hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,906 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country lights problems

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #54

Jan 162017

Town & Country

  • 121,000 miles


On Jan 16, 2017 was driving about 60 mph on a highway and it was dark and raining very hard. About 15 min. Into the drive, my headlights went off!!! nothing else in the car went dark, just the headlights! so dangerous on a busy highway! I flipped the headlight switch to off and then back on, and the lights came back on and stayed for another 10 min. On the return trip home, same night and conditions, about 15 min. Into drive, they went dark again! toggling the switch did help, and they came back on. Went to my mechanic today who tested the wiring and switches and could not come up with anything. Mentioned the "computer box" for lighting is possible, but were not definitive. What can I do?

- Loves Park, IL, USA

problem #53

Nov 012015

Town & Country

  • 115,000 miles
While driving headlights shut off. After turning the light switch on and off the lights will come back on although it can take several tries. I found you can put high beams on by pulling back the lever and holding it. The dashboard lights are not affected so it increases the danger because sometimes you don't know the lights are out.

- Clinton, MA, USA

problem #52

Oct 252016

Town & Country

  • 254,000 miles
My headlights turn off when driving intermittently. Turning the headlight switch on and off sometimes restores the lights, as does tapping the switch. None of these actions keep the lights on permanently. Minutes later, the lights will go off again. This is a huge safety issue driving at night. This problem was addressed by NHTSA action number: EA11010 for Town & Country models built between March 1, 2004 (mdh 0301xx) and November 30, 2005 (mdh 1130xx) but my vehicle was built in April, 2006 and it is exhibiting the same exact symptoms. I believe that the Chrysler headlight switch problem goes beyond the model build range addressed in EA11010 and there are many more vehicles affected by this than have been identified in the 2012 bulletin. I am going to have my car repaired at my own expense, and I will keep the defective part in case someone wants to investigate this problem, but I think that Chrysler's responsibility goes beyond the limited vehicle range in the previous bulletin and it is a serious safety hazard that should be investigated.

- Gladwin, MI, USA

problem #51

Aug 042016

Town & Country

  • 132,000 miles


While driving at night, headlights would turn off while driving. The headlight switch went bad and my model was made after November 30, 2005 (see tsb 08-052-12 dated 8/25/12). Big safety concern. Neither Chrysler nor the dealer would honor the lifetime guarantee of fixing the headlight switch. Cost me $110 to fix.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #50

Jun 152014

Town & Country

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. While driving various speeds, the headlamps operated intermittently. In addition, the headlamp switch had to be tampered with several times until the headlamps functioned correctly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the headlamp switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. When the vehicle was off, the instrument panel lights operated independently. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Fort Wright, KY, USA

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problem #49

Dec 152015

Town & Country

  • 68,000 miles
Headlights turn off intermittently and unexpectedly while driving and take several attempts at toggling off/on to re-illuminate. No other interior or exterior lights are affected. Problem is occurring more frequently. Has happened numerous times forcing me to pull off the road until getting them to come back on.

- Mason City, IA, USA

problem #48

Dec 072015

Town & Country

  • 170,000 miles


The head lights will turn off unexpectedly. Flipping the on off switch helps to turn them back on, but it is getting harder and harder for them to stay on. I was driving in the early, dark morning hours down a very dark highway that is not illuminated with street lights.

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #47

Oct 202015

Town & Country

  • 286,000 miles
Driving at nights whether on country, city, or major highways, whether driving straight or turning with the curve of the road, without warning the electrical system shuts off (headlights), leaving me in total darkness. I do have directionals. The system returns the headlights only after a series of quick on and off turning of the knob for the headlights. No low or high beams, simply no lights.

- Ashfield, MA, USA

problem #46

Oct 142015

Town & Country

  • 124,000 miles
Just bought a used 2006 Chrysler Town and country minivan and have noticed a problem that has started up. The headlights don't want to come on when I turn the switch. It may take 3-5 times of turning them on, off, on before they stay on. This has happened both when starting the car in our parking lot, and when starting in a store parking lot. We've also noted that the lights turn themselves on and off by themselves sometimes with the car closed and untouched, often for some while before it happens.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

problem #45

Jul 202015

Town & Country

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at any speed, the passenger side signal was activated; however, the driver side signal activated instead. The contact mentioned that the high beams were activated in order for the side signals to function properly. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the turning signal switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Cary, IL, USA

problem #44

Jul 142015

Town & Country

  • 140,300 miles


While driving on the interstate all of the gages in the cluster went to zero (mph, guel, engine temp) and I had no directional signals or emergency flashers....updated 09/28/15

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #43

Apr 012015

Town & Country

  • 127,000 miles
The air bag warning light comes on and stays on for a few minutes, to over an hour, every few days or so, and, due to faulty air bad sensors being an NHTSA issue with 06 Chrysler this is cause for great concern for me and my family; for the 1 1/2 years I have owned this Town & Country I have continual problems with exterior and interior lights, blinking on and off, headlights and/or parking lights staying on after I've turned the lights off and then turn the car off. I continue replacing relay switches and parts. On, the parking lights are staying on after I've turned everything off, and; while driving off normally the transaxle whistles, screeches and bogs down when changing gears, even though transaxle fluid is changed regularly and filter is clean.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #42

Dec 152014

Town & Country

  • miles
I have multiple issues with my 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The first is that it cuts off unexpectedly. This has happened multiple times most luckily while stopped at an intersection or stop light but it has cut off on the interstate recently. It also has a light issue, the lights will cut on and off by themselves, I have woke up during the night to find the headlights shining in the house when they do this there is no way to cut them off, they will eventually cut off by themselves. Another problem I have is the power steering whines when I drive it especially down the highway. I have checked the fluid and it is full.

- Mineral, VA, USA

problem #41

Jul 142014

Town & Country

  • 141,500 miles
Passenger reading light started to blink and went out. I removed cover and the light socket assembly had melted.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

problem #40

Oct 222014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 79,800 miles
Driving vehicle on road, slowing down to turn right into driveway, turned on right turn signal - instead of the right turn signal coming on, the left turn signal came on. I turned it back off and tried once more - again with the same results. I made the right and vehicle immediately stalled. I could not turn my wheel, could not control steering, but luckily it was a driveway with no oncoming traffic. I was able to crank the engine and restart the vehicle and made it further into the driveway before the vehicle stalled again. Again lost steering control. Now vehicle will not start, simply turns over and cranks but no engine starting.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #39

Oct 112014

Town & Country

  • 95,000 miles
Headlights go on and off unexpectedly while driving. Especially when there is moisture in the environment. Very unsafe to be hauling my family in.

- Union City, IN, USA

problem #38

Jul 072014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 151,000 miles
When turning on left blinker, the right blinker comes on instead. Sometimes the left blinker does not stay on and I have to turn it on again several times while waiting at a traffic light. When turning on the right blinker, the left blinker comes on instead. I have seen numerous complaints about this same problem on the internet. I have filed a report with Chrysler. I have made arrangements to have this problem fixed by replacing the multifunction switch, however I do feel that this should be a recall item due to the fact that many consumers are experiencing the same issue.

- Dade City, FL, USA

problem #37

Aug 022014

Town & Country

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the headlights failed to activate and the high beams had to be used instead. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the manufacturers recall. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Conshohocken, PA, USA

problem #36

Mar 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Left turn signal turns on when right turn signal is selected and right turn signal turns on when left turn is selected. Occasionally the turn signal will not turn on at all. Also wiper blades will not turn on occasion until another action is selected (such as a turn signal) when they do turn on after another action is taken they turn on at highest speed and will not go to the speed I select until another action is taken(such as turn signal).

- Reynolds, IL, USA

problem #35

Jun 092014

Town & Country

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that after turning the vehicle off, the daytime running lights remained illuminated. The contact mentioned that after removing the keys from the ignition, the vehicle started to make a loud beeping sound. After making several attemps, the lights finally turned off but moments later the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure mileage was 200,000 and the current mileage was 204,000.

- South Porthmouth, KY, USA

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