2005 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

2005 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews and Owner Comments

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (21 Reviews)
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Bought it new in 2005. 170,000 miles at this point. Had to replace brakes a few times. Rusting worse than expected even in Nebraska with all the salt. Recently it started to not take gas which is frustrating. Had issues with the passenger electric door but managed to fix that myself. There has been a "growling" noise in the engine compartment for a few years now. No engine light to indicate a problem though. We'll keep driving it until something major comes up. Probably won't buy another Chrysler. Have to give the others a chance!
2015 Update: Still have the van. 170,000 miles. Eats tires and brakes. One valve spring, heater control, some of the dash lights, and radiator broke at about 150. Replaced BCM and catalytic converter at about 125. Burns/uses oil like most Chryslers. Rusted through in front of the rear tires on both sides in the exact same location. Now during fill-up the gas pump keeps clicking off, recommendation was to replace tank ($1000). Kia here we come. Original: 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. Looks good but the hard engineering was over looked when they designed this van.
2005 town and country.73,000 miles when I. Got it. Had issues. With locks for a few months that just went away on its own.it now has 227,899 miles power steering pump has a wine after two hour runs and needs new front rotors. Had a problem getting the spare tire down so I unbolt the entire thing from body. It looks to me that a clip that was installed into the part that the tire hangs from was installed upside down, not allowing the tire to lower even with cable loose. Not a fun job on side of highway...
really all the reviews I see the van is now 7 or 8 years old you need to have expect some problems with a vehicle that's almost 10 years oldI just bought my 05 town and country and it had 83,000 miles on it then rides drives great full price at $5000 couldn't expect anymore I love it
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).
i just bought my 2005 town and country and im not liken it.only had it 3 weeks and im seeing problems,,,,,,now i see why it only had 59,000miles,,,,,,,tires no good brakes no good when i turn off the motor sounds like its still running......burns alot of oil..uses alot of gas..my passenger window rolls up realy slow...back locks on the slidding doors dont work.....and the dealer said oh best van around.......hmmmmmm...never again 5 years in debt now,,,,,,,
Bought the van new, @ 28k the fly wheel went!!!! It was under warranty & fixed. 20 k miles later , the van kept bucking & THEY SAID IT WAS NOT SOMETHING COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY. Several small things...middle driver side door has broken several times(won't open) impossible to get spare tire out from under van, Interior & exterior still look good...the engine died @ 150k. Is it worth repairing again?
Awesome, Love it.
Bought new, can't keep brakes on it, rusting along rockers and underneath. Garage kept & well maintained 94000. No more chrysler for me.
We bought it 2 years ago with 128,000 miles on it Ran great for a few months then had to replace power steering pump which was a pain in the @ss. Transmission went out at 150,300 miles. The rubber around the windows kept coming loose and I had to continually have it re-glued. AC went out last summer. Turn signals had some crossed wiring or malfunction (I would turn left one on and the right one would blink instead) or wouldn't work at all... Granted, it had some miles on it, but its ridiculous that it had that many issues. I'm not a fan of Dodge or Chrysler at this point and will never own another.
Bought in 2006 with 8,500 on it. now has 42k and the pw windows have been problems, lock on left side rear door does not work, Replaced the stab bar bushing, Lost count on Brake jobs, Now the AC has stopped working. I paid a shop 850 to replace the parts under the dash and a week later the air is blowing hot again. Will have to take back. Uses oil, does not leak but I put a quart in between changes every 3k. Stow and go seats are convient but NOT comfortable to sit on for very long trips. No wonder chryler went bankrupt. I just bought a Toyota to replace my 98 Dodge Van. Chrysler has lost my loyality forever. Bill Aurora Illinois
The transmission in our van went out at 53,000 and was rebuilt under warrenty at the dealership. I have had numerous problems with the van since purchasing it-air conditioner, fluid system, radiator and of course the transmission. I just had it rebuilt again last week. It currently has 93,000 miles. Two rebuilt transmissions in 4 years. POS van!!! Never again will I buy a Chrylser. Not worth the money to fix or being stranded with kids.
One ding grows rust Quick. My sister has a 2004 and has break problems too.electric door goes out about once every 2 months.Passenger window just stopped working.My mechanic told me sell as soon as possible.He replaces motors often in as little as 43,000 miles.
Had this one since 2006. Up to 110,000 miles. Never Chrysler again! rusty doors, struts, brakes and rotors, burns oil,idles like a diesel... interior is comfy though. Fair ride and power.
Bought it in October 2004. 88000 miles. The tranny was repaired under warranty at 69000. At 30000 the dealer put some thingamagig in it. [$45.00 my cost] It ate two sets of brakes[my cost]. It has no frills, no rear a/c so it takes a while to cool down in summer. Las Vegas. It has been a good car. Won't buy another UAW built car.
Our van only has 37,700 miles on it and is garage kept. It is showing significant signs of rust on the rear hatch and along the body seam running along the underside length of the van. In fact water is trapped in there and and trickles out so I still have a puddle in my garage a week after having driven it in the rain! Motor started acting up several weeks ago, check engine light came on, haven't had a chance to hook it up yet. Automatic door opens/closes hard. Problems one shouldn't have with a pampered vehicle in my opinion - won't buy another and wouldn't recommend.
Front Sway Bar/Stabilizer Links replaced (not included in extended warrenty), althought rear ones are - had to appeal this one and did get some reimbursement. Also, had left window/power problem and substantial brake problems. RRD