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.

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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,051 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 4)

problem #74

Aug 022016

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Be careful of what you read, its not always true. I was on chat with a rep from manufacturer, : Chrysler, this is no recall-see below:2005 Chrysler Town and country recall - #10V008000 recall for air bags : frontal : sensor/control module Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia. The front crash sensors may crack under certain environmental conditions and allow water to enter into the sensor. This can cause the sensor to become inoperative and illuminate the airbag warning light. These sensors were added to enhance the performance of the airbag system in certain frontal crashes.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #73

Jan 012016

Town & Country

  • miles
Possible takata recall. Driver side air bag malfunction - did not deploy. Unknown at this time as to the specific mechanical part of the airbag system that malfunctioned in this accident. Accident: Driver of (vehicle no.2) was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and country on highway when he was hit on the left rear side/rear end of the vehicle. The police report states that vehicle no. 1 was changing lanes and hit vehicle no. 2 causing him to lose control of his vehicle. As a result of the impact from vehicle no. 1, vehicle no. 2 crashed into a median wall and was taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital to treat his injuries. See police report. Upon impact, the air bag on the passenger side deployed but the driver side did not causing great injury to the driver of vehicle no. 2. please see photo of the inside of the vehicle where is shows the passenger side air bag was deployed but not the driver's side air bag. Road conditions were dry. The unsafe condition was that the air bag did not deploy upon impact thereby causing the driver of vehicle no. 2 to incur injuries that should have been prevented if the airbag had deployed as it was expected to. It is noted on the police report that the driver side airbag did not deploy.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #72

Feb 202016

Town & Country

  • miles
Airbag showed as failed upon starting my minivan. Took the van to my dealer and was told the sensors were bad and I ordered new sensors. Cantacted Chrysler as per NHTSA campaign id number: 10V008000, NHTSA action number: RQ09003. And was told my car wasn't on recall, if it was added they would let me know. I am trying to get may car added to the recall list. Internet chat as follows: Randolph: Hi, my name is randolph. How may I help you" randolph: Hello richard. Richard wohlers: I had to have airbag sensors replace on 05 T&C and wish reimbursement richard wohlers: NHTSA campaign id number: 10V008000 NHTSA action number: RQ09003 component: Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module richard wohlers: 5-18-2016 @ krieger's: diagnosed problem and purchased sensors. Randolph: That is very frustrating to hear that you had this air bag recall on your vehicle and I will definitely look into the reimbursement process for you. Randolph: Is this the last 8 characters 5R196579 of the VIN" richard wohlers: Previous owner had the car in California and it enter rust zone in 09 or so randolph: I do apologize but I do not have a way of adding the recall to your vehicle. This is documented and if there is enough complaints about this on your type of vehicle it is possible that another recall may come out for this. If one does you will be notified by mail at which time you can submit the receipts in for possible reimbursement.

- Blue Grass, IA, USA

problem #71

Jan 112016

Town & Country

  • 241,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 (air bags), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 241,000.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #70

Apr 032015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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problem #69

Oct 152015

Town & Country

  • miles
The problem is that the light on the dash keeps coming on and then going off. I have had this replaced 4 times and each time not at a very cheap price. Yet there still seems to be a problem with the front airbag sensor. This comes on right after start up of the vehicle and then goes on and off as you drive.

- De Witt, NE, USA

problem #68

Jul 272015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle was involved in a four vehicle crash and the air bags exploded. As a result, the contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000. Updated 12/30/15 the consumer stated medical attention was required for leg injuries and damage to blood vessels in both legs from the knee. The air bag burned them. Updated 2/23/2016

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #67

Oct 312014

Town & Country

  • 222,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 222,000.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #66

Nov 212013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Frequently when the vehicle is being driven at low speed, less than 30 and you are making a turn the air bag light will illuminate. Normally it will go back off in less than 20 seconds. I was advised there is a clock spring in the steering wheel that on Town and country's from other years was a recall item. In searching my problem I have found other reported incidences of this issue for this model year. It should be a recall item as is a manufacturer defect and a safety issue. Cost to fix is approximately $400. This issue has gone on for several years an appears to be happening more frequently....updated 10/27/15

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #65

Jul 192015

Town & Country

  • miles
They said my airbag light was not on recall but it never goes out and it happened when I went thru car wash got wet and stays on so light has been on for 4 years

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #64

Apr 102015

Town & Country

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #63

Jun 052013

Town & Country

  • 148,000 miles
My air bag and ABS lights stays on and my door locks and rear tail lights stop working I have to get fuses and lights regularly

- Cleveland Htgs, OH, USA

problem #62

Nov 042014

Town & Country

  • 119,000 miles
When the ignition was turned to the on position, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The failure recurred continuously. Doing some investigation on the NHTSA website I noted the recall that affected this model, year and state of registration. The failure is exactly as described in the bulletin. For some reason Chrysler does not have the vehichle VIN listed as being affected by the recall. Will pursue corrective action at a local dealership.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #61

Apr 152015

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the diagnosis was unknown. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Deerfield, IL, USA

problem #60

Jan 202015

Town & Country

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated the air bag light was illuminated at all times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the diagnosis was that the connector and a cluster of wires were corroded and needed replacement. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #59

Nov 212014

Town & Country

  • 150,000 miles
I left my house & a mile at the most down the road. I heard a noise & felt the rear end slide to the right. I tried turning the wheel to straighten the van nothing happened. The steering wheel went side to side, but the wheels didn't turn. I wondered why the van had slide to the side. That is when I realized there was no steering B/C the direction didn't change & it was like the steering wheel was just there. I was coherent the entire time, I noticed at that time I was headed for the embankment across the other lane of traffic. (it is a two lane road.) I already knew there was no steering, so I grabbed the wheel with both hands, planted my feet to the floor board! I then asked god to forgive me. The van hit the embankment head on, flipped, vans top scrapped all the way down just on the edges where the frame is. Then it landed on the pass. Side & slid backwards into the embankment ( on the side of the road I was originally going down.) on the other side of the road. I tried to get out B/C I thought I saw smoke. It was the airbags, they had exploded.my shins looked like I got beat with a baseball bat, the seat belt got stuck, &the doors locked. I lifted the driver door up over my head. (van was on pass. Side).a man helped me get out & van was pulled onto all 4 tires. I had back surgery on 4-23-14. I went & had xrays taken. I filled an investigation w/Chrysler [xxx]#[xxx],[xxx]took pics. Of van, asks qts & sent to Chrysler.[xxx] w/cust. Claim resolution grp 248-512-2934 sent letter B/C van @ salvage 803-324-7510,980-8900 & tampered w/ no invest. Could be done. They have to go to the scene of wreck (standard procedure) & didn't.I contacted [xxx] & numerous others @Chrysler 800-247-9753 reason?.1.)4 blown tires removed 2.)fuses were gone. It was totaled! I faxed in pic.S from the scene & letter. Please help me! [xxx] called said the case is not reopened. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #58

Jan 152010

Town & Country

  • 45,000 miles
Initially, the passenger airbag warning light would come on intermittently after vehicle was started and running for a period of time, and it may turn on and off several times during vehicle use. After vehicle parked and restarted (usually next day), without any apparent reason the warning light would then work correctly (I.e., during engine start and system checks, warning lights would extinguish). After a few months, the drivers side airbag warning light also started to mimic the same issue (initially less frequent). We contacted dealership to ask about possible recall or issue. They inspected it as part of service/warranty appt, no problems reported to be found. We did ask if they knew of similar issues, but they indicated no. We contacted Chrysler (extended warranty) and they also said no known issues, it was not a warranty issue, and asked if problem possibly related to any accident (but it has not been in any accident). This issue has become more troublesome as the warning lights now activate much more frequently, and then stay active most or entire time vehicle is on and even continue to light up after vehicle parked overnight. Warning lights may then turn off for few days, but will invariably light up for no apparent reason.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #57

May 012014

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 10V008000 (air bags) and 07V192000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Cherry Hill , NJ, USA

problem #56

Oct 212014

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
Front end impact. Steering wheel air bag did not deploy.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #55

Mar 102014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Air bag warning light on instrument panel illuminates on/off constantly. Came on/off 38 times on a recent 160 mile trip to St. Joe, mo. It happens at all different speeds. *************************************** seat belt warning light also comes on somewhat frequently.

- Trenton, MO, USA

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