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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 46
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 4
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #52

Sep 112000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine compartment caught on fire, claim # 23-1398-184. Nlm

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #51

Jul 152000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle caught fire while the consumer was driving, claim # 18-0396-219. Nlm

- Long Valley, NJ, USA

problem #50

Sep 122000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle caught on fire under the hood, claim # 11-3823-544. Nlm

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #49

Dec 201999

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There was a fire in the engine compartment, prior to this incident a new starter had been installed, claim # 32-V339-978. Nlm

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #48

Aug 302000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling into a parking space the driver noticed smoke coming from the front of the vehicle, he looked under the hood and noticed under the hood, claim # 13-7055-925. Nlm

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #47

Oct 011999

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whilke driving the vehicle stalled and then the driver noticed smoke and fire coming from under the hood, the fire was extinguished with only damage to the wiring, claim # 15-3024-211. Nlm

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #46

Sep 122000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine compartment fire, this loss involved a collision and fire, claim # 75-A446-573. Nlm

- Cheney, KS, USA

problem #45

May 012000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire, claim # 20-5363-506. Nlm

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #44

Jun 172001

Town & Country

  • miles
Vehicle stalled while being driven at slow and high speeds on highway, which caused an accident, on both occasions dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Wynnewood, PA, USA

problem #43

Jul 162001

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
While driving vehicle completely shutsdown without warning, causing loss of power brakes and power steering control.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #42

Jul 132001

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles

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

While driving and without warning vehicle completely shutdown, causing loss of power brakes and power steering, cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #41

Dec 012000

Town & Country

  • miles
The motor quits while driving without warning, causing loss of power braking and steering. No warning and vehicle sometimes may be restarted after it waits for hours. Secondly, windshield wipers will activate when turned off and if turned on to intermittent they will be extremely inconsistent in operation.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #40

Dec 042000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at high speeds or coming from a stopped position engine stalls and will have to be put in neutral to be restarted. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #39

Nov 011999

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls when coming to a stop, mostly after long trips. Took vehicle to dealer 3 or 4 times, and cannot remedy problem. Vehicle stalled about 5 or 6 times. Consumer states vehicle stalls when removing his foot from the gas pedal at speeds of 25-40 mph, all brakes and steering are lost when this failure occurs.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #38

Jan 011999

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When turning vehicle on, engine chimes ring and it keeps ringing intermittently. Also, airbag light comes on. Dealer attempted to fix however did not remedy problem.

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #37

Sep 142000

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles
Problem is noted on very hot days, no prior warning when driving at any speed. Upon applying brakes vehicle will stall and die out. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer unable to determine the cause of the problem.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #36

Apr 011996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at normal highway speed vehicle is fine, when slowing on exit ramp the vehicle stalls, losing all power completely. Dealer has been contacted. The vehicle startes immediately after failing except on one occassion it required half hour before restarting.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #35

Aug 182000

Town & Country

  • miles
While driving about any speed engine will stall without a prior warning and just everything shut down. This could have caused an accident.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #34

Jul 071999

Town & Country

  • miles
When starting up vehicle will stall. Contacted the dealer, and dealer told consumer that this was common. Dealer was indicating that throttle body should be cleaned every 30,000 miles. Vehicle stalled out while driving on highway and lost all power in the steering and brakes. Engine stalls when starting, and throttle body requires cleaning every 9000 to 10, 000 miles.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #33

Feb 092000

Town & Country

  • miles
Possible manufacturing defect in the boss that holds the rocker arm shaft on the cylinder head in the vehicle, broken and causing severe engine damage, required replacement.

- Ellington, CT, USA

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