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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Apr 202002

Town & Country

  • miles

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

The automatic door locks lock and unlock themselves repeatedly on their own. At any driving speed the locks go nuts, up and down, up and down. Not only is it a safety hazard it is annoying and driving me crazy. I have several friends with the same model vehicle with similar complaints. Thanks!

- Edwardsburg, MI, USA

problem #22

Jul 132002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed consumer can hear clunking noises in steering column. It could cause consumer to have steering problems. Dealer notified. Consumer states that steering wheel makes growling noise when turning due to rack and pinon failure. Steering makes schruching noise when turning right and dealer lubercate steering shaft. The rear brakes made a noise. The driver side door was hard to close. The left sliding door was rubbing on the body when shut

- Oral Vally, AZ, USA

problem #21

Apr 102001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical locking mechanism for rear passengers doors went out, causing left rear passenger door to lock and not open from outside or inside. Consumer was forced to purchase a new electronic control mechanicism for repair. Also, alternator had eaten through electrical harness. As a result air blower only had 3 speeds, and harness had to be replaced.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #20

Mar 232001

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Air bag light is on, horn and, cruise control do not work. Driver side passenger door lock failed.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #19

Dec 052000

Town & Country

  • miles
Air bag light permanently on due to failed clock spring assembly, air bags disabled, also affected horn and cuise control. Vehicle suffers from unusual power drains/fluctuations, battery replaced 3 times within 3 1/2 years. Electronic door locks (four doors) frequently fail, can only service when failure is consistent. Vehicle occasionally stalls (abruptly) at any speed, throttle system serviced a few times (outside of tune-ups) with little benefit. Front and rear windshield wipers activate by themselves quite often (but never at the service shop/dealership), with no set pattern, multifunction switch replaced twice. All problems except for air bag (customer paid for repair as well as for other problems) still persist.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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problem #18

Apr 252000

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making a turn with air conditioning on vehicle will shut completely down, causing a loss of power. The dealer has been contacted. Condensation from the A/C was falling on the elctrical component causing the vehicle to die this occurs because of the flaw in design. Sliding door sticks. Windshield wipers failed. Hazard device failed. Horn malfunctions. Air bags failed.

- Pewaukee, WI, USA

problem #17

Sep 091999

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Power locks....locks you in, cannot open the doors. Locks you out, cannot open the doors. Does not lock all the doors at once, usually leaves passenger side sliding door unlocked. Have had system replaced, is now worse than original. Also, sets off alarm unnecessarily....... - windshield wipers come one intermittently when turning corner, turning on turning signals, or without any justification. Very startling, and extremely distracting when driving and the wipers just come on. Thank you for your work.

- Vernon, FL, USA

problem #16

Aug 271999

Town & Country

  • miles
Sliding door power lock is inoperable.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #15

Jan 102000

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
Sliding door locks automatically and will get jammed, so that it cannot be opend from the inside or outside. Dealer has vehicle currently.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #14

Aug 271999

Town & Country

  • miles
Sliding door power lock is inoperable.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 191999

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Subject vehicle involved in side impact accident. Subject vehicle pulled away from a stop sign and was broad sided by oncoming full-size van. Subject vehicle immediately burst into flames (per witness statements). Driver and passenger were both unconscious. Bystanders were unable to get either out of burning vehicle due to doors being locked (auto door locking mechanism) and were unable to break windows out before vehicle was fully engulfed.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 011996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Auto locking system failed.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 081998

Town & Country

  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with dual sliding doors. The doors shake and rattle very loudly while driving. In addition, the consumer has been experiencing problems closing the doors. The defects comply with investigation numbers IE96040, EA96025, and PE96038.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #10

Oct 011996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power door lock/latch failed.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #9

Jul 011996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door locks failed.

- Sunland, CA, USA

problem #8

May 101996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's door repaired due to improper fit.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rubber weather seal on door failed.

- San Marino, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 121997

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right power door lock inoperative.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 061997

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both side door locks failed, unable to open from inside or outside.

- Roslyn Heights, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 041996

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
# ea 96-025, when closing the sliding door sometimes it doesn't lock, have to close harder for the door to lock.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

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