ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,616 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162010

Town & Country

  • 33,000 miles


Rear A/C evaporator leak on two Chrysler that I own. 2005 Chrysler Town and country & 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Chrysler extended the warranty for these part in all 2006 and 2007 minivans. They should have included 2005 in the recall.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 182008

Town & Country

  • 65,565 miles
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX minivan with stow-N-go seating. After repairing a flat tire, the spare tire hanger jammed, causing the tire to appear in place but actually loose. The hanger is a winch with a wire rope that retracts to hang the tire under the mid-section of the van. The wire rope spooled unevenly, jamming against the housing. No accident occurred, but there is high potential for harm to other drivers if the tire were to fall to the roadway.

- Morenci, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 012007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,900 miles
In March/Apr 2007 we noticed a white stain that has appeared on the floor by the Navigator seat. We assumed we spilled something and we cleaned it up with a household carpet cleaner. A few weeks later the stain has appeared again. We removed the floor mat in the area to find out that the stain extended now significantly. We cleaned it out again and monitored it. Upon closer monitoring, we observed that the area kept getting wet when the ac unit was on. After removing the soggy carpeting and keeping the engine on with the ac on during a humid day, it was evident that the condensed water was leaking inside the vehicle causing the carpet to mold. We drove our kids around in a moldy car for 4 months now. We did not know it was mold until closer inspection. The youngest had a continuous congestion during this period that we blamed on the daycare. Unfortunately he was the only one getting continuously congested. Once we noticed it was actually mold, we put a towel over the area (with the carpet removed). Every night we would leave the van with doors and windows open and attempt to dry as best as we could the area. After taking the vehicle to the mechanic, they informed us that it is an expensive repair and they advised us to contact DaimlerChrysler. We contacted DaimlerChrysler (ref 16513172) about having the issue fixed under the warranty. We exceeded the 36,000 warranty mileage by 1,280 miles. Even though we explained that it takes time for mold to develop in order to notice the issue, DaimlerChrysler refused to help us. We plan on taking the vehicle to a dealer and having it resolved, but meanwhile we would like to let other people know of our issue. Also, the vehicle has already had 2 recalls and one major repair. In 2 years of ownership this would be our 4th major repair for a vehicle that is only 2 years old and has only 37280 miles on it.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 022004

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer noticed that the park sense (tm) rear back-up system was inoperative. The system did not indicate when the vehicle was in reverse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. Consumer purchased the vehicle because it had an ultrasonic rear park assist system whose purpose was to give a warning when vehicle was close to an object while backing. Evidently, the warning system did not work. Consumer wants vehicle to be recalled. Manufacture responded by stating that there was nothing they would do; that this condition is a design issue not a defect.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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