really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,670 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #14

May 152015

Town & Country

  • 48,000 miles


2006 Chrysler town country. Vehicle uses approximately 1 quart of oil every 2,000 miles. This has been doing this since vehicle was purchased new. Was told by dealer normal oil consumption. Oil usage is through exhaust system that causes damage to catalytic convertor that restricted exhaust gas flow. Vehicle restricted exhaust gas flow caused engine power loss sufficient enough not to be able to maneuvers roadway grades. Vehicle not being able to maintain posted speed limit caused vehicles behind to pass that almost caused head on accident. Catalytic convertor was replace at owners expense for safety reasons. Was told by dealer vehicle is more than 10 years old and out of warranty.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #13

Dec 042016

Town & Country

  • miles
My vehicle went from 70 miles per hour quickly down to zero, on the highway. The engine completely shut off, while I was going 70. I was able to pull over and turn off the engine. When I restarted the car, it seemed fine. This was frightening and very inopportune. It was about 50 degrees outside at the time.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #12

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 #11

May 042015

Town & Country

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vent fans stopped working and the check engine light stayed on. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Union City, NJ, USA

problem #10

Feb 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The vehicle will stall after filling the fuel tank, usually within the first quarter mile. It will stall one or two times, requiring a restart, often in the middle of an intersection or pulling into traffic. This happens nearly every time the fuel tank is filled. There are many online forums that attest to how common this problem is in Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and country, and Jeep models.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #9

Dec 262014

Town & Country

  • 130,000 miles
Right after filling up her 2006 Town and country with gas, my daughter and 2 small children pulled out of the gas station into a busy intersection and the van sputtered and stalled out right in a busy intersection. The van did restart and thank god no one was hurt or killed. Then 2 min. Later it stalled again. It started again and was able to get it home. I am her father and have some background in auto mechanics. I did some checking and it seems there is some problems with the charcoal canister on the fuel tanks that are the problem with these vans. Sounds to me like there should be a recall for this problem before someone gets killed. I know if my daughter and granddaughters get hurt or worse, I will sue the pants off Chrysler.

- Virginia, IL, USA

problem #8

Nov 202013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Vehicle engine completely failed. Frozen, never to turn again. Oil levels were fine, oil change religiously. Engine burned oil like crazy, but I was aware so I was on top of it. Outcome: New engine at the cost of $4000. Failure was: A piston bearing that just fell apart. Engines do not fail at 79K unless they are poorly built. Chrysler should reimburse.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 042014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 97,300 miles
Had just filled my gas tank and drove approximately half a block in distance, went to turn onto a side street and car stalled causing loss of power and steering in the turn. There have been a few previous incidents occurring after filling the gas tank (sometimes engine sputters, sometimes stalls, and twice the engine revved after restarting after filling the gas tank).

- Haskell, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 212013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Filled the tank with gas, started driving was making a turn and the engine conked out. Luck was with me, as I was not in traffic at that time.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 152014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 158,212 miles
I had just filled up the gas tank and was departing a gas station. It was a large parking lot, so I was accelerating to merge onto us-19 in homossassa springs, fl and the engine stalled completely. Luckily, we had not exited the gas station parking lot and I was able to steer out of traffic and come to a complete stop. This has happened multiple times since the first occurrence, without injury, or accident. Ever since the third occurrence and a review of online literature, we never completely fill up the gas tank anymore.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 222014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 144,444 miles


Have owned this unit for over 1 year, after purchase in 2013, noted that on fuel tank fill up, after leaving the gas station, the engine would either die, or stumble. Potential hazard at the stop light pulling out into traffic. Would only happen after full fill up and not every time. Being aware of this I could plan accordingly. Research shows that the stumble or die happens with the purge system activation after eng start and short driving, ie, leaving gas station. If you do some research on line you will find the threads that lead you to the same conclusion. As a mechanic, I do feel that this issue, as reported in the press, is as big a problem if not more than the GM key recall issues. ( I have one of those cars too. )

- Hugo, MN, USA

problem #3

May 052014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
Engine stalled after refueling.

- Mascoutah, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 262014

Town & Country

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the check engine and air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 062014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Driving on road at 50 mph. The engine just just off. Drove off the road into woods luckily no accident. The car then started back up right away. I had to reverse into on coming traffic. I had 3 young kids in car at the time as well. Put me in a scary situation. Had work done on ignition system, tune up, belt changes and a few valve sensors replaced. Had this issue occur before with my wife.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

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