Excessive oil consumption—defined as more than one quart per 1,000 miles (on vehicles with less than 50,000 miles) or more than one quart per 750 miles (on vehicles with more than 50,000 miles)—is common. Common causes include exhaust valve guides, valve cover gaskets, camshaft plugs, camshaft seals, and crankshaft seal.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Chrysler Town & Country
2002 Chrysler Town & Country
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Problems
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.
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.
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.
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed regulator or motor which will require replacement. Our technicians tell us the regulator and motor is replaced as a set on these vehicles.
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN MINI VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE OWNER MANUALS SUPPLIED WITH THESE VEHICLES DO NOT INDICATE WHICH SEATING POSITIONS ARE EQUIPPED WITH TETHER ANCHORAGES AND CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, THE FUEL TANK CONTROL VALVE WELD JOINT COULD SEPARATE RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE FUEL LEAK.Learn more »
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Questions and Answers
I try to start the engin by turnimg the key nothing happens sometimes this happens three or four times before it starts. this is intermitent
I have several lights out on switches on the console. heated seat switchs are one any ideas on what could be wrong? where would I get a schematic for the lights on the console area? The back groun...
I see that under your section of "common problems" it lists issues with leaking coolant and that recalls adress the issue. However, I cannot find any recall for this issue...
I have had a dodge also and both have a problem with the brakes causing the van to shake when the brakes a pushed at higher speeds. is there something I am doing is there anything that can be done ...
I have replaced the plugs, plug wires and the coil pack. I recently had the transmission replaced and the vehicle seemed to idle rough after the transmission was put in. The repair shop says it is ...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews
163,000 miles and still going strong.
Interior ok, but like most the interier overhead material has been removed due to it dropping.
Drive train, normal maintenance
Electrical, NOTE THIS GUYS If your speedometer does not work, just dies, then ZERO your tripometer, below the speedometer, then press it again for about 25 secondss, release it when all your electrical system starts flashing and going nuts. The computer is resetting everything and you speedometer shall start working again.
Engine NO TUNE UP OR INJECTOR WORK YET. Course I use a special fuel additive. She still gets 32mpg too.
A/C finially spring a leak near the engine but hey 163,000!
Suspension and stearing. Currently having a problem with a rattle due to wear and tear I'm sure, but can't find the rattle. It is on the other side of the firewall, and apparent when driving over bumps, but really becomes loud when I press the brake peddal lightly. Note: brakes have been inspected.
FUEL PUMP FROBLEM. GUYS DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT RUN YOUR CAR INTO THE RED ON YOUR GAS GAGE. THESE FUEL PUMPS ARE GASOLINE COOLED, YOU RUN IT DOWN TO EMPTY, GUESS WHAT? YUP YOUR FUEL PUMP GETS H O T!!! I USED TO GET 600 MILES PER TANK, DARN IT IF I DID NOT REPLACE TWO PUMPS BEFORE A GOOD MECHANIC ASKED ME IF I LIKED GOING DOWN TO EMPTY. THAT ENDED THAT HABIT.
HOPE THIS HELPED SOMEONE.
Had T&C since new in 2002. The van has a "hesitation" almost like stalling problem when I turn left from a stop or very low speeds. Problem since new. Dealer could not figure it out. Still does it at 130K. Stering has been a problem for a long time as well; noisy/humming and hard turning specially during call weather; when warm it still does it but less. Sliding doors stops working intermitently. Gas millage is horrible; 17 city/21 Hwy. Front cealing console light went out; had to by an "update" part required in order to get the light bulb replaced; $100. I believe that should have been a recall item since, i believe the update came as a safety electrical issue with the old part. $400 for passenger side front seat arm reast; labor not included. Overall, parts are VERY expensive. Wipers get jam/tanggled and twisted while driving at freeway speeds; bad when happens during snow storm- wipers are unreliable. Smoth and fairly quiet ride. Still will not buy another Chrysler ever again. I had much better experiences with my Honda cars.
there is something wrong with the electrical system all the lights blink on and off the horn beeps and the fuel pump shuts off running or not
The van is a total piece of crap.Windows don't work,replaced radiator,several batteries,head lights,indoor carpet due to condensate leak(warranty)headliner,and only 150,000 miles.Cluster lighys blimk on and off.
We bought the limited edition new in 2002. We now (2011) have 202,000 miles on it. Wife drives 22K mi per year with 3 kids. Overall excellent performance over life cycle. Only major problem was transmission rebuild at 97,000 mi but covered under original 7yr/100K warranty offered as result of 9-11. Leather interior in great condition. Water pump replacement every 60K, radiator at 140K, battery needs replacing every 18 months due to everything is electrical and constant drain and recharge. Currently may need to replace original AC evaporator. No engine problems currently but considering a total engine rebuild as preventative measure to keep the car for next 5 years as happy with it, it still runs and looks great, and do not want a new car monthly payment.