really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,477 miles

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2016 Chrysler Town & Country electrical problems

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2016 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Feb 082020

Town & Country

  • 65,310 miles


Sliding doors started buzzing, days later the door was in the locked position and would not open with my children inside after I had returned from the store. I had to role the window down to get them out. What if that happened during an emergency? faulty door actuators are a safety hazard. The correct action should be taken to fix this problem before something preventable happens.

- Spring Hill, TN, USA

problem #33

Feb 012020

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
Rear drivers side and passengers side doors intermittently remain locked and will not open or unlock causing concern for the safety of the passengers inside. Also intermittently remains unlocked which could be another safety and security issue. Engine also stutters at low speeds. I have already had this repaired by a local dealership only to have the same problem a few weeks later.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 012019

Town & Country

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chrysler Town and country. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle seized. There was no warning indicator illuminated. In addition, all the doors locked on their own. The contact was able to restart the ignition and drive to his destination. The vehicle was taken to lakeland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (located at 2875 mall hill dr, lakeland, fl 33810, (863) 687-2501), but they were unable to duplicate the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact associated the failures with NHTSA campaign number: 16V461000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #31

Nov 182019

Town & Country

  • 74,000 miles


Airbag light would light up on and off and then all of sudden stayed on suddenly. Took the van to the dealership and now saying the passenger side airbag wiring harness is bad and needs replaced. But before the solid light when I moved the drivers side seat the light would go off or come on. How can airbag harness go bad.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #30

Nov 152019

Town & Country

  • 58,000 miles
Rear passenger door makes loud buzzing noise when unlocking the doors

- St. Joseph, IL, USA

problem #29

Aug 252019

Town & Country

  • 56,000 miles
Right side doors make buzzing noise upon opening. The vehicle is stationary when the doors are being opened. This started without any reason that I could determine.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #28

Nov 062019

Town & Country

  • 60,000 miles


Vehicle's tipm module failed, causing the vehicle to stall to a stop on a busy street. Hazard lights did not work. Transmission shifter locked itself in park. All cluster instrument warning lights were on. Uconnect sound system off. Power windows and locks disabled. Sliding doors locked and disabled. Engine remained running with key out of ignition. The vehicle's complete tipm failure, which also controls the hazard warning lights (which should be on an isolated circuit), contributed to a three car accident.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #27

Oct 192019

Town & Country

  • 68,000 miles
The driver side passenger door got stuck in the lock position and could not be opened or unlocked. Finally got the door open and now it makes a loud buzzing noise when locking or unlocking. Rear passenger door has not gotten stuck in the lock position but has recently started making the same loud buzzing noise when locking or unlocking. This could be a safety hazard if they door were to get stuck in the lock position during an accident.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #26

Oct 292019

Town & Country

  • 88,000 miles
The passenger side rear sliding door makes a.loud buzzing sound and the lock doesn't work.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #25

Oct 012019

Town & Country

  • 0 miles
The driver's side sliding door will not unlock manually or automatically. I cannot open the door at all. It just stopped working with no apparent cause.

- Waikoloa, HI, USA

problem #24

Oct 152019

Town & Country

  • 76,550 miles


Rear slider door locked and could not use this door locking asembly would not release door had to use other side if I had accident and car was on side I would not get out thanks vehicle was stopped

- Hampstead, NH, USA

problem #23

Sep 272019

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
Drivers side sliding power door lock gets stuck, when it finally unlocks and proceeds to close a very loud ┐electrical buzzing sound ┐ comes from door and is very scary.....

- Thomaston, CT, USA

problem #22

Sep 152019

Town & Country

  • 44,000 miles
Every time I unlock the door or open it, it makes a loud buzzing noise. The door works fine - it opens and closes. But when using the unlock button from the door, or opening the door if the car is locked, it makes a very loud buzzing noise from the rear passenger side door. I have read on a forum that this is affecting a lot of vans, there should be a recall as it is a faulty actuator that can cost between $400-$1,000 (or more!) to fix.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #21

Mar 252018

Town & Country

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chrysler Town and country. The contact stated that the vehicle shut off without warning while driving various speeds. The contact also stated that the side sliding doors, power windows, and windshield wipers failed to operate as needed. There were no warning indicators illuminated. Furthermore, the alarm and the horn sounded on their own without warning. The contact drove to zimmerman motors (1301 market St, sunbury, pa 17801, 570-286-2100) and was informed that there were no defects with the vehicle; however, the failures persisted. The manufacturer informed the contact that there were no recalls on the vehicle and provided no further assistance. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 77,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Coal Township, PA, USA

problem #20

Aug 122019

Town & Country

  • miles
2016 Town & Country sliding door right side does not lock, door lock actuator replaced by Chrysler dealership Dec 29, 2017. Believe this to be a safety concern while vehicle is in motion. Noticed door partly ajar in parking lot, pulled handled readjusted to shut and secure doors with fob it was noticed that door locking mechanism did not activate, resulting in door not able to securely lock, several attempts to lock with no positive results, door remains unlocked at all times.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #19

Jun 252019

Town & Country

  • 75,000 miles
I purchased a certified pre owned vehicle from russel westbrook Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep. I have discovered that they make repairs and adjustments to vehicles without notating the system. This also does not allow customers to make informed decisions about their purchase. The sliding doors on both sides of the van are not functioning. You can not open the doors manually or with the remote. Vehicle was stationary. -safety hazard the steering wheel locks while the vehicle is in motion. This happened to me while I was on the freeway. Very scary. A tech stated that it was the anti lock brake system and I should refrain from using the brakes so much. -vehicle was traveling top speed on the fwy. We had to use the emergency brake to stop the car. - safety issue!! the sales managers are not responsive and no one takes accountability for not putting notes in the system.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #18

Mar 152019

Town & Country

  • miles
Often when the key is turned in the ignition nothing happens. The same happened in my dad's Grand Caravan and the problem seemed to have been a known issue with the ignition. After a few tries, the vehicle does start up, but initially nothing happens when the key is turned.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #17

Jun 272019

Town & Country

  • 48,000 miles
The driver side sliding door is stuck in the lock position. I cannot unlock it manually, with the key fob or with the unlock button. I cannot use the power sliding door function nor open the door manually. I believe this to be a safety issue as in an accident could cause trapped passengers. My vehicle has just under 50 thousand miles on the odometer. This looks to be a common issue with this vehicle.

- Washington, IN, USA

problem #16

Jan 012019

Town & Country

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chrysler Town and country. While the contact was using the keyless entry, the vehicle's doors and liftgate failed to open and close. Additionally, the manual button had to be pushed four times before the doors opened. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat (900 capitol expressway auto mall, san jose, ca 95136, (408) 266-9500) where it was diagnosed that the door handles needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 586519, but no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #15

Apr 052019

Town & Country

  • 49,990 miles
The passenger electric door locks failed in the unlocked position. We we┐re unable to lock the door. Dealer suggested to note this safety related issue to antsy

- Merrillville, IN, USA

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