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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,499 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a complete stop, the vehicle would not respond until repeated force was applied to the accelerator pedal. The failure recurred ten times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they informed the contact that there was not a recall available that was related to the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. Updated 6/14/13

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 132006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,997 miles
1-reported vibration in steering wheel between 20-50 mph [2-possible exhaust leak, I was getting sleepy after 20-30 min drive time, I use recycle mode on A/C due to having asthma [ 3-reported noise from the muffler/exhaust area[4- A/C compressor makes a laboring noise [5-vibration and a growling noise in rear suspension, axle or transmission[6-transmission seems to slip or jerk into and out of gear between 15-45 mph. Service department could not duplicate any of my concerns but by the same token my mileage out was the same as my mileage in so I'm not sure it was even driven. Three[3] days later I came in and ask for someone to drive with me and the technician was able to hear the noise before we had gone a mile, at that time he thought is was just a loose spare tire but when I came back that afternoon I was told it was the catalytic converter but there was not one in town and as soon as it came in it would be repaired. It was supposedly order on Thursday Jan 19,2006 and received on Jan 26,2006. Catalytic converter was replaced on Jan 27,2006 as well as exhaust manifold gasket. [7-on this date I also reported on Jan 26,2006, when I was braking to slow down to turn right the car engine surged forward and almost lost control of car-nothing was listed on the service copy as cause or what was tested for the engine surging when braking.[8-rear brakes have crystallized and need to be replaced at my cost. Am getting other prices at this time.

- Bulverde, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The consumer complained about acceleration problems. While traveling 5 mph, and turning to get into a parking spot. Consumer turned to straighten out the car and accelerator stuck, hitting cement curve, it knocked down a cement parking post and headed down an embankment. The vehicle went 30 feet downwards. However, was restrained by underbrush. Vehicle ended up 200 feet from where it initially went over the curb in a ravine. This was the second time that an accident occurred. Consumer did not have vehicle checked for any acceleration problems. There were no injuries. Consumer went to the dealership; they suggested that consumer call NHTSA. Also, dealership suggested that consumer should call the salesperson who sold the car.

- Clemson, SC, USA

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