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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,585 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #43

Feb 072011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 76,500 miles

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

Noise was told that the power steering is leaking, must replace rack & pinion car has less than 80,000.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #42

Jan 032010

Town & Country

  • 58,000 miles
Power steering system has been whining and steering has shuddered when turning at low speeds. Same condition exists on three other Chrysler Town and country minivans owned by different family members from 2006 through 2009 models. Found many other owners complaining of same condition on other websites. Some had two and three rack and pinion racks replaced which seemed to fix the problem for a short while. My mechanic thought it was air leaking into the power steering system.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #41

Feb 012007

Town & Country

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that when driving at any speed, the vehicle would exhibit an abnormally loud whining noise from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the noise was coming from the steering column. The dealer added power steering fluid to the vehicle. Approximately six months later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where more power steering fluid was added. The failure persisted. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 69,300.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #40

Dec 152010

Town & Country

  • 49,000 miles

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

Power steering leak and failure. Began with whinning noise at around 40,000. Upon inspection, power steering assembly failed and required replacement. Within two weeks of service, new steering assembly began whinning and leaking again. The steering assembly had to be replaced a second time. Concerned about power steering failure at such low mileage and possible safety risk for the future. Appears to be a common problem at low mileage for this model and have requested a recall from Chrysler.

- Ephrata, PA, USA

problem #39

Dec 132007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Purchased 2006 tc Chrysler in November 2006. At approximately 43K miles, December 2007, the powering steering began whining. Vehicle was determined by Chrysler to need a new rack for the steering, new hoses, new steering resavor etc.. costing over $1,500. I was advised that my warranty was expired.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #38

Dec 132010

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
Rack & pinion whining, power steering harder to steer. At about 50K mi started to hear a whining sound coming from the engine area, took it in to Chrysler and they advised it was coming from the rack and pinion, but it does not affect drive of vehicle and refused to cover it under warranty, so we did not do anything with it; over time my steering got harder and harder, and whining got louder; took it back in 30K mi later after warranty expired, and they advised that the power steering is going out due to an issue with the rack and pinion and that the rack and pinion needs to be replaced along with power steering pump. At carcomplaints.com there are a lot of other individuals with same issue at approx the same miles when problem started occurring. This to me does seem to be a factory defect and dealer is refusing to help out with any of the repairs. And the fact that it affects steering raises a huge safety concern in my mind.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #37

Jun 082010

Town & Country

  • 34,567 miles

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

We bought a brand new 2006 T & C and have maintained it like new inside and out - not abused. Still looks brand new. At 34,000 miles we need to replace rack and pinion! cost is around $1,000 that we don't have! Chrysler need to be honest and do something about this problem. If there is any help, suggestions, we'd appreciate it.

- Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

problem #36

Dec 032010

Town & Country

  • 50,000 miles
Power steering-whining noise. Need replacing at a cost of $900.

- Beaver Dam, WI, USA

problem #35

Feb 182010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 61,394 miles
There was a fluid leak at the power steering rack they replaced gear-rack and pinion. Parts $394.60 labor $456 fluid power steering $19.60 - service completed under iws. Extended warranty total invoice $ $850.60 mileage 61,394.

- Treynor, IA, USA

problem #34

Sep 092010

Town & Country

  • 62,000 miles
Power steering fluid leaking from crack in rack and pinion housing on our 2006 Chrysler T&C at 60,000 miles. Fix is $800 to replace entire rack and pinion system.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #33

Jun 012010

Town & Country

  • 21,000 miles

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

2006 T&C van bought new 21,400 miles. Winning sound due to defective steering pump. Dealer says pump is full of fluid and no leaks; wants $600 to replace pump. Passenger side window doesn't go up and down. No events leading up to either failure. Constant problem. I have yet to come up with the $1000 that dealer wants to fix problem. "old" part still in car waiting your reply. Thanks!

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #32

May 152010

Town & Country

  • 49,190 miles
I own a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. I noticed a whining noise coming from the front of the car. I took it in to Chrysler dealer yesterday and was told that it was the power steering reservoir. This van only has 49,000 miles on it. And today I came to know that this repair was not even covered on the extended warranty. That makes no sense to me. Please look into this and make Chrysler do something about it.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #31

May 072010

Town & Country

  • miles
If we turn the steering wheel to the right, there is a mechanical clicking noise.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #30

Apr 062010

Town & Country

  • 42,703 miles
2006 Chrysler Town and country. Power steering failure at 29352 miles lost all fluid and replaced power steering cooler now at 42703 I am told power steering gear leaking at outer boots $800 repair.

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #29

Apr 132010

Town & Country

  • miles
Power steering goes out. So far this has been just when I turn the vehicle on, but it's happened 3 times now and yesterday was accompanied by a squeal.

- Colbert, WA, USA

problem #28

Oct 012009

Town & Country

  • 36,000 miles
I have a 2006 Chrysler Town and country that the rack and pinion is leaking power steering fluid.

- Rocky Point, NY, USA

problem #27

Mar 012010

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
Noise in front end whining noise took to carrols auto was told this is the 12th one this year already. Rack and pinion mechanism leaking fluid at boots. Replace rack and pinion assembly. There are others on website with same issues. Cost is roughly $1000 to replace with labor. This could cause failure of pump assebly also

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #26

Dec 012009

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles
Whining noises from power steering unit or rack. More audible when fluid is lower. Seems that im not the only one: townhall.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F172B27.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #25

Mar 032008

Town & Country

  • 33,686 miles
Power steering malfunctions on my Chrysler 2006 Town and country. The gear for the rack and pinion steering and the crankcase vent valve were replaced in March 2008. It is now happening again. Chrysler needs to recall these vehicles and fix them correctly.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #24

Jun 012009

Town & Country

  • 35,000 miles
I have a 2006 Chrysler Town and country van that is having power steering problems. I only have 44,000 miles now and the problem started at 35,000 miles. I took it to the dealer twice before my 36K mile warranty was up and they said it was a common noise. I said okay and left, now I need a new power steering pump that could have been done under warranty. This noise and problem starts about 30 minutes after I start driving or the fluid gets warm. This problem makes it difficult to steer the van. I have not replaced the pump yet due to the cost of repairs. The dealer estimate is around $600-700. I googled this problem and found a web site at edmunds.com. This site has 84 posts about the same problem. The posts start on 11/29/07 thru today. Thank you for your time.

- Alameda, CA, USA

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