jun 242009

Town & Country

  • miles
2005 Chrysler T&C LX-36K miles, have a problem with locking left sliding door (automatic or manual way, tried both ways) minivan is for kids, and locks have to lock.

- Nahsua, NH, USA

problem #16

Jun 212009

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
Power door locks stopped functioning; removed ido fuse (20 amp) for about 1 min. And reinstalled; power door lock function resumed.

- Swanton, OH, USA

problem #15

Jun 172009

Town & Country

  • 84,000 miles
The power door locks do not work either with the fob or with the power lock button on the door panels. The internet is full of discussion on this topic each with several complaints, all of them saying that there is no permanent fix. This vehicle has only one key entry, so that you can open only the door with the key and the one behind it without climbing into the vehicle and crawling around inside. There is much advice on the internet for temporary fixes that require opening the hood and unhooking the battery cable daily to reset a computer etc.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #14

Jun 192009

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
On 2005 Chrysler Town and country, power door locks completely stop working. Van only has one key hole! pulling the battery cables, fixes the problem temporarily, they stop working again. Dealer wants $90 to upgrade software. Internet search shows this is a very common problem ! software/ update problems should be fixed at no cost.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #13

Jun 022008

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
Power locks failed. I took the van to the dealership in Jan. 2009 for other repairs (ck engine light - ended up being a bad egc valve) and when I mentioned the locks had failed the technician immediately asked if the van was a 2005. When I said yes, he told me that there was a defect in the programming of the locks which has caused a high number of them to fail. Told I would have to pay $100 to have them fixed. Which I did as it has been very inconvenient as there is only one lock for key entry. $100 for it to be reprogrammed was highway robbery. Why was there no recall if they knew they were defective?

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 122008

Town & Country

  • 586,000 miles
I attempted to lock my van using the remote. The van did not lock. Thought battery was dead in my remote. But sliding door would still open. Then I had to manually lock all doors and it's difficult when I'm pregnant. I am unable to unlock all doors using the interior switch and there is only one door that I have to manually unlock with the key. It was constant. Someone suggested to pop off the fuse and then put it back. Did that. But temporary solution. Also the lock will not automatically lock when van is in motion over 20 mph. Dangerous as I have kids all under the age of 5.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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