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10.0

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

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 312003

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Electrical fire after experiencing problems with the dashboard light.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #6

Jul 202002

Town & Country

  • miles
Driver side air bag warning lamp illuminated so probably not working, speed control will not engage, horn sounds when the steering wheel is turned to certain angles while driving, front windshiled wiper makes uncommanded start-up and shuts itself down, automatic seat and mirror adjustment settings become lost on a daily basis. Contacted dealer and they said they could fix it but we would be responsible for the charge and they were not sure it if would be the same problem as what is being investigated in the recall. We had a copy of the Nov. 6 press release about this problem. I spoke to the daimler Chrysler corporate office about this and they said that the recall is still pending. I felt that you needed to hear another report of this failure. I have safety concerns that the air bag is not working and I have no horn. The vehicle has not been repaired and the symptoms are present now. Thank you!

- Colulmbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 162002

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer brought vehicle in for repairs to the dashboard lights. The problem had fixed with no further difficulties. Two and a half weeks later on Aug 25 the vehicle burned up from a fire which originated from the dashboard area. This was an electrical fire that came about with out any warning. Consumer is requesting monetary reimbursement for expenses. The visor hooks were replaced prior to incident.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 111997

Town & Country

  • miles

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

The electrical gauges and digital readout have repeatedly failed (7 times) resulting in no way to know speed/mph the vehicle is traveling, whether engine is overheating, gear that the transmission is in, car alarm does not function, all gauges are either giving faulty readings or no readings at all. This is only the most often repeated problem. Additionally, there have been numerous and different problems resulting in overheating, 3 battery replacements, premature replacement of brakes and wheel cylinder, numerous other problems. Vehicle currently not functioning due to 7th. Failure of electrical gauge panel, lights staying on causing battery drain and failure. Useless to recharge the battery because continuous burning of dash panel lights will continue to drain battery. No car alarm because of computer failure.ehicle

- Lonetree, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
Transmission failed, A/C failed, wipers wouldn't shut off, sporadic electrical failures

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 102000

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
An electrical short circuit occurred within the instrument panel mechanism, causing the warning lights on the dash to illuminate. Also windshield wipers come on without manual operation, cause unknown.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 081999

Town & Country

  • miles
Multi-function switch controls the wipers and turn signals. The malfunction causse the windshield wipers to come on occasionally when the turn signals are used. Usually after the turn is completed surprising the driver and causing a loss of attention by the driver as to what is happening. The manufacturer is aware of the problem but has not chsen to fix the problem until the consumer brings the vehicle in for repair. The manufacturer is aware that they have installed a faulty part as evidenced by the nhsta service bulletin number: 08-36-95reva, but will not replace the faulty part at no expense to the owner.

- Woodland, CA, USA

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