There have been reports of excess oil consumption due to oil burning in the combustion chamber. This can be occurring even without the traditional blue oil smoke noted from the tail pipe. In some cases this oil consumption is due to problems with the PCV system. It is recommend a complete inspection of the PVC system, including this oil baffle inside the valve cover, be performed if excess oil consumption is noted. According to the manufacturer, usage of 1quart of oil every 1,000 miles is acceptable.
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler Town & Country Excessive Oil usage
Chrysler Town & Country Problem
Engine Affected: 3.8L V6
Average Mileage: 68,523 mi (45,000 mi - 100,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, 58,000 mi
uses oil add 1 qt 800 to 1000 m
I have to put at least a quart of oil every 2 weeks
Uses a quart of oil every 1200-1300 miles.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, 47,000 mi
I am purchasing oil, 6 quarts at a time. Every time I check my 2006 T&C, 1000-1500 miles, I have to add 1 or 2 quarts. Before we took a trip, at about 38000 miles, a garage check for tires & fluids found no oil on the dip stick. It is not normal. Have a 2002 Chevy Blazer for work and add gas and water. Change the oil every 6000-7500 miles. That is normal.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 3.8L V6, 100,000 mi
I got my 2008 van in 2010. I love the van but for the last year I had to replace the bearings. This is what the loud noise was from. I change my oil routinely because during my sons school year I have to drive him to school five days awake. I usually hit the mileage befor the month to change the oil. For the last year I have been experiencing a loss of oil before the next oil change arrives. This has been happening for about a year now. I have to bring it back to my guys that do my oil change. They are just as baffled about the situation as I'am. There is know oil on the ground where the van sits. Now I think the suspension is going out. I still owe a lot on this van. I thought with the name of chrysler assigned to this van I would have a dependable vehicle. I know it was a rental van. So I knew that it would have to be kept up. I still have to get the recall stuff done on this van but I'm afraid to bring it to the local dealer. I still have a oil problem to this day. I had my oil changed on December 17. And my return date was March 17 or 101,000 miles, give or take a few more miles but my oil change chime is already chiming. My husband and I checked the oil level and the stick was almost dry. Does Chrysler realize that this could severely damage the vans engine and us customers can't afford new cars.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 3.8L V6, 80,000 mi
burning oil 30 000 mi no smoke no sign of burning oil in exhaust
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, 90,000 mi
Goes through 1-1.5 quarts of oil every 750-1000 miles. No evidence of leaks or burning oil in the exhaust. Performed oil consumption test to confirm. It's absurd that the dealer tells us this is within factory specs. Dealer recommends the only cure is an engine rebuild! I've owned beaters with 150k-300k miles that didn't use this much oil. So much for 'American-Made' quality!
uses aqt every 1200-1500 miles. techs can not find a reason. pcv valve was replaced and no difference
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 3.8L V6, 55,000 mi
Oil light came on oil 3/4 of a quart low. Have been doing oil consumption test the last three thousand miles and it burns 3/4 of a quart every 1000 miles. I have owned cars that were 14 years old with over 200 thousand miles on them and never burned 3/4 of a quart in between oil changes. There have been many problems with this vehicle. We purchased new in 2008 with the life time power train warranty, lets see what they are going to do to take care of the situation.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, 45,000 mi
30w oil in summer and 10w-30 in winter slowed it down but did not stop it.