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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,687 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

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 032016

Town & Country

  • miles


Power locks dont work. Tried resetting iod fuse and unplugging battery. Locks works a few times then stops working. This is a safety and security feature. I have read so many complaints on this issue. Passenger seat belt does not set when put on. If in an accident passengers SE as T belt will not restrain. We just bought this van and the two previous owners said locks hasn't worked correctly since 2005.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 232016

Town & Country

  • 265,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While traveling 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. After ten minutes, the vehicle restarted. When the fuel tank was half full, the vehicle immediately ran out of fuel. In addition, the warning lights on the instrument panel no longer illuminated and the seat belt sensor warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 265,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #5

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

problem #4

May 202009

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


My vehicle is a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country mini-van. The air bag warning light comes on frequently. In spring 2009, [?] I called Chrysler headquarters, and requested they fix it. I talked to a Chrysler rep. A few times, by phone, who required that I take it to the dealer for a diagnostic test, which I was to pay for. I did. But Chrysler waved the diagnostic fee. They told me that Chrysler was not going to cover the cost of the fix. As the recall at that time did not include Missouri. Only 20 some states in the N.E. area. They did however have the light turned off for a week or so, then it came back on. And on one 80 mile drive I made, this 'airbag' light came on and off around 100 times. It still comes on and off maybe not that frequently. I think Chrysler should be required to take care of this, & the seat belt retainer issue, which is also intermittent. Chrysler did try to fix the seatbelt retainer back in 2007 I think it was, but its not completely cured.

- Missouri, MO, USA

problem #3

Apr 182011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 89,771 miles
The front right passenger seat belt does not lock or click in place. I researched recall number 04V047000 and learned there were similar issues. Contacted the dealer and was told that there was no recall on my particular vehicle. This appears to be more of a manufacturer problem and a great safety risk. The dealer just took my info but offered no assistance.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

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problem #2

Jan 302006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,035 miles
Seat belts do not lock when passengers buckle up. Was told by service advisor that that was normal for chrylser but it is unsafe how do you know if when you have a crash that the belt will work properly. Driver side seat belt dretracts slowly-seat belt gets caught in door, part ordered Jan 30,2006 have not been notified that part is in.

- Bulverde, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 222005

Town & Country

  • miles
I was a front seat passenger in a 2005 Chrysler minivan Town & Country. It was a rental. We had a front end collision and upon impact the front passenger airbag did not deploy until we were at a stop. Also, the seat belt did not lock in place and I was thrown into the windshield and dash. Injuries were sustained. Please advise.

- Florence, SC, USA

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