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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chrysler Town & Country Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER MINIVANS WITHOUT REMOTE RELEASE. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL. THERE HAS BEEN NO DETERMINATION THAT A SAFETY DEFECT EXISTS WITH THE MINIVAN LATCHES. CHRYSLER IS CONDUCTING A SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY OF THE AFFECTED MINIVANS. IN A COLLISION, THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY COULD OPEN.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PASSENGER MINIVANS WITH REMOTE RELEASE. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL. THERE HAS BEEN NO DETERMINATION THAT A SAFETY DEFECT EXISTS WITH THE MINIVAN LATCHES. CHRYSLER IS CONDUCTING A SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY OF THE AFFECTED MINIVANS. IN A COLLISION, THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH ASSEMBLY COULD OPEN.Learn more »
Summary: INBOARD FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY STRAPS CAN SUFFER FATIGUE FAILURE OF THE STRAP NEAR ITS ANCHOR POSITION.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN VAN, WAGON, PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." THE FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTOR MAY NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.Learn more »
Chrysler Town & Country Questions and Answers
I have a sand rail that I am running a 3.0L chrysler motor from a 90 town & country now mated to the vw trans tha vw trans is worn out my question is what chrysler auto transaxel will fit this...
We smell gas on the front driver's side of the car when we turn on the ignition. What is the cause? I have read about problems with the fuel injector.
HAVE HYDRALUIC BREAK SYSTEM. THE PEDAL IS VERY HARD. SEEMS LIKE THE POWER BREAKS ARE NOT WORKING. wHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?
need help ignition switch
Seems like a film gets in there and dims the light. Have gotten them professionally cleaned several times but it doesn't last.
Chrysler Town & Country Reviews
wish I had read the reviews before I bought my Chrysler. I don't think I would believe that about the whining sound if I didn't hear for myself. I've taken it to the shop many times and I've been told that is my imagination. Now my alternator is gone. The heater stopped working last winter. Sensor say car is over heating when it's not. I love having a mini van but I think my days of denial about my Chrysler are over.
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 our town and country used in oct 2011.good car but after we put close to 20,000 miles on van it started using oil. plug up cat converter.had enine tore down. 1 burnt's value and rings where leaking oil.
we did buy warrenty but the company wouldn't stand buy it saying it was ware not defect. so much for buying warrenty that stated the repair eninge.
new motor on the way. i will be glad to have it back on the road. it only had 108,000 miles on her
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...
My van is a "limited".. Yes.. very limited indeed.. from traveling out of town last two years... My complication with my van is that the knocking I'm having after changing out the lifters, bolts,new filters & of course oil ect... cost us around $350 yesterday...It still is tapping, or knocking from below near the driver side and upon acceleration it becomes worse & louder!..Maybe the rods? I'm deeply upset.. Just changed the starter three weeks ago... cost us $120 to repair that new... This has now 98,ooo miles on it and haven't driven more than 1,2oo miles total in over 2 years also... haven't been able to go out of town in my van for over 2 years, due to financial matters unable to repair like we'd like.. I have to borrow a family memebrs vehicle to go more than 15 miles away in fear of this Van crapping the bed on us... we're trying to get this repaired inexpensively without having a new motor in this. We had electrical issues 2 years ago, month after we purchased, where the both slider doors wouldn't open and the van would stall when driving for over 30 minutes.. (nothing to do with fuel pump,or battery,which could cause the stalling) that's repaired..BUT this issue with the ticking/chatter noise is horrible..any idea? rods/bearings??? Thank you ! Mel