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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

2005 Chrysler Town & Country

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

It is not uncommon or the power window motor and/or regulator to fail. In most cases the door panel will require removal to determine the exact failure.

2005 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 2, 2007

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 19, 2010

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 23, 2004

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On vehicles not equipped with "Stow 'N Go" seating, the right front seat belt retractor may have been improperly assembled. As a result, the seat belt may not function as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the seat belt retractor and replace those not meeting specification. The recall is expected to begin on February 23, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D04.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2006

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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 Questions and Answers

behemoth, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Austin, TX

I need to replace the driver's side interior overhead light bulb; owner's manual has part number,but no procedure. Plastic cover does not look to be easily removed.

screamer, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Denham Springs, LA

where is the crankshaft sensor on a 2005 town and country van located and how do i change it

lorin, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Burton, WV

Has anyone had any problems towing Class II Pop Up camper trailers? Mini van has 3.3 V6..engine and an after market( Reese) classII hitch installed.

ralph147, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Far Rockaway, NY

car won't start, turn key and hear a clicking sound, gauges for MPH and RPM goes to max. and return to zero

kgmerritt1681, 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Register, GA

How do you change right rear turn signal?

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

Since purchasing the 2005 town and country, we had to replace the transmission twice, water leaked into the front like figure, when using the right signal to turn, the left one comes on. The sliding door hinge on the rear passengers side COMPLETE broke off when opening it. We just lifted it and closed it to be locked as of today. So all entering is done through the back drivers side of the sliding door. After turning on the heater/air conditioner, it kicks in when ever it feels like it. Altenator is dead, again. Getting it fixed, only transportation to and from work. Of all the work put into this, can't afford to even think of investing into another vehicle, at this time.

SINCE I HAVE BOUGHT CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY 2005, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG WITH SOMETHING. THE MOST PROBLEMS COMING FROM UNDER THE HOOD. HAVE 136000 MILES ON IT AND HAD RE-PLACED LOWER BALL JOINTS, UPPER BALL JOINTS SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL I HEAR CRACKING NOISES. SWAY BAR WAS REPLACED. TIE RODS WERE REPLACED. RADIATOR HAS BEEN REPLACED. AUTO LOCKS ARE NOT WORKING ANY MORE EVEN AFTER FIXING ONE TIME ($400).
THEN THE VAN WOULD STALL AFTER DRIVING COUPLE OF MILES AFTER FILLING THE GAS TANK BUT GOT IT FIXED ($600). HAVE A GREAT RIDE FOR LONG TOURS BUT OVERALL COMPLETELY UNSATISFIED.

My 2005 town&country has been skipping,jumping for about a year now,2 mechanics said couldn't find anything wrong no service engine light,no codes,what could be the problem!?

I had a 2005 t&c touring and loved it. Until..yep, until...constantly replacing brakes..back hatch went stupid and costly to repair. when I took it to the dealer they said it was electical issues which is know for this van. So, since the back hatch would not work, neither did the locking mechanism of the doors. You had to manully do everything. The back hatch hit me in the head so many times cause it would go up and down. This vehicle overall is a good one, except maybe this year if it did not go so well in the making of it. Replaced rotors and alternator. It had 179,000 miles on it and engine can sound like that "little engine that could"...lol...Honestly, I still liked it. Seating in the back for an Adult is not comfortable at all, especially for long rides. Front seating is great. Sound system just fine. A/c have to keep putting stuff in it. Also had to keep an eye on the transmission fluid even though it had no leak. I have 4 kids ranging 5 and younger all in carseats. So getting in and out if the van for them became a challenge. I now have a Suburban that I just got and like it so far. As for would I get another Chrysler, maybe the newer version, but still Chrysler parts and etc can be costly.

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 consumption (put in 1 qt. every 2K).

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