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:
14 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,051 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 seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #14

Mar 142008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles


2005 Chrysler mini-van airbag light came on and will not reset. Upon review NHTSA had called for a recall due to corrosion to sensors from road salt. Chrysler then issued a recall, but only for a limited number vehicles. We then scheduled a visit to the dealership they rejected this van as not being under recall. Argued that after the worse year for salt usage, in Ohio would they at least look to see if the van had the "same" problem as those recalled. They stated it would be a minimum of $82 just to look and would still not be covered under recall.

- Ohio, OH, USA

problem #13

Feb 042008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver side airbag light on for 3 weeks. Found out that there was a recall on airbag sensor online as we bought this van used. Took to dealer to have recall work done. 2 sensors put in as first one was defective. Airbag light still on and dealer wants to charge $90 for diagnostic and more to fix the problem. Found problem was a faulty wire at the firewall. Still had to pay money for recall work.

- Cedarburg, WI, USA

problem #12

Nov 072007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,912 miles
Having purchased a new Chrysler, Town & Country minivan, in less than 3 years of ownership, I've had to make numerous repairs that I've never had to make on previously owned vehicles in the same lifespan of a vehicle. The quality of this van has been extremely disappointing.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 242005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at a normal rate of speed, the passenger side air bag light blinked on and off intermittently. On February 27, 2007, the driver side air bag light remained illuminated. The dealer was notified and stated that nothing was wrong with the air bags. The contact is fearful of driving the vehicle. The current mileage is 87,000 and failure mileage was 38,000.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

problem #10

Mar 012007

Town & Country 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Air bag warning light illuminated. Dealer says water gets in the harness, but there is no recall, and I have to pay for it.

- Conover, WI, USA

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problem #9

Jun 092006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
November cold morning van back brake driver side locked up moved van back and forward wheel freed up. December on cold morning back brake locked up. Again moved van back and forward wheel freed up. June 9 2006 van went into a 30 mph curve brakes were applied but van speed increased sending van into spin and ran into trees. Van did 360 degree spin and stopped then airbags deployed after van stopped. Injuries were a broken left wrist and broken breast bone a broken neck at first vertebrae and broken middle back bone. Many bruises on breast and waist and head and driver and bruised legs from airbag. Van was totaled.

- Stokesdale, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 022006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


Car accident which severely damaged the front end of my 2005 Chrysler Town and country where the air bag did not deploy.

- Morris Plains, NJ, USA

problem #7

May 142005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,135 miles
I purchased a 2005 Chrysler Town and country in April of 2005 with only 265 miles on it. The engine shut off in may of 2005 and continues to do so even though the dealer has replaced the PCM. The dealer is saying they are unable to repair the car because they can not duplicate the problem or get code readings from their computers. My vehicle's passenger air bag light keeps coming on also.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 242005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is not a complaint - but a concern. I was recently involved in a accident in my 2005 chry. T&C. I was hit very hard in the left front corner (enough to total the vehicle) and neither the front or side air bag deployed.

- Hot Springs Vlg, AR, USA

problem #5

Jun 152005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,400 miles
I had an accident at 45 mph, and the air bags did not deploy. Chrysler is saying there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. Phone intervew update (Oct 25, 05): Verified that there were no fatalities. T-boned another vehicle at the rear quarter panel at 45 mph and none of the air bag deployed.

- Rocky Hill, CT, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Dec 212004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was side wiped by semi while doing the speed limit of 70mph. Hit and run, resulting in uncontrolllable crash into inside guard rail, almost head on. Appears car is totalled, per tow truck driver. Air bags did not deploy!!! we are wintering in Florida, can be reached at 127 lake carol dr, West palm beach, fl 33411 and tel: 561-683-2676.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 102004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
Purchased 2005 Chrysler town and country mini van..with less then 800 miles airbag lite kept coming on off and on.sometime staying on for long periods of time..took to dealer and dealer stated a clock spring in steering wheel was bad, they said parts were on order and van was ok to drive, , I said will airbags work if I am in an accident, , dealer said prob not, ,after a little arguing I got a loaner car, vehicle is still at the dealer.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

May 152004

Town & Country

  • 2,000 miles
Upon merging back onto the highway consumer over corrected the steering wheel. To rectify this problem the consumer depressed the brake pedal and turned into the skid. The brakes locked up and the truck crashed into a mountain head on, then rolled over twice. None of the trucks air bags deployed upon impact. The truck sustained severe frontal damage and the windows busted out, except for the front windshield, and the driver and passenger side window. The driver didn't sustain any injuries. The cause of the brakes locking up and the non deployment of the air bag has yet to be determined.

- Liberty, WV, USA

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