really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,974 miles

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country drivetrain problems

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 132017

Town & Country

  • 35,956 miles


While driving at about 30mph on a city street the transmission suddenly downshifted to a low gear causing the engine RPM to go up to 4000. This caused the mph to be limited to about 20. There were no 'engine trouble' or other warning lights. The gear shift still indicated 'drive', not a lower gear. Upon stopping, the gear shift was moved to all positions to no affect; when driven the car remained locked in a low gear. The lower gears, below drive (1, 2,3) were not indicated when the lever was moved to the position where they should have been indicated. The car was shut off and restarted. The problem seems to have corrected itself and has not yet reoccurred after several miles of driving, but only hours after it occurred. This sudden downshift, without warning, could be serious at high speed and crowded roads. It is scheduled to be checked by a dealer but there is conflicting views as to whether a trouble code will be available now that the problem is not present. Scary!!

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #9

Dec 122013

Town & Country

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler Town and country. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and a loud noise emitted from the front end of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle accelerated after the accelerator pedal was depressed with excessive force. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The contact was a certified mechanic and discovered that the transmission failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000. Updated 06/10/16

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 022015

Town & Country

  • 30,484 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chrysler Town and country. While the vehicle was in the park position, the vehicle independently rolled and knocked the contact to the floor. The front driver side tire ran over the contact's left leg and continued to roll down a hill until it stopped at the bottom of an embankment. The contact sustained tissue and nerve damage on her left leg, two torn rotator cuffs on her left shoulder, and severe bruising on the entire left side of her torso that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the door and the sub seat stowing area were repaired. The cause of the failure was unknown. The failure mileage was 30,484. Updated 11/25/15

- Northfield , MN, USA

problem #7

Jun 252015

Town & Country

  • 42,000 miles


At multiple times when putting my van into drive it makes a hard clunk and has been making a "chirping" sound. Took it to dealer that I just baught it from. And they claim nothing is wrong and could not duplicate my complaints. Also has a very strong burning platinum oder when driving.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #6

Feb 112015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
On three different occasions, the engine has shut off while driving. As high as 45 mph. I have full dash functionality the only way I know the car has stalled is the speedometer is going down as I try to accelerate. I also lose all power steering and braking. Thus far, I have been lucky enough to be able to get the car into parking lots to put it in park and restart the car. Took the car in for repair after receiving error code P0018 crankshrft.camshaft position correlation bank 2 sensor. Was told the car was repaired, two weeks later, the engine shut off again with the same error code.

- Canton, MI, USA

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problem #5

Jan 292015

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 50,441 miles
Was stop for red and the vehicle suddenly jerked, scared me then started drifting backward tap the vehicle behind me but there was no damage to it.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 242014

Town & Country

  • 13,000 miles


Vehicle was parked in driveway, was in "park" gear and had been running for approximately 20 minutes. Vehicle was turned off and keys were removed from ignition when vehicle suddenly started to roll backwards. Reportedly, vehicle was restarted and braking was attempted but vehicle would not stop. Vehicle rolled into tree/fence and damaged passenger door, that had been left open in the haste of the incident, and the rear bumper. Damage estimates at 4K.

- Cold Spring, KY, USA

problem #3

Feb 252013

Town & Country

  • 7,200 miles
Think Toyota.I was accelerating from a light and let up on the gas but car kept accelerating.next I put it in neutral motor kept racing.got car stopped.in the middle of the road. Restarted car-still raceing.next atempted to pull over so put my foot on brake and put it in gear van shook and shook til about 35 miles per hour{with brakes on} then a big thunk and it returned to normal.xxxx in August it did smething similar. When aproaching a stop let up on gas {30 mph} van kept going pushed harder on brakes car shaking but slowing till the big thunk and then it stoped, part way into intersection. Not for the week of heart.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

May 272014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 14,560 miles
May 27 I floored the accelerator to pass a slow truck at 57 mph let up on the pedal but the van continued to accelerate (the vehicle had previously had a transmission software update so I changed the econ O button and also kicked the foot pedal) at this time the vehicle was showing a mile or two from 80 mph. At witch time I held the brake and pulled off the road.there was a large red throttle body light on. When I turned the engine off. I decided to wait as the brakes smelled very hot. On restarting all normal warning lights plus this large red T/B light while cranking the dealer changed the foot pedal. On June 11 I followed several cars leaving a parking lot at 35 mph I let up on the gas the van continued to accelerate red light once more. I braked and pulled off the road. On restarting the engine went to 1800 RPM.. shut it off for 4 to 5 min restarted light on while cranking then went out like the first time and drove normal. The throttle body light comes on while cranking (not normal). The dealer said they can not find anything wrong and will call Chrysler they have had the van for a week now, and don't know how to fix it. The fault did remain on the computer for them.

- Roscommon, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 032014

Town & Country 6-cyl

  • 6,100 miles
This is a new vehicle. Right around 6100 miles, I started hearing irritating noise at speeds around 30-40 mph. The dealership is not able to resolve the issue and Chrysler seems to have no solution as well. They basically say it is drivable so I have to live with it. This noise is persistent and louder than when we first noticed it (8200 miles now). No repair, no replacement, nothing but a continual noise.

- Troy, MI, USA

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