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:
95,247 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country fuel system problems

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

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problem #19

Apr 212014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 143,400 miles


This started in earnest in April 2014 and has recurred with varying frequency since then, we have tried supreme unleaded and different gas stations. We have taken this to the Chrysler dealership twice in the last 8 months. Replaced vapor canister and evap purge solenoid in April replaced fuel pump in October they seemed completely unaware of this known and long term-issue. Our fear is that if the vehicle stalls in heavy traffic or at highway speeds that we could crash.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #18

Apr 102014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
After fueling, this vehicle stalls 1 to 3 times. We do not "top off the tank", but stop fueling when pump shuts off. It does not matter the temperature outside. The engine shuts off and power steering and power brakes are lost. There have been times that an object, such as a mail box, is almost hit because it's very difficult to control the vehicle. This is no doubt a safety issue because control of the car is lost. If you pull out into traffic thinking the vehicle is going to accelerate and it does not, you are in danger of being hit by oncoming traffic. Apparently this is quite a common problem for these vans. This needs to be addressed by Chrysler.

- Ray, MI, USA

problem #17

Mar 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Numerous times, upon filling gas tank, vehicle stalls in first few miles of driving. Has almost caused numerous accidents. Apparently this is a common problem, the NHTSA really needs to push for a recall. I cannot fill up totally for rear of getting hit.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #16

Nov 162014

Town & Country

  • 73,000 miles


After filling gas tank, vehicle stalled as I was turning back into traffic. The engine has threatened to stall several times after fill-ups over the past two years. This is the same issue as described in investigation PS13-016 for similar models from Chrysler. That investigation has led to a very narrowly drawn warranty extension. On-line research indicates this is a common problem.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 082014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
I purchase the vehicle on September 6, 2014 and am the second owner of the vehicle. I do not have any information regarding the following problem prior to the purchase. The engine stalls while I am driving or idling shortly after refueling. I do not top off the gas tank. This has happened after each refuel since I purchased the vehicle (approximately 12 times in total). The car will sputter and then stall while idling or will jerk forward violently as the engine sputters while I am driving and then stall. This may happen immediately in the gas station parking lot or as far away as 1 mile down the road after refueling. I was nearly rear-ended this morning when this occurred.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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problem #14

May 012014

Town & Country

  • 110,000 miles
I purchased a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. After a few months without incident, the vehicle would randomly stall (no power, engine off, stop in its tracks). After it happened three times, I realized this only occurs when filling the tank fully, after driving a minute or two. It is so dangerous! luckily, I had always pulled into a nearby store for another errand. If it had happened on the street, I would have been rear ended! the vehicle stops with no warning. All power shuts off and engine dies. It stops in its place and you are unable to coast and pull over. I can't believe there is no recall on this.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #13

Sep 122014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


Recently purchased 2005 Chrysler Town and country used. Within a few minutes of filling up with gas, the van stalls or nearly stalls. This has happened every time we've filled up the van with gas. Car stalls or nearly stalls while pulling out of the gas station or very soon after. Car restarts without any problem and is fine until the next fill up. It appears to be a problem with the vapor/liquid separator in the fuel tank. Many, many reports of the same problem on the internet. Chrysler needs to recall and replace the fuel tanks.

- Lansdowne, PA, USA

problem #12

Dec 152011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 75 miles
After fill up, vehicle stalls, the engine cuts off and the vehicle loses all power and power steering. This happened first on a cross country trip and caused some serious safety concerns when attempting to exit the gas station and merge onto the highway. This problem has been occurring regularly from the first instance in 2011. When fueling, the van is never over filled; we fill until the pump clicks off. This seems to be a fairly common problem in this generation of minivans as represented in online forums trying to diagnose the problem.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #11

Sep 172008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
After filling my van with gas, it stalls. I will leave the station, and within the first mile, the car sputters and stalls. This has been going on for years and the dates/mileage above are estimates. I have mentioned it to the mechanics at the dealership where I take my van, but they had never heard of this and had no idea what to suggest. After researching the problem online, I found a site where others are experiencing the same problem and decided to report it to the NHTSA so that you can get a more accurate count of this problem.

- Damascus, MD, USA

problem #10

Jul 022012

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
Had just filled gas tank and pulled out of gas station into traffic. Van began to sputter and stalled in middle of traffic. After this happened several times figured out not to fill the tank all the way. A couple of times almost got hit from the rear.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #9

Feb 032013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


My van frequently stalls out, and it's particularly likely to stall immediately after fuel refill, especially if I fill up the tank. It happened again this week, leaving me stalled out at a stoplight for a few minutes. Sometimes, too, it will leave me stranded by acting as if the engine is flooded and therefore, it won't start. If I let it sit and don't attempt to start it for at least 30 minutes, it generally starts right up. This has been going on for at least 18 months, but I am not certain of the exact date of the first instance.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #8

May 252007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Whenever we fill up with gas, shortly after pulling out of the station the engine stalls. Sometimes sooner than later but sometimes while in an intersection. It always starts back up and problem goes away, but when the stall happens is unpredictable. I fear for my life as well as my families life. I've seen several other complaints similar to this and maybe there is a repair with this but none are definite and very expensive. Please help with any info.

- Whitehall, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 102013

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
After filling the gas tank and driving away from the gas station the engine quit. Put the vehicle in neutral and restarted the vehicle. This has happened a number of times since the first incident. Always after filling the gas tank, but not at every refill. Checking on line indicates that this is happening to a number of people and the solution is replacing the gas tank, appears that a valve is allowing fuel to enter a filter which is causing the problem. A more detailed explanation is available on the internet.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 302013

Town & Country

  • 130,000 miles
First incident: Filled up low gas tank at a gas station. Hopped in the car, started it, and drove off. About 1 minute later, the car shut off completely. It started up again a moment later. Second incident: Same as the first incident, only a week later. Empty tank, filled it up, shut off about a minute later. Third incident: Same as first two forth incident: This continues, occurring every time now.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Aug 182011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 53,845 miles
The vehicle stalls whenever fuel tank is filled even if the pump full cutoff is used. If not full it hesitates after slowing down to turn and then speed is increased. It was first diagnosed as a fuel problem and an additive was needed. On March 8, 2012 it was getting worse and the Chrysler dealer said it was caused by topping off the gas tank. They changed the fuel filler cap, natural vacuum leak detector, and vapor cannister. The vehicles performance has not improved.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Beginning around mid-2011, the vehicle would stall out immediately after filling (but not over-filling) the gas tank. Fill the tank, pull out into traffic, engine stalls. Hope you don't get hit. The dealership eventually confirmed the problem was a faulty valve on the top of the gas tank that is supposed to pass fuel vapor through the evap canister to the engine to burn off the vapor that gets displaced as the tank is filled. The valve was faulty and was passing liquid fuel. The evap canister was saturated and passed liquid fuel to the engine when the engine was expecting vapor. It stalled out every time. This is a serious safety flaw that can easily cause an accident and personal injury. Chrysler should pay to fix this problem.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The gas pedal is sticking which causes acceleration problems. The driver applies more pressure to overcome the resistance and then the vehicle suddenly lurches forward. The owner attempted to resolve the problem by applying a spray lubricant to the acceleration cable. This seemed to resolve the problem but in recent weeks, the problem has returned. The problem is intermittent and may only happen once in every 1000 accelerator depressions. The danger exists when operating in parking lots, around stop lights, stop signs, and in proximity to other vehicles. The driver at a stop sign may release the brake pedal and begin inching forward. When the driver attempts to depress the accelerator, there is resistance and to overcome the resistance, the pedal is depressed further/harder. All of a sudden the vehicle lurches forward. Fortunately the resistance is on acceleration and not deceleration. When the foot is lifted from the gas pedal the vehicle slows down normally.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 122011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
After fueling car and leaving gas station my 2005 Town and country van sputters and stalls while moving into traffic. This began to happen occasionally about a year ago and now occurs each time the car is filled. I am now fearful of pulling out of a station as I was nearly rear ended when my car stalled in traffic. My research has found this same complaint has been filed by at least 27 other owners. This is potentially very dangerous for owners, passengers and others on the highway. Hopefully this will be investigated. I feel Chrysler should be made aware of this problem since this occurs in so many of the 2005 T & C, have a recall and correct this problem.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 082012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
After gassing up the car the car and entering traffic it stalled. Then after repeated tries it stalled again several times.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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