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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012002

Town & Country

  • miles


Nar 02/28/2003 air bag light came on and lost cruise control functions.

- University Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jan 152004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
1996 Chrysler Town and country minivan airbag light comes on and stays on. Horn does not work. Cruise control does not work. Article in newspaper indicated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating model years 1998 and 1998, but I am experiencing this problem with 1996 model.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 011996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Idle speed motor failed, causing vehicle to stall.

- El Reno, OK, USA

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