2005 Chrysler Town & Country Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

2005 Chrysler Town & Country Problems

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.

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.

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.

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Questions

How or will the van not run or how long will it take not to function

My check engine light comes on indicating the #1 misfire. The injector was changed and that did not do it. Dealership upgraded the computer for $195 and that did not do it. A friend said it may be the body control module. The vehichle runs great, just first ten seconds after it is started cold it...

Low idle, knocking, engine light on. Then battery and alternator died. Mechanic not sure what is wrong.

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls

Under certain environmental conditions, a front crash sensor for the airbag system may crack, allowing water intrusion. This can cause the sensor to fail and illuminate the airbag warning light. The airbag system may not deploy as designed when the airbag warning light is on, increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected sensors with ones of a new design. This recall is expected to begin during June 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J38.

Vehicles originally sold or registered in areas using greater amounts of road salt may have damaged up-front airbag sensors due to cracks allowing water intrusion. These sensors provide enhanced airbag performance in certain types of frontal crashes. In one of these crashes, with one or both of the vehicles up-front sensors inoperative, the occupants will not benefit from the enhanced airbag protection these sensors would provide. Dealers will install new up-front sensors with improved corrosion protection. Vehicles in other areas will receive a lifetime warranty on these sensors. This recall began on July 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G09/X16.

The front windshield wiper motor armature shaft may break. Loss of windshield wiping capability could occur, resulting in the driver's vision being obscured, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during June and July of 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F10.

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

Stow and go is great. Big seats are comfortable. Entertainment system continues to work as promised. Only has 68000, electric doors broke, rack and pinion broke, water pump replaced (under warranty), engine growls, front end makes a 'click' when the steering wheel is turned, brakes are way undersized (means you have to replace them often), dealer charges $150 to 'reprogram' the transmission. ...

Bought new, can't keep brakes on it, rusting along rockers and underneath. Garage kept & well maintained 94000. No more chrysler for me.

Bought new - have had numerous problems. Largest was A/C going out at 60K. Extended warranty expired 1 month before - Chrysler did pay for most to replace. Have 108K on it - good road trip car, but too many problems to consider buying again. Some of the problems - Brakes, Steering rack, A/C, Window regulators, radiator leaks, alternator (replace twice), Water pump,Battery (4), Oil consumpti...

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