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CarComplaints.com 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.

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,082 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country lights problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #74

Feb 012011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving my headlights began to flicker then went out had to pull over, I flipper the headlight switch several times until headlights turned back on. Since then I have had problems with turning on my headlights having to flip the switch several times, the lights will go out while driving.I have replaced the headlight bulbs along with dash board lights and I, M still having problems, it's like they have a mind all their own to when they turn off and on.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #73

Oct 282012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
I have had several incidents in last 3 weeks where all interior and exterior lighting flicker or pulsate. Over the past year I have also experienced total loss of exterior lighting but only noticed it when parking or at lower speeds without causing a hazardous situation at the time of the incidents. On each of the incidents I was able to toggle the light switch several times and was able to re-activate the lights. This was an intermittent issue separated by weeks between incidents and it hasn't occurred for a couple months. The flickering is a new issue and some on-line research to the flickering led me to this.

- Mc Farland, WI, USA

problem #72

Sep 172012

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds he noticed that the headlights and the interior lights would flicker on and off. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised him that the failure was of the voltage regulator. The dealer repaired the vehicle by reprogramming the computer system. The contact stated that immediately after leaving the dealer, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 99,000.

- Water Valley, MS, USA

problem #71

Oct 052012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Overhead lights in console went out one at a time (one had already been replaced within 1st yr.). I went in to buy replacement bulbs at the dealership. The design has changed and part of the plastic has to be trimmed to make it fit. They put the bulbs in and it still didn't work. They said the wiring must have melted so you need to order the entire overhead console. After hearing this I wondered why there had not been a recall - wiring burned" and, it sounded as though they were familiar with this problem, I was not the first. My husband looked at it today and he got the light to work but not with the switch. It is getting power but it won't operate the bulb. They had said part of the plastic on the bulbs melt. Once again, melting bulb base not a recall issue" Chrysler told me the dealership needs to troubleshoot to find the problem - with me paying $92.50/hr.! there are several instances of this happening which I found on the internet - lots of bulbs having to be replaced and since they "redesigned" the bulbs the do not work.

- Goodlettsville , TN, USA

problem #70

Jul 252012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
Dash lights flickering, gauges jumping. Headlights turned off during driving at night. Transmission shortly disengaged. Dangerous situation! Chrysler can not find the problem. NHTSA case EA11010 is open. Need urgent support.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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problem #69

May 142012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Headlights will not turn on. Repeated turning off & on of headlight switch (5 to 10 itmes) eventually works. However, using the turn signal lever on the column to hold the brights on does result in brights only - if you hold the lever continuously. NHTSA EA11010 from September of 2011 says defect is being investigated. How much time is needed for a diagnosis?

- Hope, ID, USA

problem #68

Jul 132012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Headlights turned off while driving at night.

- Bridgeville, PA, USA

problem #67

Jun 132012

Town & Country

  • 128,900 miles
Loss of headlights while traveling 70mph. High beams worked only if lever was held down, and I had to drive like this for an hour. Over the past 2-3 years the headlights would intermittently flicker or turn off, but I could usually resolve the problem by toggling the headlights off and on several times. This would occur periodically, with several months in between incidents. In may and June of this year, the problem began to occur more frequently, with complete loss of headlights finally occurring. My mechanic replaced the front headlight control module 6-15-12 and the headlights operated fine until this past week- 7-11-12, when the headlights began to flicker again and went out while driving only 5mph in parking garage. Toggling the on/off switch corrected the problem and headlights came on.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #66

Jun 012012

Town & Country

  • 96,000 miles
The headlights will fail without warning. I was driving at night and noticed that the headlights did not turn on when the switch was activated. Toggling the switch back and forth a few times, turned them on. Since the first incident, this has occurred at least 2 times per week. The lights will usually turn on when switching the lights on and off, but the past two days they have not turned on at all. The parking lights and highbeams still work, but not the main driving lights. This is a serious safety problem. The dealership does not appear to know what is going on.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #65

Jun 012012

Town & Country

  • 96,000 miles
The headlights will fail without warning. I was driving at night and noticed that the headlights did not turn on when the switch was activated. Toggling the switch back and forth a few times, turned them on. Since the first incident, this has occurred at least 2 times per week. The lights will usually turn on when switching the lights on and off, but the past two days they have not turned on at all. The parking lights and highbeams still work, but not the main driving lights. This is a serious safety problem. The dealership does not appear to know what is going on.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #64

May 172012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My headlights started giving me problems in the winter. First, I noticed that they flickered when I hit a bump, and then went completely off. If I put on the brights they would work. It never happened again until recently. They went completely off for the entire 2 hour drive. I had to hold the brights on to see. Now they don't even come on at all except for the brights. I stopped at Chrysler and he seemed to have no idea what I was talking about. There needs to be a recall after so many complaints. Its dangerous.

- Oregon, IL, USA

problem #63

May 172012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
My headlights started giving me problems in the winter. First, I noticed that they flickered when I hit a bump, and then went completely off. If I put on the brights they would work. It never happened again until recently. They went completely off for the entire 2 hour drive. I had to hold the brights on to see. Now they don't even come on at all except for the brights. I stopped at Chrysler and he seemed to have no idea what I was talking about. There needs to be a recall after so many complaints. Its dangerous.

- Oregon, IL, USA

problem #62

Jul 062011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
Headlights will sometimes will not turn on until tried several times. This week, while driving about 38 mph, the headlights flashed on/off rapidly 3 times then remained off until I cycled the switch several times. No more occurrences that evening or for 4 more days, then tonight after driving about 5 miles home, I decided to try the switch and found that only about 1 out of 5 tries were successful in getting the headlights to turn on. The serious concern is when the headlights flash and then turn off while I am driving and will not immediately turn on.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #61

May 072010

Town & Country

  • miles
Headlights spontaneously stop projecting light. Sometimes, playing with the switch seems to help. Neither high beam nor low beam light positions work so long as the lighting system is malfunctioning. Seems to happen in particularly humid situations. Mechanics have not been able to isolate the problem at this time, but frequency of malfunction varies making it difficult to determine if their solution was effective. It is very dangerous to be driving and have the headlights go out.

- Farmville, NC, USA

problem #60

Apr 192012

Town & Country

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph the head lights stopped illuminatedwithout warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 116,000.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #59

Feb 062012

Town & Country

  • miles
My 2005 Chrysler Town & Country has had the headlights fail several times. High beams worked by holding them in the on position, if I tried to turn them on they would go out. After flipping the switch a number of times I got the lights back on. We just lost lights again last night and were able to get them on after flipping the switch a number of times.

- North Platte, NE, USA

problem #58

Mar 182012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 123,580 miles
Went to turn headlights on and they would not turn on. Had this happen once before, but I just turned the switch on and off repeatedly and they finally worked. I tried a few different things this time and nothing worked. They lights still don't turn on. This seems to be a dangerous problem! I looked for a solution online and there seems to be many others with the same problem.

- Orange City, IA, USA

problem #57

Jul 202011

Town & Country

  • 85,000 miles
I had two Chrysler products, (one minivan and one Ram pickup), with the same concern within a matter of weeks. When turning on the left turn signal, the outside right turn signal flashes. I own a service repair shop and checked my "identifix" data base and see this is a common issue with Chrysler products. The multifunction switch is bad causing this concern.

- Carleton, MI, USA

problem #56

Dec 302011

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the headlights stopped illuminating while driving 60 mph. The contact continued driving and the lights began to illuminate after a few minutes. The failure had since recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Branchburg, NJ, USA

problem #55

Jun 032009

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
All failures progressed in sequence over a period of time. Door locks failed to lock and or unlock intermittently using power controls. Instrument panel lights and gauges would flicker and pulse on and off, at times just off at night for different periods of time, usually minutes. Headlights would flicker between brights and dims or on and off. Radio lights flicker on or off. Instrument panel indicators light up for minutes at a time and then shut off with apparently nothing wrong. Seat belt audible alarm sounds on occasion when driving for no apparent reason. Cooling fan turns on hours after parking and can only be shut off by removing fuse or draining battery. Engine stalls at high speed abruptly, and turns back on. Transmission disengages and then re-engages after a few seconds. Occasionally the ignition switch will not provide power to the starter until after a few attempts and a few minutes.

- Rockwood, MI, USA

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