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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country brakes problems

brakes problem

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

problem #26

Jan 142004

Town & Country

  • miles

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

While applying the brakes ABS system activated and deactivated intermittently. ABS light flashed on the dashboard. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic replaced the sensor.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #25

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 #24

Aug 302000

Town & Country

  • miles
My wife had been driving approximately 30 miles on the freeway. As she was exiting the freeway, she stepped on the brake peddle to slow down normally. She felt pressure from the peddle, but then the peddle went all the way down with no effect. She pumped the peddle at least one more time, but again it went all the way down with no effect. She then had to concetrate on avoiding other cars, but finally rear ended a truck. After the minivan was repaired, we had the brakes inspected by two service centers. The second service center is the one listed in the report and is the one that regularly services our minivan. We are wondering what could cause this type of brake failure and if there are any other similar incidences that have been reported?

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #23

Feb 012002

Town & Country

  • miles

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

We experienced problems with ABS light on, horn and cruise control not working, Chrysler changed the clock spring, now everything is ok.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #22

Jan 072002

Town & Country

  • miles
When driving about any mph could step on brake pedal, but vehicle will keep rolling, and pedal will go to the floor.

- Belbiderg, IL, USA

problem #21

Jun 142001

Town & Country

  • miles
Brake failure approaching intersection went through red light avoided collision with traffic jumped curb entered parking lot and sideswiped pole in drive through before finally stopping. Could have killed someone or myself and wife. Wife was driving. Dealer and Chrysler special investgator could find nothing wrong with brakes!! police report on file # 420920 evansville in. Do not feel confident in driving this vechicle until cause is determined and fixed!!!

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #20

Mar 252001

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Multiple failures in other areas of the vehicle not listed. No safety defec tlisted.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #19

Aug 302000

Town & Country

  • miles
My wife had been driving approximately 30 miles on the freeway. As she was exiting the freeway, she stepped on the brake peddle to slow down normally. She felt pressure from the peddle, but then the peddle went all the way down with no effect. She pumped the peddle at least one more time, but again it went all the way down with no effect. She then had to concetrate on avoiding other cars, but finally rear ended a truck. After the minivan was repaired, we had the brakes inspected by two service centers. The second service center is the one listed in the report and is the one that regularly services our minivan. We are wondering what could cause this type of brake failure and if there are any other similar incidences that have been reported?

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #18

Mar 082000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed every three months, and transmission went out around christmas time. Windshield wipers come on intermittently.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #17

Sep 231999

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor, and has to be pumped in order to stop vehicle. This happens when it is wet outside. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #16

Jan 081997

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front wheels shimmy when applying brakes.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 241998

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes the pedal will travel to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer cannot identify any problem.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #14

Jun 121996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On a rough road the brakes will not hold. Once having passed the rough part that is when the brakes will hold.

- Lajolla, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 031996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Suspension: Vehicle serviced in Jan. For numerous problems.the rear brake system had to be replaced, gas tank collapsed and had to be replaced. Transmission: Attempting to back out of driveway and vehicle shifted from reverse to neutral. Rack and pinon steering failed. All of these have been replaced at least twice, and the same problems are reoccurring.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 011997

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine stalling and missing, also engine service light comes on. Also rear brakes were grinding combined with surging when slowing to a stop.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #11

Nov 101996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was stopped at a road crossing. Pulled out slightly and tried to put on ABS brakes and the vehicle kept on going which resulted in an accident. This accident caused driver to have false labor with baby born five weeks premature.

- South Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #10

Jan 171997

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
Vehicle's ABS braking system has extended stopping distance under any road conditions, ABS works in front but not in the rear, a howling noise is heard.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 271996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS: While pulling into yard, applied ABS brakes, vehicle started sliding, tried to turn with no success, tires were sliding at same time, vibrated, snowy/icy weather, loss of control, vehicle hit house.

- St James, MN, USA

problem #8

May 011996

Town & Country

  • miles
Failure of the ABS brakes, consumer having a hard time stopping the vehicle (intermittent loss of brakes).

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #7

May 011996

Town & Country

  • miles
Failure of the ABS brakes, consumer having a hard time stopping the vehicle (intermittent loss of brakes).

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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