really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,491 miles

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country seat belts / air bags problems

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

problem #46

Jul 212016

Town & Country

  • miles


Takata recall- when it is raining or wet outside from snow or humidity the air bag light is on. If it dries out then the light will go off. This happens if the car is driving or stopped and at all times. I have complained previously about this with no response. It has been on and off for the last 3-5 years.

- Oregon, IL, USA

problem #45

Aug 012014

Town & Country

  • 128,000 miles
When it rains and I'm driving a day or more the airbag light comes on, and stays on until the day after it stops raining. I am affraid they may deploy, given the problem with the possibility of this happening due to existing bad mechenisms. I want this repaired at no cost to me.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #44

Oct 172015

Town & Country

  • 134,000 miles
The symptoms on my minivan are identical to those found in the following recall, but because mine is registered in co, it is assumed by Chrysler that this minivan has never traveled extensively in the covered states or that conditions in co couldn't possibly be similar. I'm disgusted with the impotence of NHTSA concerning citizen representation and the suspiciously convenient, money saving partial recall on these air bag sensors. I discovered my sensor failure while transporting my family back from a trip to estes park, co during a heavy, wet snow storm. (go figure!) the warning light came on intermittently for a several months, but eventually stayed on continuously. Re: report receipt date: Jan 11, 2010 NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 component(s): Air bags

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #43

Oct 102015

Town & Country

  • 16,416 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. While making a turn at an unknown speed, the steering wheel locked up without warning. While attempting to regain control, a loud bang noise was heard. The contact was able to regain control of the steering wheel, but a clicking sound was heard constantly. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring and multi-function switch were damaged and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 16,416. Updated 02/12/16

- San Lorenzo, CA, USA

problem #42

Sep 292015

Town & Country

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. While driving at an unknown speed, the ABS, and the air bag warning lights illuminated and all of the controls near the steering wheel failed to work. The contact diagnosed that the speed control switch and the cruise control failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,000. The VIN was not available.

- Hudson, FL, USA

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problem #41

Feb 132015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000(air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Valley Center , KS, USA

problem #40

Feb 252015

Town & Country

  • 122,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. While the vehicle was in park and shifted into drive, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #39

Jul 312015

Town & Country

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the air bag warning light flashed and eventually remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. It was unknown if the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #38

Dec 012014

Town & Country

  • 150,000 miles
I own a 2006 Town and country and the air bag has been illuminated for approximately 10000 miles. I noticed that on rainy days the air bag light would illuminate and on dry days it would go off. Currently it has been on all the time and it never goes out and my car repair man cannot read the code. I looked up the recalls associated with my van and find that my specific VIN is not listed in a recall but I completely believe that the problem is listed in recall 10V008000 but it is not covered according to my repair shop. I am trying to find out what to do regarding this issue. I don't know if it's because I bought it used that maybe it isn't listed in il and that is why it is not in the recall. I just put $800 in repairs in this car but I feel that if the problem is Chrysler then they should fix it.

- Oregon, IL, USA

problem #37

Jun 192015

Town & Country

  • 25,729 miles
Checking recalls and found NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 involving airbag sensors. Virginia and tennesse and other northern states were listed but not North Carolina. Why was that". if this is a cold climate issue, my vehicle spends time in the mountains of nc which has a climate like northern states. Should I be worried about my air bags functioning when needed if the same make, model, and year in many other states required a recall and repair"

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #36

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 #35

Dec 042014

Town & Country

  • 168,000 miles
Took a trip South, the air bag light came on while I was driving. When I stopped to eat at a restaurant, and started up the engine, the light was off and eventually came back on. The longer I drove thelonger it stayed on. Now it comes on but not that often. Am I in danger?

- Coxsackie, NY, USA

problem #34

Mar 242015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Recall number: 10V008000recall date: 01/11/2010 component: Air bags:frontal:sensor/control module problem summary: Chrysler is conducting a safety improvement campaign involving model year 2005-2006 Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia. The front crash sensors may crack under certain environmental conditions and allow water to enter into the sensor. This can cause the sensor to become inoperative and illuminate the airbag warning light. These sensors were added to enhance the performance of the airbag system in certain frontal crashes. Consequence: If the front crash sensors become inoperative, the driver is immediately alerted by illumination of the airbag warning light and the vehicle should be promptly serviced. Until the vehicle is repaired, the airbags may not provide the enhanced protection in the event of a crash. What owners should do: Chrysler will replace the front airbag sensors with a new design. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety improvement campaign will begin during June 2010. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. I have this issue and Chrysler is refusing to fix it for free.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #33

Dec 092014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 166,050 miles
The airbag warning light came on when I was rounding a curve, and when I saw a deer ahead of me, I attempted to honk my horn, and it failed to honk.

- Shellsburg, IA, USA

problem #32

Dec 082013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering would disengage independently. The contact mentioned that during cold weather the steering wheel made a loud noise when turning.in addition, the contact stated both sliding doors failed to lock. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician referred the contact to take the vehicle to the authorized dealer. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 72,000. Updated 01/12/15 the consumer stated the passenger airbag light remained on. Updated 06/3/2015

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #31

Dec 112013

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Description of accident ~ van slid on ice, hitting a mailbox. Both the upper and lower airbags exploded with a pop-like sound, similar to gunfire, emitting terrible smoke and sharp debris, which smelled as though the car caught fire. Noticed several holes punctured as the airbags reached their maximum capacity, showing large burnt-like holes. Both my daughter and I were in the car. She was in passenger's seat, with her backpack in lap, which saved her from injury, thank goodness! unfortunately, my legs were pinned in vehicle, burnt and cut by the airbags & debris. Upon the ambulance's arrival, we noted that my daughter's safety belt needed to be cut, since it would not release for her automatically. She was cleared through the paramedics to head on to school. The paramedics stated that I may have blacked out for a bit, and felt that I most likely had whiplash. Their other concerns were the major pain in my left shoulder, and noted the need for me to be seen by a doctor right away. I was driven to the hospital. To date, deep bruising is still extremely apparent, along with being painful. Major scaring remains on both legs due to being burnt and cut. My shoulder and back of neck continue to throb, along with acknowledgment through my doctor's referral, within chiropractic care. He indicated through an X-ray, that I have nerve damage in the back of my neck, which causes pain and numbness throughout my right arm and hand. The van was declared totaledĚ. please note: Pictures of both damage to my vehicle, along with bodily injuries are available. I would be happy to discuss any further details with you. Thank you so very much for reviewing my information. Should you need any additional information, kindly advise.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #30

Nov 172014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000. Updated 1/23/15 updated 02/18/15

- Ervin, TX, USA

problem #29

Nov 082014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
I am concerned that the airbags did not deploy, the damage to the vehicle is substantial. My wife and son had both minor injuries.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #28

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 #27

Aug 152014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Side impact causing vehicle to be spun around approximately 200 degrees. Total damage to side of van and side airbags did not deploy. Very dangerous for children riding in rear seats.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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