Notes: What the heck happened here? A year after getting our "seal of pretty good" for the 2004, Chrysler turns around and delivers this crapwagon.

This minivan has problems ranging from rack and pinion steering failure to door locks that won't let you out. And trust me, you'll want to get out.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,375 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Dec 102008

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles


Automatic door locks stop working. Numerous complaints over the web. Dealer does not know how to fix problem; dealer has seen other vans with same issue, but could not fix (performed BCM update, but to no avail). Van has 80K miles. Can temporarily fix the problem by pulling the iod fuse to reset the computer. Problem recurs every 1-4 weeks.

- Ennis, TX, USA

problem #10

Dec 032008

Town & Country

  • miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country with 45,000.

- Litchfield, MN, USA

problem #9

Jun 012008

Town & Country

  • 48,000 miles
On 2005 Chrysler Town and country, power door locks completely stop working. Pulling the iod fuse fixes the problem for a couple weeks, then they stop working again. Dealer wants $100 to upgrade software. Internet search shows this is a very common problem after 45,000 miles.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #8

Sep 172008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the power door locks failed. He had to disconnect the battery cable for five minutes in order for them to function. They locks operated properly for approximately 5 to 10 days before he had to disconnect the battery cable again. The contact stated that the defect was a safety hazard and he plans on notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 38,000. Updated 11/24/08 updated 11/26/08.

- Crookston, MN, USA

problem #7

Aug 292008

Town & Country

  • 52,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country. Door locks, auto seat adjustment, dvd player and turn signals all stop working, or working intermittently. The work around is to remove and replace iod 20 amp fuse, resetting the BCM computer.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

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problem #6

Oct 102008

Town & Country

  • miles
2005 - Chrysler - Town and country- power locks do not work, nor remote lock... seems to be a recurring problem with other owners because I found this thread;

- Arcadia, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 112008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact used the remote to lock the vehicle. The lights flashed and the horn sounded, but the doors did not lock. The dealer reprogrammed the computer twice and changed the lock switch, but the failure persists. The current mileage was 30,500 and failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 10/14/08. Updated 10/16/08.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 302008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Randomly, the power locks on my newly purchased 2005 Chrysler Town & Country touring edition (3.8L V6) decided to stop working. Research online told us to just remove the fuse labeled iod and then put it back. This does stop the problem but it's temporary and in my case it stopped working. After further research it appears the vehicle needs a computer update which I'm expected to pay for. This update, in my case, would require me to lose my car for at least a week. Seeing that I am in a high risk pregnancy I don't think it would be a good idea to not have my car. Chrysler knows this is a problem cause they made the update to correct it. I think this is a safety issue. I leave my car, hit the lock button, hear the honk telling me it's locked but it's not. Someone can easily get into my car. As well, I have a 2 year old. I have the child locks on but if they malfunction as well or she is outside of the car and manages to open the door when they should be locked she could get her fingers stuck in the heavy door. I also live in bear country. It's not completely unusual for bears to manipulate vehicles and get inside when they are left unlocked. We always lock our cars. We always rely on the car's power lock option that you pay extra for to operate properly. I think the update should at least be offered, rapidly at a Chrysler service shop free of charge and the same day you make your appointment as it is a safety hazard.

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 132008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,598 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the instrumental panel lights blink on and off intermittently. In both hot and cold weather, the instrument panel separates from the connectors on the display screen and the gauges move to the left of the screen. The contact also stated that the door locks do not work. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, but the failure still persists. The current and failure mileages were 35,598.

- Alamogorda, NM, USA

problem #2

Oct 222007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Edge of sliding door under the scuff plate is razor sharp causing severe cut to dog resulting in approximately 15 sutures. Local dealership compared my vehicle to a 2005 T/C on their lot and found the identical razor sharp edge. This problem can happen to child, adult and to dogs entering vehicle.

- Spring Branch, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 142007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,150 miles
Air conditioning fails anytime the temperature rises above 95. The power on the unit shuts down and will not come back on. The dealership has attempted to "fix" this problem 3 times. It continues to occur. Also, the power locks do not work. I was told they had to "re-boot" the system. This has also occurred 3 times. Brakes. I have replaced the brake pads every 4-6,000 miles. I am on my 2nd set of rotors in 30K miles. Brakes need replacing again..

- Omaha, NE, USA

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