fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,625 miles

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 152002

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,500 miles


While driving in rain the fan belt which provides power to steering, battery and engine cooling falls off. Failure causes immediate loss of steering & within 20 seconds engine overheats & disables vehical until towed. Dealer attempted to fix under warranty 6 times (new tensioner, new pulley whee and new pipes to drain water. Same result each time, after period of time occurs again. Car is to dangerous to drive.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 072002

Town & Country

  • 3,000 miles
This vehicle had two clock spring failures with the air bag warning light staying on. The first occurred at 3000 miles. The second failure caused cruise control to cease working. With power steering complaint, the vibration and grumbling in the steering at slow speeds was a cause of concern. After the steering rack was replaced, and longer steering hoses placed on the vehicle, the vibration continued in the steering, although somewhat subdued. The steering pump flow control valve was worn. When the fluid reached operating temperatures, the vibration increased and became more noticeable when driving for several hours. The steering felt non-responsive going into turns at slow speeds. I ended up paying for the steering pump replacement, since the dealership didn't consider my complaint a fault with the pump, although the steering is 100% better with the unit replaced.---. ------dims 11 IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis-------769523.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

May 012000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in a heavy downpour rain or over puddles power steering belt gets wet, and causes power steering to be inoperative, which may result in a crash. Dealer cannot solve the problem. The incident occured three times. The consumer had belt inspected and were in good condition.

- Altanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 162000

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering belt tensioner failed and came off while driving, causing a loss of power steering.

- St Claire Shores, MI, USA

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