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2001 Chrysler Town & Country

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.

Drive Train -- Verified

Shifting harshness and shuddering issues related to the operation of the automatic transmission have been addressed by factory service bulletins. The shuddering can feel like the vehicle is being driven over rumble strips.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Coolant leaks coming from the underbody on vehicles equipped with rear heat/AC are common. The underbody hoses should be inspected as part of regular maintenance. If you drive on roads where salt is prevalent the problem is generally more severe. Some 2005 models are involved in a special service action, no government recall was issued.

2001 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc.

Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2001 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, AND DODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN MINI VANS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY OPTION. THE SLIDING DOOR LATCHES ON THESE VEHICLES COULD RELEASE DURING CERTAIN SEVERE ACCIDENT CONDITIONS THAT INVOLVE THE SLIDING DOOR.

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Electrical & Lights, January 31, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, CONDENSATION FROM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AIR CONDITIONING DUCTS MAY DROP THROUGH VENT HOLES IN THE TOP OF THE RADIO AND RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT THAT SUBSEQUENTLY SENDS DIRECT CURRENT TO THE REAR SPEAKERS.

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Suspension & Steering, April 30, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS. THE LOWER CONTROL ARM PIVOT BOLT COULD FRACTURE.

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Questions and Answers

hewitt, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, Greenwich, NY

today my engine block light came on and my rpm would not downshift as I accelerated? so at 40 miles an hour my rpms stayed right at 3,000?? please tell me there is a module or part besides the tra...

snowflake2009, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, Maidsville, WV

my heater fan has only one speed... high. heat works fine and ac works fine. when you turn the temperature controls off it just re-routs to the defroster, it won't turn off.

Sharon B, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, Clinton, NC

I have a 2001 G Caravan & T&C and when the heater is on in the Dodge the passenger front blows cold air. When the AC is on in the T&C it doesnt blow on the driver side. What could cau...

Sharon B, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, Clinton, NC

I replaced the whole struts system (springs and all), ball joint, mount bearing, disconnected the stabilizer links (whole sway bar) and still have that clunking on front passenger side. What else?...

jerseyboi26, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, Cape May Court House, NJ

I found that my vehicle has a "purge valve" it is an in-line valve having to do with the emissions system, I replaced this part to correct a vacuum leak that kept my engine light on, this...

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

I HAVE A CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND IT WILL DRIVE BY ITSELF WITHOUT ME PUTING MY FOOT ON THE GAS .AND WHEN I DO PUT MY FOOT ON GAS IT GOES NO MORE THAN 30 MILES AN HOUR CUT OUT THEN CATCH BACK THEN CUT OUT AGAIN..ALSO ITS IDLED UP TO 1 RPM DRIVING BY ITSELF WITHOUT ME PUTTING MY FOOT ON THE GAS...PLEASE HELP...

I purchased a new 2001 Chrysler Town and Country EX van for my wife on June 21, 2001. It was built in Canada. At 4200 miles the camshaft broke. I mean broke into. The camshaft was replaced by my local dealer under warranty. This dealer does not have mechanics. Only parts replacers. At 6800 miles the second cam shaft broke. Back to the dealer and arranged a meeting with the Chrysler representative. Chrysler would not replace the van. They agreed to replace the engine with a short block and gave us a 70,000 mile bumper to bumper extended warranty with free rental car and no deductible for any repairs needed. Since the second camshaft, rack and pinion steering has been replaced, transmission repalced, electrical problems,(may have been caused by dealer), power window switches inop, pass door loack actuator went out, brake problems, front end parts replaced, AC acumulator, drier went out, AC Compressor went out, valve covers, and oil pan leaks oil, and all kinds of misc stuff mostly caused by inept dealer employees. It is the nature of the beast to eat front brakes and batteries. The van now has 83,000 miles. I have had to replace the front brakes five times and the rear brakes twice. The battery (any brand) only lasts for 2.6 years. The body and interior has held up well.
If you buy any Chrysler product,you will need to purchase an extended warranty.
Good Luck.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO PAY TO HAVE HEAD GASKETS DONE ON A 2001 TOWN & COUNTRY. HAS ANYONE HAD ANY LUCK WITH THE SEALANT THAT ARE OUT THERE. TRADRTHOM@AOL.COM

2001 with 135k. Never given any problems I do the maintenance (brakes, mopar oil for transmission and engine)replaced rear tail lights once about it. All in all this is one of the best cars/van/truck I have ever had.

Word to the wise (if you have to take your car(any car) to a mechanic more than once for the same or similar issue, take it somewhere else (and get a second opinion) a lot of cars get bad names when really its the repair shop.

At 140,000-Great Van!

It is excellent for short distance, road trips and everything in between. It is quiet, smooth ride and trouble free. No engine or transmission problems to report. Brakes do tend to pulse/vibrates under heavy use. I plan on installing drilled front rotors to prevent this problem in the future.

The interior is great but I never liked the moveable center console. It doesn't hold drinks but does hold a lot of everything else and the built-in power outlet is great. The dash does have a pull-out double cup holder and it holds most drinks well. On this model year, the seats don't stow into the floor like the other models but they are better seats and can be removed or folded flat to provide a flat surface with more capacity than others. I really like this feature more than other minivan seats. The seating positions are nice and comfortable. Would like a bit more softness or cushion but I'm sure it wouldn't wear well. The dashboard is nice with nothing too awkward or in your face like some other vans and the gauges are the very nice Chrysler chrome and electroluminescent soft green glow found in other Chrysler cars like the 300. Very classy!

It did very well in a recent smog check passing all emissions well below the limits. A window motor failed once but the part and replacement was cheap. Some of the illumination of the panel switches have faded but controls are still functional. Transmission shifts nice and engine noise is well muted. There is very little wind noise and some road noise which can be mitigated by tires.

In all, it is a very well designed, good looking minivan with more luxury and utility than many SUVs. It holds up extremely well with no signs of wear. I look forward to buying a newer model when this van gets too old but I think it has many more serviceable years left and I am sure it will pass 200,000 without a glitch.

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