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 1 of 2)

problem #33

Jan 012011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Problem started 01/2011 at approximately 100,000 miles.vehicle stalls after filling gas tank. If you fill tank and pump shuts off the vehicle will stall after a couple minutes. Doesn't happen all the time but, about 85% of the time. It stalls anywhere from 1-3 times. It has stalled when I was in traffic driving and when I sit stationary and wait for it to happen before driving. Almost got rear ended on a couple of occasions. Had a repair on it at the dealer on 03/17/2011. They replaced the evap canister. Copy attached. It fixed the problem for about a year and a half and then it came back. I've seen lots of complaints on the internet for the same issue. I've read that the only fix is to replace the entire fuel tank. I can't afford that. For years now I've been sitting at the pump for 5 minutes after fueling or I don't fill the tank all the way up. The stalling is very dangerous because it can happen at any time when stationary, driving and turning. It is very dangerous when driving in traffic and going through intersections. I want to sell my car but, I'm afraid of getting sued if this defect causes an accident. I have not received any information from Chrysler for a recall. They really need to look into this common complaint.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #32

Sep 282014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle, it stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000....updated 03/31/15 the consumer stated the problem only happened when he filled the gas tank and the pump clicked. If he stopped it early, the problem did not occur. Updated 04/03/15

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

problem #31

Dec 122014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 272,313 miles
Van began running ragged after filling up at gas station. It then stalled on a 4-lane highway. Was almost rear-ended. Looked up symptoms on-line and saw numerous complaints of same van and that issue was related to the gas tank, fuel entering vapor canister.

- Ardmore, TN, USA

problem #30

Apr 222014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,783 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the charcoal canister and the fuel cap. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,783. Updated 10/22/14 updated 4/8/2015

- Arnold , MO, USA

problem #29

Nov 292013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 138,849 miles
Whenever I fill in the gas my Town and country will stall after driving a mile or so. Complained to dealer about this problem and they always suggested fuel injection service. On this date however my van completely stopped while driving soon after I filled my gas tank. Took to the dealer (it later started with check engine light on) and they changed the spark plugs with cable and did few more things. It still does the same. Soon after putting in gas it stalls/shuts off. Had to wait and start again. After that never gives any trouble until time to put in the gas.

- Windsor Locks, CT, USA

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problem #28

Nov 272013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
After filling up the gas tank my Chrysler Town and country stalled on the road. All the electronic functions of my mini van I.e. the brakes and the steering wheel were disabled and I had to pull it on the side. It was thanksgiving day so there was light traffic on the road. I immediately put on hazard lights to avoid any collision from the car that was driving behind me. The next day took the vehicle to Chrysler dealer and they did several things that costs total of $700. But next time I filled up the tank it happened again. I went online to google this problem and found out that this is a very common problem with Town and country mini van. It does poses a dangerous situation to some extent. This was suppose to be a recall from Chrysler but they totally ignored this. The fix to this problem is replacing the fuel tank...a big expense.

- Windsor Locks, CT, USA

problem #27

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 #26

Jan 022012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 72,184 miles
Just purchased a Chrysler 2005 Town and country with 71,834 miles. Every time you fill up with gas the car dies as you exit gas station.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #25

Aug 232009

Town & Country

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. The contact was driving 70 mph and the vehicle stalled without warnings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the evaporator valve in the fuel tank was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

- Crawfordsville, IN, USA

problem #24

Feb 102011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
After filling gas tank full the van stalls.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #23

Dec 202010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles


Upon filling up the gas tank of my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country the van will stall out shortly after pulling away from the gas station. This happens all of the time and the van had 113K miles on it when it was purchased. After stall, it is a hard restart to get it going again.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #22

Sep 112009

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
At 39,000 miles, the 2005 Town and country began stalling following a fuel filling. This stalling occurred and still occurs following fuel filling. The van was taken to a Chrysler dealership. The service department indicated that the roll-over valve on the fuel tank was the cause of the problem. The remedy given was a fuel tank and evaporator canister replacement at a cost of $900. Evidently the faulty valve cannot be replaced independent of the fuel tank. Internet research of this issue found that this is a commonly reported problem by 2005 Chrysler Town and country owners. As the stalling can occur as the vehicle enters a highway, this problem can cause accidents and injuries. Chrysler should issue a recall to repair the faulty valve on the tanks.

- Greencastle, IN, USA

problem #21

Jan 012005

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country stalls after refueling creating safety hazard if stall occurs with traffic behind vehicle. This is a known problem with Chrysler Town and country's due to a faulty vapor/liquid separator valve in fuel tank. Chrysler has not issued recall to replace faulty valve or gas tank to correct this safety issue.

- Lee, IL, USA

problem #20

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 #19

May 102011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
My wife's 2005 Town and country stalls driving down the road and almost getting rearended. I have read alot of people are having problems with the fuel tank valve. This has happened several times. I fear she will get into a accident with my family in the van.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #18

Apr 282011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 48,230 miles
After refueling, my 2005 Chrysler Town and country loses power momentarily or dies completely. The problem happens only after refueling and (so far) only once. Usually the problem occurs about a minute or two after leaving the pump, typically as I am about to pull out into traffic. The problem has occurred every time I refill for the last 4 refuelings of the vehicle. This is a very dangerous problem. The vehicle has 48,000 miles on it.

- Waverly, IA, USA

problem #17

Feb 062011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Upon filling up the gas tank of my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country the van will stall out shortly after pulling away from the gas station. This happens most of the time and the van has 85K miles on it. After stall, it is a hard restart to get it going again.

- Endwell, NY, USA

problem #16

Feb 042011

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
Upon filling up with gasoline, especially when filling up completely, the engine will cut out several times while driving. It can happen from 1/10 of a mile, up to 5 or 6 miles on the tripometer. The problem started occurring when the vehicle reached about 75,000 miles and is continuing to do it at about 76,400 miles. Makes for a very dangerous and unpredictable driving scenario either in or out of traffic or when making turns (yes, it has stalled several times while in a turn, fortunately, I was prepared). Since Chrysler is aware of it and it is not an inexpensive repair, it should be the responsibility of the company. It certainly will be if I get into an accident because of it.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #15

Dec 222010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 51,050 miles
2005 Chrysler Town & Country. Vehicle stalls after filling gas tank. Was happening intermittently, now more regularly. Most troubling, vehicle often stalls once out in traffic--causing loss of power steering, power brakes, and obviously creating a hazard for other vehicles. Dealer said problem was battery and replaced battery. (did not fix problem.) dealer claims to never have heard of the problem with the fuel system/tank. Am starting to find others with same complaint.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #14

Oct 012010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
2005 Town and country stalls after filling up with gas. Initially problem was infrequent and would happen once every few months. Now it happens after every fill up. Problem has to do with the evap system and the engine taking in gas instead of vapors thru the system. This is very hard to diagnose, and I imagine most shops diagnose it improperly since it would be hard to reproduce. The stalling does not produce a check engine light or any code visible using a generic obd2 code scanner or the Chrysler drb3 diagnostics system. I also imagine most owners don't link the stalling to filling up with gas, it took me several months to figure that out. Stalling happens within 40 miles of a tank fill up. I searched the internet and found dozens of other people complaining about the same problem. The repair is a whole new gas tank with an average repair cost of approx $800. It's a very dangerous problem, the van has stalled with my wife driving on the highway several times while taking my children places.

- Dexter, MI, USA

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