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:
90,082 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #14

Mar 242010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Headlights frequently don't come on when turned on. Sometimes, if I turn the switch over and over again, they will turn on. Also, the high level head lights don't stay on unless I hold the level to keep them on.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #13

May 202010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • miles
Several times over the past few years, the headlights would not turn on. Also several times, the headlights would just shut off while driving. The parking lights would stay on. Usually we could get the headlights to come back on after trying to turn them on and off several times via the switch. The most recent was yesterday, 20 May.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #12

May 172010

Town & Country

  • 92,414 miles
While driving down the road at night on the 15th of may, 2010, the vehicle headlights went out several times. I was eventually able to get them to come back on, but can not state how. It first happened while turning the bright lights off, but later occurred without using the brights. The main light switch also appeared not to matter. A few times, I cycled the main light switch and they came back on. Most times, I would cycle the main lighting switch and the lights would not turn on. Searching the internet, it appears that this is a known intermittent problem with both Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and country mini-vans. This happened again this morning when attempting to leave. It took several minutes to get the light to turn on.

- Columbia City, IN, USA

problem #11

Feb 172010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 76,502 miles


The head lights intermittently work. They stopped working while I was driving home.

- Thomasville, NC, USA

problem #10

Feb 102010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Headlights and console lights on my 2005 T&C go out while driving. They come back on within a second or two. I had the switch checked and was found to be working ok.

- Keysville, VA, USA

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problem #9

Jan 182010

Town & Country

  • 52,320 miles
The headlight switch on my 2005 Chrysler Town and country malfunctions. It regularly fails to turn the headlights on and will shut off the head lights while driving down the road.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #8

Jan 042010

Town & Country

  • 71,000 miles


My headlights will just shut off while driving on my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. This happens frequently at night, so I am indoors after dark. I can turn the switch multiple times and they usually come on. And now, the state of Ohio passed a law that if you use your wipers, you must have your headlights on. So when I get a ticket because they shut off without my knowledge in daylight hours, who pays my fine? I am going to get it repaired this week, but its still a dangerous situation until then!

- Groveport, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 022010

Town & Country

  • 113,465 miles
Headlamps go off intermittently. Movement of headlamp switch will turn them back on, but, interior lights are dead when opening door and overhead computer is dead when lights are on. Dangerous situation for the headlamps as it could cause a wreck. Reading online blogs this seems to be a bad problem with the 2005 model year Chrysler Town and country's and Dodge Caravan's. does someone have to get killed first to warrant an NHTSA investigation? I did a search on investigations for my vehicle year and type and only found the air bag investigations. This is a very common issue with not only my year but other years of Chrysler mini-vans. It needs attention!

- Andover, KS, USA

problem #6

Dec 272009

Town & Country

  • 59,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Town and country that from the day we got it the head lights and interior lights flicker. Each time we take it in the dealer can't find a problem. Now the head lights and interior lights flash on and off but not continuously. Again, the dealer can't find the problem.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012009

Town & Country

  • 30,000 miles
My headlights go off while driving at night. It has been a inconsistent problem for months now. I is a very dangerous condition. I would appreciate your resolution.

- Macungie, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 302009

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles


Driving our 05 Town & Country in heavy traffic through a construction zone on a rainy night, the headlights suddenly stopped working. My 2 babies were in the car with us, and thankfully the headlights failed near the end of the construction zone, and we were able to pull off the road and avoid an accident. Searching the internet when we got home, we discovered that this is a known issue with the Caravan / Town & Country. Please force a recall before people are seriously injured or killed.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 112009

Town & Country

  • 72,000 miles
Shortly after purchasing the vehicle (new) the headlights would occasionally not turn on. The dealer would not do anything without seeing the problem till the warranty ran out, then they offered to sell one to me. The problem would occur 1-2X per month more or less till now. Tonight the lights continued to turn on and off while driving on the interstate. Reading online tonight it looks like many more owners are experiencing similar issues.

- Belmond, IA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152009

Town & Country

  • 93,000 miles
Headlights go off while driving. Sometimes the lights come back on after a few seconds, after turning the switch on and off repeatedly or sometimes the light do not come on until after the vehicle is stopped and ignition turn off and vehicle restarted. The problem is suppose to be a multifunction switch. When you are driving 55 mph down the road, this is not safe.

- Byron, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 292008

Town & Country

  • 52,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Town and country. Door locks, auto seat adjustment, dvd player and turn signals all stop working, or working intermittently. The work around is to remove and replace iod 20 amp fuse, resetting the BCM computer.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

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