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:
14 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,418 miles

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #36

Feb 032011

Town & Country

  • 99,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the front driver side satellite sensor was defective and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who advised that the vehicle was not involved in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V192000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The current mileage was 100,000. The failure mileage was approximately 99,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #35

Oct 112010

Town & Country

  • 55,990 miles
My husband was T-boned in our 05 Town and country limited by a truck carrying a double long horse trailer running a red light. The impact hit right at the sliding door on the driver's side. The glass on the sliding door and rear seats were knocked out. The metal from the van came in and formed around the edges of my 2 year old's carseat. No side airbags deployed. Chrysler sent someone out to investigate and said that the airbags were "found fully functional" and that the impact was not great enough to cause the airbags to deploy. The accident totaled out our vehicle and we feel very strongly that the airbags should have deployed. Had my daughter not been in her carseat correctly, she would have gotten crushed by the metal of the van slamming into her body. I just had our faulty airbag sensor light fixed in June 2010 (which was staying illuminated at all times) and wonder if the side airbags also weren't functioning correctly. My husband and daughter were slightly injured but it could have been better had the airbags deployed. Mileage at time of accident and total loss - 55,990.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #34

Jul 012010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The red light on the dash panel comes on while the engine is on. This happens whether the vehicle is in motion or stationery. If frequently goes out after a few minutes. There has been no frontal impact with this vehicle. Approximate mileage when it began was 85000; present mileage is 91000. Dealer did not diagnose any problem. Problem occurs almost every time the vehicle is driven but does not last more than a few miles.

- Rochester, IL, USA

problem #33

Apr 212010

Town & Country

  • 95,000 miles


TL-the contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 30-35 mph on a gravel road turning a curve the sand from the road impaired his vision and he crashed into an embankment. The crash damage the front bump and the right side of the vehicle near the headlights. He stated the air bag did not deploy. This failure occured April 21, 2010. He stated four passengers were injured but he did not know their injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the dealer repaired the bumper and the right side of the vehicle near the bumper. The contact had a similar failure on July 21,2010 while driving 30 mph going around a curve to avoid something in the road the contact crash into a tree. Two passenger had head, neck, chest, and stomach injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle had damages to the bumper and front area. The air bag again did not deploy. The vehicle was at a local repair shop at the time of the complaint. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 106,000. Vwb

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #32

Jun 242010

Town & Country

  • 90,000 miles
I had to have the clock spring replaced on my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van. This same part was the subject of a recall in 1999-2002. It seems they still don't have it right. I was told by the dealer that Chrysler did not cover the repair. It controls the airbag! can you help? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rome, GA, USA

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problem #31

May 272010

Town & Country

  • 65,008 miles
Did a little survey on your site (ODI) and found the following ref. The # of complaints per year model for air bag related failures (category air bags-airbags frontal - air bag sensor) year 2001. 52 complaints year 2002. - 51 complaints vehicles recalled and repaired by Chrysler. Year 2003 - 14 complaints year 2004 - 2 complaints sounds like the problem is fixed "???" year 2005 - 91 yes 91 complaints for the airbag "system" namely the clockspring. I think that a life and safety device that the consumer has paid for should work and it's time for Chrysler to come forward and repair it.

- Marsing, ID, USA

problem #30

Jun 172009

Town & Country

  • 53,573 miles


Dealer performed recall on air bag sensor (in the bumper) with in days clockspring failed. And airbag light illuminated. Dealer refused to repair under recall. Reporting party feels this is a life safety issue and Chrysler should cover replacement as they did for all the early clockspring failures. Owner cost $283.

- Marsing, ID, USA

problem #29

May 062010

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Chrysler Town & Country 2005 = when you turn a corner, the air bag light comes on for a few minutes and then goes out. It is the sensor in the steering column. Why isn't this a recall ??

- Brussels, WI, USA

problem #28

Jan 152010

Town & Country

  • 92,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler Town and country minivan. I noticed that there is a recall on the front crash sensor that doesn't start until June, but my airbag warning light is already illuminated. It started lighting up a couple of months ago. When I contacted my local Chrysler dealership, they denied any knowledge of a recall. I called Chrysler directly and was told that I could get the sensor fixed right now, but it would have to be at my own expense. The dealership was going to charge me $130 for diagnostics, when they should already know about the recall. My concern is this: If (god forbid) I happen to be in a crash between now and June, what happens if my airbag doesn't deploy" Chrysler is aware that my sensor is out and is doing nothing. What are my options for ensuring the safety of my vehicle over the course of the next three months, before the "official" recall begins" I truly think this is a sham that Chrysler knows about the problem, but is taking their sweet time in coming up with a solution and fixing our defective vehicles.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #27

Dec 052009

Town & Country

  • 79,000 miles
Airbag light stays on all the time in my 2005 Chrysler T&C. my suspicion is a defective clockspring.

- Colorado City, CO, USA

problem #26

Mar 162008

Town & Country

  • 53,000 miles


On March 16, 2008 I was hit head on in my minivan by someone driving an SUV that was traveling aprox. 55 mph on a 2 lane hwy. I believe that upon impact all of the airbags in my minivan deployed including the knee air bag that is located under the steering column in my 2005 Chrysler Town and country mini van. My lower legs have suffered (what is most likely) permanent pain/damage from the crushing impact of the plastic part of the dash and the knee airbag. I have nerve damage to the front of my lower legs and my ankle area. I am still treating with medication and still suffering pain on a daily basis. I have been to mayo clinic and still cannot find any "fix" to the damage that was caused by the air bag. I have had surgery on both legs and still no relief. Please help, I think the knee airbags are dangerous and the mfg. Does not even mention the airbags existence in the owners manual.

- Two Rivers, WI, USA

problem #25

Jul 012009

Town & Country

  • 48,000 miles
Air bag system failed @ 48,000 miles. Located in mich, dealer says car not included in recall.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #24

Jul 282009

Town & Country

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 55 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. None of the air bags deployed in her vehicle. The contact was not injured and a police report was filed. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 67,000.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #23

May 282009

Town & Country

  • 37,000 miles
Light came on indicating an issue with the airbags. Light on most times the car is started, however, a few times it did not appear. Was told that it was a short in the electrical system of the SRS located in the driver's side seat belt clip. The short would result in the airbags not deploying.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #22

Apr 202009

Town & Country

  • 54,000 miles
Air bag warning light would not go off. Had Chrysler dealer diagnose vehicle that both front impact sensors and harness were faulty and needed replacement. I am asking Chrysler to reimburse me for full cost of repair.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #21

Jun 012006

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chrysler Town & Country had a problem with the air bag system involving the restraint system and corroded air bag sensor connectors. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated constantly. The dealer replaced the front impact sensors, wiring and seat belt tensioners, but the air bag light continued to illuminate.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #20

Oct 152008

Town & Country

  • miles
Air bag deployment light stays on without provocation.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #19

Sep 302008

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Airbag sensor light remains on, thereby rendering the airbags inoperative. Dealer claims vehicle is not covered by recall. Vehicle is currently registered in New York, a state that uses salt to mitigate snow and ice and therefore falls within the criteria for recall. Does my vehicle qualify for recall? (originally may have been registered in fl. Now registered in NY).

- Jordan, NY, USA

problem #18

Aug 122007

Town & Country

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Town and country. The contact started the ignition and the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The light remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. Recently, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to an electrical malfunction in the air bag sensor. The technician advised that the sensor be replaced due to the risk of the air bags not deploying during a front end crash. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000 and current mileage was 67,200.

- Gross Point Farms , MI, USA

problem #17

Jan 092008

Town & Country

  • 50,998 miles
The air bag sensor light came on and stayed illuminated. I found a safety recall on the exact issue but was told by my dealer my vehicle did not fit into the range of the recall. The NHTSA id# of the issue is 07V192000. Vehicle at time had 50,998 miles on it. I had to pay the entire cost of replacement.

- Lake View, NY, USA

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