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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,500 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102008

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that she has had to replace the rack and pinion, tie rods, water pump, rear windshield wiper motor, passenger side window motor, and the egr valve. Currently, the axle is failing. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failures; however, they were all covered due to an extended warranty. The VIN, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The failure mileage was 51,000 and current mileage was 55,450.

- Williamsburg, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 162006

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Town & Country: On 7/16/06, my husband, son, and I were driving from our house and heard a loud clunking noise as we turned the corner. It stopped, so we proceeded with our daily errands. After several hours on the road, we were returning home, turned the corner, and heard the same noise. This time something snapped. The van was still running, but it would not move forwards or backwards, or stay in a parked position. My husband then put the car in "neutral" and pushed it to the curb. Luckily, we were within a mile of our house, so we were able to walk home. We had the vehicle towed to crown Chrysler Dodge in greensboro, nc (the place where we purchased it) and left the keys along with an explanation in the drop box. When the technician contacted my husband on 7/17/06, he told him that the axle had broken! thank goodness we were going at a very slow speed when it happened. If it come apart driving down the highway at 70 mph, we could have easily been killed! the dealership said it was still under warranty (we've had the car only 9 months) and made the necessary repair. However, I feel it necessary to report this incident, in the event that this happen to someone else. We were fortunate...and I think all Chrysler Town and country owners should be warned of this defect. I think this warrants a recall.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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