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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 1 of 5)

problem #92

Sep 012002

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Consumer states while driving vehicle began to smoke from engine compartment. Within 90 seconds vehicle was totally engulfed in flames.

- Harleysville, PA, USA

problem #91

Jul 012002

Town & Country

  • miles
Engine intermittently stalls partially or fails completely. Must shift into neutral and crank for restart. Never fails to restart immediately. My garage and Chrysler garage has not been able to duplicate. Power failure is insidious and dangerous with no prior warning. No codes stored. Design or manufacturing defect?

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #90

Sep 172002

Town & Country

  • miles
Engine compartment caught fire driving at normal speed. First sign was a brake failure then white smoke started coming out from under engine hood.

- Brier, WA, USA

problem #89

Sep 272002

Town & Country

  • miles

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

Consumer states while driving at 55 mph the vehical lost power and brake pedel became hard to press.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #88

Sep 102002

Town & Country

  • miles
While traveling about 65mph on the highway. And without prior warning smoke was coming in though out the vents. The vehicle caught on fire the dealership is aware of the problem. Nlm

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #87

Jan 152002

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Van cuts off while in traffic. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and they could not duplicate the problem. Mechanic stated they did not know what the problem was. Consumer was afraid he was going to have an accident because vehicle cut off in middle of rush hour traffic.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #86

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 #85

May 012001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle caught on fire. Claim number 20-5363-506.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #84

Sep 052001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle caught on fire while parked. Claim number 38-J770-264.

- Concordville, PA, USA

problem #83

Dec 092001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer hit a tree and vehicle caught fire, the dealer has a recall on fuel fires with this year car. This loss involved a collision and fire. Claim number 75-A446-573.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #82

Aug 302000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While the consumer was pulling the vehicle into a parking space he saw smoke coming from the front of the vehicle, he got out and looked under the vehicle and saw flames, the insured turned the vehicle off and called the fired department and they extinguished the fire. Claim number 13-7055-925.

- Bloomington , IL, USA

problem #81

Oct 302001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the insured smelled an odd smell, he pulled over and discovered smoke was coming out from under the hood and the vehicle was on fire. Claim number 04-1312-385.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

problem #80

Sep 112001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment, consumer stated that they suspect fuel line failure. Claim number 23-1398-184.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #79

Jul 152000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle caught on fire under the hood. Claim number 18-0396-219.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #78

Oct 252001

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was on fire under the hood, consumer stated that the fire started probably near battery or fuel injector. Claim number 11-3823-544.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #77

Sep 222000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the consumer was traveling, the vehicle became overheated and the gears locked up, consumer pulled over and saw the vehicle was on fire. Claim number 05-4538-992

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #76

Oct 012000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalled and the consumer saw smoke and fire coming from under the hood. Claim number 15-3024-211.

- Lincoln , NE, USA

problem #75

Sep 052000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was parked when it caught on fire, claim # 38-J770-264. Nlm

- Concordville, PA, USA

problem #74

Jul 152000

Town & Country

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

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #73

Sep 122000

Town & Country

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

- Duluth, GA, USA

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