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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,800 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 exhaust system problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 102010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 64,700 miles


Exhaust clamp failure or defect under the cabin allows hot exhaust gases to spray onto fuel lines and potentially allow harmful gases into the van cabin.

- Duncan, SC, USA

problem #6

Apr 232010

Town & Country

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated while driving at approximate speeds of 30 mph, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic advised that the egr valve would need to be replaced. The contact declined however the mechanic did reset the vehicle central computer. The dealer was unaware if repairs to the egr valve would be covered under the contact's factory warranty. There were no further repairs made to the vehicle. The contact believes that the vehicle auto warranty should take the liability for the vehicle repairs. The approximate failure and current mileages were 47,000.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 302009

Town & Country

  • 50,581 miles
I went to a mechanic to find out why the engine light was on. He told me it was the egr valve (exhaust system emission control gas recirculation valve) that had to be replaced. The engine light has been on ever since. I cannot take it to be fixed because I do not have the money to replace it, but have to have the emission test done by March 31, 2009.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 252009

Town & Country

  • 53,000 miles


I started hearing a whinning noise coming from the hood of the van a couple of months ago. The noise was worse when the weather was colder and then the engine light came on. Took it in and discovered that the powersteering fluid had leaked out and the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The reason the engine light came on wasn't because of the powersteering but because the egr valve needed to be replaced as well as the brakes (front/back) needed replacing. Just had them replaced not that long ago. $2300 later. Drive away, 1 week later engine light comes on again, now I have an engine oil leak and the emissions exhaust system is faulty. I only have 55,000 miles on this vehicle and it is less than 4 years old, I would expect this from an older car. I have a family of 6 to worry about their safety and I am not very confident in this product that Chrysler has produced. It is a shame that they are not willing to step up to the plate and admit their faults. They have lost me as a future customer as well as my family and friends. In today's economy, our hard earned money on a teacher's salary is quickly going down the drain with this vehicle. Are they waiting for a death to actually occur before they start to honor a recall? I wouldn't have known about this forum if it wasn't for consumer reports. How many chrsyler consumers are out there who don't know where to look and find out that they have a faulty vehicle, that they really aren't down on their luck. You can be sure, that every Chrysler owner I come across, I will definitely share this information with.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #3

Nov 082008

Town & Country

  • 57,322 miles
2005 Chrysler Town & Country had to replace the egr valve at 57,322 miles.

- Cabot , AR, USA

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problem #2

Jul 212008

Town & Country

  • 69,000 miles
Egr valve failed and was not considered covered under warranty by the dealer.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 112005

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My daughter had a size one soccer ball roll under our 2005 Chrysler town and country minivan last night (8/11/05). She stuck her leg under the car, under the passenger side sliding door, to kick the ball back out and came into contact with the exhaust pipe that runs directly under the door. I then reached under to get the ball for her and burned my wrist on the same pipe. Our burns were second degree. Mine was small but hers was 4 inches long by 1-1/2 inches wide on her left thigh. We went to the emergency room and are following up today with her pediatrician. I fear for infection in the short term and scaring in the long term. As to correcting the failure, I will be taking the car to our Chrysler dealer and asking them to come up with a solution. I consider this a serious design failure, bound to lead to burns on others who reach under their cars. I don't want my children near the car anymore!

- Virginia, VA, USA

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