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:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,850 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Oct 102009

Town & Country

  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact was driving in rainy weather conditions at various speeds and upon encountering a puddle in the road, the airbag warning indicator began to illuminate. The warning light remained illuminated until the air temperature completely dried out the moisture that accumulated internally from the rain. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and repaired under a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V192000 (air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module). A few days after the repair, while driving in severe rainy conditions the failure recurred. The recall remedy was insufficient. The dealer was notified and they refused to diagnose the vehicle without a charge. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was notified regarding the failure and they were unable to assist. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #33

Feb 052011

Town & Country

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated the air bag light started blinking on and off six months ago and is currently on constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact found NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V008000 (air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module) was related to a cracked air bag sensor. The manufacturer stated the vehicle was not included in the recall and would not be repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 88,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #32

Sep 132010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
For at least six months, we have had an issue with the airbag sensor coming on in our vehicle. This concerns us that our air bag may not operate correctly in the event of a collision. We checked the recall list and found that there is a recall for our type of vehicle, but for those manufactured a few months after ours. I feel the same problem probably exists in our car and should be included in the recall. I also fear that it is a safety issue. The recall says it is Chrysler's campaign number J38.

- Keedysville , MD, USA

problem #31

Apr 252011

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that air bag warning light was illuminated and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the air bag sensor. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a claim was filed. The manufacturer also advised that the air bag sensor replacement would be covered under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 71,000.

- Manassas , VA, USA

problem #30

Jun 252010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 66,256 miles
The front passenger airbag light often comes on my 2005 Chrysler Town and country when the steering wheel is turned. I took it to the dealer when this happened the first time, and they replaced the wiring harness for the airbag, but the problem still occurs. Also, the headlamps often fail to turn on when the switch is turned. Turning the switch on and off several times usually solves the problem, but lately it seems to be getting worse.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

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problem #29

May 272010

Town & Country

  • 65,008 miles
Did a little survey on your site (ODI) and found the following ref. The # of complaints per year model for air bag related failures (category air bags-airbags frontal - air bag sensor) year 2001. 52 complaints year 2002. - 51 complaints vehicles recalled and repaired by Chrysler. Year 2003 - 14 complaints year 2004 - 2 complaints sounds like the problem is fixed "???" year 2005 - 91 yes 91 complaints for the airbag "system" namely the clockspring. I think that a life and safety device that the consumer has paid for should work and it's time for Chrysler to come forward and repair it.

- Marsing, ID, USA

problem #28

Jun 172009

Town & Country

  • 53,573 miles


Dealer performed recall on air bag sensor (in the bumper) with in days clockspring failed. And airbag light illuminated. Dealer refused to repair under recall. Reporting party feels this is a life safety issue and Chrysler should cover replacement as they did for all the early clockspring failures. Owner cost $283.

- Marsing, ID, USA

problem #27

Mar 102010

Town & Country

  • 95,000 miles
Our 2005 Chrysler Town and country's airbag light has come on consistent with NHTSA 10V008000 and Chrysler has informed us that they are unwilling to honor their responsibility to make repairs under the recall until June.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #26

Dec 152009

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
Even though Chrysler has issued a recall for defective front air bag crash sensors my VIN is not listed so they will not issue me a recall notice even though I have had this problem for 3 months.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #25

Feb 032010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) [xxx] I have a Chrysler, Town and country touring, 2005 model, I met with an accident on 02/03/10 while driving to Washington DC, my touring is totally damaged in the front, damages over $7,000, however the air bags did not deploy, I have been trying to communicate with Chrysler, but they have been stalling me for the past month. I strongly urge that this defective airbags be investigated as it could lead to fatalities.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #24

Jan 252010

Town & Country

  • 62,000 miles


Air-bag fault light came on while driving down the road. Dealer says that both front impact sensors need to be replaced due to corrosion, to the tune of $300! it doesn't seem reasonable that after 5 years and 62,000 a required safety device this important should have to be replaced at my expense due to corrosion.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #23

Feb 102009

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
The airbag sensor on M Y 2005 Chrysler town and county has failed. The dealership reports my particular car is not covered under manufacturer's recall 07V192000 (NHTSA action # EA06003). Since over 270,000vehicles were involved, perhaps it should be expanded to cover additional vehicles. The dealership wants to charge me nearly $300 to correct the air bag sensor light. Thank you for your assistance.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #22

May 012009

Town & Country

  • 55,000 miles
2002-2006 Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, air bag failure through defective steering clockspring part. This is still an ongoing defect that inactivate the airbag system. I am actively involved in a auto repair forum and the total number of clockspring failures is extremely high. This is from normal usage, not from any person damaging it. Chrysler in the past year models has offered to repair them. But now refuses. I have replaced mine for $300+ collision catalog - 2005 - Chrysler - Town and country restraint systems, air bag components, clockspring.

- Saint James, NY, USA

problem #21

May 102009

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that there was an electrical short in the air bag harness. He was concerned that the air bags would not operate correctly in the event of a crash. The dealer verified the failure and stated that the contact needed to replace the air bag harness at the cost of $400. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 80,000.

- Alexandria, MN, USA

problem #20

Mar 012009

Town & Country

  • 32,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country airbag sensor warning repaired car, but would not cover it under recall...NHTSA 07V192000 states that it would be covered. 07V192000 describes the problem exactly as it happened. Dealer is bertera Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc. Westfield MA.01085..R.O. #docs161478.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #19

Oct 112008

Town & Country

  • 59,197 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 65 mph, the air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road, turned off, and restarted. The air bag light dimmed. Approximately five miles later, the air bag light began illuminating again. The dealer stated that the front impact sensor, wiring, and harness were corroded. The repairs were performed on the vehicle. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 59,397 and failure mileage was 59,197.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #18

Oct 102008

Town & Country

  • 934,000 miles
Recall complaint 07V192000 2005 Town and country.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #17

Sep 042008

Town & Country

  • 67,000 miles
Chrysler Town and country 2005. 67,000 miles. Air bag light on dash would turn on shortly after starting and driving the car. The dealer informed me that when the light is on the air bags are disabled. We are being charged 350 dollars to replace the defective wiring harness in the front bumper sensor for the air bag. I noticed there are several similar complaints on this vehicle and it should be recalled.

- Gpf, MI, USA

problem #16

Aug 242007

Town & Country

  • 45,000 miles
Faulty front airbag sensor due to corrosion.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #15

Jul 272008

Town & Country

  • 88,338 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 35 mph, the air bag light illuminated without warning. The dealer stated that the airbag caused the failure. There is a recall for the air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module (NHTSA campaign id 07V192000). The dealer stated that her VIN was not included as part of the recall. The current and failure mileages were 88,338.

- Nunda, NY, USA

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