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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,185 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country fuel system problems

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 302015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that immediately after refueling, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 8/10/15 the failure was diagnosed as a defective canister in the fuel tank. Updated 08/18/15

- Atlantic City , NJ, USA

problem #12

Apr 042015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I was driving down the road and the engine turned itself off. Luckily I was able to coast to the side of the road and away from flowing traffic. I took my van into the mechanic and they discovered that there is a faulty roll-over valve in the fuel system, which was allowing gasoline to leak into the engine. I had filled my tank up with gasoline prior to this happening and the mechanic believes that the pressure of the gasoline on the valve allowed the gas to escape into the engine. I am so thankful this happened on a side street and not a busy highway. I had my kids with me when this happened so I am furious they were put in jeopardy over a faulty part. Now I'm stuck with a huge bill to get the valve replaced to make my van safe to drive again.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The vehicle will stall after filling the fuel tank, usually within the first quarter mile. It will stall one or two times, requiring a restart, often in the middle of an intersection or pulling into traffic. This happens nearly every time the fuel tank is filled. There are many online forums that attest to how common this problem is in Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and country, and Jeep models.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #10

Nov 042014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 97,300 miles


Had just filled my gas tank and drove approximately half a block in distance, went to turn onto a side street and car stalled causing loss of power and steering in the turn. There have been a few previous incidents occurring after filling the gas tank (sometimes engine sputters, sometimes stalls, and twice the engine revved after restarting after filling the gas tank).

- Haskell, NJ, USA

problem #9

Aug 032007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
After filling the gas tank with fuel, and closing the cap properly and not topping off, I drove away, made a left hand turn, and the car turned off. This has happened numerous times, mostly going between 25-35 miles/hour and one time happened while driving down an exit ramp to enter the interstate.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

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problem #8

Aug 152012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I stopped and got gas. I do not overfill my tank. I did not top off my tank. As I left the gas station and pulled across traffic my 2006 Chrysler Town and country began to shutter and stalled. After that day, every time I fill up the same thing occurs. I have researched and reviewed many sites on the internet and see that there are many others that have had this same dangerous issue. Apparently, the only way to repair the problem is to have Chrysler install a brand new gas tank. It seems the real issue is a defective vapor/ liquid valve. This a tremendous safety issue, I was almost was hit by on coming traffic because of this issue. After spending many hours searching the internet, I have found no recall to date. Does someone have to get injured or die before Chrysler fixes this issue? my kids, all 4 of them were in the vehicle when it happened to me the first time. Now I drive around the parking lot, let the vehicle stall and then drive.

- St. Johns, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 012013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles


The engine light came on and the speedometer read the words "gas cap". we changed out the gas cap and turn the engine light off. About a week later it was back on again. I need to get the car inspected but when the mechanic "smoked" the system. He discovered that the module/rollover on top of the tank where 2 small lines goes in is broken and the assembly is not separate but a part of the entire gas tank. He stated there is no reason for the breakage. I have contacted Chrysler about this but have not received any response. There is no viable explanation for this except a faulty part. I am sure I cannot be the only one. There is a strong gas.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 052012

Town & Country

  • 92,000 miles
Check valve stuck closed, could not put in gas, had to install a new tank at the dealers $800plus it should be under extended warranty like the durango is, it is the same tank.

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

problem #5

Jan 022012

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Chrysler Town and country. Consumer writes in regards to problems with fuel tank and vehicle stalling after fueling, the fill tank hose clicked off. No further topping off the vehicle. The consumer stated he would travel from once city block to sometimes ten, then the engine would stall.

- Cuero, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 242011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
My family stopped and got gas on our way down to North Carolina for christmas. As we left the gas station and pulled across traffic our 2006 Chrysler Town and country began to shutter and stalled. After that day, every time we fill up the same thing occurs. I have looked over many sites on the internet and see that there not only many others that have had this same dangerous issue, but it is not just on this model of Chrysler. The only way to repair it is to have Chrysler install a brand new gas tank. They quoted us almost $2000 to replace it when the real issue is a defective vapor/ liquid valve. Our van has under 60 thousand miles on it. Instead of installing a removable valve at the top of the gas tank, Chrysler continued to design vehicles that require new gas tanks when the valve sticks. Not only is this a tremendous safety issue, my family almost was hit by on coming traffic because of this issue. After spending over 2 hours searching the internet and seeing there were windshield wiper recalls and a glass recall, it became apparent that others will have to get injured or die before Chrysler fixes this issue at there own expense. I am disappointed in this recall system we have. The internet allows us to now see the many dangerous design issues automakers have performed at our expense and our safety. I urge Chrysler owners to search their vehicles concerning the vapor/liquid valves Chrysler welds to their gas tanks. True or not, it is reported that some have been in accidents and died from collisions during this stalling after fill ups.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 182011

Town & Country

  • 38,100 miles


During the first incident, I lost all power to my engine, most of my gauges, and my power steering while driving 35 mph. I pulled my car over to the side of the road and it wouldn't restart immediately. The dealership had my car for aprox. 5 days and couldn't find anything wrong. About a month later, the car stalled the same as before, except this time it was right after I started the engine and began pulling up the driveway. Aprox. 8 minutes later, it stalled again, with the same problems as in the first incident a month previously; however, this time I was driving 50 mph on wet country roads. I suddenly lost my heating/forced air, my engine, and most of my gauges. I didn't loose my power steering immediately. While I was still moving at 50 mph, I put the car from drive into neutral, restarted the engine, and put the car back into drive. A few seconds later, it stalled again, but I noticeably lost the power steering immediately that time. I was able to safely pull the car over, turn the ignition to off, then restart the car. I drove from there to the dealership without further problems. The dealership has had my vehicle for 10 days so far, and cannot locate or diagnose a problem. In every incident, there was no warning whatsoever. The car didn't make any unusual noises or behave erratically. One moment I had power, and the next I didn't. I simply lost the ability to accelerate my vehicle, lost my power steering, my engine stopped running, and the gauges all dropped to zero. No warning lights of any kind ever came on, and I didn't loose the electricity to my dash, radio, etc. Though I lost the blowing warm air/defroster function that had been turned on.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #2

May 072010

Town & Country

  • miles
The accelerator sticks, and excessive force is sometimes needed to accelerate. This occurred the other day and caused the vehicle to jump due to rapid acceleration. This defect could cause accidents due to drivers being unprepared for the sudden jump of the vehicle.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152010

Town & Country

  • 21,000 miles
Gas pedal sticks the past few months.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

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