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 1 of 3)

problem #51

Mar 032014

Town & Country

  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the key fob failed to lock and unlock the rear doors. The dealer was notified of the failure and stated that there was no manufacturer recall to address the repair and they did not inspect and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was to be taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #50

Aug 202014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 54,525 miles
The electric door lock/unlock actuator on the driver's side door stopped unlocking that or any of the other locks. Several days later the actuator began to work again then a few days later again stopped working. This has repeated several times now. This problem occurred before several months after we had bought the vehicle used in mid 2012. At that time, a mechanic replaced the driver's side door actuator which seemed to solve the problem until it recurred this August. At all times, even when the driver's side door actuator did not function, the lock/unlock function on the remote has always worked. The safety issue is that in the event of an accident, the driver cannot unlock the passengers' doors.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #49

May 052014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
My power locks do not work with the fob or with the inside power lock button. I've read so many complaints online about this exact issue that it is actually making me more angry. The door looks are a pretty basic feature of a vehicle. Not to mention the fact that people don't normally buy minivans unless they have kids etc. We have 3 kids and not having this door lock feature is ridiculous. By the way, it makes the automatic opening doors pretty useless, bc they won't unlock!

- Succasunna, NJ, USA

problem #48

Apr 132014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


Power locks on the back sliding doors do not work. This is a big safety concern. I have to pull the lock up very hard from one side as I pull on the handle on the other side. This is happening on both doors of the vehicle. If their was an accident or fire it would be very hard to get my child out of the back seat. I am asking for a recall. I was looking this problem up online and their are pages of complaints and forums of people with the same issue.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #47

Oct 032013

Town & Country

  • 215,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country power door locks & radio/dvd player inoperative. The power locks have stopped working at different intervals. Pulling the 20A iod fuse and reinserting it after 10 minutes or pulling the cable off of the battery for 10 minutes ** not*** fixed the problem so far. Van is currently in shop and we were told it was the fuse box module.

- Southfield, MI, USA

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problem #46

May 312013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 167,000 miles
Power door locks stop working. Remote control activation of power liftgate activates alarm. Software defect in body control module. Chrysler charges for software update ($120 for half hour labor). Tsb 08-040-04 can temporary fix by removing iod fuse for 30 seconds to reset the body control module.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #45

Aug 012012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


This is a common problem for many 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - powerlocks stop working, must pull the iod fuse and reset to fix it and it only fixes it for a few days. I was amazed to find hundreds of others similarly affected ( or, many of which have filed similar complaints - please have them fix this obviously common problem with a recall...

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #44

Nov 292011

Town & Country

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While parked, the contact attempted to lock the doors with the key fob but the doors did not respond. The doors would not lock or unlock when the electronic door lock button was depressed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Arlington, MN, USA

problem #43

Mar 012010

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated the electronic locking system failed to work on all of the doors including the rear sliding door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #42

Sep 302008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Power locks quit working. Vehicle acts like it was locked up when pressing the remote (horn beeps, lights flash) but locks don't lock. Power doors also quit working causing potential pinch-points. When the doors act up and bounce back open, they sometimes try to re-close but the interference sensor doesn't stop the door from closing on a body part. Can temporarily make it better by removing and replacing the iod fuse, but the problem returns a short time later. Problem began right after warranty expired. Dealer wants 300-800 to attempt to fix the problem but can't guarantee that either component will positively correct the problem. Hundreds of similar complaints on the web with the same issue and no positive corrective action.

- Belmond, IA, USA

problem #41

Sep 072010

Town & Country

  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated the automatic door locks failed to lock or unlock unless accessed manually with the key. The automatic door locks would function as normal, although temporarily whenever resetting the fuse box. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and was unable to provide assistance. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Smith River, CA, USA

problem #40

Feb 012011

Town & Country

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that he was unable to unlock the doors using the key fob. The only way to enter the vehicle was to unlock the doors manually. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #39

Aug 192011

Town & Country

  • 109,000 miles
Automatic door locking and unlocking failure in Chrysler Town & Country 2005 van. No way to gain entry on the passenger side to assist children & elderly mother to exit the vehicle. Remote failed to work as did the inside unlocking control on driverside.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #38

Jun 092009

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the locks on the rear sliding door and front passenger door only function when operated manually. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the latches and sliders needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Bel Air, TX, USA

problem #37

Aug 012009

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country with 70000 miles for the last year every few weeks the powers locks stop working and I find that I have to pull a fuse out and replace it, the fuse is still good but resets the door locks for a few days to sometimes a few weeks. But then again you stop try to lock the doors hear the horn beep as if the locks set but they do not.

- Cleona, PA, USA

problem #36

Jul 012010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Power locks continue to fail. Pull iod fuse to temporarily fix the problem, but it resurfaces within a few days.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #35

May 222010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country power locks all stop working. Pulling and replacing fuse gives temporary fix but problem occurs again.

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #34

Jul 012010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I am experiencing at 80K miles on my Town and country, faulty rear door locks. I am extremely concerned about this issue secondary to having two small children. The automatic door locks no longer work. I fear that my children will open the doors while the car is in drive. This is not only a huge inconvenience of crawling through the vehicle to lock and unlock doors, but I am majorly concerned of my children's safety.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #33

Nov 192008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
While driving at night on a dark road my lights started to flicker, it stop for a while but suddenly it went off, I ended up drive off the road into a small ditch. I have had problem with this for a year, the light switch is defective and Chrysler refuse to replace it. I have to pay to replace it.

- Franklin Sq., NY, USA

problem #32

Oct 012009

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
We have a 2005 Town & Country minivan with locks that quit working often. We disconnect the battery for a few minutes and they work again for a day or two. This is very unsafe for many reasons. Sometimes they stop working and you don't know it until you get back in your car, thinking the whole time your car is locked and it is not. Also, having 3 children riding in a car with locks that don't work is very unsafe. I have a family member with the same minivan and they are having the same problem, how ironic. After reading on-line I have read how common this is. What do we have to do to get Chrysler to make a recall on this problem? we don't have the extra money in today's economy to have it fixed at the dealership. I am really hoping there is some way they make a recall on this problem. We have put some thought into getting a new minivan that is not so unsafe for our family. Very unhappy with Chrysler!!

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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