2001 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews and Owner Comments
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As of August 17, 2015, I have $145,000 miles on it. Great on long or short trips. No engine or transmission issues. I have had normal issues with replacing brakes, tires, tie rods, water pump, AC clutch (replaced after $140k miles it ceased up), EGR valves and rear wiper motor. Rides true. Interior is still great. Very happy.
I bought my mom's '01 T&C from her in 2005 when she bought the newer model that had the stow and go seats. It only had about 20,000 miles on it when I got it, it's now ten years later, it's early 2015 & the van has about 88,000 miles on it. I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THIS AUTOMOBILE SINCE THE DAY I GOT IT. Specifically "Intermittent Electrical Problems". It seems to go through periods where it will not start & there's a long stretch where it will start. No problem. We've replaced so many things, I wouldn't know where to start! My mom is having some of the same problems with her van which is 3-4 years newer than mine. From what I can see on the Internet, there are A LOT of people with T&C minivans with the same problems. I haven't read thru every post, so Idk if it's already been mentioned, but I would think that there's been enough verifiable problems & complaints, that we could & prob should - bring some sort of class action lawsuit against Chrysler.
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.
The body is a rust bucket. I've spent tons of $$s on replacing rusted parts and brakes.
We own a 2001 LXI AWD and with less than 40,000 miles on it one thing after another failed. It spent more weeks in the shop than out during the summer months. It started with the CV joint failure, then the ignition column, then the whole drive train/transmission and then the coolant lines and finally the steering system. The sliding doors never really worked consistently after about 10,000 miles. One would think that the van was abused, but actually we babied it. We ended up spending over $6,000. Chrysler corporate were rude. We will never, ever buy another Chrysler vehicle.
Our 2001 Chrysler Town and Country is great for traveling and hauling but when it comes to reliability and quality it is still lacking. Suspension parts tend to wear early. Transmission is weak and failed at 73,000 miles. It loses value faster than competitors. AC issues with only 86000 miles.Chrysler really did a poor job on engineering and quality. Maybe the newer ones are better. I don't know if I am willing to try that. Now I have 120K on it and it has been pretty much problem free and since I have a Auto Shop I try to keep it up.
At 96,000 miles we suddenly developed had a vibration in the front end of the van. It only occurred shortly after stopping such as at a red light. I found out cracked fan blade on the radiator cooling fan. I also noticed that a piece of the blade that scattered pierced the radiator core and caused a small leak. I have no explanation why the blade cracked other than it was made from cheap plastic. Other than this it’s been a good vehicle
The best van I have ever owned, You must use the ATF+4 transmission fluid only, preferably Mopar or you will wish you had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
130K Mileas of German HGW are a good proving ground. Have yet to experience a single engine or transmission failure. To date had only to replace the right side window motor, spark plugs, and front sway bushings for slight vibrations. Guess I got lucky with my 2001 T&C but with the kind of 90+mph driving on german HGW at this confort level, this family car proved the best I had to date. Well done on this one Chrysler.