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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,099 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #15

Feb 012005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


- the contact stated that her 2005 Town & Country van stalled while driving. While driving at any speed in any weather conditions the vehicle stalled, and she had to pull to the side of the road to get the vehicle to start again. The contact took the vehicle the vehicle to dealership to repair the gas gauge which didn't register the correct amount of fuel. The gauge sometimes read full when the vehiclewas low on fuel. Occasionally while driving the radio will change channels on its own or get static. The contact stated that the dealership could not find anything wrong that caused the vehicle to stall. The contact called manufacture R, and filed complaint 15906958.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #14

Oct 102006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country repeatedly stalls (I.e. completely loses engine and electric power) while in drive. Has happened at least 7 times at highway speeds and on surface streets. Just happened this morning, after having it at the local dealer yesterday for this issue!

- Grosse Pointe Park, MI, USA

problem #13

Jun 142006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Vehicle fire. Brakes failed then fire came from engine. Reported to desoto fire department, incident number 06-006210 extinguished by fire department then salvage & overhauled.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #12

Apr 192006

Town & Country 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle stalled twice without warning while traveling 25 mph. After waiting a few minutes, the vehicle restarted both times. The dealership determined that the tsd needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle is awaiting repairs. In addition the instrument panel lights illuminate intermittently. The dealership is aware of this problem and recommended replacing some type of module.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #11

Apr 102006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated while the power control was pressed for the automatic sliding door, it opened and closed onto a passenger's leg upon exiting the vehicle resulting in minor injuries. The automatic sliding door had a previous history of intermittently opening and closing when the power control panel was pressed. Although the vehicle was seen by a dealer, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Bryn Mawr, PA, USA

problem #10

Mar 142006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,914 miles
05 Chrysler Town & Country van limited purchased 5/22/05 with 25 miles on odometer from dick hannah Chrysler Jeep in vancouver, Washington.[xxx]. on 03/14/06 vehicle was taken in for routine maintenance plus the complaint that headlamps and dash lamps are pulsating when driving vehicle. Response from dealership was compared to another like vehicle. Both are doing the same. Contacted techline..told normal operational characteristics for this year and model. Contacted Chrysler customer service 3/20/06 and received no help. Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #9

Feb 282006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


All lights, dash, headlights etc., will constantly flicker when using accessories, especially when using seat heaters. Dealer could not find problem and eventually told me it is normal for this vehicle.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #8

Jan 132006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,997 miles
Vehicle component info on confirmation #'s 10149437, 10149440 & 10149442 are all original equipment from manufacturer. Gas gauge went from full to empty fuel pump quit, gas gauge went back to full and fuel pump stated working again. Had a friend in car that witnessed this problem. Service department listed cause as electrical-software[drb tested, updated PCM].

- Bulverde, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 082006

Town & Country 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Sporadic failure of turn signals, sometimes when turn to left indicator blinks to right.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 162005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dash board panel lights went out while driving to work. They did pop back on after about 5 minutes.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 102005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


If you tap the key when you are driving it shuts the motor off. The steering locks and you have no control over car. It does this in reverse and drive also.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 082005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chrysler town and country mini van the consumer purchased new on June 17, 2005 and it caught on fire. On August 8,2005 smelled something coming from the engine. Opened the hood and there was a fire in the air filter/air conditioner area. Called 911, they came out and checked, but the fire was already out by the time they got there. The fire chief was unable to determine the cause of the fire. Vehicle was towed to a Chrysler dealer. After 1 week the car dealer told the consumer that the vehicle had to be inspected by an independent investigator that Chrysler employed. After he investigated the vehicle he was unable to determine the cause of the fire. Chrysler gave no explanation, only that they were going to pay off the vehicle, and they would reimbursed. Consumer for any down payment and any payment made since then. The consumer reported this insurance company. According to Chrysler they were treating the transaction as if it had never occurred.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 302005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer stated the vehicle stalled three times. The service dealer repaired a loose ground wire and replaced the PCM. Dealer was not able to duplicate the problem so the vehicle could not be repaired. Because the dealer was not able to duplicate the problem they were not having the Chrysler engineering department to look at the vehicle. Consumer had an opinion that the problem was within the automatic shutdown relay.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #2

May 092005

Town & Country 36-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
While driving at 50 mph the engine just stopped. But the radio was still playing. Pulled over, turned off engine, and then restarted the engine. Vehicle was taken to dealer. They drove it 106, ran diagnostic test, and called manufacturer. Could not find anything wrong with the car. Consumer refused to drive this vehicle. The first event occurred on the 6th of May. The second occurred on the 9th of May.

- Union Grove, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 252005

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chrysler town and country experiencing problems with airbag system, electronic systems, the main computer, and the dash board gauges.** answer required***. the air bag malfunction occurred on the same day the consumer purchased the vehicle.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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