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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,415 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #20

Mar 182014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles


Engine would not turn on, vehicle seem to not get fuel or it would start then stall. Had the fuel pump replaced and plugs replaced but the problem remains.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #19

Nov 032014

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and several attempts had to be made before it would start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Boynton Beach , FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 102014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Tipm failure which left car inoperable.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #17

Nov 162013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 34,641 miles


We purchased this 2011 Chrysler Town and country as a new vehicle in Jan.of 2012. Since the purchase there have been 5 incidents where the van has lost all electrical power making clicking noises, and leaving us stranded. The final incident happened on Dec. 26,2014 while traveling in the mountains of North Carolina. It was 10:30 pm, no street lights and nothing but steep terrain on the sides. The vehicle completely shut down and was making the clicking noises.the power steering was lost, headlights off and all other electrical functions were unavailable. Once in complete darkness we noticed we had shifted into the oncoming lane of traffic. We noticed headlights coming at us in the distance, luckily quick thinking and use of a flashlight we were able to warn the oncoming vehicle of our position in their lane. They stopped in front of our vehicle and turned on their hazards to provide warning for other vehicles. Being that we were in imminent danger, I had to disconnect the battery and let the system reset. After taking it to the dealership they once again said they could not find a problem. The dealership only stated, " have it towed in when it happens". being that the last 2 times this happened we were left stranded in traffic, during late hours with absolutely no electrical power and my children in the car, it was impossible to wait to be towed in. They were unsafe situations that potentially had fatal results. I had to make the best decision at the time to protect my family. I am beyond frustrated with Chrysler for allowing me to leave the shop every time with no solution to the problem. My kids are afraid to get in van for fear of breaking down yet again. Five incidents with no resolution, no one knows how to fix the problem! a recurrent problem that can happen at any point- while on a highway or getting through a busy intersection.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 022015

Town & Country

  • 78,000 miles
We had trouble starting car, wife was out in town and car would not start. Jumped off and started. Had battery replaced after talking to cry service. Car kept not starting with multiple fobs. Problem reoccur ed and dealer checked out car, nothing found - intermittent problem. Problem recurring, had battery changed again on warranty. Problem keeps recurring, changed batteries in key fobs, still having problem, dealer worked with us over phone tonight and got car started in neutral then ran fine. Bringing car into dealership again tomorrow to be diagnosed again but this is still happening. From reading the various forums and it sounds like a tip problem.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #15

Dec 022014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 50,001 miles
Vehicle will not start.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #14

Aug 122014

Town & Country

  • 67,000 miles


Car will not start normally either first thing in the morning or during day. Will take 5 to 10 minutes of attempting to get car started. Battery will die for no apparent reasons if left un-driven for a few hours or days. Car is currently at Chrysler service center for now 4 weeks with no solution on hand. They claim it is caused by a electrical draw and need to work on every relay and system to identify its source. I contacted Chrysler corporate for additional information on how to resolve, no response yet; it has been over a week. I have suggest that problem can be related the broader tipm issue affecting many Chrysler/Jeep vehicle. Service adviser had no interest and stated they must check every system as stated by manufacturer.

- Little Neck, NY, USA

problem #13

Sep 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
Vehicle parked in homeowner's driveway erupted in flames at approximately $12.45 am on September 3rd. Vehicle was shut off for over four(4) hours. Engine was relatively cool as it was only driven for five minutes prior to 8 pm on the 2nd of September. Neighbor who called the fire department reported seeing sparks emanating from under the hood before it burst into flames which destroyed the car. This also damaged the other vehicle parked ahead of the Town and country.

- Conklin, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 062014

Town & Country

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The contact also stated that on one occasion, the vehicle failed to start and the wireless ignition module was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- East Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #11

Jun 282014

Town & Country

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Burnsville, TN, USA

problem #10

Nov 122012

Town & Country

  • miles


After about 4 months of purchasing the vehicle, I had issues with the brakes, system had being replaced already 4 times (in less than 2 years), I had pay out of pocket for the work, still having issues. There is a noisy from the engine every time you change either from parking to drive or drive to reverse. Had it checked already 3 times. My power window and lock control is always having issues and get's pretty warm. Summarizing my experience with this vehicle it had being a complete nightmare, I don't feel safe driving the vehicle and had spend more money out of pocket than my previous mini-vans. Another issue is that sometimes the side doors open by themselves, without us even touching the controls, or they open half way and we must place in park the van, turn it off and start it again in order to close the side doors.

- Dania Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

May 062014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Loud ticking noise from engine while engine is running.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 282013

Town & Country

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The engine failed to restart. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the failure was contributed to a faulty total integrated power module the vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Eight Mile , AL, USA

problem #7

Sep 082013

Town & Country

  • 28,750 miles
I had to have the cylinder head replaces on my T & C pentastar 3.6 V-6 engine. In researching this I see that it is a limited number of cars but the T&C is not mentioned. I am reporting this because perhaps it is a much larger number of engines and there has been no recall. For individuals who have the issue and end up out of warranty will the dealer still honor the warranty.

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jul 142013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
-vehicle operated normally, however rough idle at low speeds was noticed in June 2013. -check engine light came on shortly after, however would go out after a couple of driving cycles. -on July 14, 2013 while driving on the highway, the engine suddenly lost power and speed was reduced. -check engine light illuminated and has stayed on ever since. -took the vehicle to the local Chrysler dealership for diagnostics. Cylinder misfire code was the reason for the check engine light. -it has been diagnosed that the cylinder head needs to be replaced due to manufacturer's defect. -dealership and Chrysler have admitted that this is a known issue and a more robust cylinder head has been engineered to replace the faulty ones. -Chrysler has however refused to cover the replacement under the 5yr/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

- Pembina, ND, USA

problem #5

Jul 022013

Town & Country

  • 47,668 miles
Check engine light is on and I tested it with my car and it showed 2 codes P0792 (intermediate shaft speed sensor a circuit range/performance) and P0734 (gear 4 incorrect ratio). We have also been told that the brakes need replacing and it only has 47,668 miles on the vehicle.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 052013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the brakes were not engaging properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the brakes would have to be replaced. Additionally, while the contact was accelerating, the vehicle became hesitant. The technician stated that the engine head would have to be replaced because it was installed incorrectly when manufactured. The part for replacement was on backorder. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #3

May 172012

Town & Country

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chrysler Town and country touring van. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph uphill, the vehicle stalled and rolled downhill in reverse. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for an diagnostic test. The dealer could not find a defect with the vehicle. The contact did not call the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #2

Mar 052013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 9,800 miles
Car does not recognize keys and has shut off while driving on highway.

- Islip, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 082012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 26,424 miles
I was cleaning my windshield on the van when the engine suddenly started (within the closed garage). Apparently the automatic-start function was triggered when the key-fob remote in my pants pocket was inadvertently activated when I leaned against the car. This is very scary! if I had been leaning against something inside the house, would my car have been running all night in a closed garage attached to my house?. I have often accidentally triggered other functions (such as door opening, door lock, etc.) when working around the house, but automatically starting the engine is especially troubling! I believe there should be a separate interlock safety button located on the side of the remote key fob so an accidental engine start would be much less likely.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

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