really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,200 miles

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 182007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the brakes failed while driving 15 mph. When the brakes where applied, the contact heard a pop and the brake pedal went completely to the floor. The vehicle was towed. The dealer stated that the brake hoses were not standard parts due to the modification of the brakes for medical handicap purposes. There were two holes in the hoses because the parts were not standard, which caused the brake failure. The current and failure mileages were 75,000.

- Plain Oak, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 102004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
While driving the transmission failed and the vehicle was unable to shift gears. Transmission was replaced twice, however the problem recurred. The horn airbag and cruise control have been replaced. The vehicle had brake problems. The dealer determined that the front brakes were at 45% but the rear brakes were at 70%. the dealer cleaned and adjusted the brakes. The A/C failed, the dealer replaced the fan module. The power door locks failed. The cd player doesn't work. The low beam head lights do not provide enough light therefore the consumer has to leave the high beams on to see. This problem has been checked three times but the dealer said they seem correct. The passenger seat broke. The starter failed and as a result the vehicle would not start. The steering pump failed and as a result the steering wheel became tight when making turns. The rear heater lines were leaking. The water pump leaked.

- Waconia, MN, USA

problem #3

Sep 152003

Town & Country

  • miles
Consumer states brakes wear out prematurely. When brakes are replaced an odor is produced.

- Saint Pete Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 082003

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving the rear brakes caught on fire which also caused the floor of the vehicle to catch on fire. The consumer was able to exit the roadway and the fire was extinguished. The insurance company recommended a shop to make repairs. The shop only replaced the brakes and fuel tank. The vehicle two rear tires were also burned in the fire.

- Fort Mitchell, AL, USA

problem #1

Feb 252003

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
When the brake was applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

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