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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,383 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 windows / windshield problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 152015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed to function. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V067000 (visibility). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000. MA 10/26/2015 the consumer stated the windshield wipers stopped while they were in use. Updated 01/25/16.

- Blandon, PA, USA

problem #9

Jul 282014

Town & Country

  • 280,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while parked, the passenger's side sliding door window exploded while closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 280,000.

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #8

Oct 292011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
My husband, myself and our 4 year old daughter were driving our 2005 Chrysler Town & Country touring mini van, all of a sudden was a loud bang sound. My husband was able to pull the car over and while doing so I looked in the back seat to check on my 4 year old daughter who had her face covered with both arms. We found the sliding door window on the passenger side had exploded and shattered. This has traumatized my 4 year old daughter and thank god she wasn't hurt. Our first thoughts were someone was shooting in our vehicle. The cops came to the seen and couldn't find any bullet marks, they stated it must have been a defect. I have contacted Chrysler customer service and there are supposedly no recalls with out VIN#. this could have been a very serious situation and I feel as if Chrysler should be held responsible for this. I am having to pay $100 deductible for this repair.

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 282010

Town & Country

  • 93,559 miles


It first started by failing to turn on after a few times of trying to turn on the lights on the dash. It then progressed by turning off while driving in the city. It worked for a few months without incident until 2 months ago. After a cold start the lights would come on but after driving it to the store about 3-4 miles away and restarting the car it has failed repeatedly. I believe this to be a serious safety issue. I've had to drive home by manually holding the high beams on to get home. There was almost an accident due to this problem.

- Irmo, SC, USA

problem #6

Aug 012010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Headlight switch works intermittently. Taken to dealer & they could not reproduce the problem. Front wipers collide at high speed. Rear wiper does not make full contact, no rear window visibility in rain or snow.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

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problem #5

Jul 082009

Town & Country

  • miles
I purchased a pair of rain X 28 latitude wipers for a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivan in November of 2008 from walmart at the cost of $18.97 each. I had been pleased with their performance. On the 8th of July when I turned the window washer on during a severe rainstorm, the passenger side wiper flew off. The pre installed connector came out and I could not find it. I do not know whether it just popped out or was broken or not. I stopped at the walmart store where it was purchased in East tawas, Michigan to see if there was either a guarantee or some way I could get another connector. I was told by the auto dept. Manager on duty that there was no guarantee and that the wiper should be replaced every 6 months anyway and there was no way to get another connector without purchasing a new wiper. I consider this a safety hazard. If it happened to the drivers side wiper and a car or some other obstacle was in my path there is a good chance I would not have seen it and a serious accident could have occurred. The minivan was driven less than 3000 miles since the new blades were installed. The car is always garaged. I have been driving cars for 58 years and have never had a wiper fly off. I believe that there had to be a defect in this wiper. The wiper on the drivers side works fine showing no signs of wear.

- National City, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 042009

Town & Country

  • 66,974 miles


While driving on the interstate in January 2009 the heater blower fan suddenly went to full blast and full heat. II was not able to turn it off or down. After exiting the interstate and parking the mini van, I turned the engine off for a minute and after restarting everything was normal. Later that same morning the heater again went to full blast with no input from me. I took the vehicle into the dealer and after 30 minutes, the service manager said it was fixed for now but told me I needed a new temperature control module; he would have to order one at $750, I replied that I'd think about it. During the next few weeks the problem occurred again and after turning the engine off everything seemed to work ok. Sometimes the problem would go away on its own. It was not until the weather began to warm that I discovered I have no A/C, although the freon level appeared to be ok. I called autozone to inquire about a replacement part and they informed me that Chrysler had not released the part for the aftermarket but they could order a used part for $209. The replacement part would carry a 3 year warranty. I ordered the part which was delivered a few days later. It took less than 30 minutes to replace the unit and everything is now like new.

- Rochester, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 242008

Town & Country

  • 53,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 65 mph, the driver's side mirror failed and detached from the vehicle. Prior to the failure, the mirror shook, but the contact was able to reseat the mirror. She called the dealer and the replacement part was ordered. The vehicle will be repaired. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 53,500 and current mileage was 53,900.

- Powder Springs , GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 102008

Town & Country

  • 65,000 miles
Driver's side window stopped working consistently six months ago and now does not work at all. Passenger side window worked fine until four months ago and stopped all of a sudden and has not worked since. This problem started less than six months after the manufacturer's warranty expired.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 102004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,800 miles
While driving 75 mph the vehicle accelerated suddenly, then all source of power was lost. The consumer was able to coast to the shoulder. The vehicle was towed to the nearest dealer to determine the cause. Please provide additional information. The left front visor was replaced, it was difficult to shift from park to drive. The fuel pump was repalced due the vehicle shutting off while driving on the highway.

- Allentown, PA, USA

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