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:
57,341 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

May 012014

Town & Country

  • 110,000 miles


I purchased a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. After a few months without incident, the vehicle would randomly stall (no power, engine off, stop in its tracks). After it happened three times, I realized this only occurs when filling the tank fully, after driving a minute or two. It is so dangerous! luckily, I had always pulled into a nearby store for another errand. If it had happened on the street, I would have been rear ended! the vehicle stops with no warning. All power shuts off and engine dies. It stops in its place and you are unable to coast and pull over. I can't believe there is no recall on this.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #20

Apr 022012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Ac unit failed on this because of the lines going to the rear ac unit corroded through. I have read several posts and see there was a tsb sent out regarding this. Contacted the dealer and they said there is no recall. This really surprises me with so many issues on this.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #19

Nov 272010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 82,467 miles
The first time, about a half mile after a fill-up while making a right hand turn, the engine died. Re-started without any other problems. Most of the time when this has happened is when making a turn but there has been times when stopped in traffic, the engine dies. Has always re-started. There has never been a failure if the tank is re-fueled to approximately 7/8 full.

- Kearney, MO, USA

problem #18

Dec 012011

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. As the vehicle was merged to the shoulder, the engine immediately restarted. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who was unable to diagnose a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue who advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure and that the contact would need to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Cordesville, SC, USA

problem #17

Jun 032009

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
All failures progressed in sequence over a period of time. Door locks failed to lock and or unlock intermittently using power controls. Instrument panel lights and gauges would flicker and pulse on and off, at times just off at night for different periods of time, usually minutes. Headlights would flicker between brights and dims or on and off. Radio lights flicker on or off. Instrument panel indicators light up for minutes at a time and then shut off with apparently nothing wrong. Seat belt audible alarm sounds on occasion when driving for no apparent reason. Cooling fan turns on hours after parking and can only be shut off by removing fuse or draining battery. Engine stalls at high speed abruptly, and turns back on. Transmission disengages and then re-engages after a few seconds. Occasionally the ignition switch will not provide power to the starter until after a few attempts and a few minutes.

- Rockwood, MI, USA

problem #16

Nov 112011

Town & Country

  • 68,462 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while making a left turn, the engine stalled without warning. The engine was restarted and the vehicle resumed as normal. The dealer was notified in regards to the failure and informed the contact to bring the vehicle in for inspection. The manufacturer was also notified of the failure but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 68,462.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #15

Jun 012011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles


About may or June of this year, the headlights of our 2005 Town & Country van started failing to come on when the interior switch was turn "on". at first, simple toggling would get them to work though the frequency of having to do this as well as the lights failing to stay on have increased significantly in the recent months. This is my wife's primary work vehicle and she often returns from work when it's dark. She had a number of instances where the headlights have just "gone out" while she was driving. I was looking on the internet recently to see if there were any posts as to what is causing this to happen and not many have posted an definitive answer to the headlight failure. My other major issue with this 2005 Town & Country is the ac system. We have had this fixed over 11 times since we purchased the vehicle new in October of 2005 with the first repair coming less than a month after we purchased the van.

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #14

Sep 202011

Town & Country

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall without warning. The dealer was unable to repair the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 42,000.

- Viera, FL, USA

problem #13

May 052011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
My wife was driving to work when the van stalled out. She said she lost all power and almost got rear ended. I read where the 2008 and 2009 were recalled for the same thing. I took the van to a mechanic they could not get any codes. I fear for my family's safety. The mechanic said it was most likely the check valve that is built into the gas tank but not for sure. I read were two people died in the 08 and 09 and I don't wont this to happen to our family. Thank you

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #12

Jan 302009

Town & Country

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that since 2009, the vehicle would stall while traveling at various speeds. The instrumental panel lights would flicker on and off before the stall. Also, the headlights would turn off intermittently or just flicker as if there was a shortage. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 192011

Town & Country

  • 72,000 miles


Chrysler 2005 Town and country--car shaking that car seats would shake, making horrible engine noise, dealership refused to repair, three sets of brakes, oil pump failure, overall sensor failure, no light warnings, given warranty because of all the problems, but refused to repair final engine failure (rod blown), all regular maintenance was maintained by owner--three break downs.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #10

Nov 022009

Town & Country

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to a nearby parking lot. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 117,000.

- Hustonville, KY, USA

problem #9

Nov 242008

Town & Country

  • 63,000 miles
Water pump broke, rack & pinion broke, thermostat.

- Perth Amboy , NJ, USA

problem #8

Jul 102008

Town & Country

  • 27,226 miles
At 27,000 miles the A/C on my Chrysler Town and country failed - leak in rear evaportor core. The system will hold no refrigerant at all. The dealer, white plains Chrysler, 70 westchester ave., white plains, NY. Cannot get this part as it is on back order and will not be available for one month at least. There are several other of the same vehicles at the same dealership awaiting this part. This seems an unreasonable situation and one the manufacturer should address. The only explanation from the manufacturer was that this is a popular car! it looks like an extraordinary number of defects in this part as I research it on the internet. That this part will not be available until the summer is over is unreasonable. We are a retired couple and my husband has congestive heart failure and could not in any way be subject to the temperatures inside this vehicle. We are thus without transportation. We are "trapped" in our home for the entire summer. Why can't the manufacturer make this part available to the dealer in a more timely manner?

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #7

May 052008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
We have a 2005 Town and country Chrysler mini-van with a rack and pinion leak, oil pan gasket leak, and front timing cover seals leak. All issues that have come up in numerous other vehicles of the same make and year. There should be a recall.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #6

Jan 142008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving between 5-15 mph, the vehicle stalled while making a U turn. The contact restarted the vehicle and drove another 40-50 miles with no stalling. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. The contact scheduled an appointment for the dealer to inspect the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 30,000. Updated02-14-08 the dealer stated replaced the wiper assembly. Updated 02/14/08

- Deposit, NY, USA

problem #5

May 102007

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Started hearing bumping noises from front end. Took to repair shop. They replaced tie rod ends and swing arm bushings. Noise reduced, but stil bumping on acceleration. Returned, had to replace front top engine mount.

- Hope, ID, USA

problem #4

Jun 052005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the steering wheel locked and an unfamiliar noise was heard while attempting to turn the steering wheel. There were no warning indicator lights. The vehicle was driven to a Chrysler dealer and liquid began pouring from the front end of the vehicle. The contact believes that the steering hose was replaced. Recently, the vehicle began to bounce and make a rattling noise. The vehicle was driven to a Chrysler dealer and the mechanic replaced the engine mount. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 32,000 and failure mileage was 24,000.

- Portchester, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012007

Town & Country

  • miles
3/27/2007. 2005 Chrysler Town and country. Contact states that the vehicle lost power and the gears could not be changed and there was no control over the gas or brakes.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 092006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds the vehicle stalled without warning. The problem occurred on several occasions and each time the vehicle was maneuvered off the road and restarted. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the problem could not be detected.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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