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:
70,009 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country fuel system problems

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

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problem #13

Sep 252010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 63,475 miles


I have a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country with 63,000 miles, 3.8 L V-6 engine. Serviced by dealer for first 50,000 miles; by reputable local repair shop since. Oil change every 3000 miles, all maintenance as scheduled in owner's manual. For at least the past 3 years, van usually stalls within 1/2 mile of gas station after a fill-up. Usually starts back and idles rough for 30-45 seconds before clearing up. Dealer said they fixed it while under warranty with software update; did not last. This seems to be a problem with several owners. Local repair shop said they were familiar with problem; required fuel tank and sensor to be replaced for several hundred $$$. seems to be a safety issue that should be recalled and repaired by Chrysler. Problem now occurs with every fill-up.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #12

Aug 262010

Town & Country

  • 72,000 miles
We have a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. Within the past couple years, this car has stalled every couple months. It always happens within minutes of filling the gas tank. After pulling out into traffic, the car will stall and just shut down. Sometimes the check engine light will come on. We turn off the car and restart it, and it seems to run fine after that. We have taken it to the dealer/mechanic 3 times for them to check this problem, but they always tell us they can not duplicate it so they do now know what the problem is. Recently, at 72,000 miles, we replaced the egr valve, and hoped that this might fix the problem. But several days later, the car stalled again. This is a safety issue that should be solved by Chrysler.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #11

Mar 162010

Town & Country

  • 85,104 miles
Filled my 2005 Town and country with gas and when I started it acted funny, then as I was driving off it almost lost power on the road. It "bogged down", stuttered and eventually seemed as though it would die out. I continued driving slowly and it slowly seemed to start running right. However, it has not been the same and has periods of "bogging down" and like it has an issue trying to get power (or gas)when I try accelerating ever since I filled the tank. It almost seems to lose the power. No lights come on and the van has only has 85,000 miles on it. Glad no one was coming fast, I could've been hit just trying to come out the gas station!!! not sure if its the fuel injectors or gas tank issues! a very scary situation with my kids in the car with me!! now im afraid to fill it all the way and try to keep it lower then 3/4 filled which is difficult to do!

- Bourbonnais, IL, USA

problem #10

Feb 142010

Town & Country

  • 53,665 miles


2005 Chrysler--Town & Country mini-van / (3.8L) every time this vehicle is refueled the engine stumbles or stalls out 2 minutes after restarting. This is extremely problematic when attempting to exit gas stations adjacent to busy roads. The "stumbling" or stalling occurs quite abruptly and always causes temporary loss of power steering and brakes as the engine shuts down. Based on numerous car blog sites this seems to be a fairly common problem on 04 and 05 Chrysler and Dodge mini-vans. Some Chrysler mechanics have commented Chrysler is aware of the problem. However, the issue seems to involve the gas tank emissions purge valve system, which is an integral part of the fuel tank. The only way to correct the problem is to replace the fuel tank. Given the nature of this problem I believe government emissions regulations and other safety regulations should be used to force a manufacturers recall of these vehicles to replace fault fuel tanks.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #9

Feb 072010

Town & Country

  • 77,010 miles
After my last 3 fill-ups, my 2005 Chrysler T&C stalls within about 30 seconds of re-start, usually in the gas stations driveway. The service station indicated the cause to be the roll-over valve and that the entire gas tank would need to be replaced. Typically gas fumes should be sent to the evaporator, but now liquid gas is going into it. If the roll-over valve is at fault, I assume that liquid gas could be spilled if a roll-over did occur. Wouldn't this be a safety issue and shouldn't the government force Chrysler to perform a service recall for this? estimated repair charge is going to be around $800.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

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problem #8

Jul 022008

Town & Country

  • 72,000 miles
2005 Chrysler T&C stalls after gas fillup. - within the last year my 2005 T&C has begun to stall within 20 seconds after a complete fuel tank fillup. It now will stall several times within the next 2 minutes and is becoming a safety hazard out on the road. The dealer indicates a roll-over valve in the fuel tank may be at fault and a fuel tank replacement is needed. Seems a bit excessive for a fault detection sensor. Not sure this is the answer. I have read of similar complaints but no identified correction. Is there a recall or identified solution? it does not happen on partial fuel refills or if I leave the T&C running during refueling. Would appreciate any information as I now feel this is getting worse and may not start after one of these stalls.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #7

Feb 182008

Town & Country

  • 63,880 miles


Almost every time after we fill up the gas tank of our 2005 Town & Country, the engine runs rough when we exit the station and many times dies entirely. Engine restarts almost immediately and it doesn't happen any other time. Even after tune-up, throttle body cleaning and new spark plugs, condition continues.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #6

Aug 102009

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
Everytime I fill my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country with gas. As soon you leave start to move car shuts off. Then you have to put car in park restart hold gas pedal down until some gas is used up. After about five min. The car is fine & never happens again until fill up.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 202008

Town & Country

  • 70,000 miles
Gas tank has a hole somewhere close to top, was told it looked like maybe something actually rubbed hole there. It just started leaking gas. I can only put about $10 at a time. I am putting it in shop today to have it R epaired because it is very much a safety issue. We were just informed about it when car was returned back to us and that it had been like that since may or June of this year. Son checked it and said it looked as if something was rubbing up against it.

- Howe, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 032007

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country with multiple problems. Consumer states seat belt light does not illuminate when there are no seat belts on. Passenger air bag light says off when the wheel chair is in the front passenger position. The consumer stated the vehicle was modified to accommodate a wheelchair. The steering gear and egr valve were replaced. The consumer was concerned with Chrysler moving the fiberglass fuel tank behind the axle, instead of moving it to the front where it is less vulnerable. Updated 10/05/15.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 102006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


2005 Chrysler Town & Country - 38,000 mi. - faulty gas gauge or sending unit. Gauge shows 3/4 full when fuel tank is empty. I ran out of gas twice because of this.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 132006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,997 miles
Vehicle component info on confirmation #'s 10149437, 10149440 & 10149442 are all original equipment from manufacturer. Gas gauge went from full to empty fuel pump quit, gas gauge went back to full and fuel pump stated working again. Had a friend in car that witnessed this problem. Service department listed cause as electrical-software[drb tested, updated PCM].

- Bulverde, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 102005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,295 miles
My family (me, my wife, and two young children) was on the way to an amusement park during a slow, steady rain at around 10:30 am on Saturday, June 10, 2005 ( I know it sounds crazy). We were cruising along in the left hand lane of a three-lane highway at aroung 65 mph when the engine in our 2005 Chrysler town and country just quit. Luckily, I was able to get the van across the other two lanes of traffic and onto the shoulder without causing an accident. The oil light had come on and was still on when we stopped. I had changed the oil earlier in the week and was worried I failed to tighten something. But I checked the oil filer, plug and fluid level and everything was ok. My wife called roadside assistance while I called the dealer. After explaining what had happened, the service manager at the dealer had no idea what was wrong and neither did we. We finally got an insight to the problem when the tow truck driver called for our location. He asked us if we were out of gas. We told him over and over our fuel gage was reading 3/8 full. He kept insisting we were out of gas. I then checked the trip odometer - it read just under 380 miles - which is a lot of miles for this van. The tow truck driver arrived, put a gallon of gas in the gas tank, and after a quick jump start, the van started right up. The driver said he only does his job part time, but has had to do the same for at least 20 other drivers of similar vans this year. So I called the service manager at the dealer again and he confirmed they had replaced components related to the fuel system in the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country minivans. He said to bring the van in Monday (June 13th, 2005) to get looked at. He did mention in particular the fuel pump as a possible suspect. So at this point, the vehicle has not been repaired.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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