definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,642 miles

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,285 miles


Failure of both rear brake hydraulic lines causing sudden loss of brake fluid making emergency brake only operable stopping device. Saved old lines. Both lines appear to have rusted through. Mechanic believes problem is with design in how lines are routed above gas tank approximately two feet ahead of left rear wheel. The position of the lines allows road salt and other corrosives to be collected on the steel surface of the hydraulic lines, thus leading to their eminent failure. Please note low mileage of vehicle. Mechanic repaired vehicle by installing new lines, but routed them in a position less susceptible to corrosion. Failure was preceded by noticeable leaking of brake fluid on garage floor. Ultimate failure occurred when vehicle was brought in for inspection/repair. Lines burst when mechanic tested brakes by pressing hard on brake pedal while it was parked. Brake fluid spilled out all over service floor. Actual repair cost: $289.02.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 112002

Town & Country

  • miles
Consumer states that both brake lines rusted causing extened stopping.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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