really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,169 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 122015

Town & Country

  • 82,000 miles


This is an ongoing issue with the heater control switch. The temperature knob will not change from cool to warm. After I turn it fast back and forth, sometimes it may trigger the change. This has been happening almost a year. All other controls on the unit work fine. I have talked to many mechanics who have said this is a regular issue and one friend said he had replaced so many of these control units on this vehicle that he cannot even begin to count. The danger is when you cant use the defrost. When this first happened, I was picking up 5 children from grade school. Just driving down the road all a sudden the defrost stopped blowing hot air. I live near Chicago and the temp was below zero. The windshield fogged and iced up and nothing I could do. Luckily I was a block from home and had enough vision by using hand to clean windshield that I made it home. When I let kids out I went to pull car inside garage and couldnt see and hit side of garage and broke side of passenger mirror. This part costs on average of almost 400 dollars and is easy to change. This should not happen on any car under 85,000 miles. This is a seriously dangerous problem when the defrost goes out while driving in sub freezing weather. With this being a issue that so many mechanics have said this is a serious issue in replacing so many of them, there is obviously a serious defect in the controls on the switch. This is a very dangerous safety concern when the defrost temps changes or stops working while driving. This has also happened in summer on a humid day while driving 65mph down the interstate. Thank god I was able to pull off the side before any accident. I believe Chrysler should also reimburse anyone who had to pay for this repair. This is a very expensive repair for a problem and part that takes 60 seconds to repair and replace.

- Elburn, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 032015

Town & Country

  • 114,422 miles
My son hit a 2000 pound cow at 40 mph. It was standing in the road after a curve. He never had time to hit the break but stopped instantly. It hit head on and then flew up into the windshield. The front end caved in and the radiator was bent into the engine. The van is a total loss. The airbag never deployed. We checked on line and other years around our van had a recall but not ours. I reported it to Chrysler but they said airbags don't go off when you 'drive through an animal'. I've known people who have hit deer with less damage and their airbags did go off.

- Berlin, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 282014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
I hit a bump and my wind shield wiper cut on and would not cut off even when I turned the van off the windshield wiper kept running I had to remove the fuss. When I put the fuss back in the wiper are not working at all now.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 152012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the windshield wipers would not deactivate when the wiper switch was turned off. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 06V067000 (visibility) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
We have had problems with our Town & Country since we bought it a few months ago. There is a problem with the electric. All of the gauges, radio, dash lights flash on and off erratically. The worst part is that the car completely shut off one time. It went completely dead! I put it in park and tried to restart it but it did nothing. Some people came over and were offering to push me to a safe spot. I was very grateful because I had my two small children in the car with me. I tried to put the car in neutral but it wouldn't even let me shift gears. I just kept trying and trying and trying to start it. It finally started again and I hurried home. Another scary incident happened just two days ago when we had a lot of slushy rain and snow coming down. The flashing started again and then the windshield wipers stopped working. I could not see anything! luckily I made it to a side street before running into anything or anyone! we have spent about $2K trying to get the problem fixed to no avail. I called and emailed Chrysler but since it was just over the 80K mile warranty, they weren't interested. They said I could buy a new warranty but it wouldn't cover pre-existing conditions. I have read many other online posts about others having this same problem with their Town and country. I hope there is something you can do! thanks for your time!

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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problem #1

Oct 242011

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 119,593 miles
Several tmes the head lights have went out while going down the road. Can not find any thing loose or corroded. Mostly happens during damp weather. The wipers have quit once also. Power steering pump is going out also.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

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